Magenta to headline one-day UK event


Magenta have been confirmed as headliners for a one-day event in the UK next year.

They’ll take to the stage at the Robin in Bilston on April 2, 2017, at an event titled Nineteen-73 Live.

It’s the brainchild of Summer’s End festival co-organiser Stephen Lambe and will also feature sets from Rob Cottingham’s new band Cairo, Midnight Sun, which features Summer’s End co-organiser Huw Lloyd-Jones on lead vocals and Elaine Samuels And Kindred Spirit.

Lambe says: “This is very much a triple-celebration. We will be launching Magenta’s as-yet-untitled new album, celebrating my 55th birthday on that day – and also marking the first anniversary of Nineteen-73, the Progressive Rock promotion organisation which I launched in the spring of 2016.”

Tickets for the day cost £25 in advance and £29 on the door, while tickets for the afternoon session will sell for £12. There will also be an afternoon meet-and-greet buffet with an acoustic set from Magenta. A limited number of tickets cost £6. All are available to purchase directly from the venue.

Magenta will play a number of shows across the UK before and after their Nineteen-73 performance. They’ll also launch the DVD Live At Leamington Spa on November 12.

Magenta UK tour dates

Nov 12: Cardiff Acapela Studios (acoustic show)
Mar 31: Cardiff The Globe
Apr 01: Wath Montgomery Hall
Apr 02: Bilston The Robin
Apr 08: London Boston Music Rooms
Apr 09: Southampton Talking Heads
May 13: St Helens The Citadel

Magenta live review - The Globe, Cardiff

Scott Munro
Louder e-commerce editor

Scott has spent more than 30 years in newspapers and magazines as an editor, production editor, sub-editor, designer, writer and reviewer. After initially joining our news desk in the summer of 2014, he moved to the e-commerce team full-time in 2020. He maintains Louder’s buyer’s guides, scouts out the best deals for music fans and reviews headphones, speakers, books and more. He's written more than 11,000 articles across Louder, Classic Rock, Metal Hammer and Prog and has previous written for publications including IGN, the Sunday Mirror, Daily Record and The Herald covering everything from daily news and weekly features, to video games, travel and whisky. Scott grew up listening to rock and prog, cutting his teeth on bands such as Marillion and Magnum before his focus shifted to alternative and post-punk in the late 80s. His favourite bands are Fields Of The Nephilim, The Cure, New Model Army, All About Eve, The Mission, Ned's Atomic Dustbin and Drab Majesty, but he also still has a deep love of Rush.