Win tickets to Carnivores/The Darien Venture/Cuddly Shark/No Island

February 28, 2012

We’re doing this on Monday:

It’s going to be amazing. Win a pair of tickets to it via our friends fierce rivals Aye Tunes here.

Competition closes on Friday at 6pm.

Not feeling lucky? Why not buy some tickets instead and do your bit for charity and be cool.

Win tickets to Creatures of the Night in Glasgow with Miller Genuine Draft – NOW CLOSED

October 24, 2011

***This competition is now closed and winners have been notified***

The Daily Dose has joined forces with the generous chaps at Miller Genuine Draft to give away three pairs of tickets to three lucky people for Creatures of the Night, a Halloween street festival set to take place in Glasgow’s Ashton Lane on Saturday 29 October.

Miller Genuine Draft’s ‘Tonight – It’s Miller Time’ campaign invites you to roam between the bars on Ashton Lane and watch upon as dusk settles and the Creatures of the Night awaken. The one ticket, multi-venue event will turn the nightspots on the West End street into a cauldron of darkness and ghoulish thrills, with decadent Halloween themes throughout.

To get hips shaking, global favourites Pendulum will be playing a DJ set as part of the event, whilst Foals’ Edwin Congreave and Walter Gervers will take the action outside by DJing on the cobbled street itself. Eight venues on the famous Glasgow street – which will include the likes of Jinty McGuinty’s, Brel and Radio – will each play host to a variety of musical talent, including beatbox king Killa Kela, Hushpuppy, Mash (Capital FM), Stevie Coyle (Tronic Sole) and Matty Etherson, as well as Scottish acts such as Capitals, Meursault and Boycotts. More acts are yet to be announced, so visit for more information.

Foals: Slightly more human looking than their name suggests (ish)

As well as the diverse musical line-up, roaming actors and performers – including snake charmers, fire breathers and burlesque dancers – will ensure that your Halloween will most likely be one to remember.

*** THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED and winners have been notified***

To enter, all you need to do is answer this simple question and send your answer and name in an email with the subject ‘Gimme free tickets, ya slag’ to by 2pm on Friday, 28 October:

Q: In the traditional Halloween game, what do you usually attempt to duck (or bob)?

A: Apples
B: Pineapples
C: Pig hooves

For more details on the event visit or to book your own ticket, visit

Terms and conditions:

1. Open to UK, [Channel Islands and Isle of Man] [Republic of Ireland] residents aged 18 or over, excluding employees of Miller Brands (UK) Limited and their immediate families, their agents or anyone professionally associated with this promotion.

2. The prizes are three of pairs of tickets to Miller Genuine Draft presents Creatures Of The Night to be held on 29th October at Ashton Lane Glasgow Scotland. No cash alternative.

3. To be in with a chance of winning simply email you answer to by 2pm on 28/10/2011. Winners will be selected at random and notified by email on the same day.

4. Only one entry per person is allowed. No entrant may win more than one prize.

5. No bulk, third party or organised group entries will be accepted. Incomplete, illegible, photocopied or corrupt entries or those not in accordance with entry instructions will not be accepted.

6. No responsibility is accepted for entries lost, damaged or delayed in the post or as a result of any network, computer hardware or software failure of any kind. Proof of posting or sending will not be accepted as proof of receipt.

7. The closing date for receipt of entries is 2pm on 28th October, 2011.

8. Winners will be selected in a random draw from all valid entries received under the supervision of an independent observer. Winners will be notified by email or post within one day of the closing date. In the event of unforeseen circumstances the Promoter reserves the right to substitute the prize for an alternative of equal or greater value.

9. The judges’ decision is final. [The panel of judges will include at least one member independent from the Promoter.]

10. No correspondence will be entered into.

11. The Promoter will only use the personal details supplied for the administration of the prize draw and for no other purpose, unless we have your consent. See our privacy policy at

12. Winners may be required to participate in publicity arising from the promotion.

13. By taking part in this promotion all entrants will be deemed to have accepted and be bound by these terms and conditions. Promoter: Miller Brands (UK) Limited, SABMiller House, Church Street West, Woking GU21 6HS.

Win tickets to see Where We Lay Our Heads at King Tut’s Summer Nights 2011 – now closed

July 6, 2011

We like the summer, and we like Glasgow’s King Tut’s. So when they launched their Summer Nights 2011 programme, featuring 75 bands over 15 days, things got a bit giddy.

Things got even giddier however when we were given two shiny tickets to see Where We Lay Our Heads on Sunday 17 July, who play alongside Aerials Up, Blochestra, Little Fire and Esperi, who will perform in the bar. It promises to be a belter.

To twin a pair of tickets to this indie-pop-folk-music shindig, email your answer to the gloriously open-ended question below to by 9pm on Wednesday 13 July and we’ll pick our favourite entry. Answer me this:

Where is your favourite place to lay your head?


Win Tellison tickets – now closed

June 3, 2011

Tellison: Who needs eye contact anyway?

London indie-rockers Tellison head to Edinburgh on 24 June to play Sneaky Pete’s, with a supporting cast of Leeds’ Sketches, your neighbour the liar, Debutant and Esperi. Which we think is pretty darn good.

So when we were told we could give away two tickets to the gig, we lapped up the idea like a dairy-hungry cat who has been force fed soya milk for two weeks.


To win a pair of tickets to the gig, email your answer to the question below to by noon on Friday 17 June.

How many members are there in Tellison?

A: 2
B: 4
C: 5
D: I don’t know because I can’t count

If you don’t like free stuff, you can also buy tickets for the gig from WeGotTickets or Tickets Scotland.

