Hinds (formerly Deers)

Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult

https://www.facebook.com/hindsband

There is a moment at the beginning of every Hinds show where the four Madrileñas find each others' eye line and share a communal, assertive, smiling nod. A split-second later, we're blasted by some of the most energised, fun and inventive rock n roll this side of White Light / White Heat or Raw Power.

Yes, Hinds are that good - but you have to push beyond the few brilliantly raucous snatches of sound they've dropped to date. The immediacy and fun times of songs like "Bamboo", "Trippy Gum" or "Castigadas En El Granero" is only a blueprint for the finer qualities of these four friends and their intoxicating, limitless potential for musical salvation.

Cambridge The Junction, Mon, 15 Feb 2016 at 7:30pm SOLD OUT

The Wave Pictures

Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.

http://www.thewavepictures.com/

The Wave Pictures return with a brand new, vinyl only album called A Season in Hull, due out on 12 February on their own label Wymeswold Records. The album was recorded on acoustic guitars in one room, with a bunch of their friends, live in to one microphone on singer Dave Tattersall's birthday, January 28th, 2015. The songs were written as quickly as possible and the recording captures that specific moment in all its spontaneous, thrilling and immediate glory. As Tattersall elaborates: "That's what this is - a one-microphone happy birthday recording."

Earlier in the year The Wave Pictures (Jonny Helm, Dave Tattersall and Franic Rozycki) released Great Big Flamingo Burning Moon, their critically acclaimed collaboration with Billy Childish. They cemented their reputation as one of Britain's most beloved and exciting live bands around with a sold out gig at London's legendary 100 Club, their biggest headline show to date at The Tufnell Park Dome and an astonishingly heartwarming performance headlining the Garden Stage at The Green Man Festival.

Cambridge Portland Arms, Wed, 17 Feb 2016 at 7:30pm buy tickets

Maz O'connor

http://www.mazoconnor.com/

Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult

"Innovating while honouring tradition is the challenge for any young folkie, and on this second outing Maz O'Connor carries it off with disquieting ease. She's helped by the expert production of Jim Moray, who lends her stalking bass, discreet strings and trumpet, but knows when to leave an old song such as London Lights alone. Melodic originals such as The Singing of the Ocean and Nightcap are among the standouts of a set that mixes youthful delight with gravitas, and Derby Day is O'Connor's touching tribute to suffragette martyr Emily Davison. Folk album of the year thus far." The Guardian

Cambridge Portland Arms, Thu, 18 Feb 2016 at 7:30pm buy tickets

Lucy Spraggan

Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult

http://lucyspraggan.com/

Cambridge The Junction, Tue, 23 Feb 2016 at 7:30pm buy tickets

Sundara Karma + Beach Baby

https://www.facebook.com/SundaraKarma

Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult

"The Hindu/buddhist allusion is a red herring the new Kula Shaker they are not. They are from Reading, which, for the purposes of this article, we are going to pretend is the New Jersey to London's New York just far enough away from the big city to engender a simultaneous loathing of confinement and desire for escape. And the band make a yearning, ringing, powerfully plangent sound that a) is suggestive of four teens eager to flee and fulfil their dreams and b) seeks to solicit the approbation of a large audience. They aspire to the driving, rousing anthemia of Bruce Springsteen, with big ideas about death and sacrifice and music up to the task of reflecting same." The Guardian

Cambridge Portland Arms, Sun, 28 Feb 2016 at 7:30pm buy tickets

Telegram

https://www.facebook.com/teletelegramgram

"Telegram look so indie you could slap a photo of them next to the dictionary definition of the term. If you watch the video for their debut single Follow, you'll see what we mean. They look like a composite of key indie musicians past and present, if you take the Velvet Underground to be the first indie band. They've got Sterling Morrison on guitar, Crystal Crescent-era Bobby Gillespie on drums, Joey Ramone on bass, and on lead vocals there's the young Wayne Coyne.

