Newsboost Kernow Koncert10 June 2011
*Clapham stage time. *Axeman Noble gets authorial in the country. *BSP spectacular take shapes for the Celtic fringes.
Sun 12 June -Get Loaded In The Park, Clapham Common, London, UK.
The stage time for BSP at Clapham Common this Sunday is 3.50pm. There’s some good stuff on at this south London goosefair: The Cribs, Los Campesinos!, Connan Mockasin, Patrick Wolf. Not to mention the BSP bandits. And the pretty lady from The Noisettes sure can dance and sing and do just about anything. Tickets are available here at not too bad dollar:
Looking a little into the future, BSP’s July expedition to the far Southwest of Britain is shaping up nicely:
Friday 22 July -Exeter Phoenix, UK (exeterphoenix.org.uk).
Sat 23 July -Port Eliot Festival, St Germans, Cornwall, UK.
At the Exeter show, loyal BSP factotum Old Sarge will be giving a world-exclusive preview presentation from his forthcoming rock memoir, which is set to be the first title from the new imprint Rough Trade Books:
DO IT FOR YOUR MUM
One band, one dad, one world war -a story of British Sea Power, rock dreams and family farce. By Roy Wilkinson.
At Exeter, our memoir-ist will be joined by Jock Scot, the self-proclaimed ‘Voice of British Sea Power’. Jock did the voiceovers for BSP’s near-legendary series of radio ads for the Open Season album – proclaiming the powers of rock like Alex Harvey selling Werther’s Originals to the premier young teams of all the Central Belt. The Jock/Sarge tandem will return at the Port Eliot festival in pastoral Cornwall the next day. Taking the stage at 3pm in the Caught By The River tent, Sarge and Jock will be joined by prestigious mystery guests. Then get ready for the following Andrew Weatherall DJ set at 9pm and THEN a full big-blast set from BSP at 11.30pm.
Port Eliot is really quite a cavalcade – a chance to present petitions to AC Grayling and Scrappin’ Kevo Sampson, then see how the other half live by slipping into the big house for a glass of Campari and Pepsi Edge with Peregrine, 10th Earl of St Germans. Day tickets for the Saturday are 55. Cor, one might have paid that for a place behind a stanchion at realm-of-darkness Old Trafford. It’s fair to say to get more for your coin at Port Eliot.
Saturday ticket link here
But why not camp over for the Sunday? The full Caught By The River schedule can be seen here
The Saturday and Sunday schedule for the wider Port Eliot event will feature wide cultural transmission, including the outdoor cinema special curated by Martin Scorsese. Marty’s selections will be screened at twilight in the landscaped gardens, with a backdrop of the River Lynher and the wide arches of an Isambard Kingdom Brunel rail bridge. The full Port Eliot running order will be available soon. Information on the festival content at porteliotfestival.com
Port Eliot is a 40 miles from Exeter. You can get a train straight to the festival’s doorstep – the rail station at St Germans. From St Germans there are direct trains back to London and even the lands beyond.
And finally on the Caught By The River/Port Eliot front, BSP’s Noble has contributed a chapter to the forthcoming CBTR anthology special On Nature. More info here.
More news soon.