Thursday 25th May 2017
On 5 June, Bristol O2 Academy's charity extravaganza will host 5 of the finest local Bristol musicians, where all funds raised from ticket sales, bar profits and collections will be donated to the two organisations.
Tickets are just £5.00 per person and this year’s headliners include Katie Sky, Wasuremono, Fossette, Phoenix Club and Sam Brockington. All employees at O2 Academy Bristol, casual staff and bands are coming together to raise funds and help the fight against cancer, so come along and get involved!
"We’re really looking forward to our second BEAT IT show,” says Assistant General Manager, Lee Stenner. “It’s a collaborative event and a large proportion of input comes from our brilliant staff. Many of them are students at local colleges and in bands, so it’s a great way for them to get hands on experience of running events from all angles from technical to promotional and performance. They’re learning at the same time as having fun and raising funds which are vital to our chosen charities.
Last year’s event raised nearly £2,000 so we’re hoping to do the same all over again, if not more!
About the Acts
After conquering YouTube with a series of hugely popular covers, Katie Sky was snapped up by Manchester’s Lab Records in 2011. Since then, Katie has gone on to win over a whole new set of fans with her original punchy pop sound.
Formed in 2013 by lead singer William Southward, the band has recently released their explosive EP/album Kaboom and been championed by Steve Lamacq and Lauren Laverne on BBC 6 Music; featuring on their recommends playlists, as well as Lamacq’s “Lamacq Livener” winner.
Phoenix Club use a song-writing intelligence to create hooks that sink into your subconscious, complimented by a playful disregard towards generic time signatures and genre-specific boundaries. This ability to write distinct arrangements leaves their songs resounding in your head and fighting the urge to hit repeat.
Indie four-piece Fossette have conquered stages across the country with their mammoth sounding guitar-driven numbers. Spilt Milk says "their catchy, buoyant sound is infectious and very impressive live".
Singer-songwriter Sam is a BIMM student is well established on the gig scene. He draws his influences from the world of blues and soul and his unique old school voice and remarkable talent draws comparison with fellow BIMM Bristol student, George Ezra.