London based record label Heavenly celebrate 18 years of being in the music biz this Autumn and today they've put on sale tickets to some very special gigs in celebration. Set up by Jeff Barrett in 1990, not only did they manage to sign some of our favourite bands, but they also managed to open some of our favourite eating and dancing venues in the form of The Social.
For a weekend in September, the folks have called back lots of their signings for a series of special gigs that have got the Londonist crew pulling some very excited faces.
On Friday 12 September, Doves return to the stage for their first performance in three years at The Royal Festival Hall. They'll be ably supported by critcially acclaimed Manchester band Cherry Ghost and some mysterious special guests. Saturday sees the recently quiet Magic Numbers join Beth Orton (who'll be playing Trailer Park in full) at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, while over in the Purcell room Edwyn Collins heads a line-up which includes The Rockingbirds reforming after 15 years, and new country starlets Loose Salute.
Rounding off the glorious weekend on Sunday will be Nada Surf playing their classic album 'Let Go' in it's entirety for the first time, supported by cute New York folk singer Jaymay and Dr Robert. But if it's pure blissful pop you're after, end the weekend with Saint Etienne in the Queen Elizabeth Hall.
Tickets went on sale this morning, and it's gone crazy with few seats remaining, so run your firefox over to the booking site right now and we'll see you there.