THREE COUNTIES SHOWS
Is the HEATWAVE over yet? Good, then let’s all put our shirts back on and go and play some shows.
That’s right, this Rocktober your sun-kissed Winter Olympics are pushing for an audacious THREE shows in THREE different counties. Three counties shows then. Here are the details.
FRIDAY 7 OCTOBER - FOLKESTONE BAR BELOW @ THE VIEW w/ The Priscillas
People of Kent! The Winter Olympics will be the folk putting the stoned in Folkestone when we support the pristine Priscillas at Bar Below this Friday night. If you’ve never seen them, The Priscillas are a guaranteed-great-time kick ass rock and roll band. All sixties garage punk greatness, seventies glam-o-rama riffing and really, really excellent hair. They are, at once, much cooler and much hotter than us. We’re impossibly excited that they’ve invited us to the seaside.
Tickets are a recession-ridiculing three quid on the door. You should totally come. This one is definitely going to be fun.
SATURDAY 21 OCTOBER - OXJAM ISLINGTON TAKEOVER w/ Tony Christie
People of London! The Winter Olympics will be jamming against famine (I know, I know, it felt bad when I typed it) at the Oxfam Islington Takeover on Saturday 22 October.
Oxjam is Oxfam’s month-long music festival. It runs all through October with hundreds of events around the UK, all organised by volunteers who know and love their local music scene, all raising money to save lives around the world.
The Islington takeover takes place across seven venues on Upper Street and promises over seventy AMAZING acts including us and
disgraced British sprint champion swinging Sheffield singing sensation Tony Christie all for one six pound wristband. (Nine pounds on the day).
Hate live music but want to give to charity anyway? Click here to donate to Oxfam
ps. I’m going to be having my birthday party at Oxjam Islington, so do remember that charity begins at home and bring some cake or something…
NOVEMBER 4 - BIRMINGHAM THE OLD WHARF w/ Bombers
People of The West Midlands! The Winter Olympics will be putting the ham in Birmingham when we make an enormously emotional rock return to the home of metal for the first time THIS CENTURY. Blood, sweat, tears and a late-night trip to Mr Egg (you f*cking what, Mr Egg has shut? where am I going to ‘Eat Like a King for £1.50’ now?) are all on the cards as we drop in on our great motor city mates Bombers at their 88MPH club night.
88mph was, of course, the speed Michael J Fox had to drive to go back in time in Back to the Future. You guys can experience pretty much the same thing by paying £3 and watching a grown man bawl his way through ‘I Miss the Nineties’ in the place he used to call home. This, I suspect, is going to be one to tell the grandkids about (provided that you don’t do anything daft when you travel back to the past and your grand kids still happen).
See you there then.
Lots of love
Andrew Winter Olympics x