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Tuesday, 24 March 2009


Jubilant organisers of Halesworth’s Gig in the Park believe they have pulled off one of the strongest range of headline acts in the festival’s 12 year history this year. To be held August 7th-9th in Halesworth Town Park amongst artists so far confirmed are Glenn Tilbrook and The Fluffers, Glenn needs little introduction as one half of the songwriting duo of Squeeze who had hits with Cool for Cats and Up the Junction that still feature strongly on most commercial radio stations playlists to this day. With his band The Fluffers he has just released a new album Pandemoneum Ensues with a single Still lifted from it. Bringing a right old Cockney knees up to the festival will be Chas and Dave who are making an increasingly rare live appearance at this years festival. From the success of their hit single Rabbitt in the 80’s they have a massive fanbase and still attract new fans including members of bands like the Libertines who are massive fans. New act Gypsy Fire have also just been confirmed. Combining the passion of European Gypsy music with a modern edge they signed a major record deal in the summer of 2008 and are tipped to be the next big thing. Remember where you saw them first! Inspiral Carpets singer Tom Hingley also appears on the bill. One of the leading bands of the Manchester scene Tom has been in the business for 25 years and will be playing an acoustic solo show to the Halesworth crowds. Sunday headliners Kingsize Five bring the party to the festival to round things off with their eccleptic mix of swing, jazz, 50’s rock and blues and punk. The band have been championed by radio 2 DJ Steve Lamacq who describes them as a bunch of musical rouges. Friday is headlined by the irrepressible Frontbum. The Five Piece Rock Powerhouse from the US recently announced that they are playing a one-off gig in the UK en route to their sell out World Tour which kicks off in Tokyo on August 11th, 2009. Proud to feature as one of Gig In The Park’s Headlining acts, the band released the following statement:
“It has always been an honour to play Halesworth, England. We’re always made to feel so at home. We absolutely adore our good fans and so when our management confused Istanbul Kebab House with Istanbul International Airport as a stop-over destination the writing was on the wall.” If that wasn’t enough organisers have just confirmed that Blues band Nine Below Zero will appear at the festival. Formed in 1977 they have to be one of the country’s best known R & B acts. Also confirmed again are firm festival favourites Audioporn who’s concept songs and visiual presentation led to the Times saying they were the best band they had ever seen.
Advance tickets are being held at 2008 prices to help beat the credit crunch and will be on sale from 29th June and as in previous years the gig is run as a community event by a small band of volunteers and any profits will be donated to local good causes and be used to fund Christmas lights in Halesworth this year.

Thursday, 19 March 2009



Global Music are proud to announce the winners of the ‘W13 Smash & Grab’ online competition hosted by Rock Sound Magazine.

The successful entrants will be taken back-stage at an up-coming show of their choice for a one-on-one with the Prince of Shock-Horror himself, Wednesday 13.

Not only will they get to share this fan-tastic experience with a very lucky friend, but they’ll also receive a signed copy of ‘Skeletons’ as well as copies of Wednesday’s first live DVD, ‘F**k It, We’ll Do It Live’ and his latest release, ‘Bloodwork EP’.

Congratulations to LEWIS K who won for Norwich!!

Tuesday, 10 March 2009


GLOBAL MUSIC and ROCK SOUND MAGAZINE have teamed up to bring all you Wednesday13 fans the chance to meet the Prince of Punk-Horror himself, and win a load of W13 goodies to boot!

Global Music and Rock Sound are offering the opportunity for you and a friend to go backstage at any up-coming Wednesday13 concert and shake the hand of Mr.13 - Make sure you get your photo taken too!

As our specially selected winner, you will also receive a signed Skeletons CD, plus a copy of Wednesday13s latest release, F**l It, We’ll Do It Live DVD and the new Bloodwork EP.

To enter just visit the Rock Sound "Smash & Grab" link below:

One winner will be selected for each show, 15 in total, so make sure you state which concert you’d like to attend, should you win.