Acid Brass and Dave Haslam gig

28 Apr 2017

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Preston, United Kingdom


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A free Acid House Brass Band gig in #Preston
Featuring the Fairey Brass Band with warm-up by DJ Dave Haslam

Enjoy the free show from the Flag Market, with Acid House classics performed by the Fairey Band from the Harris balcony.


Acid Brass is the brainchild of Turner Prize winning artist Jeremy Deller. It’s an imaginative and wonderful fusion of Acid House anthems with the sound of a traditional British Brass Band.

This joyous project is arriving in Preston performed by the award-winning Fairey Brass Band who have won many accolades, the most recent a winning place at the National Brass Band Championships at the Royal Albert Hall in October 2016 and Qualification for the 2018 European Brass Band Championships as highest placed English representative.

Jeremy Deller imagined and devised the concept of acid house music played by a brass band in 1997 in a flow chart entitled ‘The History of the World’ (1997). Since then, the Fairey Band have taken the idea and the music to Paris, Berlin and throughout Britain (including Tate Modern).

Dave Haslam is a DJ, journalist, author who DJ-ed over four hundred and fifty times at the Hacienda, and has since played all over Europe and America. His gigs with bands include shows with the Stone Roses and New Order. He will be warming up for the Williams Fairey Band and providing a short spoken-word intro.

This event is part of the Harris Museum's Dance First, Think Later Contemporary Art Programme curated by Clarissa Corfe and supported by Arts Council England, Lancashire County Council & Friends of the Harris Museum & Art Gallery.

Where: Harris Museum, Art Gallery & Library Balcony (view from Market Square/Flag Market)
Time: 7.00-9.00pm
Cost: Free. Just come along with friends and family.

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Clarissa Corfe

Exhibiting artists

Jeremy Deller


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