Rav­ing about Hadouken! gig

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Front Page - by James Scott js­cott@thek­m­group.co.uk

NEW rave band Hadouken! have been con­firmed to play an in­ti­mate gig for a crowd of over 500 fans in Ash­ford. The band from Leeds, who will sup­port drum and bass stars Pen­du­lum in De­cem­ber, will be per­form­ing in Brake Hall at Ash­ford School, East Hill, on Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 29. The gig has been or­gan­ised by lo­cal teenage pro­mot­ers, In­ti­macy Pro­mo­tions, who brought co­me­dian Mark Wat­son to the hall in June. High­worth Gram­mar School pupil Joshua Heyburn, who founded In­ti­macy in De­cem­ber 2008, said: “The band de­cided to play smaller shows in towns they’ve rarely or never been to be­fore and Ash­ford is one of those towns. It’s prob­a­bly go­ing to be one of the biggest gigs that Ash­ford has seen yet.” Hadouken!, named af­ter a move in com­puter game Street Fighter, are best known for tracks That Boy That Girl, Crank It Up, Turn The Lights Out and Mic Check. Their de­but al­bum Mu­sic for an Ac­cel­er­ated Cul­ture sold 100,000 copies and the band won the best elec­tronic artist cat­e­gory at the BT Dig­i­tal Mu­sic Awards in 2008. They will be sup­ported by Bris­tol-based new­com­ers Out Like a Lion, who played the BBC In­tro­duc­ing stage at Glas­ton­bury fes­ti­val and at the Cre­ate fes­ti­val in Ash­ford this year. The In­die band has al­ready sup­ported acts in­clud­ing Babysham­bles and El­lie Gould­ing. Also per­form­ing is dub­step DJ Mr Strong, oth­er­wise known as Tom Webb, who set up his own on­line ra­dio sta­tion Filth FM, which will be a part­ner of the event. He has played along­side the likes of dub­step pro­ducer Caspa and rapper Chipmunk. The gig is for any­one aged 14 or older and doors open at 7.30pm with a 10pm cur­few in place.

Tick­ets cost £15 and can be or­dered from www.seet­ick­ets.com or www.hadouken.com

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