For the first time in its history, Mencap Little Noise Sessions have added an extra date – as well as a very special headliner - to this year’s winter music festival. The music legend that is Gary Barlow will be opening Mencap Little Noise Sessions on Monday 19 November.

Having just sold out his 17-date arena tour in a matter of minutes, Gary’s appearance at the 1,200 capacity St John-at-Hackney Church will provide fans with an unrivalled opportunity to see him in a truly intimate setting. Frontman and lead vocalist for Take That, Barlow has sold over 45 million records worldwide with the group and has written an impressive eleven Number One singles. If that wasn’t enough, he was awarded an OBE this year for his services to the music industry and charity – the perfect fit to kick off Mencap Little Noise Sessions.

Pre-sale tickets for Gary Barlow will be available from 9am on Thursday 1 November to people who have signed up to Mencap Little Noises’ backstage area at So if you don’t want to miss out on seeing one of the most successful singer-songwriters in British history, sign up for the pre-sale now!

Tickets will go on general sale on Friday 2 November through Ticketmaster on the Little Noise Sessions website at:

Exclusive pre-sale opens Thursday 1 November, general sale from Friday 2 November

Monday 19 November: Gary Barlow with special guests
Tuesday 20 November: Olly Murs with Lawson and Loveable Rogues
Wednesday 21 November: Richard Hawley with support from First Aid Kit and special guest King Charles
Thursday 24 November: TBA
Friday 23 November: The Maccabees present ‘Given To The Wild’ with support from Jamie N Commons and Jessie Ware
Saturday 24 November: Noah and the Whale with Villagers, special guest Lucy Rose and Daughter
Sunday 25 November: Amy Macdonald with Karin Park and surprise special guests

19-25 November 2012
St John-at-Hackney Church
Curated by BBC Radio 2 DJ and Mencap ambassador Jo Whiley