Coldplay's Chris Martin & Jonny Buckland Announced for Little Noise Sessions 2011 2nd November, 2011

Mencap’s Little Noise Sessions, curated by Jo Whiley are today proud to announce Coldplay’s Chris Martin and Jonny Buckland will be headlining on Thursday 24 November, completing the line up for the series of atmospheric gigs. Joining the bill for what will be a night to remember are: Ben Howard, Emile Sande, Michael Kiwanuka and Bebe Black. Tickets go on general release from 7 November with an exclusive presale for subscribers from 4 November. Sure to sell out fast subscribe NOW at

Due to unprecedented demand Mencap have also released additional tickets for the following SOLD OUT shows: Tuesday 22 November with Elbow, Maverick Sabre and Ren Harvieu. Friday 25 November with Goldfrapp and Alpines. Saturday 26 November with Example, Ed Sheeran, Birdy and Fenech Soler. Also performing at this year’s Little Noise Sessions areMarina & The Diamonds, Icona Pop, Spark on 23 November and Sinead O’Connor and King Creosote on 27 November.

This year Mencap’s Little Noise Sessions are heading to a new home St. John-at-Hackney to once again showcase a series of stunning stripped back performances from some of the hottest names in music. Our new iconic venue is set in the heart of Hackney, with over 700 years of history and now plays host to it’s FIRST EVER music festival.

Chris Martin said:

Jo does amazing work for Mencap, we are thrilled she asked us to play and are honoured to be part of this special night

Mencap ambassador Jo Whiley said:

We are delighted to welcome the return of Chris Martin and Jonny Buckland to headline an extra special night for Mencap’s Little Noise Sessions. With a week of unbelievable shows, this year is set to be one of the most exciting and inspiring we’ve had to date. I can’t wait!

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The Line-Up So Far:

  • OPENING NIGHT – Elbow, Maverick Sabre solo performance, Ren Harvieu
  • WEDNESDAY 23 NOVEMBER – Marina & The Diamonds, Icona Pop, Spark
  • THURSDAY 24 NOVEMBER – Coldplay’s Chris Martin and Jonny Buckland, Ben Howard Emile Sande, Michael Kiwanuka, Bebe Black
  • FRIDAY 25 NOVEMBER – Goldfrapp, Alpines
  • SATURDAY 26 NOVEMBER – Example, Ed Sheeran, Birdy, Fenech Soler
  • SUNDAY 27 NOVEMBER – Sinead O’Connor, King Creosote

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