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Win a Pair of Tickets to See Nick Cave and Warren Ellis this Wednesday

6 September 21 photos: Joel Ryan

Legendary collaborators Nick Cave and Warren Ellis are headed back to Nottingham with their new album, Carnage, and you could win one of five pairs of tickets...

Long-time collaborators and musical legends Nick Cave and Warren Ellis are returning to Nottingham this Wednesday 8 September, and we're offering you the chance to bag one of five pairs of free tickets to the gig at Nottingham Royal Concert Hall.

Cave, whose genre-defying career has spanned six decades, and Ellis, his collaborator on film, music, theatre and television, are touring their new album, Carnage. Recorded over a period of weeks during lockdown, Cave described the album as "a brutal but very beautiful record nested in a communal catastrophe." Despite their frequent collaborations, as well as Ellis' long-serving member of the Bad Seeds, Carnage is the first time the pair have released an entire album of songs as a duo. 

"Making Carnage was an accelerated process of intense creativity," says Ellis. "The eight songs were there in one form or another within the first two-and-a-half days, and then it was 'Let's make a record!' There was nothing too premeditated about it."

Outside of their numerous musical ventures, Cave and Ellis have come together on several high-profile film projects, including creating the soundtracks for The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, The Road, Lawless, Hell or High Water and The Proposition, for which Cave also penned the script. 

Win Free Tickets

To celebrate their gig at Nottingham Royal Concert Hall on Wednesday 8 September, we're offering you the chance to bag one of five pairs of free tickets. All you need to do is email [email protected] with your name, email address and mobile number and we'll draw the winners on Wednesday morning. The show starts at 8pm, but tickets must be collected at the box office at 6pm. There is also a venue requirement to show proof of COVID-19 status*


Gig info

*COVID pass info:

In line with the advice and guidance from the UK and local government, please be prepared to present proof of your COVID-19 status to help reduce the risk of COVID-19.

The NHS COVID Pass is a certificate that demonstrates that you have at least one of the following:

You have completed a full course of vaccination [at least 14 days ago]

You have received a negative PCR or lateral flow test result [within 48 hours of the event]

You have proof of natural immunity by way of a positive PCR test [within the last 180 days]

You can create and present your NHS COVID Pass via the NHS App (including a downloadable pdf), on the NHS website or as a paper letter, which can be requested through the NHS website or by ringing 119.

For more details on the requirements and how to download the pass, head to the NHS website

For Scotland and Wales, please use the NHS-Self Report Tool or bring a copy of your vaccine status which you can download or request on the NHS Scotland website Wales Government website.



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