Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Don't Party With Finley Quaye Manchester 21st Sept.

Event: Don’t Panic and JOB present Don’t Party with Finley Quaye
Venue: The Contact Theatre, Oxford Road, Manchester
Date: Friday 21st September 2007
Music Policy: Reggae, Funk, Hip Hop, Breakbeat, DnB, Soul + more
Time: 17:00 – 03:00 Tickets: £14 adv/ more on the door

Don’t Panic & JOB present Don’t Party at The Contact with Finley Quaye + guests Friday September 21st 2007, Doors 17:00 – 03:00 For just under a decade now, the Don't Panic name has been synonymous with youth culture and underground music. Having worked on campaigns for artists and events including Roots Manuva, Massive Attack, Manchester International Festival, and Sonar, Don't Panic has pooled its expertise to create the multimedia showcase that is Don't Party.

By day, the event will be a relaxed affair showcasing the most soulful and atmospheric musical performances including live jazz, soul, folk, and reggae.

By night, the infamous fortress styled building is transformed into a bustling party, journeying from hip hop to funk, breakbeat to dubstep, and glitch to drum ‘n’ bass. Headlining the event will be Finley Quaye; former winner of the Best Artist title at The Brit Awards, and unquestionably one of the most prolific songwriters and performers of the last decade. The triple platinum artist has worked with the likes of William Orbit, A Guy Called Gerald, and Beth Orton, and will be performing classic tracks from his vast back-catalogue and new album 'Pound for Pound’.

Notable musical support on the night comes from Peter Parker of Fingathing, and Manchester’s very own ‘Whatever the Weather’ DJs. Visual entertainment on the night comes from several sources. Fusing dance, martial arts, and gymnastics, The Corbão de Ouro Capoeira Collective will be performing in the lower foyer space, whilst the upper foyer will hold an exhibition of twenty of the most iconic Don’t Panic posters from the past decade, including pieces from pseudo-anonymous graffiti pioneer Banksy, Radiohead’s visual conceptualist Stanley Donwood, and psychedelic comic artist Jeremyville.

The upper foyer will also be home to a large screen upon which a live feed from our camera team will be projected as part of a reactive visuals display.

And finally, live footage from the night will be available for viewing on various video networking sites, our website -, and may also feature on Channel M.

Tickets are priced at £14 advance, and are available from The Contact Box Office, Ticketline, Sofa Bar, Piccadilly Records, Fat City Records, Eastern Bloc Records, and Vox Pop Records

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