Raving about Hadouken! gig
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