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As Im sure you all know, we have been quietly working away on next years main event for some time now. Hell we had to start early - how do you top Ben Prestage?!
There will be some slight changes this year, though we will be keeping true to our roots.
First big change is a new city and a new venue. In an attempt to reach a wider audience and to attract some of our fellow CBGers from 'oop norf', we are taking the show straight up the M6. To Manchester!
Im sure you all know that Mad-chester has a vibrant music scene, good road and rail links and, some great venues. Like 'Band On The Wall'. For those who dont know, Band on the Wall is a historic live music venue, so named as the bands used to play on a platform suspended half way up the wall!
Now fully refurb'd to a high standard, and run as a charitable organisation, they are very in tune with what we do. Check out their website for more info http://bandonthewall.org/
The date for your diary is Friday 7th and Saturday 8th September 2012
Again we will be running a 2 day event, with an open mic and free gig on the friday, the usual Saturday daytime tomfoolery, and then the main gig on the Sat evening.
And what a gig this will be! We already have three superb international artists confirmed, but we have one more trick up our sleeve. As soon as we know more we will post the details here!
I promise you this though.... Its going to be a blinder!
*STOP PRESS* The Friday night open mic and free Hollowbelly gig will be at;
The Salutation, 2 Higher Chatham Street, Manchester. M15 6ED
More details in the discussion....
No...this is the recommended method of pennance when approaching the venue...
He should learn to tie his shoe laces properly....
Ok - understood - I'll set off now then - come to think of it that looked quicker than driving on the M6 last year!
I have decided to practice the Buddihst movement in stages so I get it perfect for boxstock 2012 - today I will be practising the lying down section
Just checked some travel options for Manchester and, for me, even though it's further away than West Brom, it's a quicker and simpler journey by public transport (albeit slightly more expensive). So not all bad news for those in the south.
Tenants Extra me thinks!
Shouldnt someone tell the monk that they drained the pool. Concrete diving not great for the knees!
Work negotiations going much better than I expected... you may all have to put up with me again next year...... (I'll be in the corner again.)
Manchester - great. Putting it in me diary now, can't wait, well done guys.
There's still lots to do...but it's coming together for a great event.
BIG NEWS GUYS!
It gives us great pleasure in announcing the first 3 artists we have confirmed for the Saturday night...
First off, for the first time ever in the UK, is MIKE SNOWDEN (USA)
And, for the first time in England, BLACKRIVER BLUESMAN & BAD MOOD HUDSON (Finland)
Plus the hardest working man on the Uk gig scene, DAVE ARCARI (UK)
And if thats not enough already, we still have artists to be confirmed.
Cant say a lot about them at the moment, but one thing is for sure..... its going to be one hell of a weekend!
Looks good to me. I really hope I can make it, still a few things to iron out at this end though... like the start of school terms etc.