Their music is equally synthetic, if you take that word to be the adjectival corollary of synthesis. It sounds as though it was created under laboratory conditions to sound utterly thrown together and spontaneous, a haphazard amalgam of krautrock and psych. They've got cool kraut credentials, actually or at least one of them has: guitarist Matt Wood spent 18 months working at Faust's HQ in Germany, and psych-wise, well, Follow was produced by Dan (Toy) Carey..." The Guardian

Cambridge Portland Arms, Mon, 29 Feb 2016 at 7:30pm buy tickets

Wilson + Reigning Days

Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult

"There's a new batch of musical mayhem makers, that come freshly-delivered, kicking and screaming with dripping placenta, birthed straight out of the womb of Detroit, Michigan in the form of WILSON. This debaucherous gang of five consists of Chad Nicefield (vox), Matt Puhy (drums), James Lascu (bass), Jason Spencer (guitar) and Kyle Landry (guitar). It is no surprise that these guys were hand-picked to support GWAR and Jason Newsted, as they are the ultimate riot-inciting band that any headliner would bust a nut to have opening for them. Having been in the supporting spotlight with two such notorious bands/artists has gained them a momentous amount of fans from their live shows..." Rock Revolt

Cambridge Portland Arms, Tue, 1 Mar 2016 at 7:30pm buy tickets

Youth Club

https://www.facebook.com/weareyouthclub

Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult

'Everything about this band is cool... youʼd be naïve not to expect big things from them in the future' - Subba-Cultcha

'We occasionally stumble upon some pretty awesome musical gems from up and coming artists. The latest comes from Youth Club' - Idolator

'Rising Southend-based band Youth Club are a band to take note of' - Notion

ʻMuch like the lovechild of Two Door Cinema Club + Phoenix (with a dash of early Tokyo Police Club, perhaps as the cool uncle), they come packaged with refreshing and fun guitar licks abound that's destined to put a smile on your faceʼ - The 405

Cambridge Portland Arms, Wed, 2 Mar 2016 at 7:30pm buy tickets

Black Honey

https://www.facebook.com/BlackHoneyUK/

Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult

"Brighton's Black Honey are setting themselves up to be music's newest myth-makers. Last year, with no information online about the band, they posted their second demo 'Teenager' along with a phone number, encouraging the curious-minded to drop them a text. Recently, they sold initial physical copies of their single 'Madonna' on eBay, with bidding reaching up to £20 a piece.

'Spinning Wheel' is the double A-side on that release, and it finds frontwoman Izzy B Phillips starting things off elegantly with her best Nancy Sinatra impression. "Love is just a spinning wheel, turning like the tumbleweed/Burning in the cobwebs of my heart," she sighs before kicking things up several gears in a fit of screams and searing spaghetti western guitars. It's a heart-racing bolt of brilliance; the perfect mix of sad, cinematic sophistication and wild-eyed energy that will have you craving more. " NME

Cambridge Portland Arms, Mon, 7 Mar 2016 at 7:30pm buy tickets

Ducking Punches

Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult

http://www.facebook.com/DuckingPunchesUK

Ducking Punches are a DIY folk/punk band from Norwich, UK. With over 1,000 shows under their belt. Their storytelling songs weave between love and death, friendship and mental illness.

Presented by United Cambridge & Green Mind

Cambridge Portland Arms, Wed, 9 Mar 2016 at 7:30pm buy tickets

Cc Smugglers

Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult

http://www.ccsmugglers.co.uk/

CC Smugglers the blues Americana outfit who are actually from Bedfordshire not Tennessee have some epic stories to tell. Before they were a household name, they set off to 'tail' their heroes Tennessee string band Old Crow Medicine Show on their UK tour, busking outside venues to the waiting crowds. It was an obvious pairing but it was also a ballsy move as Old Crow knew nothing about their plans.
American outfit were themselves discovered playing on a street corner in North Carolina some 15 years before and the happy ending to the story is that they went on to support Old Crow proper on their tour.
Which would not have happened if CC Smugglers weren't incredible. Their barnstorming, uplifting country-Americana combines blues and folk too into a belting and cheerful ramshackle melee.

Cambridge Portland Arms, Wed, 16 Mar 2016 at 7:30pm buy tickets

Toseland + Colour Of Noise

http://www.toselandmusic.com
http://www.colourofnoiseofficial.com

Under 18s welcome when accompanied by an adult

Superbike champion, model and now rock star, James Toseland brings his band back to The Portland after their last sold out show.

