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Chazzstock 2012: The Horrors + The Vaccines
Chazzstock Festival, which was due to take place at Stanford Hall, Lutterworth in memory of the young musician Charles Haddon on June 9-10, has been moved due to licensing restrictions.
The festival will instead take place in the form of a one-day event across both Wolverhampton Civic Hall and Wulfrun Hall on Sunday June 10, with full sets from The Vaccines, The Horrors and Tribes with support bands still performing.
Charles, otherwise known as Chazz, was the lead singer of cult synth-pop band Ou Est Le Swimming Pool and passed away in August 2010.
Tickets for the new event are priced at £25 and all money raised will be donated to youth charity The Prince's Trust. Festival ticket holders are being offered the choice of a full refund or a transfer to a special VIP ticket for the day event. Full details on refunds and the new event will be available via the Chazzstock website at www.chazzstock.org.
Jack Bissell, organiser of Chazzstock and close friend of the late Charles Haddon, said: "It's with a heavy heart that we have to pull the festival. It's always a struggle for a brand new festival and as a non-profit festival it has been even harder. We have fought hard to make Chazzstock Festival work, as we wanted to get the best possible result for Charles and the charity we are raising money for.
Due to licensing restrictions and an impending festival date, it seemed a change of venue was the best possible solution. The Vaccines have been very supportive of the venue change and we still want to put on an event that would make Charlie proud! I'd like to thank everyone involved in organising the festival and everyone who has bought a ticket for their support.
It really means a lot to us all and we are sorry for any inconvenience caused. I still hope that one day, we can do a proper Chazzstock Festival. Maybe we should go with Charlie's original plan and do it in the field behind his parents' house!"
From their initial somewhat shambolic goth-garage-punk beginnings, covering Screaming Lord Sutch's 'Jack The Ripper' and having an admiration for The Sonics, Faris Badwan and friends have matured considerably over the course of their four albums to date, becoming a respected name and stadium-level stars. Their dark gothic sounds now lean more towards Nick Cave and Joy Division than their original garage-rock roots. The not-so-difficult second album 'Primary Colours' was awarded NME's best album of 2009 and received a Mercury Prize nomination, while 2011's 'Skying' and 2014's 'Luminous' have met with great critical acclaim, the latter entering the UK Official Album Chart at no.6.
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London-based four-piece The Vaccines firmly believe that less is more, with songs like 'Wreckin' Bar (Ra Ra Ra)' clocking in at under two minutes! Their fast and furious brand of giddy rock 'n' roll could almost be the sound of the Libertines and Ramones falling down the stairs at 100MPH.
The band released their debut album What Did You Expect From The Vaccines in 2011, the follow up, Come Of Age, in 2012 (which reached number one in the UK album charts) with the highly anticipated 3rd release English Graffiti following in 2015.
"On record the Vaccines wallow in the echo-drenched wooziness made famous by the Jesus And Mary Chain, but live they reach back further through pop's past glories, stirring the shimmering girl group drama conjured by Phil Spector and scuzzed up by the Ramones." -The Guardian.
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Venue: Civic Hall
Phone: 0870 320 7000
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