Last night saw the finals of The Future Sound Of Nottingham at Rock City, with acts competing to secure a place opening at Splendour '14 at Wollaton Park. With that huge prize at stake, there were nerves and unbearable tension at times. But what an awesome night it proved to be, with some absolutely sensational acts. However, there could only be one winner...
The audience voted, and Joy Mumford was a worthy winner of the crown! We are looking forward to seeing her at Splendour '14. Head on over to our friends at Alt-Tickets to get your tickets for Splendour!
Here's Nusic.org.uk's Sam Nahirny with his take on Joy's performance...
"Keeping things upbeat,we had JOY MUMFORD (and band) take to the stage. She kicked straight into “Attention” and I know I’ve used this line before, but dammit I’m gonna use it again, that song catches your attention. Seriously; Joy has a knack for penning one heck of a catchy Soul/Folk/Pop tune. As she moved into her second song, Joy put down the guitar, and went a bit gospel on us, and bleddy hell did it work. She had the crowd in the palm of her hand, clapping along, singing back the words; I can only imagine how incredible that must have felt for her. Joy’s band compliment her sound incredibly well; and I’m still drooling over Matt’s guitar. That caught my attention… okay, I’ll stop now."
All that's left to say is a massive congratulations from the whole team at Rock City!
Live music fans will be raising a glass to celebrate a new partnership that’s offering discounted tram travel to live music venues across Nottingham!
DHP, the force behind Nottingham venues such as Rock City, Stealth, The Bodega and Rescue Rooms has joined forces with NET, who operate the Nottingham tram network.
Revellers can travel to their favourite venue to catch the latest must see bands for just £2 return thanks to an extension of the NET Event Ticket offer.
Jamie Swift, NET Marketing Manager, explained: “The Event Ticket has proved extremely popular with sports fans, and we are delighted to be able to extend the offer to these music venues across Nottingham too.
“They can now enjoy even better value for money when taking the tram, as well as taking advantage of our free park and ride facilities.
“Of course, many people who go to gigs will not want to drive at all, and our late night services offer a reliable way to get home after viewing some of the world class bands that grace the stages at these fabulous venues.”
DHP Family’s Marketing Manager Mark Dennis said “"We have concerts happening most nights of the week across our city centre venues, and this partnership is a significant step to ensure all our gig goers have the opportunity to take advantage of great value convenient travel. With tram stops right next to some of our venues, it really does make a night out to see your favourite band even easier than before."
Anyone taking up this deal must show a valid gig ticket when requested and buy their event ticket from the new ticket machines before they board the tram.
After a slightly delayed kick off due to a club night, we at Rock City are finally kicking off our World Cup with a huge, must-win game tonight against Uruguay.
After the disappointment of Saturday's game against Italy, can we bounce back?
Here at Rock City HQ, we can't help but think that we lost against Italy as we weren't showing the game. But we ARE showing the game tonight... and on the biggest screen in town, with the best atmosphere. That can only mean one thing... an England win!
4- Pint Pitchers are just £10. Why would you ever watch it anywhere else?!
Come on down and cheer the Three Lions on to victory. COME ON ENGLAND! What are your predictions then?! Stick them in the comments box below, or on our Facebook!
Yo guys! Hopefully all recovered from the weekend world cup watching hangovers, and if you haven't, we've got news that is guaranteed to cheer you up!
We have recently been announcing a few shows that have later start times than our usual shows... this is because we are putting some awesome acts on in the Basement at the beginning of our sensational club nights! What this means is, you get to watch awesome live music, and you can then stay on to experience our club nights and it is all included in the price of a ticket!
Firstly, we have The Family Ruin as a part of Stick Tight on Thursday 17th July, followed by Boy Hits Car the week after (24th), also as a part of Tuned! Hey Hey Hey then gets in on the act with Legend In Japan on the 16th August!
So get your tickets now, and enjoy awesome live music and club nights you'll never forget! You can get your tickets in advance from our box office... they are just £3!!! This gives you access to the gig and the club night. You can't go wrong!
So, the World Cup kicked off with a bang last night with a Brazilian victory and a show stealing performance from that kid Neymar. Though we weren't overly sure exactly why they felt the need to have broccoli dancing around the pitch during the opening ceremony...
World Cup fever is truly hitting us now at Rock City Towers, partially because of a sweepstake that could get a bit messy should Iran somehow manage to defy all odds and make it through the group stages!
Don't forget, you can catch England vs Uruguay live and on the biggest screen, at the biggest venue in town on the 19th of June! Pitchers are just ten quid and you can guarantee an awesome atmosphere at Rock City as per!
Not only are we pant-wettingly excited about the World Cup, we are also as excited as a dog with two willies about the one and only Jurassic 5 coming to town! They took 6 years off, believe it or not, and people were questioning whether or not they would ever tour again as J5. But touring they are, and with Rock City the pinnacle of it, you'd be absolutely insane to miss out. Get yourself on over to our lovely friends at Alt-Tickets to get your tickets, or head on down to our box office.
I'll leave you with this, to get you not only in the World Cup mood, but also the J5 spirit!