7 May 2010
Top bands and venues line up to show support for number one charity
Macmillan Cancer Support will once again take over Brick Lane in East London on Thursday 17 June when the second run of its new music event – Macmillan’s Brick Lane Takeover – will welcome 2000 music enthusiasts from 5.30pm through to the early hours.
Following on from the success of last year's debut event, which included acts such as The Mighty Boosh's Noel Fielding and Dave Brown, Frank Turner, Filthy Dukes, Dan le Sac vs. Scroobius Pip, Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly, MPHO, Citadels, Telegraphs, The Chapman Family, Sam Issac, Macmillan’s Brick Lane Takeover returns for a second year of exceptional live music and DJ sets across seven of East London’s best venues - 93 Feet East, Vibe Bar, Café 1001, The Brickhouse, Rough Trade, Spitalfields Market and Cargo.
Building on last year’s phenomenal response in the press we are proud to announce that XFM is supporting the Brick Lane Takeover and John Kennedy, described as 'oracle of the hotly-tipped, the seer of the next big thing,' will be curating.
Eliza Doolittle, said to be one of the finest news acts around this summer, will be playing tracks from her indisputably fresh sounding debut album including the hit single Skinny Genes. Kill It Kid blend delta blues and roots to striking effect, enthralling the crowds with their blistering rock’n’roll in one moment and a smoky film-noire ambience in the next; heavy, dark and tuneful. The experimental trio from London, Three Trapped Tigers, play like three caged beasts – sheer raw energy and power contained. Self described as a blend of funk/rock/russian/pop and ska Cosmo Jarvis writes up all his imaginary creations in his own bedroom. Also playing the Brick Lane Takeover this year are Beatbullyz, The Paris Riots’, Tim and Sam's Tim and the Sams band, Allo Darlin’, Hoodlums, Shackletons, Robinson, Sam Little, Steve Smyth, Jess Roberts, Dead Town Radio and Liz and the Ligers.
BBC 6 Music’s George Lamb said:
'I noticed the Brick Lane Takeover last year as it had an impressive line up, so I’m definitely going to try and get down there. I just think it’s great that Macmillan is doing something like the BLT - not only to make money, but to raise awareness of their incredible work amongst a younger audience. It’s all good.'
Tickets (£20) will go on sale at 9am on Friday 7 May from www.bricklanetakeover.com and www.wegottickets.com with all proceeds going to help Macmillan continue to provide vital services which help make a real difference to the lives of people affected by cancer.
Look out for more announcements in the coming weeks with many more acts being added to the line-up, exclusive video interviews and information all available at www.bricklanetakeover.com
For further information please contact:
Macmillan Cancer Support Press Office:
Call: 020 7840 4903
020 7604 2944
Notes to Editors:
About Macmillan and BLT
Macmillan Cancer Support is a source of support for people living with cancer, as well as their families, friends and carers and provides practical, emotional and financial support.
All venues and bands have agreed to waive their usual fees in order to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.
Confirmed line up so far:
Kill It Kid
Three Trapped Tigers
The Paris Riots
Tim and Sam's Tim and the Sams band
Dead Town Radio
Liz and the Ligers