Star Live: Win Reverend & The Makers tickets

The Reverend Jon McClure plays a house gig in Sheffield

The Reverend Jon McClure plays a house gig in Sheffield

Sheffield indie rockers Reverend and the Makers will perform our first Star Live intimate concert and there’s still time for YOU to be there for FREE, writes Graham Walker.

Frontman Jon McClure and bandmates will perform new songs and classic hits to celebrate the forthcoming release of new album, Thirty Two.

Jon, who named the album after his age, is celebrating with 32 acoustic gigs in the homes of lucky fans drawn at random from all those pre-ordering the album.

But he has saved the final date for The Star and you, our readers.

We have teamed up with Sheffield Council and Mercure St Paul’s Hotel and Spa to host The Star Live event at the Winter Garden on Sunday, February 16.

There will also be an exclusive preview of the album - out on February 24 - with tracks played before and after the gig.

Thornbridge Brewery will be there launching a new Reverend and The Makers American Brown Ale, following the success of the band’s Summer Ale last year.

Jon said: “The Star are great supporters of us and the regional music scene. We are honoured to be doing this and it’s going to be a fantastic night.”

The Heavyweight Champion Of The World stars next play in front of thousands of people on a UK tour, including a sold-out show at Sheffield’s O2 Academy, on March 7.

So The Star Live gig is now your next chance to see them in their home city.

Not that you can buy tickets. The only way of getting in, to join our special VIPs, is to win a place on our guest list.

Here’s how.

Reverend and The Makers have 32 pairs of entries to be won - pre-order their album, to be entered into a draw, at the website

The Star also has 32 pairs of entries in our separate draw by text, post, email or Twitter.

Text STA (space) followed by RED2 (space), then your name, house number and postcode, and send to 61500. Texts cost £1 plus your usual network rate.

Post your details to R&TM Competition, StarCompR&TM, Graham Walker, The Star, York Street, Sheffield, South Yorkshire S1 1PU.

Email your full name and contact details, with R&TM Competition in the subject field, to

Or follow Digital Editor Graham Walker on Twitter @GW1962 and tweet him with #StarCompR&TM.

Deadline is Wednesday, February 12, 2014, 10am. Usual SNL rules and data terms, as below.

Terms and conditions: These apply to all competitions in SNL titles and online, unless otherwise stated or as amended in association with specific promotions. Usual SNL rules apply - copies or requests, to SNL Promotions Manager, The Star, York Street, Sheffield. The Editor’s decision is final. No cash alternatives available. No correspondence will be entered into. Transport not included, unless specified. The winner(s), who must agree to publicity, will be the first correct entry drawn at random after deadline, or as indicated. A parent or guardian must enter or endorse entries on behalf of children aged under 18. A responsible adult must accompany any child winner or guest. SNL is not liable for failure to attend or for cancellations of any event. No photocopied entry forms or tokens allowed. Where applicable, unless otherwise stated, one web entry form, token or other web entry per person only. Individual entry forms and tokens by detailed request, with a stamped self addressed envelope, to the competition address. No purchase necessary. Failure to agree to terms and conditions makes winning entries void. Winners will usually be notified within seven working days after deadline, or as specified.

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