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Beck’s Vier Music Inspires Art

June 2, 2010 by  

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Beck’s Vier Music Inspires Art

This summer Beck’s Vier and 580 Ltd are showcasing Music Inspires Art UK Tour, a free UK-wide summer tour bringing together the best new live music and DJ talent, with an original programme of innovative film and art curated by Future Shorts and Squeaky Hill and Cabinet of Living Cinema art collectives.

One of the highlights of this will be an intimate concert with the hugely popular The Horrors at The Village Underground in London on June 18. Tickets for this gig will be like gold dust with only 350 pairs up for grabs on the Beck’s Vier Facebook page: http://tinyurl.com/HorrorsLive

BECK’S VIER & 580 LTD PRESENT: BECK’S VIER MUSIC INSPIRES ART
UK TOUR, MAY – AUGUST 2010

FEATURING: ARIEL PINK, NEW YOUNG PONY CLUB, LONE WOLF, THE NEXTMEN, CHAPEL CLUB, JOAKIM, FOREIGN BEGGARS, PLAID, YOUNG TURKS, MOUNT KIMBIE, THE INVISIBLE, HUDSON MOHAWKE, RUDI ZYGADLO, THE INVISIBLE – WITH MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED…

PLUS: LITTLE BOOTS DJ SETS, NEW ART COMMISSIONS, FILM INSTALLATIONS + VERY SPECIAL SECRET GUESTS

Showcasing the very best in new music talent and visual wizardry, Beck’s Vier has teamed up with 580 Ltd, leading independent promoters and purveyors of the finest music venues around the country including the Lock Tavern, Amersham Arms, Bungalows and Bears, Start the Bus, The Shipping Forecast and more, to present the Beck’s Vier Music Inspires Art UK Tour. A FREE UK-wide summer tour, Beck’s Vier Music Inspires Art brings together the best new live music and DJ talent, with an original programme of innovative film and art curated by Future Shorts and Squeaky Hill and Cabinet of Living Cinema art collectives.

The Beck’s Vier Music Inspires Art UK Tour is just the latest in Beck’s long-standing series of collaborations with musicians and artists. Alongside the Beck’s Vier Music Inspires Art UK Tour, we will be unveiling new, limited edition Beck’s Vier fonts and glassware, all showcasing designs by celebrated emerging artists who have been inspired by some of their favourite music. This entire campaign – and these limited edition designs in particular – will be amplified by a major advertising and social media campaign.

Launching at Bungalows and Bears, Sheffield, from Thursday 27 – Sunday 30 May, followed by dates in Nottingham and Liverpool, Beck’s Vier Music Inspires Art will make ten stops across the UK from May until August, taking in Manchester, Bristol, Portsmouth, London and more.

They will be setting up shop for four days at a time in some of the most acclaimed and lively spaces in these cities, which all form part of the 580 Ltd network (the people behind Adventures in the Beetroot Field, Field Day and Nail the Cross), with each offering a top notch programme of bands, DJs, artists and filmmakers which reflects the progressive and constantly buzzing music which 580 Ltd’s venues are renowned for curating. The diverse and uncompromising line up includes up and coming names such as Class Actress (the most blogged about band at SXSW), Young Turks new signing Sampha and Moshi Moshi’s latest offering, Hot City. Plus special guest appearances by Plaid, Ariel Pink and Little Boots, and a host of the best local talent from each city.

Each event is free and is will open to all on a first come, first served basis, with up to date information on individual nights available via www.facebook.com/becksvier

The full line-up and a series of exciting new art and film commissions will to be revealed over the coming weeks. The following dates and locations now confirmed:

Bungalows & Bears, Sheffield: 27 – 30 May
Featuring: DJ Cheeba, Rudi Zygadlo, Plaid (DJ set), Horse Meat Disco, Lone Wolf, The Invisible, Luke Abbot, The Cabinet of Living Cinema, Squeaky Hill Art & Comedy
The Old Fire Station, Division Street, Sheffield, S1 1RU http://www.bungalowsandbears.com/

The Shipping Forecast, Liverpool: 3 – 6 June

Featuring DJ Cheeba, Horse Meat Disco, The Invisible, Chapel Club, Howls, Opulent Oog, New Young Pony Club, The Cabinet of Living Cinema, Squeaky Hill Art & Comedy

The Shipping Forecast, 15 Slater Street, Liverpool, L1 LBW www.theshippingforecastliverpool.com
Spanky Van Dyke’s Fun House & Eatery, Nottingham: 10 – 13 June
Featuring: Ariel Pink, DJ Cheeba, Rudi Zygadlo, Hot City, New Young Pony Club, Brilliant Colours, La La Vasquez, Opulent Oog, The Cabinet of Living Cinema, Squeaky Hill Art & Comedy
Spanky Van Dyke’s Fun House & Eatery, 17 Goldsmith Street, Nottingham, NG1 5JT www.spankyvandykes.com

Village Underground London Friday 18 June
Start the Bus Bristol 17 – 20 June
60 Million Postcards Bournemouth 1 – 4 July
The Kraken Wakes Portsmouth 15 – 18 July

Please note, August dates & locations to be confirmed

About Beck’s Music Inspires Art

Beck’s has a long history of using the most pioneering techniques and technologies to deliver uncompromising quality of experience to the consumer. Over time, this commitment to innovation and free-thinking has evolved into Beck’s giving creative freedom to musicians and artists through such innovative associations as the Beck’s art labels, where artists including Gilbert & George, Tracey Emin, Damien Hirst, Tim Head, Sam Taylor-Wood, Jake & Dino Chapman, Hard Fi, the RCA and Ladyhawke have been given the opportunity to use the Beck’s bottle as their canvas.

Beck’s Music Inspires Art has a history of bringing together leading musicians and artists together, including the Chemical Brothers, Massive Attack and United Visual Artists, to create electrifying audio-visual experiences in a series of amazing one-off performances called the Beck’s Fusions.
About 580 Ltd:
580 Limited are the pub and venue operators behind some of the nation’s finest music venues, including The Lock Tavern in Camden, Start The Bus in Bristol, A Nation of Shopkeepers in Leeds, The Shipping Forecast in Liverpool and Spanky Van Dyke’s Fun House & Eatery in Nottingham. They are also responsible for the legendary Adventures In The Beetroot parties at Fabric and their associated events across the UK, and the annual Field Day Festival in Victoria Park, London. www.580limited.co.uk






 

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