Competition : Win tickets to see The Magnetic Fields in Cork

Back in January, the good folk over in the Cork Opera House officially launched a Spring programme containing a diverse bag of goodies from the mercurial Will Oldham - click here to read review - to the kiddy-delighting puppet people who live on Sesame Street*.

On the music front, the calendar was set up nicely with Stephen Merritt's Magnetic Fields perched proudly at the apex of my own personal top 5 "must-sees" for the coming months.

L.A.'s lyrical lothario leads his troop into the national venue of the year on 29th April with a setlist calling on compositions selected from Merritt's vast discography which includes the masterpiece that is 69 Love Songs, the incredibly under-rated I and the recently released Love At The Bottom Of The Sea.

To stand a chance of winning a couple of tickets to the potential gig of the year, all you have to do is send a nice email to containing :

- a subject of 'Magnetic Fields'
- your full name
- your mobile number
- a word that makes you giggle like a schoolgirl+

The winner will be announced on Friday, April 20th. Closing date is 11.59pm (or 23.59) on Thursday, April 19th.

*You may see a guy who looks "similar" to me sitting front row at this one
+(received terrible replies in the last comp so doing this again)

- The Magnetic Fields play the Olympia Theatre (28th) and Cork Opera House (29th) in April
- Tickets are priced at €29 and can be purchased from the usual spots
- Love At The Bottom Of The Sea can be purchased/ordered from any good record store

Click here to visit the official Magnetic Fields website