Final show for Audley End concert series announced

PUBLISHED: 08:53 04 December 2018

The Hives. Picture: GORAN BROBERG

The Hives. Picture: GORAN BROBERG


The next show announced for the Heritage Live Concert Series at Audley End House and Gardens will be an indie rock line-up, headlined by The Hives, and also featuring The Fratellis, and The Sandinistas.

The Heritage Live Concert Series, hosted by Giles Cooper Entertainment, will take place across the weekend of the July 12-14 next year.

The final show announced for the weekend, taking place on Saturday, July 13, will be headlined by The Hives, and also featuring The Fratellis, and The Sandinistas.

It’s been just over a decade since Swedish band The Hives released their debut album, ‘Barely Legal’, which serves as a perfect introduction to the intoxicating rush of blood to the head that The Hives, and particularly their live show, encompasses.

The band’s 2000 follow-up ‘Veni Vidi Vicious’ catapulted them onto the world stage, on the strength of hits ‘Hate To Say I Told You So’ and ‘Main Offender’, which established them at the forefront of the international Garage Rock revival alongside bands like The Strokes & The White Stripes.

Fronted by the enigmatic Howlin’ Pelle Almqvist, The Hives have carried this buzz they’ve obtained throughout the first portion of their careers by collaborating with the likes of Pharrell Williams, garnering them US Top 40 Hits with tracks like ‘Tick Tick Boom’, and several Gold albums worldwide and awards worldwide.

Also taking to the stage will be The Fratellis, who roared into their second decade as a band with their fifth album ‘In Your Own Sweet Time’ released in 2017 to widespread critical acclaim and commercial success.

Prior to this in 2016, they undertook a 16-date UK tour to celebrate the 10th anniversary of ‘Costello Music’, their successful sing-a-long debut album, which earned them a BRIT Award for Best British Breakthrough Act, and spent 83 weeks in the charts, bolstered by hits such as ‘Flathead’, ‘Whistle For The Choir’, and the now ubiquitous anthem ‘Chelsea Dagger’.

Opening the show will be The Sandinistas. Born in the Welsh Valleys, they have toured relentlessly throughout 2017 and built a strong following. The four-piece count Huw Stephens amongst their fans, and also performed four shows at the prestigious South By South West Festival in Austin, Texas.

Ticketmaster pre-sale tickets on sale at 9am tomorrow (December 5).

General on sale tickets available 9am on Friday (December 7).

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