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News: Counter Culture Pre-Launch

The end of summer sucks.  Fact.  The weather fades, it gets dark, and festival season grinds to a saddening hault pretty much after Bestival (next week!).  Fear not, though, for help is on the way.

Counter Culture, a new 4 month multi-arts ‘festival’ taking place under London Bridge Station, launches on 24 September and their site launched this morning with extensive listings (but far from fully announced – expect some great announcements as time goes on) of what to expect to see going on there until 1 January 2011.

Get your name on their mailing list, because the first 100 names will be added to the guestlist and get free admission for their launch party on Friday 24 September.  Special Guests are still to be confirmed, but with Man Like Me, the Streets-esque London-techno three-piece, and Rumours, ‘the worlds smallest 80s disco’ – which has been converting Isle Of Wight, Camp Bestival and V Festival into 80s time-warps in recent summers – already in place, it’s going to be one hell of a party.

Also listed in the first few weeks is the regular Short & Sweet, a weekly short-film festival, plus an exhibition of live photography from the excellent Harriet Armstrong, and an array of club nights like the excellent Counter Culture Presents on 1 October (Hijack (Jack Union), Mumdance, Louis La Roche, Starsmith, Harvard Bass and others..) and the guest-hosted guest-hosted Wonderland Presents, a night of dub, electro, breaks, interactive art installations and, apparently, a bakery!

So I say again, sign up to their mailing list to get yourself on the Launch Night guestlist, and while you’re at it follow them on Twitter or Facebook to stay connected.   I’ll be covering as much of this as I can – winter now looks a little less miserable!

James TAE

By James TAE

James TAE is a Music and Tech Journalist, Editor for Spotisfaction, and writer for God Is In The TV and London Tour Dates magazine. Follow him @James_TAE

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