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Camden Assembly to host week of charity shows

The Camden Assembly, the London venue formerly known as The Barfly, will this December host a week of shows in aid of music-therapy charity Nordoff Robbins.

Tickets will be made available via a lottery on ticketing app Dice, with a £2 fee per entry (limited to five entries) donated to Nordoff Robbins.

The full charity showcase line-up is Kaiser Chiefs on 2 December, Jess Glynne on 3 December, Jake Bugg on 4 December, Tom Odell on 6 December and Clean Bandit on 7 December.

Here’s the poster:

Nordoff Robbins charity gigs, Camden Assembly

The Camden Assembly’s operator, the Columbo Group, bought the 200-cap. venue along with The Jazz Café – also in Camden – in January.

 


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Baloise gears up for first fest without Müller

Baloise Session has revealed the full line-up and schedule for its 31st event this autumn – its first without festival founder and president Matthias Müller, who died last month.

Over the almost three weeks from 21 October to 8 November, the indoor festival, which takes place at the Messeplatz in Basel, Switzerland, will present 24 acts across a series of themed events, including ‘Long Live Rock’ on 22 October, with Jeff Beck and Sivert Høyem; ‘Chart Breakers’ on 28 October, with John Newman and Milow; ‘Good Vibrations’ on 31 October, with Brian Wilson and Donavon Frankenreiter; and ‘Indie Sounds’ on 1 November, with Kaiser Chiefs and Boy.

“Matthias Müller’s vision and enthusiasm will remain an example to us all. With this in mind, we dedicate to Matthias the forthcoming Baloise Session 2016”

The festival has also announced that it has extended its partnership with presenting sponsor Baloise Insurance until 2020.

“In these sad times we are happy to have the support of our loyal presenting sponsor, and thank them for their confidence in us,” says Baloise Session CEO Beatrice Stirnimann. “Matthias Müller’s vision and enthusiasm will remain an example to us all. With this in mind, we dedicate to Matthias the forthcoming Baloise Session 2016, with spectacular acts like Emeli Sandé, John Newman and Norah Jones, which he was so thrilled to have engaged.”

The Baloise Session programme can be viewed in full here.

 


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Video: High tides scupper Kaiser Chiefs show

The second day of a beachfront music festival in the UK came to an early end after high tides flooded the arena.

Radio station and festival organiser Wave 105 called off Kaiser Chiefs’ headline show at Night Air at the Piers in Bournemouth on Saturday night (19 August) after “exceptional wind and sea conditions” led to seawater encroaching on the crowd area, as seen in Anthony Carrier’s audience video below, and damaging the stage.

A statement from Wave 105 said the decision to cancel “was taken in the interest of public safety, and the organisers are grateful for the corporation and understanding of all involved”.

“Unfortunately a combination of exceptional wind and sea conditions that could not be fully anticipated have resulted in the cancellation of tonight’s final part of the show,” the station said on Saturday. “This was caused by direct southerly/south-westerly winds and short period strong waves which added to the forecast high spring tide. This created high levels of water on the beach that had been unprecedented in all the years of staging the event.”

In a video message, Kaiser Chiefs lead singer Ricky Wilson apologised for the cancellation but said “the stage was in danger, and they [organisers] didn’t want it falling on you or for us to be on it when it fell”.

https://twitter.com/KaiserChiefs/status/766748379447713796

 


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