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Tim has been hard at work putting together an epic project called L-I-N-E-S which features 80's synths, monastic choirs, a touch of classical piano and the amazing voice of Jon Bilbrough (Wilderthorn, Nitin Sawhney). You can catch a preview of what's coming and download their version of "Silent Night" for free...

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Interview on With Guitars

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Carey's solo EP

Our bass-man Carey has been recording under the name of Boxes and has his debut EP coming out on on Monday 26th September. You can download it from iTunes or order the limited edition CD version from He also has an EP launch gig at The Bowery,...

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Brownstock Festival

Athlete will be headlining the Brownstock Festival on Sunday 4th September 2011.  The festival takes place on a farm in the countryside of Essex and the line up includes The Milk, Killa Kela, Ms Dynamite, Pendulum, Darwyn, New Town Kings and many more.

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Whisky tasting with Athlete

Thanks to the lovely people at CaskStrength and The Glenlivet we are hosting a pre-gig whisky tasting before the shows in Bristol, Oxford, Glasgow & Birmingham. If you are over 18 and would like to join us please send an e-mail to stating why...

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Win Tickets To Jamie Oliver's Big Feastival

Athlete are confirmed to play this year's Big Feastival event on July 3rd and we have a pair of one day tickets for you to win. The Big Feastival is a festival like no other. The brainchild of Jamie Oliver, the event combines food from...

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Festival update

We have been confirmed as headliners for Saturday 3rd September.  More info from

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Steve & Carey team up with Burning Codes

A while ago Steve and Carey added their musical skills to Burning Codes in recording some tracks for their new album.  The tracks were recorded at Athlete's studio with Steve drumming and Carey playing bass and co-producing.  The album, called River of Hope, is released on 20th June and there...

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Extra London date

Due to the overwhelming ticket demand we have added an extra London date to the Stripped Back tour.  The new show will be at Union Chapel on Tuesday 2nd August.

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UK Tour

Back in March we were asked to play a one-off stripped back gig at Canary Wharf.  We re-worked the set considerably to suit a more intimate venue and the result was a thoroughly enjoyable mellow evening in lovely company.  In fact, we enjoyed it so much that we decided it...

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The Big Feastival

Athlete will be headlining Jamie Oliver's Big Feastival on Clapham Common on Sunday 3rd July. Details from

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Competition winner

Thanks to everyone who entered the Bearded Theory competition.  We were swamped!  Sadly there can only be one winner and that lucky person is Paul Edwards from Coventry. If you didn't win but would still like to go along tickets are available from

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Win a family ticket to Bearded Theory festival

Here's your chance to win a family weekend ticket (2 adults & up to 2 children under 16) worth £180 to Bearded Theory 2011. To enter send an e-mail to with Bearded Theory as the subject title. Please include your name and address and answer the following question: which Athlete song...

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Bearded Theory

Athlete are set to headline what is surely the best named festival ever.  Bearded Theory 2011 takes place at Kedleston Park, Derbyshire from 13 - 15 May. More details and tickets from

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Bob Harris show

Joel and Carey are Bob Harris's guests on Radio 2 this weekend.

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Athlete to headline Lark In The Park

The band are headlining the opening night of Northern Ireland's 'Lark In The Park' festival. Lark in the Park 2011 is Northern Ireland's ultimate outdoor music festival with camping. Located in the idyllic Moira, Demense Park only twenty minutes from Belfast across bank holiday weekend, Friday April 29th – Sunday May...

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Joel is selling a very special one-off Fender Jaguar guitar.  Check it out on EBay

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Canary Wharf

The show on Wednesday 2 March 2011 at The East Wintergarden, Canary Wharf has now sold out.

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Canary Wharf gig

The band are playing a special one-off 'stripped back' show on Wednesday 2 March 2011 at The East Wintergarden, Canary Wharf, London E14 with special guest Foy Vance.  Doors 7pm. Foy Vance onstage 7.45pm Athlete onstage 8.45pm Tickets £20  0844 847 2268 Very limited capacity - buy early!

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The Big Feastval - July 2011

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  2. 2 Aug 2014

    Kendal Calling
    Lowther Deer Park, Lake District
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    Academy 3
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    Big Tree Festival
    Euston Park, Suffolk
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    O2 Academy 2

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