So next weekend I was all geared up to be performing in the Steampunk Zone at Alt-Fest. It promised to be MAGNIFICENT with 180 acts including Marilyn Manson, Fields of the Nephilim, Pete Murphy, Gary Numan... Basically a wet dream for an old goth like me. There was going to be a Circus zone, Circus of Horrors, a children's play zone, Steampunk Zone, Goth stage, Metal stage, Industrial, on and on and lots more... Mostly I will miss Joe Black doing disney for children... I will have to bribe him down my way for a private show...
Basically it promised to be lots and lots of mahvellous fun for the best family holiday plus seeing all my friends perform in Steampunk and other stages and the best gig opportunity in the world EVER!!
Sadly it all went tits up at the last minute.
And although there have been lots of rescue festivals springing up (Full Steam Metal Racket in Llanfyllin, The Curehead's Ctrl-Alt-Fest-Delete in Kettering and FLAG's SOS in London to name a few) AND I had an opportunity to play at the Steampunk Zone / SOPHIE one, certain factors like driving and my daughter and the issue that I had promised a family holiday... (and this being the only chance we were going to get at a semblance of a family holiday) meant that I am now destined to spend the weekend doing something completely different.
I.E. NOT PERFORMING. YARBLES.
I have, however, made plans and all is not lost. I have a trip to Moscow State Circus planned in Miss Von Trapp costume, some firework displays to watch, and weather permitting a stay in the family caravan... and I will spend time recording some songs as well. Perhaps a mini album to release through my bandcamp page.
In some consolation, I did come up with the name for the Phoenix-like festival that has arisen from the Alt-Fest ashes...
For those of you still able to go to the Steampunk Alt-Fest Alternative I present THE WEBSITE for...
FULL STEAM METAL RACKET!!:
My Lords, Ladies and Gentlemen - it is with great pleasure that we, your humble hosts, now proudly present - the brand-new and official festival website!
There's still a lot more content and information to be added over the next day or so but hopefully this will answer some of your most urgent queries.
In the meantime, please don't hesitate to continue to ask questions here [FB EVENT PAGE https://www.facebook.com/events/239384216202258/ ]
BB BlackDog and NeonTiger Productions UK Ltd"
And my next gig date is 20th September at The Hall, Exeter. Not to be missed!