Richard Norris, Label Love and Favela London present a PIAS Fire benefit night Weds 5th October at Favela London EC2.
On the evening of Monday 9th August, the main warehouse of the PIAS distribution group was destroyed in a blaze in Enfield. The warehouse contained a large amount of stock from the UK's main independent music labels. Although the stock was insured, the loss is having a marked effect on hundreds of indie labels, whose economic position is pretty precarious in the first place.
AIM (the association of independent music) has put together a fund to help affected labels keep afloat, and benefits for labels are being held nationwide, co-ordinated by Label Love (@labellove).
Musician and producer Richard Norris has organised a benefit at Favela London, Gt Eastern Street, Shoreditch, featuring a fine line up of London based DJ talent. 'Everyone on the bill has been affected by this one way or another', says Richard. 'This is a chance to put a little back into the independent music community that we are all part of. And also to have a cracking night.'
DJ's include Ashley Beedle, Justin Robertson, Pete Herbert, Richard Norris, Nathan Detroit, Ross Allen and Andrew Weatherall playing a rockabilly set.
THIS EVENT WILL SELL OUT! Limited Early bird tickets are £6 in advance from Ticket Web (http://tinyurl.com/3vjyv3j) , then £8 or £10 on the door. The DJ's, PR, promoters, designers and venue have all given their services for free. All door money will go directly into the AIM fund.
A PIAS Benefit
91 - 93 Great Eastern St, London EC2A 3HZ
8pm - 2am
Weds 5th October 2011
Early Bird £6; then £8 or £10 on door. Advance tickets from Ticket Web - http://tinyurl.com/3vjyv3j