“This is as close as we’re going to get this year to playing live and for us to play to people. For all of us to get back together was such a joy, and I didn’t realise how much I’d missed it until we started playing together again” – Paul Weller
With live shows sadly on pause for the foreseeable future, Paul & the band have been busy working out an alternative. Introducing: MID-SOMMER MUSIK. A 60-minute special featuring performances of brand new never-before-heard songs, full band versions of tracks from ‘On Sunset’ & ‘True Meanings’, plus spoken interludes from Paul.
The show will stream globally online via a custom website, with different tickets available depending on your timezone/location. You will be sent a link to the website & unique access code once you purchase a ticket. The show will also be available to watch back for 7 days after the first stream, if unable to make the original showing.
The show has given Paul a chance to perform tracks from his latest record ‘On Sunset’ live with the band - “I wanted to play the new stuff because I’m so into it, it’s so sad we couldn’t play anything from On Sunset this year, I was really looking forward to playing that live”. You can also expect the debut of brand new music – never heard before and exclusive to this stream – plus tracks from ‘True Meanings’ & spoken interludes from Paul - reflecting on the importance of live music & his creative process.
The performances were recorded during the summer, at the peak of the heatwave, and the first time the full band had been together in nearly 6 months - including Steve Cradock, Andy Crofts, Steve Pilgrim, Ben Gordelier and Tom Van Heel.
You can buy tickets here. Standard tickets are available for £15 and ticket + art print bundles available for £22.50 (including a limited edition A2 ‘Mid-Sommer Musik’ lithograph). Read the full FAQs below.
Ireland, UK & Europe (November 12th 8pm GMT)
East/Westcoast America (November 12th 10pm ET / 7pm PT)
Australia, New Zealand & Asia (Please note this stream is a different date to Broadcast #1 and #2 due to time difference: November 13th 8pm AEDT, 10pm NZDT & 6pm JST)
Where do I watch the stream?
The event will be happening online on a custom website. You will be sent the live URL along with your unique code to enter the event. It will be easily viewable on any internet browser (mobile, web, tablet, computer, or TV with casting).
How long will the show be online?
The show will be online for 7 days after the original showing time, and you can watch as many times as you like and at your most convenient time. All accessed via the same website link. We would recommend tuning in at the main stream time as there will be a live chat, where you can watch along with other fans.
Can I watch from anywhere in the world?
Yes! You can view from anywhere in the world. When buying your ticket please make sure you select the ticket / timezone which works best for you.
Can I watch this event on my TV using AppleTV, Chromecast, Amazon Fire, etc.?
Yes, see steps below! To take full advantage of the TV & interactive experiences, however, we recommend if you cast to your TV, you still also use a second device with a keyboard (e.g. phone, computer or tablet).
To cast to TV:
• From your iOS device via Airplay → View instructions here.
• From your Android device or Chrome browser via Chromecast - View instructions here.
If I refresh my screen for this ticketed event, will I be kicked out?
Nope! As long as you’ve entered your unique code and logged in, you can refresh all you want! If you get kicked out, just log back in using your account credentials you created during the code-entering process.
My code is invalid. What do I do?
Please double check that you are correctly entering your code, as it may be case-sensitive. Try the code on a separate device or browser as well, but if it still does not work, please contact us ASAP at (Maestro to provide). Make your subject "Code Help – Paul Weller" and include your purchase confirmation number, plus the code you are trying to use, so we can help you as quickly as possible.
What if the stream cuts out or the link isn’t working?
First of all, please check your internet connection by visiting Fast.com (you should see at least 40 mpbs). Even if that is fine, try clearing your cache, closing all your apps on your computer/ phone or tablet, and ensuring that your internet browser allows pop-up windows to automatically open. If problems persist, we suggest you try a different internet browser or device. You can login using the same link and your login information on 1 additional device).
I entered my code and logged in, but now all I see is a page with music videos playing. Am I in the right place?
Yes, you’re in the right spot! The livestream does not start until the performance begins. Assuming you have tried to view the livestream at the right time, then please sit tight and the show should start at the advertised time! If the chatroom is open, feel free to hop in and get excited for the event with fellow fans.
What if I am late?
If you are late there will be a re-broadcast on the same page after the first show has finished, but we’d recommend getting their on time for the first showing so you can join the live chat and watch with other fans.
What is a Virtual Event Livestream Ticket Code?
Your virtual event ticket code is like your ticket to the show. Codes are non-transferable, case-sensitive, and are good for one-time use only on the event landing page. You will receive this via email – see below for more details on when you’ll receive.
How will I get my ticket code?
Once you purchase a ticket you will receive your code and the instructions for where to redeem your code via email, either in a separate email or included in your order confirmation email. If you did not receive one, please check your spam and/or junk folder before reaching out to us for assistance.
How do I buy a unique code?
You must purchase a ticket to the virtual event livestream to receive your code to the event.
How many codes can I get with my purchase?
Every purchase is good for 1 code.
I purchased a Virtual Event Livestream ticket but am no longer available for the event. Can I get a refund?
Unfortunately this event is non-refundable. If there are extenuating circumstances such as a true medical emergency, please email us and we will try our best to take your request into consideration. Please bear in mind you the show will be online for 7 days after the original showing so if you miss it the first time then you can watch back whenever us convenient within those 7 days.
Can I Record The Event?
Audio or video recording on your own device is strictly prohibited. Knowledge of such actions, including posting a video of the stream Youtube after the event, can hurt your chances of being able to view or access virtual events in the future.
My video stopped working. What do I do?
Refresh the page and you will be brought back to the stream in real time and will continue viewing from where the video currently is. If the problem continues, check your internet, data capabilities and video settings on your device.
Can I fast forward or rewind the video?
You’re part of a live experience! Everyone is watching a live broadcast which means that there is no way to fast forward or rewind the video
I got flagged during the event, What Does That Mean?
You were flagged because of inappropriate behavior in the chat room. This may be because of violations of the Maestro Terms of Service you agreed to when creating an account on Maestro. If you feel you were wrongfully flagged or flagged by mistake, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For any other questions regarding ticket support or to submit a request, please visit https://uksupport.universe.com