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Future of the Left, Herman Dune, Pete and The Pirates, Art Brut, Kasms - Grab a Fistful of Fandango!

Bill Cummings 25/08/2009

A Fistful Of Fandango Festival is in its third year it's a great snapshot of some of the best new music on the scene today - championed at the legendary weekly Camden Dublin Castle night-Club Fandango, which has been running for 15 years and seen the likes of Kasabian, Coldplay, Bloc Party, Keane and Killers do some of their very first gigs. The event returns for its third year this September the 9th spanning four nights, one venue(London's 229), two stages and featuring twenty four bands, including ace headliners Future of the Left, Art Brut, Herman Dune and Pete & The Pirates! Plus GIITTV favs,
Kong, Kasms, Flashguns and Eugene Mcguiness.Plus a host of other acts(see the flyer below) and more to be announced shortly!

To celebrate the event we've got a pair of Golden tickets to give away for the whole run of the festival(ie one winner and a guest get into all the nights). So that you can grab yourself your very own fist full of fandango action. Simply send your name and email to bill@godisinthetvzine.co.uk
by the 7th of September when a lucky entrant will be plucked from our hat.

More info:

The hipsters behind Club Fandango are exceedingly pleased to announce that the esteemed likes of HERMAN DUNE, ART BRUT, FUTURE OF THE LEFT and PETE & THE PIRATES are now confirmed as the four headliners of the apocalypse for FISTFUL OF FANDANGO 3 which will be taking place at the 229 Venue on London's Great Portland Street between Wednesday September 9th and Saturday September 12th.



This four night stand will once again see Team Fandangotake over the whole venue to deliver the good punters of London Town six acts a night, with the three bands on the main stage interacting skilfully with the three bands in on the New Blood stage in Room 2- this year presented by Schuh and hosted by the indie dream team of Converse & Artrocker - to ensure that there is nary a pause for musical breath throughout the whole jolly evening. And those jolly evenings look something like this…

WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 9TH
Main Room Fandango Stage
HERMAN DUNE + EUGENE MCGUINNESS + GAGGLE
Room 2 Schuh New Blood Stage
NEIL'S CHILDREN + FACTORY FLOOR + AN EXPERIMENT ON A BIRD IN THE AIR PUMP

Tickets on sale here

THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 10TH
Main Room Fandango Stage
FUTURE OF THE LEFT + DINOSAUR PILE-UP + WHITE BELT YELLOW TAG
Room 2 Schuh New Blood Stage
VICTORIAN ENGLISH GENTLEMEN'S CLUB + KASMS + KONG

Tickets on salehere

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 11TH
Main Room Fandango Stage
PETE & THE PIRATES + GOLDHEART ASSEMBLY
Room 2 Schuh New Blood Stage
FLASHGUNS + VIDEO NASTIES + LR ROCKETS

Tickets on sale here

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 12TH
Main Room Fandango Stage
ART BRUT + HATCHAM SOCIAL + THE MOLOTOVS
Room 2 Schuh New Blood Stage
CHAPMAN FAMILY + TELEVISED CRIMEWAVE + LION CLUB

Tickets are for sale here

Always delighted to blunder in blindly where other sensible types fear to tread, Club Fandango set up A Fistful Of Fandango on a wing and a prayer in the then- unknown 229 venue in September 2007. Maps, Friendly Fires, British Sea Power, Camera Obscura, Broken Records and Frightened Rabbit were just some of the highlights from the first two annual events as A FISTFUL OF FANDANGO indelibly stamped itself upon the alternative mini-urban festival map, snuggling in at the tail end of the festival season just in between Reading / Leeds Festival and Bestival.

And A FISTFUL OF FANDANGO 3promises to be bigger and more berserk than ever before as the crack Club Fandango booking crew has been working alongside the tastemakers at Converse Music and Artrocker magazine to bring yet more leftfield pop joy to the world. On the Fandango stage the established likes of winsome folksters HERMAN DUNE and the fearsomely thrusting FUTURE OF THE LEFT rub shoulders with ever popular indiepop charmers ART BRUT and PETE & THE PIRATES. The Schuh New Blood stageproffers a slew of the sultriest underground talent to sneak into the post-gothic limelight this year, notably KASMS, LION CLUB and FACTORY FLOOR. And elsewhere super cool fun is to be had with the relentless melodic chaos of WHITE BELT YELLOW TAG, the sumptuous alt-pop.country fare of GOLDHEART ASSEMBLYand, of course, the ragged glory of 21-piece choral girl 'combo' GAGGLE.

So then. 1 venue: 2 stages: 4 nights: 24 bands: @ the 229. Let's go number-crunching…

LISTINGS & FURTHER INFO:

A FISTFUL OF FANDANGO 3
DATES: 9TH / 10TH/ 11TH/ 12TH SEPTEMBER
VENUE: THE 229 VENUE : GREAT PORTLAND ST : LONDON
TIME: 7PM-11PM ACROSS FOR 4 DAYS
PRICE: 12.50 PER NIGHT OR 20 for 2 day pass / 25 3 day pass / 30 4 day pass


For even more info:
www.clubfandango.co.uk