Gary Barlow announced for Little Noise Sessions

Monday 19 November: Gary Barlow with special guests

Tuesday 20 November: Olly Murs with Lawson and Loveable Rogues

Wednesday 21 November: Richard Hawley with support from First Aid Kit and special guest King Charles

Thursday 24 November: TBA

Friday 23 November: The Maccabees present ‘Given To The Wild’ with support from Jamie N Commons and Jessie Ware

Saturday 24 November: Noah and the Whale with Villagers, special guest Lucy Rose and Daughter

Sunday 25 November: Amy Macdonald with Karin Park and surprise special guests

For the first time in its history, Mencap Little Noise Sessions, in association with Toshiba, have added an extra date – as well as a very special headliner – to this year’s winter music festival. The music legend that is Gary Barlow will be opening Mencap Little Noise Sessions on Monday 19 November.

Having just sold out his 17-date arena tour in a matter of minutes, Gary’s appearance at the 1,200 capacity St John-at-Hackney Church will provide fans with an unrivalled opportunity to see him in a truly intimate setting. Frontman and lead vocalist for Take That, Barlow has sold over 45 million records worldwide with the group and has written an impressive eleven Number One singles. If that wasn’t enough, he was awarded an OBE this year for his services to the music industry and charity – the perfect fit to kick off Mencap Little Noise Sessions.

Pre-sale tickets for Gary Barlow will be available from 9am on Thursday 1 November to people who have signed up to Mencap Little Noises’ backstage area at So if you don’t want to miss out on seeing one of the most successful singer-songwriters in British history, sign up for the pre-sale now!

Tickets will go on general sale on Friday 2 November through Ticketmaster on the Little Noise Sessions website at:

You can listen to all of the artists performing at this year’s Mencap Little Noise Sessions on Spotify, the even’ts Official Digital Music Partner. Check out the Spotify playlist here:


Mencap Little Noise Sessions

19th -25th November 2012

St John-at-HackneyChurch

E5 0PD

Doors open at 6.30pm


About Little Noise Sessions

Mencap Music’s Little Noise Sessions is now in its seventh year. A series of live performances from music artists, curated by Mencap ambassador and BBC Radio 2 DJ, Jo Whiley, will take place from 20-25 November 2012 atSt John-at-HackneyChurch. Little Noise Sessions 2012 is in association with Toshiba and supported by official digital music partner, Spotify.


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