On Saturday June 12th, in association with the West End Festival, the band will be holding a FREE gig/mini-festival/party in Glasgow’s Botanic Gardens. At the event, called ‘School’s Out’, they will be joined by V-Twin, Camera Obscura, The Trashcan Sinatras, Mother & The Addicts and The James Orr Complex. It’s the first time the Botanics has ever hosted an event of this kind. It will run from 3pm to 9pm. No tickets are needed, you can just turn up, there’s room for 10,000.
Not content with offering a day’s top entertainment, the band have decided to keep the party going well into the night with their own event called “Stay Loose” at the Queen Margaret Union. It starts directly after ‘School’s Out’. Tickets for ‘Stay Loose’ are £10 with all profits going to Friends of the Earth Scotland. You can buy them online from www.wayahead.com or www.tickets-scotland.com. Alternatively you can buy them in person from the QM box office in Lilybank Gardens or Tickets Scotland in Argyle St, Glasgow. Please note that this is an over 18’s event and id will be needed.
B&S have now also confirmed appearances at Stuttgart Theaterhaus on July 3rd, Eurockeennes Festival in France on July 4th and the Oxegen Festival near Dublin, Ireland on July 10th.
Summer dates so far announced are:
June 12th, School’s Out!, Botanic Gardens, Glasgow, FREE!
June 15th, Islington Academy, London, in conjunction with XFM, tickets to be won through competitions on the station or www.xfm.co.uk.
June 27th, The Other Stage, Glastonbury Festival, SOLD OUT.
July 3rd, Stuttgart Theatrerhaus, tickets from www.musiccircus.de
July 4th, Eurockeennes Festival, Belfort, France, information from www.eurockeennes.fr
July 6th, Chicobum Park Festival, Turin, Italy, tickets from www.ticketone.it
July 7th, Piazza Castello / Indipendente Summer Festival, Ferrara, Italy, tickets from www.ticketone.it.
July 8th Centrale del Tennis / Cornettofreemusic Festival, Rome, Italy, tickets from www.ticketone.it.
July 10th, Oxegen Festival, Dublin, Ireland, details from www.oxegen.ie
July 17th & 18th, Somerset House, The Strand, London, tickets on sale now from www.somerset-house.org.uk/summer
July 24th, Palais Theatre, Melbourne, Australia.
July 25th, Enmore Theatre, Sydney, Australia.
July 28th, The Tivoli, Brisbane, Australia.
July 30th, Fuji Rock Festival, Naeba Ski Resort, Japan. Information at www.fujirockfestival.com.
August 5th – 8th, Benicassim Festival, Spain. Information from fiberfib.com.