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Metronome’s Music and Comedy Line-up for 2021 Announced

4 May 21

Metronome have been boldly booking ahead for an entertainment-filled 2021, with the return of Just the Tonic and well-loved Notts festivals topping off a selection of upcoming gigs to get even the most reclusive of music buffs in a ticket-buying frenzy…

Times have been tough for gig-bookers and goers lately, with the stop-start nature of lockdown restrictions rendering many shows postponed. Thankfully, with the vaccine now largely rolled out, things seem to be heading in the right direction for a return to indoor venues being allowed to reopen on Monday 17 May. These gigs can’t come soon enough. 

Right at the forefront of live music and comedy in Nottingham, Metronome have already sold out a slew of big-hitting shows, such as from techno pioneer Squarepusher, live audio-visual maestro DJ Yoda, and fast rising poet Hollie McNish. There’s plenty more on offer, but you’ll probably want to move quickly on tickets given the latent appetite for the return of offline shows.

The rest of the extensive Metronome 2021 line-up includes other established acts like Anna Meredith, described by Pitchfork as ‘one of the most innovative voices in British music, Manchester-based Gondwana Records founder and top British jazz trumpeter Matthew Halsall, and melodic indie-folk fixtures Admiral Fallow.

Rising talent is in rich supply too, with Angolan dance queen Pongo, rising pop meeting spoken word artist Self Esteem, and Bella Union-signed Pom Poko who bring their unique brand of infectious lullaby punk that’s seen them getting praise from the likes of NME, DIY, The Line Of Best Fit and The Independent. 

To top all that, there’s the welcome return of Nottingham festivals Wigflex and Hockley Hustle. Local comedy kings Just the Tonic also have a full house of comic talent from the top of the international pile, with Reginald D Hunter, Jason Manford, Ed Byrne, and Milton Jones amongst their 2021 offerings.

Metronome said "We're thrilled to be welcoming gig-goers back through our doors this year, and are proud of the diverse selection of cutting-edge talent we have to offer, as well as the welcome return of some of Nottingham's best-loved events and festivals".

Check out the full line-up and grab yourself some tickets via Metronome’s What’s On page

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