WIN: John Lydon Sheffield Off The Shelf tickets

John Lydon
John Lydon

Anger Is An Energy is the new autobiography by John Lydon and we’ve tickets to be won to see the former Sex Pistol, Johnny Rotten, at Sheffield’s Off The Shelf book festival, writes Graham Walker.

He’s coming to talk about the book, answer questions and meet fans at this University of Sheffield Students’ Union backed event,

John Lydon

John Lydon

Outspoken, controversial and heartfelt, Lydon’s book looks back on an extraordinary life in a memoir full of surprises, humour and emotion.

He represented a generation clamouring for change, reinventing himself to front PiL, to explore musical styles through his solo career.

From a sickly childhood in post-war London to his status as a national anti hero and one of the most recognisable icons in music history,

He’s at The Octagon, Western Bank, on October 15, 7.30pm to 9.30pm.

John Lydon

John Lydon

Guarantee your seats. Tickets are £11 and £8.80 concessions. See

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The Star is proud to be gold sponsor of Sheffield’s 23rd Off The Shelf Festival, one of the most exciting book festivals in the UK attracting some of the best known names in literature and media.

Savour the chance to meet the writers and thinkers who have created the books you love and immerse yourself in the flow of words and ideas.

It’s the biggest ever Off The Shelf festival, with more than 200 events, including 40 with community groups from across the city. There are some pre-festival tasters and some post-festival specials to enjoy.

There is also a truly international strand with guests from Jamaica, Cuba, Sweden and the Czech Republic as well as a celebration of literature from a little closer to home with a ‘dawn to dusk’ Dylan Thomas day to mark the Centenary of Wales’ greatest poet.


For a chance to win a pair ot tickets enter our draw by post or Twitter.

Post your details to John Lydon Competition, StarCompJL, Graham Walker, The Star, York Street, Sheffield, South Yorkshire S1 1PU. Or follow Digital Editor Graham Walker on Twitter @GW1962 and tweet him with #StarCompJL.

Deadline is Friday, September 26, 2014, at 10am. Usual SNL rules and data terms, as below.


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