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thelondonpaper Headliners: Ellis-Bextor to play as tickets go on sale

Sophie Ellis-Bextor

Story by Jack Foley

thelondonpaper and MAMA Festivals have announced that tickets for their new two-night live music event thelondonpaper HEADLINERS are now on sale exclusively with thelondonpaper by either going online to thelondonpaper.com/headliners or by taking a copy of the paper into HMV.

For readers of thelondonpaper, tickets will be priced at £17.50 for one day or £30 for a two-day pass; they will then go on general sale a week later on Thursday, July 9.

thelondonpaper HEADLINERS will be taking place on Wednesday and Thursday, September 16 and 17, 2009 bringing together up to 20 of Soho’s finest venues to create a celebration of live music in the city.

The first acts to be revealed as playing include multi-platinum selling Sophie Ellis-Bextor, upcoming popster Frankmusik, rockers The Magic Numbers and London’s quiffed pop pioneer Esser, along with Animal Kingdom, Just Jack, Tommy Reilly, Fink, Ou Est Le Swimming Pool, Flood of Red, Ben Howard, Tommy Reilly, Dot Allison, The Boxer Rebellion, Gabriella Cilmi and stunning female songstress VV Brown.

Other major artists are to be announced over the coming weeks, with the final line-up expected to offer a showcase of over 50 acts.

Operating a single wristband system, the event will allow people to move between venues, catching as many bands as they want.

Chart-topping acts will rub shoulders with breaking new bands, and up and coming talent will find themselves sharing stages with the finest singer songwriters around.

In the spirit of thelondonpaper, the event will also include a number of impromptu free gigs in both established and more innovative, unexpected venues.

Malcolm Mackenzie, Music Editor of thelondonpaper, says: “London’s musical taste is the most eclectic in the world, it’s only right and proper that thelondonpaper HEADLINERS delivers a line-up that caters to the enormous variety of music fans in the capital, and it will!”

Gigs will take place in established venues such as Heaven, The Borderline, The 100 Club, Madame Jojos, The Fly, Sound and the ICA, as well as more unusual venues like the Leicester Square Theatre, HMV and Fopp, plus several unconventional spaces.

More acts will be announced soon. Visit thelondonpaper.com/headliners now to sign-up for free, regular updates, ticket details and to keep up with all the developments as they happen.