About us

“Promote what you love instead of bashing what you hate.” Whoever said that first was very like-minded to us.

We at Gig Islands love British music and British cities, gigs and festivals, new places and new music, fascinating cultural projects and promote all of those to our readers. We combine passion for British music and travelling around the UK. We inspire people to follow their dreams and achieve incredible things.

In other words, Gig Islands is a project about the UK through the eyes of music fans. We aim to represent the UK through its music culture by introducing places of music heritage, festivals, major music events and local scene to Russian speaking audience. We aim to show the country through eyes of musicians and music fans, uncover its music heritage and places that musicians would recommend to visit. We announce gigs and tours that we find interesting and advice on British music festivals. We are interested to promote great new music or music that is well-known in the UK and not to Russian speaking readers.

We are based in Moscow, Russia, and Leeds, UK, but our audience includes Russian speakers worldwide: music lovers interested in British music and culture, festival goers, general tourists, students studying and people working / living in the UK.

Our UK partners LeedsCreative.UK provide us with live gig photoshoots and video interviews. They are a full-service professional video/audio production company based in Leeds and operating in West Yorkshire area. Check a full list of services they provide here.

We are interested to promote your band or event to our readers. If you would like to submit your press release or music for reviewing, cooperate on a feature or interview, please, do not hesitate to contact us on the e-mail below:


Or find us on Twitter @GigIslands / Facebook – Gig Islands.

Team Gig Islands