The festival season’s over. It’s dark when you wake up and dark when you go home. Time to spend a few months on the sofa then? Probably not.

This year, treat yourself to a better winter. Here at Carlsberg we know a thing or two about reinvention. We decided to make a difference, so we rebrewed our beer to create new Carlsberg Danish Pilsner – a better beer that’s also good for the planet. Winter doesn’t need to be a time of giving up, but could be the season for going out. Spending time with friends. Discovering new bands and seeing the ones that already make your heart sing. Enter our competition to win tickets for you and your mates here and you could even do it all for free. So you could be front row at some of these unmissable O2 Academy gigs:

The Libertines – Still as compelling as when they released their debut single in 2002, The Libertines will be heading out on the road just before Christmas for their first headline tour in over two years. Currently putting the finishing touches to their fourth studio album, they are hotly tipped to feature on next year’s festival bills – get in early on this tour first and remember just how exciting their live shows are.

Sam Fender – He started the year winning the 2019 Critics’ Choice Award at the Brits and will be ending it in style with his biggest headline tour so far at O2 Academy venues this December. Along the way, he’s supported Liam Gallagher and Bob Dylan and saw his debut album ‘Hypersonic Missiles’ soar to Number One in September.

FKA Twigs – Celebrating the brand-new release of her hotly anticipated second album ‘Magdalene’, FKA Twigs will be kicking off her European tour at London’s O2 Brixton Academy in November. Expect to be spellbound.

Giggs - Peckham rapper Giggs will be rounding off an incredible year with his biggest headline tour to date this winter. After crash-landing in the UK Top 10 with his fifth studio album ‘Big Bad…’ in February, he is fast becoming a superstar in the US too, but will be seeing out 2019 on home soil with this unmissable tour.