Peak District cave date for The Wedding Present - how to get tickets

Indie-rockers The Wedding Present are going underground – with a show in a Peak District cave.

Tuesday, 17th August 2021, 2:48 pm
Updated Tuesday, 17th August 2021, 3:46 pm

The veteran band, who formed in Leeds in 1985, have announced a show at The Devil's Arse Cavern in Castleton on October 1.

The Wedding Present have had 18 UK top-40 singles, including top-15 smashes Three, Silver Shorts and Come Play with Me in the early 1990s.

A band spokesman said: “It’s not bad for a band that has, from its inception, stubbornly refused to play the record industry’s game. That was back in 1985 when David Lewis Gedge boarded a National Express coach in London with 500 records packed into a pair of his mother’s suitcases.

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“In this fashion, the debut single Go Out and Get ’Em Boy! was collected from the pressing plant, delivered to the distribution company, and The Wedding Present was born.

“That pioneering spirit has been at the core of the band’s philosophy ever since.

“From the critically acclaimed George Best, their first full-length release on their own Reception Records onwards, the band has charted an appealing, if often eccentric, course of its very own.

“Now, the band are bringing their unprecedented talents to The Devil's Arse Cavern, a mesmerising spot of natural beauty.

“An expansive series of caves, it’s a place is full of echoing chambers and vast masses of underground space, making it a beautiful venue to hear The Wedding Present’s sound in full force.

“Come down for a gig experience truly unique, and a night that will be unforgettable.”

Tickets are now on sale, priced from £27.50, from

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