After releasing two fundraising CDs, Beat:Cancer launched into their first charity gig last November as Beat:Cancer Live, raising £1500 to help Cancer Research UK fund research into screening, treatment and cures for cancer.
This year Beat:Cancer Live returns to Slimelight in London on Saturday 14th Novemeber, and heads north for the first time to The Zoo in Manchester on Friday 13th November; boasting UK exclusive headline shows from Modulate, supported by 5 bands each night; ranging across the alternative electronic spectrum from synthpop duo Advance to brutal Noise project Tapewyrm.
Bands announced are:
- Modulate (London & Manchester)
- Dreams Divide (London & Manchester)
- Be My Enemy (London)
- Petrol Bastard (Manchester)
- Syd.31 (London & Manchester)
- Advance (London & Manchester)
- Tapewyrm (London)
- Biomechanimal (Manchester)
Beat:Cancer Live 2015 will also launch up and coming artists as you can see such as Biomechanimal making their Manchester debut on the Friday night. With acts such as Be My Enemy (featuring Phil Barry of Cubanate) and Dreams Divide, visuals and the support of AnalogueTrash Records both nights should raise a hopefully substantial amount for their vital cause, Cancer Research UK.
Both nights will be followed up by after parties with scene’s DJ’s featuring also 3 guest DJ’s; AD3K (Resistanz and AnalogueTrash), Kohl (Sinistry and Resistanz) and Zombie Chris (Infest and Club Recall).
Beat:Cancer started life in 2012 as the founder Mark Haigh’s reaction to the loss of a friend and colleague to lymphoma. Initially envisioned as a 7 track digital EP, it became a double disc compilation of tracks featuring artists from around the world, released at the festival Resistanz in Sheffield, Easter 2013.
Full details, line-ups and advance tickets are available on the official Beat:Cancer website at www.beatcancer.info .
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