Dr. Martens Reveal FREE Festival Line-Up

The footwear war between Vans and Dr. Martens has always been fought on an even battleground but when the argument turned to the brand‘s association with music, Vans has always won hands (and feet) down – but that may be about to change.

Dr. Martens have announced a free festival, titled #FIRSTANDFOREVER, taking place across the UK this Autumn. With a line-up headlined by Ash, Tribes and Kids In Glass Houses, Warped Tour better watch out before its toes get stepped on.

Beginning with a series of intimate in-store gigs in October, the Brit festival comes to an end with three free gigs. Tickets will be released on September 28th and will cost nothing if collected in-store (and you will only be subject to a miniscule booking fee if you order online).

So what are you waiting for? Lace up those boots and get down to a free show.

The current line-up is below:


TRIBES 15th November – London Barfly, Camden

KIDS IN GLASS HOUSES 23rd November – Birmingham Institute

ASH 26th November – Manchester Ritz


STEALING SHEEP 11th October – Dr. Martens Liverpool Store, 10 Manesty’s Lane

THE VIEW (KYLE FALCONER ACOUSTIC SET) 18th October – Dr. Martens Glasgow Store, 50 Sauchiehall Street

MARMOZETS 25th October – Dr. Martens Leeds, 22 King Edward Street

FEED THE RHINO 8th November – Dr. Martens Cardiff, 36 The Hayes

SHARKS 12th November – Dr. Martens London

Interested? Head over to Dr Martens’ official website for more details.

Are you excited by this line-up?

Words by Amy Jo McLellan