With the music festival season getting well under way bookers at Wolverhampton Civic Halls are busy working on a packed autumn entertainment line up at the much loved venue.

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This week alone Wolverhampton Civic Hall has secured dates for art pop quartet The 1975, who have just announced their biggest headline shows to date and the legendary and influential guitarist Johnny Marr, who is making a return to the city.

Tickets for both go on sale this Friday (6 June) along with top drawer comedy booking John Bishop, who will be testing new material on Wolverhampton audiences this September, ahead of his massive UK arena tour.

Mark Blackstock, Wolverhampton Civic Halls manager, said: "We are set to make some more big announcements shortly alongside the acts just announced. This week shows like London Grammar are sold out and we have had to put an extra date on for Jake Bugg.

"In December Lee Mack is playing here for 2 nights and we have just announced Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott for November as well as Paloma Faith and the much loved The Specials.

"It is encouraging to see these big names grace our stages which have over 70 years been home to huge stars. Time and time again we hear from musicians and comedians how much they appreciate Wolverhampton audiences and our venues.

"As well as the well established acts we are always keen to support emerging talent. This Saturday we are welcoming recently signed home grown Wolverhampton talent God Damn to our Slade Rooms."

Already this year the venues, which include Wolverhampton Civic Hall, The Wulfrun and Broad Street based Slade Rooms, have seen thousands of gig goers pass through their doors.

"We want to offer as much and as varied entertainment here in Wolverhampton as anywhere else in the Midlands," says Mr Blackstock, "and our current events listing for the rest of the year is looking very promising. We have the nation's biggest names in the Black Country's finest venues."

John Bishop is at Wolverhampton Civic Hall on 18 September, The 1975 play on 29 September, Jake Bugg plays 6 and 7 October, Johnny Marr plays 17 October, The Specials play 20 November, Paloma Faith 22 November and Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbot play November.

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For further details contact Jonn Penney on 01902 552106 or email jonn@wolvescivic.co.uk.

  • released: Thursday 5 June, 2014