May 31, 2012 by Flapsandwich
so we were booked to play The Last Jubilee Festival at Bath Racecourse. It all smelled a bit fishy but we took the booking and agreed to play two shows there at a seriously discounted fee. We were to be joined by loads of o.a.p punk bands from the original punk era. Tickets were announced at £150 and the public backlash was huge!! They dropped the price to £125. but still….
joinung us at the event were Buzzcocks, Bad Manners, Glen Matlock, Ruts DC, The Selector, The Damned, UK Subs, Eddie & THe Hot Rods, The Beat, The Rezillos, ATV and loads more
Months passed by……….
Then suddenly one week before the event we received a message on facebook:
It is with great regret that we have had to take the decision to reduce your fee by 50%. We do however (in addition to the fee) offer the band 2 free tickets to the whole festival…
ahahah. We told then to go fuck themselves. Then after a bit of arguing and public dissing and piss taking they offered us the full fee again. And then a day later changed their mind and pulled us off the event completely. WTF!!! ! ! We were a bit gutted but hey fuck it….
In the aftermath of that bollocks i phoned up The GLobe venue in Cardiff and spoke to Tuan.. Top bloke who hosted our Phone in Sick Party in January. Even though he likes the Queen he somehow agreed to host a FUCK THE JUBILEE party!!! He loved the sicknote tribe last time and with only 5 days to go – he was willing to get involved. RESPECT.
We announced that we had fallen out with the Festival Organisers, had been banned from playing the festy and was now organising our own party…. we managed to book in some of our favourite acts including: The newly reformed BRUTAL all girl punk bank, The Physicists; London hipsters My BAd Sister, top bloke Mike Freear of Slamboree; and, Tantrum resident, DJ Tommy Tank – all at last minute – they were up for it!!!
2 days later news broke out that the entire festy had been cancelled. Various theories on why sprouted up all over the internet but here was the official statement from the organisers:
yeh fucknose what that means!!!! Drop us a comment on what YOU think is going on below and enlighten us!
Our bash is going ahead and we urge you to get involved as organising it with 5 days notice has been a headfuck and we hope you all come out and support it….
NICE ONE PEOPLE!!!!!!
full event info for our ‘FUCK THE JUBILEE’ FREE PARTY in CARDIFF on MONDAY: on facebook here.