Cambridge Portland Arms, Wed, 23 Mar 2016 at 7:30pm buy tickets

Tellison + Muncie Girls

Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult

http://www.tellison.co.uk/

"They know how to write a damn fine indie-pop tune, collating the special moments from previous albums to produce a record that's seriously all killer, no filler. This is Contact! Contact all grown-up; this is a band giving their all, using their collective experiences to produce a record that holds no expectation. Hope Fading Nightly might be the personification of the quarter-life crisis but with such a fervent execution, you'll feel like you're a part of something bigger something better. Things will get better and even if they don't, you can always scream your lungs out, together, to Tellison." Drowned In Sound

Cambridge Portland Arms, Mon, 28 Mar 2016 at 7:30pm buy tickets

Kris Drever

http://krisdrever.com/

Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult

Kris Drever celebrates his first decade as an acclaimed solo artist and songwriter with a new studio album and tour "If Wishes Were Horses" released by Reveal Records on March 28th 2016. The album is his first for six years (during which time his band Lau have established themselves as the most widely acclaimed and musically progressive trio in British folk music).

Drever's voice and guitar forms part of the backbone of today's contemporary roots scene. Hugely admired as a solo artist, collaborator, and member of folk superstars Lau, he is a phenomenal and prolific artist. Drever has already played alongside Jack Bruce, Bela Fleck, Tinariwen, Joan As Police Woman, Jerry Douglas, Danny Thompson, Tim O'Brien, Sarah Jarosz, Shawn Colvin, Phil Cunningham, Rosanne Cash, Roddy Woomble, Eddi Reader, Adem, Kate Rusby, Julie Fowlis, Karine Polwart and many more.

Aswell as material from IF Wishes Were Horses Kris will revist older songs from across his catalogue playing many live for the first time. Fans can get involved by posting on his Facebook old songs they would like to hear and Kris will pick from those selections.

"Kris Drever is a serious talent"
MOJO

"The folk revival has a new standard bearer"
Q

'Completely infectious'
BBC Music *****

'Utterly stunning'
fROOTS

'Immense yet ultra-supple sophistication, musicianship of the first order.. a breath of fresh air'
SONGLINES

Guitarist with that bravely experimental trio Lau, Kris Drever has all the makings of a solo celebrity
**** THE GUARDIAN

Sets the standard for others to follow - FOLKRADIO.CO.UK

Cambridge Portland Arms, Tue, 5 Apr 2016 at 7:00pm buy tickets

Kris Drever

http://krisdrever.com/

Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult

Kris Drever celebrates his first decade as an acclaimed solo artist and songwriter with a new studio album and tour "If Wishes Were Horses" released by Reveal Records on March 28th 2016. The album is his first for six years (during which time his band Lau have established themselves as the most widely acclaimed and musically progressive trio in British folk music).

Drever's voice and guitar forms part of the backbone of today's contemporary roots scene. Hugely admired as a solo artist, collaborator, and member of folk superstars Lau, he is a phenomenal and prolific artist. Drever has already played alongside Jack Bruce, Bela Fleck, Tinariwen, Joan As Police Woman, Jerry Douglas, Danny Thompson, Tim O'Brien, Sarah Jarosz, Shawn Colvin, Phil Cunningham, Rosanne Cash, Roddy Woomble, Eddi Reader, Adem, Kate Rusby, Julie Fowlis, Karine Polwart and many more.

Aswell as material from IF Wishes Were Horses Kris will revist older songs from across his catalogue playing many live for the first time. Fans can get involved by posting on his Facebook old songs they would like to hear and Kris will pick from those selections.

