Party for Pakistan with Plan B & many more

Party for Pakistan with Plan B & many more
Wednesday 29th September @ Islington O2 Academy

Anorak are planning an event in central London’s 02 Islington Academy for around 1,000 people on September 29th. All ticket money will be going directly to the Disasters Emergency Committee. All artists will be performing for free.

“The scale of suffering in Pakistan is unfathomable. An area the size of Italy is flooded and a population equal to Australia is now homeless. The party for Pakistan aims to raise money and awareness by enlisting some of the best names in UK Music for an unforgettable event” Riz MC

Party for Pakistan with Plan B, Kayvan Novak aka Fone/Facejacker who will be performing his first ever live set, Riz MC, Aggro Santos, Akala, Lowkey, BBC Radio 1’s DJ Nihal,  Bobby Friction, Nero, Urban Nerds, Mumzy Stranger, Emily Sande, True Tiger, Mz Bratt, and many more to be announced…

“Please give me your monies for to help for the floods…and while you’re at it, please bring your bank account details and sort code madame…. Also, Brian Badonde is looking forward to bem-cee-ing over bub-step”  Facejacker

The suffering caused by these unprecedented floods will continue long after the media focus, already slowly disappearing, vanishes completely.

The floods have killed thousands so far with the death toll expected to rise dramatically with the inevitable onset of water born diseases.

Over 1 million homes have been destroyed, and 20million are homeless or otherwise directly affected. Around 8 million people are relying on immediate emergency aid, and with 1.6 million acres of crop land destroyed, the outlook is bleak.

The aid response has been slow and news coverage minimal. Whether you look at the area of land or the number of people affected by this disaster, it is more than double the impact of the Asian Tsunami, Haiti Earthquake, or hurricane Katrina combined. Our response should match the scale of this crisis. With this in mind, we ask you to support our initiative. We aim to make a difference and we would like your help.

All organizers are working voluntarily.
Tickets are £10 in advance and £12.50 on the door.

Chris Sievey aka Frank Sidebottom dies after suffering a brain tumour

Chris Sievey aka Frank Sidebottom died today after recently suffering a brain tumour.

Chris Sievey was the lead singer with Manchester new wave band The Freshies who came closest to having a hit single in 1981 when they reached number 54 in the UK Singles chart with I’m In Love With A Girl On A Certain Machester Megastore Checkout Desk.


But truth be known The Freshies weren’t very good and Chris Sievey as Frank Sidebottom, complete with paper-mache head, was very very funny.

Sievey continued had more success with Frank Sidebottom. Caroline Aherne’s Mrs Merton character started off as Frank Sidebottom’s sidekick in Sievey’s successful Radio 4 series, Radio Timperley. Other celebrities that started off working with Frank Sidebottom was the DJ Mark Radcliffe, who was a member of Sidebottom’s ‘Oh Blimey Big Band‘ and Chris Evans who once held the job as Frank Sidebottom’s driver.


Though he has toured continually since the 1980’s he is probably best known in the North West where he had a TV show, Frank Sidebottom’s Fantastic Shed Show; and also popped up on Granada TV as a reporter for regional news programme, Granada Reports.

Just 10 days ago Frank Sidebottom released his England football song for the 2010 South Africa World Cup, Three Shirts On My Line.


Chris Sievey / Frank Sidebottom R.I.P.