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Big Pig Gig in Bath

BIG PIG GIG is Bath’s biggest, brightest and happiest charity festival happening on Sunday 10th August at The Pig & Fiddle, Bath. The event is free entry but will be raising funds for The Forever Friends Appeal’s RUH Cancer Care Campaign- helping to transform cancer care for over half a million people in the South-West.

It will be a feel good Sunday, with over 12 different music acts from Bath, Bristol & Brighton, bringing an epic mix of indie rock, folk, funk, soul, reggae, ska, hip-hop, to the stage. The ‘Acoustic Afternoon’ will kick off at 1pm, when talented soloists, duets and big bands from the three big cities will create feel good vibes everyone deserves after a busy week. The grand prize draw will be announced at 5.30pm, which is when the audience has a chance to win some unique, fantastic prizes. The Big Pig BBQ will start at 6pm, with ‘BBQ babes’ serving burger baps and pigs in blankets (better than a Sunday roast). Be prepared to pose as Bellafoto Photography will be capturing moments with the crowds.

All the musicians from Bath, Bristol & Brighton have been so kind to give up their lazy Sunday to support the charity. The line-up includes; the young, talented, pop and folk artist; Tess Henderson who will be kicking off the ‘Afternoon Acoustics’ at 2pm.  Sophie Clesham & Matt Craig, the blonde duo will be bringing you some unique folk and pop covers of your all-time favourites. Dani Miche, is a talented artist from Bath who communicates her songs through a soundscape of delicate, yet powerful harmonies, her music is unique, melodious and atmospheric. She will be performing her new debut album, including the popular single ‘Let Go’.

Glass City Vice, are a 4-piece alt-rock band, trekking across the UK all the way from Brighton, to support the BIG PIG GIG. Glass City Vice have just announced their UK Tour 2014, this will coincide with the release of their new EP, which is set to drop on the 22nd September. Dexter Selboy & The Shonky Trio are a spectacular 3 piece band who will be bringing an eclectic mix of rare and original contemporary, folk, rock & rap.

Phoenix Club are a 4-piece indie / rock / pop band from Bristol. The band has been recording with Marco Migliari (who has recorded with Stereophonics, Robert Plant and Genesis) over the past year at Real World Studios in Box and have just released their self-titled ‘Phoenix Club’ E.P this year.

Dom Padfield  & Ophelia Xerri, the lead singers from Forty Thieves, Bristol, will be kicking off the ‘Hip-hop Funk Evening’ at 7pm with an eclectic mix of folk/ska/soul enthused with spoken word. Dom Padfield will also be the main motivator, the compere for the day, keeping the crowds on their feet.

Emmy J Mac is a singer, songwriter and performer from Bristol, she starred in BBC One’s The Voice UK singing a fantastic rendition of Corinne Bailey Rae ‘Put your Records On’. The blonde beauty will be performing her new debut single ‘Heatwave’ – By Hazel Soze feat. Emmy J Mac.

The Clunks are a 4 piece ska-hop band from Bath, they have recently been spreading their wings to London’s best music scenes but the boys are being grounded to Somerset soil and the team are making sure they bring their finest set to the BIG PIG GIG.

The big headliners for the event will be Three Kings High, a six-piece Bristol outfit, impress with an EP that mixes up influences from rock, soul, funk, hip-hop and more besides. Off the back of the successful and acclaimed “Tell Em Lies” EP, released in 2013, the demand and momentum of Three Kings High has never been greater. Successfully completing their first headline tour of the UK in March 2014, the Kings are returning to Bath especially for the BIG PIG GIG. They have a huge fan base, their 2013 YouTube video ‘Tell ‘Em Lies’ received over 57,000 views.

Zoe Tainton, event organiser comments: “My friends and I love the Pig & Fiddle in Bath and we’re often going there to enjoy the live music acts. We realised there was an opportunity laying right in front of eyes-  to organise a fun event which involves our two loves; music and food. I am actually the Community Fundraiser here at The Forever Friends Appeal, part of my role is to support those who are so kind to organise fundraising events for us. I wanted to follow in their footsteps and organise an event myself, in my hometown. This is my turn to raise funds for all those I have met through The Forever Friends Appeal. I have been touched by some incredible, inspirational and positive people, who have made me feel proud to be part of our current Cancer Care Campaign. I know that this charity makes a huge difference to so many lives around us and I passionately believe that all those affected by cancer, truly deserve this new Cancer Centre. Thank you to all those amazing people who have been so kind, selfless and enthusiastic about raising funds, you are all amazing. I would like to give a huge thank you to our fabulous sponsor for this event- The Flying Pig Renovation Company in Bath, who are specialists in the renovation of prestigious property in and around Bath. Local stores have also been so kind to donate lots of great raffle prizes, the crowds are in for a treat! I would also like to thank The Pig & Fiddle for hosting this event for us, a special thanks to Charlie, Matt & Alex for helping me to get everything sorted. Here’s to a happy day of feel good music and food- woop! ”

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