THURSDAY, GLOUCESTER: Hotly-tipped new British band White Lies play their first major headline gig at the Guildhall next week, supported by Cheltenham band Century Man.
The moody rockers from West London, who are off on tour with chart toppers Glasvegas after their Gloucester appearance, have also been picked to perform on the Shockwaves NME Awards tour next year.
The tour has long been associated with acts who are set to make it big, including the likes of Arctic Monkeys, Coldplay and the Kaiser Chiefs.
The trio, who are becoming well known for their stadium-sized guitar anthems, have also just enjoyed the first chart hit with current single Death and their debut album To Lose My Life or Lose My Love is released in January.
White Lies are singer and guitarist Harry McVeigh, Charles Cave on bass and drummer Jack Brown. Their music has an Eighties pop feel but with a dark edge.
They formed the band when they were just 15 years old but back then were known as Fear of Flying, changing their name last year as they matured and wanted to wipe the slate clean.
Get in early to see four-piece Cheltenham band Century Man kick the gig off with their rebel-rousing indie rock.
Doors open at 7.30pm and tickets cost £7. Visit the Crackerjack website for details.