This festival has been cancelled by the organisers, confirmed by doves management. A statement from the festival organisers reads:

NI Free Newspapers Limited owner of thelondonpaper and MAMA Festivals have cancelled the 2 night, multi-venue live music event, thelondonpaper HEADLINERS that was scheduled for 16 and 17 September 2009 in central London.

Both parties felt it would be inappropriate to go ahead with the event in light of thelondonpaper’s imminent closure.

It is with great regret that we have reached this decision however investing in an event of this scale when the paper is due to close the following day would be an irresponsible move. Obviously, this will be disappointing for readers who have purchased tickets but refunds will be offered and customers should contact the ticket agent from which they purchased their tickets to be reimbursed.

Doves For thelondonpaper Headliners Festival

Thanks to friend of the blog Chov for bringing this one to our attention. Doves have been confirmed to play the thelondonpaper headliners festival. Its the first year for the festival, which takes place Wednesday 16 & Thursday 17th of September. Where ever doves play its probably going to be the smallest UK show they have done in years.

thelondonpaper’s first ever music festival has gone rock – with the addition of the brilliant Biffy Clyro and Doves.

Our very own thelondonpaper HEADLINERS extravaganza is bringing music back to Soho with more than 50 bands across up to 20 venues over two fun-packed nights in September.

Doves (bizarrely another trio with twin brothers), have been playing storming festival sets this summer but the Manchester group everyone’s tipping for a Mercury nod next Tuesday will close the season with a rare intimate showcase of their exhilarating album Kingdom of Rust at thelondonpaper HEADLINERS.

After support slots with U2 and Oasis, the increasingly epic three-piece are effortlessly forging their way to becoming stadium fillers in their own right, so this could be the last chance to see the sweeping rock giants at such close quarters.

Readers of thelondonpaper can buy tickets at a discounted price via or taking their copy of thelondonpaper into HMV to buy tickets.

1 night ticket: £17.50

2 night ticket: £30.

To get all the venue/ticket details visit the thelondonpaper headliners website here.