"Kris Drever is a serious talent"
MOJO

"The folk revival has a new standard bearer"
Q

'Completely infectious'
BBC Music *****

'Utterly stunning'
fROOTS

'Immense yet ultra-supple sophistication, musicianship of the first order.. a breath of fresh air'
SONGLINES

Guitarist with that bravely experimental trio Lau, Kris Drever has all the makings of a solo celebrity
**** THE GUARDIAN

Sets the standard for others to follow - FOLKRADIO.CO.UK

Cambridge Portland Arms, Tue, 5 Apr 2016 at 7:00pm buy tickets

Kiran Leonard + Irma Vep

Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult

https://www.facebook.com/digitalsustain/

"Anyone lamenting a lack of great British eccentrics in today's musical landscape is pointed in the direction of Kiran Leonard, a precocious 20-year-old from Saddleworth, Greater Manchester. His 2012 debut album Bowler Hat Soup, on which he played upwards of 20 different instruments himself, sounded like Sufjan Stevens jamming with Frank Zappa in a music hall. Current single Pink Fruit is a craggy 16-minute epic about an erotic encounter between a woman and a squid as a metaphor for emotional freedom. It's fair to say that Leonard is the anti-Jake Bugg." The Guardian

Cambridge Portland Arms, Wed, 6 Apr 2016 at 7:30pm buy tickets

Teleman

Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult

http://telemanmusic.com/

"Grown up, spotlessly polished and now with full-fledged circuitry, these pirates are machines now, making Teleman's debut nothing short of electric." DIY

"'...nostalgia for the simplicity of pre-pubescence--and a lot of taking refuge in ineffable pop songs, just like these." The Guardian

Cambridge Portland Arms, Sat, 9 Apr 2016 at 7:30pm buy tickets

High Tyde

https://www.facebook.com/wearehightyde/

Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult

Brighton based band High Tyde have an infectious sound filled with uplifting vibes and great energy. The young and passionate Indie-Tropica four-piece were named as one of THE bands to watch by BBC Introducing.

Cambridge Portland Arms, Mon, 11 Apr 2016 at 7:30pm buy tickets

Mike Dignam

https://www.facebook.com/mikedignammusic

Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult

Mike Dignam, a singer-songwriter from the North-West of England, has been writing, recording and touring his own music for the past five years. He has supported many artists including JP Cooper, Lewis Watson, Gabrielle Aplin and American Authors on sell-out UK tours. He also toured Australia and Europe as the support with other artists and acts, going some way in building a following outside of his home territory. Headline tours of the UK and tours of Universities have all contributed in making Mike an accomplished and commanding live performer and an artist worth experiencing in the live arena.

2015 will see Mike release his debut album, 'Fight To Forgive', with all tracks written solely by him, and continuing the next phase of his journey with a more mature sound.

Cambridge Portland Arms, Wed, 13 Apr 2016 at 7:30pm buy tickets

Dan Owen

http://www.danowenmusic.com/

Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult

'Blues Boy' Dan Owen is just twenty one, but the combination of his deep husky voice and choirboy looks are mesmerising. Described as a phenomenal talent by Mick Fleetwood, his performance earned him Young Artist of the Year at this year's British Blues Awards.

Cambridge Portland Arms, Mon, 18 Apr 2016 at 7:30pm buy tickets

Holy Esque

Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult

https://soundcloud.com/holyesque

"Already renowned as a potent live force thanks to recent support slots with the likes of Wu Lyf and Big Deal, they've managed to translate a heavy dose of that brutal energy into their recordings with consummate ease. Some of the credit undoubtedly lies at the fingertips of one Kevin Burleigh, whose previous work includes the first Glasvegas record. Certainly there are similarities with the aforementioned's 'Flowers And Football Tops' and The Twilight Sad's 'And She Would Darken The Memory' to 'Ladybird Love', the lead track here. While its deceptive electronic intro hurriedly gives way to a building crescendo of drums and chiming guitars, it's Pat Hynes' heartfelt vocal that really captures the imagination. Taking his cue from a youthful Rod Stewart via James Dean Bradfield's earliest rasps, he chokes and spits every last syllable in a way that suggests he doesn't just mean it (man), but lives and breathes each epic twist and turn." Drownedinsound

Cambridge Portland Arms, Mon, 25 Apr 2016 at 7:30pm buy tickets

The Lovely Eggs

Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult

"First lines are important. A strong incipit should command attention instantly. But there are strong opening gambits, and then there's the brash hilarity of people are twats. Difficult to argue with, huh? The Lovely Eggs are That Sort Of Band.

