From 1st May, Channel 4 stars Nick Grimshaw, Alex Zane, Miquita Oliver, Rick Edwards and Matt Edmondson will be taking CTRL of the inaugural Topman CTRL Student Tour, bringing their musical passions to Newcastle, Leeds, Nottingham, Exeter and London.
Each Channel 4 favourite has selected their hottest new acts and will be sending each of them to play a one-off exclusive gig across the length and breadth of the country.
Matt Edmondson is first up on 15th May representing Newcastle where The Futureheads and We Have Band will be playing at The Other Rooms.
“I can’t wait to get The Futureheads and We Have Band up to Newcastle - they’re going to put on an amazing gig, and I hope they also put on an amazingly thick jumper… it’s quite cold up there!” says Matt.
Next up on 16th May in Leeds for Alex Zane is Archie Bronson Outfit and Everything Everything who will play at Brudenell Social Club.
“Leeds is my hometown and a wonderful city and it’s playing host to two fantastic bands in the shape of Archie Bronson Outfit and Everything Everything. I'm gonna ask my mum if the bands can kip at her house!” said Alex.
Step forward Miquita Oliver who will be championing Exeter and has selected Miike Snow and Kassidy to play on 18th May at Exeter Phoenix.
Flying the flag for London (venue to be announced) is Nick Grimshaw who will be serving up Yeasayer and Silver Columns on 19th May.
And finally Rick Edwards’ acts will be closing the tour in Nottingham on 20th May at Stealth with performances from The Big Pink and Darwin Deez.
For free tickets, register at www.topmanctrl.com - from Wednesday 24th March until Wednesday 21st April and for those who don’t manage to catch the live shows, each gig will be filmed for Channel 4.