See your favourite bands for free!

Win free tickets to O2 Academy venues and watch must-see bands like Public Enemy, The Hives and La Roux live. All you need to do is play in our free-to-play PokerStars Backstage tournaments for your chance to win!

As well as free tickets to the hottest gigs, we’ve also got special VIP experience passes to give away to some of the gigs and $3.50 will be awarded to the final 10 players in each game. VIP passes varies with each prize with some giving you one or more of the following: access to the VIP areas, VIP seating positions, exclusive sound-checks, drinks tabs, hotel and possibly the chance to meet the bands themselves.

All these prizes are up for grabs via free-to-play games so even if you’re unsure of the rules of poker, there’s plenty of opportunity to learn for free and win some cool prizes

Simply download PokerStars, create your PokerStars account (if you haven’t already done so) and start playing for free. 

Registration for each tournament opens two hours before play gets underway - there are two - four games for each gig, so plenty of chances to win. Each free tournament has a maximum entry number of500 players, so you’d better hurry. For full terms and conditions, click here.

PokerStars Backstage schedule and prizes

If you are using the desktop client, all PokerStars Backstage tournaments can be found under ‘Tourney’ > ‘Regional’ in the main PokerStars lobby. If you are on a mobile or tablet device, go to ‘More’ > ‘Search’, and then type ‘Gig tickets’. Make sure the tournament tab is selected when you use the search function.

GigVenueTournament Date & TimeEntryTournament NamePrize
Public Enemy (29/07/2014) O2 Academy Bristol 06 July at 20:00 BST Free Public Enemy Gig Tickets 2 x pairs of standard tickets (1 pair per game) + Top 10 places win $3.50 each (tournament dollars)
The Hives (21/08/14) O2 Academy Brixton 13 July at 20:00 BST Free The Hives Gig Tickets 3 x pairs of standard tickets (1 pair per game) + Top 10 places win $3.50 each (tournament dollars)
Public Enemy (30/07/14) O2 ABC Glasgow 20 July at 20:00 BST Free Public Enemy Gig Tickets 2 x pairs of standard tickets (1 pair per game) + Top 10 places win $3.50 each (tournament dollars)
La Roux (12/11/14) O2 Shepherd's Bush 27 July at 20:00 BST Free La Roux Gig Tickets 3 x pairs of standard tickets (1 pair per game) + Top 10 places win $3.50 each (tournament dollars)

If you have any questions about PokerStars Backstage, contact support@pokerstars.com.

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