Pete and the Pirates

May 25, 2011

Last week we posted a competition to win tickets to Sailor Jerry Presents: Pete and the Pirates in Glasgow on May 27, with support from Let’s Buy Happiness and Schnapps. Well, the competition closes tomorrow, so you’d better get entering quick…


We took some time out to speak to David and Tom from Pete and Pirates – read what they had to say below…

You’re playing
Glasgow on Friday. Why should people come down and check you out?

So that they will see that we are great, and will buy our album, then play it to their friends who will do the same, and then we will become rich and buy many cars and houses.

Is Scotland a place that holds many memories for you?

Driving through the night from London to Inverness, and hitting the Highlands as the sun came up – my favourite drive of all time.

Are Pete and the Pirates best heard live or on record?

Buy the record, come to the gig and tell us what you think! (@petepirates)

If you could metaphor-ise Pete and the Pirates’ sound into a biscuit, what biscuit would it be and why?

Milk chocolate Hob-Nob. It’s kind of a bit rough round the edges, it melts well, it actually has a wholesome element, but it’s also a bit naughty, it makes you feel warm inside, it’s addictive. You can share it with someone. You can lick it.

What’s your tipple of choice on tour?

Cheap European lager, with lashings of Sailor Jerry.

And finally, should you ever have to pick one, what’d be your chosen pirate name?

I don’t want to associate with pirates. I’ve gone right off them.

Win tickets to Sailor Jerry Presents: Pete and the Pirates, 27 May Glasgow

May 19, 2011

Pete and the Pirates (photo: Steve Guillick)

Win tickets to Sailor Jerry Presents Pete and the Pirates

Sailor Jerry Presents returns for 2011 with five-piece Reading band, Pete and the Pirates to headline the second date in this year’s Sailor Jerry Presents series.

Hitting Glasgow’s Stereo on Friday 27 May, Pete and The Pirates have attracted a devoted cult following since releasing their debut album, ‘Little Death’ in 2008. The band are set to release new album ‘One Thousand Pictures’ in May, that features current single ‘Come To The Bar’ –  deemed ‘Hottest Record In The World’ by Zane Lowe on BBC Radio 1.

Tickets for the gig are limited but Sailor Jerry has set aside a few to make sure you don’t miss out. They will also throw in some classic drinks for you on the night, including Sailor & ginger or Sailor & cola. Norman ‘Sailor Jerry’ Collins was the father of old-school American tattooing and his visionary style influenced an entire generation of tattoo artists which is still recognized today. Get a taste for the drink which bears his signature whilst you get stuck in to one of the most memorable gigs of the summer.

They’re at where you can find more information, with more giveaways to be announced later in the year.

The Sailor Jerry Presents series works with musicians and artists who express Sailor Jerry’s approach to authenticity and craftsmanship with a no nonsense, anti-authority attitude. A packed first Sailor Jerry Presents show with Leeds rockers Pulled Apart by Horses in April has set the pace for an incredible series of live shows for 2011 so book your ticket now at


To win a spot on the guestlist +1 for the 27 May gig and some delightful free Sailor Jerry drinks on the night, just answer this simple question and email your answer and your name, email address and mobile number to: by noon on Thursday 26 May.

At which Glasgow venue will the second Sailor Jerry Presents event of 2011 take place?

Entrants must be over 18 years old.

Terms and Conditions:

  1. Sailor Jerry is offering two tickets to the Sailor Jerry Presents Pete and The Pirates event and two drinks to be redeemed at the bar with tokens allocated on arrival.
  2. The prize is for the named winner and one guest.
  3. Entry will not be permitted without valid photographic identification.
  4. The management reserves the rights of admission.
  5. Sailor Jerry Presents Pete and The Pirates plus guests – Friday 27th May, 7pm-midnight, Stereo 20-28 Renfield Lane, Glasgow, G2 6PH The prize can not be exchanged and there is no cash alternative.
  6. The prize does not include travel and winners will be responsible for arranging this if necessary as well as any other costs associated with the Prize.
  7. The Prize includes entry to Sailor Jerry Presents and one drink each for the winner and their guest.
  8. The competition closes at noon Thursday 26th May 2011.
  9. All entrants are responsible for providing correct contact details.
  10. Winners will be contacted and informed of all relevant details via the contact details they provide. It is up to the entrants to regularly check these methods of communication.
  11. No entrants can be employed by or be connected to First Drinks Brands Limited, William Grant & Sons or any of their affiliate agencies in any way.
  12. All entrants must be over 18 years old at the date of entry. Winners and guest must also be over 18 years old and will need to provide photographic proof of age.
  13. By entering this competition, you agree to your details being passed onto First Drinks Brands Limited and William Grant & Sons.
  14. This information may be used to contact the entrant in the future by First Drinks Brands Limited and William Grant & Sons with other related product information that is deemed relevant, unless you do not opt in on the website.
  15. Your information will not be passed onto any third parties that are not connected to First Drinks Brands Limited, William Grant & Sons or Sailor Jerry.
  16. Winners agree to relevant publicity surrounding the prize and event.
  17. The Promoter accepts no responsibility or liability for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft, destruction, alteration of, or unauthorised access to entries, or entries lost, incomplete or delayed whether or not arising during operation or transmission as a result of server functions, virus, bugs or other causes outside its control.
  18. All lost, damaged or incomplete entries will be deemed invalid. Proof of entry shall not be proof of delivery or receipt.
  19. Only entries received in accordance with these terms and conditions will be acceptable.

And the winner is…

April 22, 2011

Recently we ran a big giveaway to celebrate our 1st birthday, bringing together bits and pieces from a whole host of generous Scottish bands and musicians.

Well, there can only be one winner…and the winner, via a space-age random number generator, is Donna Maciocia. You have been notified. Apologies to those who didn’t win, but thank you for entering and thank you once again to all the musicians, managers and labels who took their time to donate items. We love you all.