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3 More DRILL : FESTIVALS announced + other dates


Today we are announcing 3 more DRILL : FESTIVALS for the spring period

DRILL : LEEDS 21st-23rd April 2017, in and around the Brudenell Social Club, Leeds

WIRE * Shobaleader 1 (Squarepusher) * Bilge Pump * Azores* Richard Formby * Immersion * SLOWS * Nope * Nanna * Golden Meat * + the pinkflag guitar orchestra

More Special Guests To Be Announced Soon

DRILL : BERLIN 7 May 2017 at the Volksbühne Theatre, Berlin

WIRE * Automat * Camera * Tarwater * Cummi Flu/ Raz Ohara * + DJs * + the pinkflag guitar orchestra

DRILL : BXL 13 May 2017 at the Ancien Belgique, Brussels

WIRE * Blanck Mass * Dans Dans * Raime * Paper Hats * Onrust * Delvaux * The Fly * + the pinkflag guitar orchestra

We are also adding some more dates to the list below including 2 nights - 4th & 5th May at the newly refurbished Garage in London

Updated info at

Watch this space for further announcements

DRILL:LAFeb 13th

A unique festival to mark "40 years of not looking back"


WIRE release their 15th studio album Silver/ Lead on the 31st March 2017, on the eve of their 40th anniversary. However this is an album with its sights firmly set on the future.

Consequently, on April 1st 2017 (the anniversary of the band’s first gig as the "classic 4 piece" at the Roxy Club. London), WIRE will be giving a headline performance at the Los Angeles edition of the band’s boutique city festival DRILL : LA This will be followed by a US West Coast Tour.

DRILL : LA 30th March-2nd April 2017 at the Echo & Echoplex, Los Angeles, USA

WIRE * Bob Mould * Mikal Cronin (with a string & horn ensemble) * Wand * Julia Holter * Mild High Club * Laetitia Sadier * FITTED (Bob Lee, Graham Lewis, Matthew Simms, Mike Watt) * Part Time Punks * HowardAmb * Once and Future Band * Chasms * Noveller * Immersion * SLOWS + the pinkflag guitar orchestra

More Special Guests To Be Announced Soon

Since 2013, WIRE have been curating a series of international city festivals with the name DRILL. The idea being to bring together the best overview of both classic left field artists and new and emerging cutting edge talent.

There will be several more DRILL : FESTIVALS taking place this spring, each featuring unique line ups. We’ll shortly be announcing details of these.

Updated info at

Watch this space for further announcements

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Upcoming Wire gigs

  • May 04: The Garage (night 1) , London, UK Book tickets
  • May 05: The Garage (night 2) , London, UK Book tickets
  • May 07: DRILL : BERLIN ,Volksbühne, Berlin, Germany Book tickets
  • May 09: Loppen, Copenhagen, Denmark Book tickets
  • May 11: De Helling, Utrecht, Netherlands Book tickets
  • May 12: La Maroquinerie, Paris, France Book tickets
  • May 13: DRILL : BXL ,AB Club, Brussels, Belgium Book tickets

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