Macmillan Announces Line-up of Macmillan's Big Mix 2011By Macmillan Cancer Support, PRNE
Sunday, June 5, 2011
LONDON, June 6, 2011 -
Macmillan has revealed the line-up for Macmillan's Big Mix 2011,
featuring a number of acts including musicians, comedians, fashion designers
and artists. The event will take place on Saturday 18 June across venues in
First lady of festivals and BBC Radio 1 DJ Edith Bowman will be gracing
the decks on the night, playing her pick of the latest and greatest from the
world of indie and alternative music.
Edith, a long time supporter of Macmillan said: "I love how Macmillan
have put the Big Mix together - they've got everything in there from folk
artists and acoustic performances to late night DJ sets; comedy acts to
burlesque. Sounds like the perfect way to spend a sunny Saturday in London if
you ask me. I can't wait."
One of the more recent acts to sign up includes Brit-nominated acoustic
guitar hero Newton Faulkner. Newton will be wowing crowds with his folk
genius and spell-binding hits such as 'dream catch me' - the likes of which
helped him achieve the UK number one album slot with debut Hand Built by
Over from LA, Charlatans front man Tim Burgess, will be showcasing his
musical pedigree with a rare live UK DJ set. Having previously played launch
parties for the likes of the Chemical Brothers, Burgess's performance is not
to be missed.
Also storming The Big Mix, which kicks off at midday, are the folk
rockin' Treetop Flyers ahead of their Glastonbury debut; Grammy nominated
electronic duo Zero 7 and PPQ's Amy Molyneaux and Percy Parker with a DJ set;
Manchester's answer to the Gorillaz, Kid British, and the infectious
electronic-pop quartet that is Friends Electric, amongst a host of others.
Xfm's new music legend John Kennedy is a patron of the event, alongside
music-loving actor Rupert Grint, giving their seal of approval to other live
acts including Spy Catcher, Town, Yunioshi, New Town Kings and I Am
There will also be two dedicated comedy venues at The Big Mix featuring
the likes of: Steve Hughes, thrash metal drummer who crossed the fine line
into anarchistic comedy; Robert White, whose 'enthusiastic unconventionality'
and spontaneous musicality saw him take away the award for comic originality
at the Edinburgh Festival and Helen Arney: "Champion of musical whims".
Other attractions at The Big Mix will include hip hop karaoke, art and
photography exhibitions and the Mighty Boosh pod where attendees can have
their likeness taken. There will also be swing dance lessons, cabaret shows
and the chance to pick up some vintage - or new - clothes designed by some of
Britain's best new fashion talent.
About Macmillan Cancer Support:
Macmillan Cancer Support is a charity
that improves the lives of people affected by cancer, providing practical,
medical, emotional and financial support. Working alongside people affected
by cancer, Macmillan works to improve cancer care. One in three of people
will get cancer. Two million people are living with it.
Macmillan Cancer Support offers support and cancer information on all
types of cancer including bowel cancer
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About The Big Mix:
The Big Mix, formerly known as The Brick Lane Takeover, will take place
across venues all over Shoreditch including Cargo, The Brickhouse, Rich Mix,
Spitalfields, Vibe and many more.
proceeds from The Big Mix will go to help Macmillan make
the difference between a good and a bad day for people affected by cancer,
through giving practical, emotional and financial support.
For further information, images or media accreditation, please contact: Sarah Summerfield Press Officer Macmillan Cancer Support 89 Albert Embankment London SE1 7UQ +44(0)20-7840-7811 www.macmillan.org.uk
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