Naturally, their splendidly oddball lyrics are the hook, incorporating subjects as universally important as obsessive worrying, crappy jobs and agreeing to another pint even though it's late and you're up early for work the next day. No-one likes a smartarse, of course, but these engagingly witty songs are packed full of enough punchlines and razor-sharp non-sequiturs to have Half Man Half Biscuit quaking in their Dukla Prague away kits. Like the Wirralian wonders, the Eggs are too clever and too damn good to be written off as a comedy act.

The music itself is pretty great, in any case. There are splashes of rickety old indie, a dash of US punk rock and even a whiff of cuddlecore bands like Cub, resulting in a sound that's frequently off-kilter yet never unsettling. Holly Ross' wide-eyed delivery helps, of course her insistent yelp on the garage rush of 'Don't Look At Me (I Don't Like It)' is more paint-stripper than polish, and weirdly beguiling with it.

The Lovely Eggs cut directly to the same part of your brain that knows that finding a forgotten fiver is better than spending a fortune, that Emo Philips is funnier than Bill Hicks, and that Shonen Knife understand pop music better than Kings Of Leon ever possibly can. They'll make you grin and laugh so hard that you'll spray every mouthful of beer over the back of whoever's unfortunate enough to stand in front of you, before that guy turns round, nods in understanding and cackles right back atcha. Not convinced? Hey, every story's gotta start somewhere." The Fly

Cambridge Portland Arms, Tue, 26 Apr 2016 at 7:30pm buy tickets

John Otway

http://www.johnotway.com/

Under 18s welcome with an adult

Everyone's favourite two hit wonder makes a very welcome return. Expect all the usual wit and shambling charm.

Cambridge Portland Arms, Fri, 6 May 2016 at 7:30pm buy tickets

Three Trapped Tigers

Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult

https://www.facebook.com/threetrappedtigers/

TTT is at the cutting edge of contemporary music. Watch your fingers! - Brian Eno

It is quite frankly one of the most striking debut albums of a generation - Clash on Route One or Die

With Route One or Die they have managed to destroy not only their previous releases, but potentially anything else released in 2011 - BBC

Melodic and thunderously fun - 9/10 - Loud and Quiet on Route One or Die

Like nothing you've ever heard - 8/10 - Rock Sound on Route One or Die

TTT provide a new atlas for instrumental rock explorers - 4/5 - The Irish Times on Route One or Die

Cambridge Portland Arms, Tue, 10 May 2016 at 7:30pm buy tickets

Adam Green

Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult

http://adamgreen.info/

Having released seven solo albums in eight years Adam Green is already renowned around the globe as one of music's most unique and prolific song writing talents.

A New York native, Green was just 17-years old when he recorded and released his first album. As part of the downtown antifolk scene at the end of the nineties he made up one-half of The Moldy Peaches, the acclaimed duo with Kimya Dawson that enjoyed belated mainstream success via the Grammy-winning soundtrack of the 2007 Academy Award-winning movie Juno.

Cambridge Portland Arms, Thu, 19 May 2016 at 7:30pm buy tickets

The Wedding Present

In May 2016, The Wedding Present will embark on a bank-holiday weekend mini-tour of England to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the release of Saturnalia, the band's fifth studio album.

Saturnalia was the band's first officially 'self-produced' album and was released to a flurry of critical approval in 1996. The NME exclaimed that David Gedge has just written one of the best pop albums of the year while The Melody Maker noted that in the new recordings, which were completed in the London studios belonging to The Cocteau Twins, you could hear an experimentalism that would send half of New York back to the lab.

In the sleeve notes of a four-disc 'expanded edition' of Saturnalia released by Edsel Records in 2014, writer Keith Cameron describes the album as brooding, funny, surprising and inspired... familiar yet fresh.

At these three concerts in May The Wedding Present will perform Saturnalia along with 40 minutes of other music from their extensive catalogue plus new songs that will feature on their next album, which is scheduled for release in the autumn of 2016.

