The merry Southern elves are set to travel north at the end of the month (please insert Game of Thrones jokes here) for the incredible Fat Out Fest. Hosted by the excellent Manchester promoters Fat Out Til You Pass Out and taking place at the Islington Millover in Salford they’ve allowed a minor takeover from the Southern team as we set up shop to peddle our wares.
Taking place over two days on the 25-26 August and featuring no less than Lydia Lunch, Jarboe and Mister Alexander Tucker who has now twice graced our Latitudes series as well as a whole host of local bands we are ecstatic to be invited to run our stall whilst listening to an incredible bunch of artists. We’ll be bringing along a range of goodies for you to buy and quite possibly coming up with some wonderful deals as well…. what they are, well, you’ll just have to turn up to find out!
Tickets are on sale now – just £15 for a day pass or £25 for the weekend. For over 30 bands that’s a silly price, but don’t complain- just get your ticket whilst you can!
In planning for nearly a year, this week the tour that Steve Ignorant is calling “The Last Supper” kicks off with two dates in the UK – Bristol O2 Academy on Friday 24th and Birmingham O2 Academy on Saturday 25th.
The tour is subtitled “Crass Songs 1977-1984″ and Steve says it represents the last time he will play these songs on stage with a band. (Presumably he is not ruling out a pub tour in his twilight years, accompanied only by a ukulele.)
The tour is an important celebration of a band who are often overlooked in the media’s misty-eyed remembrances of punk. Steve explains his own reasons for doing the tour in an interview with Manchester’s Under The Pavement radio programme.
Also featured on the programme is an interview with Peter Jones from Paranoid Visions, who will be supporting on the Manchester gig on 1st October. The tour then moves on to Edinburgh on Saturday 2nd October. A full list of gigs is below.
The Last Supper 2010
Fri 24 Sep UK Bristol – O2 Academy
Sat 25 Sep UK Birmingham – O2 Academy
Fri 01 Oct UK Manchester – Academy
Sat 02 Oct UK Edinburgh – Liquid Room
Fri 15 Oct NL Amsterdam – Melkweg
Sat 16 Oct DE Köln/Cologne – Underground
Sun 17 Oct DE Frankfurt – Exzess
Tue 19 Oct DE München/Munich – Feierwerk
Wed 20 Oct DE Berlin – Festsaal
Thu 21 Oct PL Lodz – Dekompresja
Fri 22 Oct DE Hamburg – Hafenklang
Sat 23 Oct DK Copenhagen – Loppen
Sun 24 Oct NL Groningen – Vera
Sat 20 Nov FI Tampere – Klubi
Sun 21 Nov FI Helsinki – Nosturi
Fri 26 Nov IE Dublin – Village
Sat 27 Nov NI Belfast – Empire