Virgin Records to celebrate 40 Years of Disruption

Laura MvulaLaura Mvula, Jake Bugg and Bastille are to help Virgin Records mark their 40th anniversary by performing as part of a series of live gigs.

Richard Branson set up the business back in 1973 and will mark the occasion with a series of live events, new releases as well as a documentary and new art book detailing the label’s history.

Laura Marling will kick off Virgin’s 40 Years of Disruptions series with a show at York Hall in London’s Bethnal Green on 3 October. Jazzie B and Soul II Soul will conclude the live series with a gig at KOKO in Camden on 12 November.

Find out more about the gigs and how to get ticket from Virgin’s website.

The full list of shows is below:

3 October
Laura Marling – London York Hall

17 October
CHVRCHESs – London Shepherds Bush Empire

21 October
Public Image Limited – London Shepherds Bush Empire

24 October
Jake Bugg – London Brixton Academy

4 November
Emeli Sandé, Professor Green, Naughty Boy – London KOKO

5 November
Bastille, Josh Record – London KOKO

7 November
Simple Minds – London KOKO

10 November
Boy George – London KOKO

11 November
Martyn Ware Presents Heaven 17 + guests – London KOKO

12 November
Jazzie B Presents Soul II Soul (full live set) – London KOKO

Meanwhile Virgin Atlantic is planning on staging mini-gigs on domestic flights on the new Little Red internal airline.

The flights will go from London Heathrow to Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Manchester with the names of all acts kept under wraps until the flights set off.