Cambridge The Junction, Sun, 29 May 2016 at 7:00pm buy tickets

Nick Harper

http://www.harperspace.com/

Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult

"One of the finest guitarists of his generation, his soaring vocal range and propensity for epic song place him somewhere between Rufus Wainright and Jeff Buckley."
- Mojo

"If anything Nick Harper is the closest thing we've got to Lewis Carroll. His songs are the musical equivalent of Carroll's Looking Glass, peer through and you find a fantastical, magical world. Not always sugar sweet but forever different."
- Maverick

Cambridge Portland Arms, Sat, 18 Jun 2016 at 7:30pm buy tickets

Trembling Bells

Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult

https://www.facebook.com/Trembling-Bells-256466514334/

"A glorious collage of musical artistry, drawing from darker regions than did any of its predecessors, it's a work of extraordinary ambition, integrating aspects of Classical Greek tragedy, unorthodox religious imagery and some of the more jagged, acid-tinged pastoralism of drummer-vocalist Alex Neilson's late 1960s psych-folk heroes the Incredible String Band.

Freighted with disparate ideas, the album convinces through its willingness to thrust forward without losing sight of a song's considered structure, and also through insisting on a disciplined cohering of the elements. Thus, the swirling Farfisa sound in "Killing Time in London Fields" adds a decided rhythmic strength rather than providing merely colourful atmospherics. The band is determined to delve into a range of pasts, and if lead vocal Lavinia Blackwell sometimes calls to mind Grace Slick's soaring flights of fancy, she does so without any affectation and always with an emphatic and appropriate sense of musical purpose." The Line Of Best Fit

Cambridge Portland Arms, Mon, 20 Jun 2016 at 7:30pm buy tickets

Hard Skin

Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult

https://www.facebook.com/Hard-Skin-311213657748/

It's Hard Skin, they're the FACKIN' George mate. Oi! Oi!

Presented by United Cambridge & Green Mind

Cambridge Portland Arms, Mon, 8 Aug 2016 at 7:30pm buy tickets

The Coal Porters

UNDER 18S MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT

http://www.sidgriffin.com/the-coal-porters/
https://www.facebook.com/thecoalporters

The Coal Porters claim to be the world's first "alt-bluegrass" act, demonstrating the power of fiddle, mandolin, banjo, acoustic guitar and doghouse bass when matched with four-part harmonies and memorable melodies. They have taken this sound around the world being featured on NPR's Morning Edition in the USA and having recorded a live session for Bob Harris on BBC Radio 2.

The Coal Porters have five albums available. Their most recent, Find The One, was produced by folk-rock legend John Wood, producer of Fairport Convention, Nick Drake, Squeeze and Beth Orton.

"Not your average fish & chips bluegrass, the Coal Porters have expanded their music with broad strokes and fearless execution."
Chris Hillman (Byrds/Flying Burrito Bros)

"Sid Griffin was playing Americana long before it was called that with his Long Ryders and his pioneering spirit lives on in his work with the Coal Porters."
Billy Bragg

Cambridge Portland Arms, Thu, 29 Sep 2016 at 7:30pm buy tickets

The Beat Featuring Dave Wakeling

http://englishbeat.net/

Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult

You just can't stop The Beat!

One of the biggest bands of the 2-Tone movement, The Beat will head out on tour this autumn to celebrate the 36th anniversary of their first ever show.

Led by Dave Wakeling, the legendary ska troupe will hit the road for a month-long trek calling in at Band on the Wall 10th September.

Formed in Birmingham in 1978, the Beat (known in North America as the English Beat) have released three albums to date, 'I Just Can't Stop It', 'Wha'ppen?' and 'Special Beat Service' and are known the world over for a string of hit singles, including Mirror in the Bathroom, Too Nice To Talk To, Can't Get Used To Losing You, Hands off She's Mine and All Out To Get You. Their songs of peace, love and unity fuse ska, pop, reggae and punk rock and their dynamic live show has garnered them a loyal following at home and abroad.

Cambridge The Junction, Thu, 6 Oct 2016 at 7:00pm buy tickets

Uk Subs + Freedom Faction

http://www.uksubs.co.uk/

Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult

UK punk legends, UK Subs, make a welcome return to The Portland Arms after their rammed show last year.

One of the first wave of UK punks, the band have pursued a singular path over the last 4 decades. See you down the front!

Cambridge Portland Arms, Thu, 1 Dec 2016 at 7:00pm buy tickets