Apologies for advertising on my first post, but I thought some of you might be interested in this year's 4th Annual Lexaplooza Festival in aid of Breast Cancer Campaign, which is taking play on June 20th at The Gaff in North London. I have copied the press release below, but all you really need to know is tickets are on sale now at the early bird price of £5. http://www.wegottickets.com/f/663
They got up to £6 in April and May, then £7.50 in June (not that there will be any left)
Taking place on Saturday 20th June 2009 at North London’s newest rock venue; The Gaff, Lexapalooza Festival returns with a wealth of eclectic artists performing across two stages from 1pm until late.
Lexapalooza champions all genres of music and offers the very best in emerging underground talent as well as more established acts. With more artists to be announced over the coming months, this year’s line-up is already shaping up nicely. Confirmed so far are (in alphabetical order); London hardcore legends in the making Armed Response Unit; the angelic sounds of Ben Marwood; sludge masters Blind Havoc; superhero metal merchants General Bovine & The Justice Force 5; an acoustic set from one to watch Jim Lockey; the midlands greatest living riff writers Kill Chaos; the “one-man acoustic loudness” of Oxygen Thief; Ska reprobates The Popes Of Chillitown; the UK’s only Misfits tribute band Psychofiend, Croydon’s finest Superman Revenge Squad and Xtra Mile Recording newest signings The Xcerts!
We are also honoured to have a very special guest appearance from Chris T-T & The Hoodrats who will open the main stage before rushing off to headline another festival in the evening.
All proceeds from the day go the charity, Breast Cancer Campaign. Their mission is to beat breast cancer by funding innovative world-class research and to understand how breast cancer develops, leading to improved diagnosis, treatment, prevention and cure. Lexapalooza has so far raised over £5000 for Breast Cancer Campaign with its previous annual one-day events. On top of this, a further £800 was raised last year courtesy of our good friend Frank Turner and Xtra Mile Recordings. 10p from every sale of Frank’s single Long Live The Queen (a song about our founder Alexa Burroughs who lost her battle with cancer in 2007) has been donated to Breast Cancer Campaign. The single gained enormous support from Radio 1, XFM and 6Music with Sara Cox making it her Radio 1 Record Of The Week and it has helped launch Frank further into the mainstream. Alexa would be very proud.
We aim to raise at least £1500 this year.
Tickets for Lexapalooza 2009 are on an ever-increasing price scale, and as last year’s tickets sold out 5 months in advance of the event – get in quick to avoid disappointment.
From March 2nd – March 31st - £5
From April 1st – May 31st - £6
From June 1st - £7.50 (last year’s price)
Tickets on sale now: http://www.wegottickets.com/f/663
Lexapalooza Festival 2009
SATURDAY, JUNE 20TH
THE GAFF, HOLLOWAY ROAD N7, 1PM-LATE
For further information and any press queries please contact:
Armed Response Unit
Chris T-T & The Hoodrats
General Bovine & The Justice Force 5
Popes of Chillitown
Psychofiend (Misfits Tribute)
Superman Revenge Squad