Carling Live 24

Friday 28th April 2006 – Saturday 29th April 2006

After the success of last year's Carling Live 24, this year it's back, bigger than ever: 19 Bands, 8 Venues, One City, All In 24 Hours… Live music could not get any better!

Carling has just announced the date, venues and the line-up ever for Carling Live 24, the event that marks the start of the summer for music lovers, bringing the festival vibe to the heart of the city.

This year Carling Live 24 will kick off at 7pm on Friday 28th April and fans with enough stamina can keep rocking right through to 7pm the following day. Eight venues in London have been specifically chosen by Carling to enable gig-goers to see each headline band back-to-back throughout the 24 hours. Carling Live 24 will play host to exhilarating live sets from the hottest UK artists including Kaiser Chiefs, Razorlight, Ian Brown, The Ordinary Boys, Dirty Pretty Things and many more - making this one of the biggest music events to hit the city in 2006! Additional artists and venues are still to be announced.

T4's Steve Jones will host Carling Live 24 and Channel 4 will film the full 24 hours for six hours of programming across E4, 4Music and T4 throughout the weekend.

Carling, is behind some of biggest and best live music events. it introduced Carling Live 24 in 2004 giving thousands of music fans the opportunity to travel from one venue straight to the next to watch some of the biggest bands around. Bands that have played previous Carling Live 24 events include Babyshambles, The Zutons, Doves, Elbow, Embrace, Chemical Brothers, The Coral, Kasabian, Scissor Sisters, Franz Ferdinand and many more!

Tickets will go on sale at 10am on Tuesday 14th March exclusively at

This show will be for over 18s only.

19:00 – Kaiser Chiefs @ Carling Academy Brixton

The recent Kings of the Brits will be kick-starting Carling Live 24 in Carling Academy Brixton on Friday 28th April.

Venue: Carling Academy Brixton, 211 Stockwell Road, London, SW9 9SL

22:00 – Ian Brown @ Carling Academy Islington

The Mancunian singer songwriter is returning to Carling Live 24 for a one off exclusive gig, bringing his back catalogue of classics to London. As Ian Brown mixes his own style of junglist drums, reggae pulses and techno beats, fans will be reminded once more of the unique sounds of the living legend.

Venue: Carling Academy Islington, 16 Parkfield Street, Islington, London, N1

23:00 – Goldie Lookin' Chain & The Cuban Brothers @ Canvas

The leisure-wearing Goldie Lookin' Chain lads from Newport are back to keep the crowds going through the night at Carling Live 24. The Cuban Brothers with their fresh approach to live entertainment are sure to whip up a frenzy at this one-off, exclusive gig.

Venue: Canvas, York Way, N1 0AU

07:00 – Larrikin Love @ Barfly

Larrikin Love are set to be the new hot things in 2006, and you heard it here first! Catch them at this early morning gig at this intimate venue where so many legends have been made.

Venue: Barfly, 49 Chalk Farm Road, London, NW1 8AN

11:00 – Dirty Pretty Things @ Carling Academy Islington

This slot was reserved for bands on the verge of greatness and Carl Barat's outfit were the ones to grab it this year. 2004 saw Franz Ferdinand and 2005 was Kaiser Chief's turn so now Barat et al will step forward to terrorise the Saturday morning shoppers at the Angel Shopping centre blissfully unaware of what is about to happen…

Venue: Carling Academy Islington, 16 Parkfield Street, Islington, London, N1

14:00 – The Ordinary Boys @ Hammersmith Palais

The Ordinary Boys will be keeping things lively throughout the afternoon with hits from their two albums 'Over the Counter Culture' and 'Brassbound', including their hit single 'Boy Will Be Boys'.

Venue: Hammersmith Palais, 230 Shepherd Bush Road, London, W6 7NL

16:00 – Razorlight @ Shepherd's Bush Empire

Razorlight will be closing Carling Live 24 in style at Shepherd's Bush Empire playing an electric set including classic tracks such as 'Rock 'N' Roll Lies' and 'Stumble And Fall'. This will be their first outing on the road with new material from their forthcoming album.

Venue: Shepherd's Bush Empire, London, W12 8TT

Contactmusic will be announcing more venues and bands shortly.

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