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BSM’s Big Day Out Reveals New Line Up Additions

4th July 2018

Big Scary Monsters Records are extremely pleased to reveal the latest line-up additions for the inaugural BSM’s Big Day Out event, a huge celebration of the UK’s beloved independent music scene.

Pulling together twenty of the label’s favourite artists across three unique East London venues – Moth Club, Paper Dress Vintage and Hackney Empire Bar – on Saturday 1st September 2018, early bird tickets are already SOLD OUT, with general sale tickets (£17) on sale now alongside special merch and music bundles.

Added to the bill today are: Hereford-based Holy Roar Records instrumental signings TALONS, fast-rising London indie punks Happy Accidents, Em Foster from Nervus with a very special intimate solo acoustic performance, Brighton indie-punk trio Gender Roles fresh from their EU headline tour dates, and modern classical/ambient pianist, composer and string arranger Matt Emery.

They join the previously announced line up of Tangled Hair, Doe, Kagoule, Kamikaze Girls, Orchards, Bellevue Days, Fresh, Stephen H Davidson (Tellison), El Morgan, Natalie Evans with more names and special surprises still TBA.

Organisers are also pleased to reveal they will be partnering with the PRS foundation Keychange project, which celebrates and invests in the talent of female music creators and innovators who will be driving the future success of the music industry.

Big Scary Monsters’ Events Co-Ordinator Josie Faulkner explains: “I really dislike the fact that festival stages, both in the UK and internationally, have an unfair representation in regards to gender, whether that’s from artists performing or to the people making these events happen. While there’s still a long way to go, across all genres of music, I feel like BSM and all of our label mates – Alcopop! Records, Specialist Subject, Holy Roar – are pushing out bands with less of a gender bias, and I think that’s something we should all aim to continue to achieve in the future.

“After all, it’s the next generation coming through that I’m hoping will look at the industry in ten years’ time and not have to even think about who is represented onstage: that the landscape becomes a fairer shift for all.”.

Over the coming weeks the label will be announcing yet more additions to the line-up and bringing you more info on the bands, additional festival partners and all of the extra little touches you can expect on the day, as well as some very special surprises still to be revealed.