Out and About over the next few weeks…

Out and About over the next few weeks…

We’ve had a hectic few weeks here at FatKidOnFire. Saying that, we’re still finding time to get out and enjoy ourselves. We’ve got a recap for the truly sensational launch of Kara Messina‘s Y’OH Streetwear, held in conjunction with Kids of Grime, from last week but tonight we’ve got two new events we think are worth your eye.

First off is the fantastic new charity venture from our friends over at Ben Sherman, Trekstock and Lifebeat.

Very Important Plectrums is an online auction of plectrums donated by iconic artists. Each plectrum is signed with 100% of the auction proceeds going to support the great work of their charitable partners. There’s also an opportunity for you to enter a competition (which you can do here) to win a trip to one of Ben Sherman’s exclusive gigs and enjoy a few days in the city of your choice (choose between NYC, London and Berlin).

There’s an absolutely stupendous list of bands already taking part. The amazing list already includes Anna Calvi, Ash, Coldplay, Emmylou Harris, Feeder, Frankie and the heartstings, Futureheads, Jack Penate, James Blunt, The Kooks, Mark Ronson, Mary Wilson, The Monkees, Noah & the Whale, Paul Weller, Peter & the Pirates, Ronnie Wood, Stereophonics and We Are Scientists. You’ll be surprised to know there are even many more bands to be added to this list.

V.I.P is going to be launched at one of East London’s finest venues; XOYO, on the 12th of May, where the one and only Mos Def is headlining an invite only gig. If you’re on Twitter check out the twtvite and be in with the chance of grabbing yourself entry to this exclusive gig!
Fear not if you can’t make the London gig, we’re going along to catch all the action with the trusty FKOF camera where we’ll be taking (probably too many) pictures and videos. Recap to follow!

Next up; Re:Fraction at Reading’s Sub89 on Friday 20th May. Our friends over at RoodFM and Orientis Recordings are throwing one of the maddest line ups we’ve ever seen! Purveyors of the finest bassweight on the scene – Si & Leon (more commonly known as Kryptic Minds) are joined by FKOF OG Drama going b2b with Benton and one of our new friends Thelem. Lurka, Dom Hz, Killa and Instinct round off the bill with Sparkz hosting.

If you’re wanting to reach this unbelievable night, grab your advanced tickets for £6 here or part with £8 OTD. If you want to chance your hand, you can always lock in to RoodFM for exclusive ticket giveaways. It promises to be a massive night so be sure not to miss it!

We’ll be providing coverage from both events (as long as we don’t drink too much!) – so be sure to follow us live on Twitter and Facebook. Stay locked on FKOF over the next few weeks for the recaps. Alternatively, if you’re planning on going to either event come say hi!

Peace, love and respect.