Courteeners announce intimate warm-up show ahead of UK festival dates

Courteeners have announced an intimate warm-up show ahead of their scheduled UK festival appearances this summer – find all the details below.

The Manchester band are due to headline Lytham Festival in Lancashire on Friday July 5, with The Kooks and Nieve Ella also on the line-up. It is billed as Liam Fray and co’s only north of England date of the summer.

They’ll then perform at TRNSMT Festival in Glasgow on Saturday July 13, appearing on the bill alongside the likes of Liam Gallagher and Calvin Harris.

Now, Courteeners have confirmed that they’ll play a “special warm-up show” at the 1,500-capacity Sheffield Octagon on Thursday July 4.


Tickets for the Steel City gig go on general sale at 9am BST this Friday (June 7) – you’ll be able to buy yours here. Check out the announcement post below.

Courteeners released their sixth and latest studio album, ‘More. Again. Forever.’, in 2020. Last year, the group went to Number One in the UK with a 15th anniversary reissue of their 2008 debut ‘St. Jude’ and performed the record in full at a huge homecoming show.


Speaking to NME at Glastonbury 2023, frontman Fray explained that there were two new albums in the works.

“We’ve have the time to be afforded the chance to do anything we fucking want,” he said. “I mean that in the freest sense. Nobody has ever given us any constraints; that’s just me being conservative about what people really want.”

Fray continued: “I want to do two albums. One is fun and the other is piano, drum machines, a bit moodier. Don’t expect any hits off that one, but I know what will happen – they’ll be the hits and no one will give a fuck about the ones that I think are good.

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“The ones that are sleepers will be loved. But also, who cares? I love that idea from tonight of feeling so insignificant as part of Glastonbury. I’m going to try and transfer that to the rest of my life.”

Courteeners are also scheduled to appear at Boardmasters and Victorious Festival in August.

In other news, the group were named Band Of The Year at the inaugural Northern Music Awards in April.

Last September, Courteeners played a rowdy gig in London to mark the relaunch of Club NME. The set was followed by a surprise DJ set from The Libertines‘ Carl Barât and Gary Powell.