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WaterAid presents... Bombay Bicycle Club

Bombay Bicycle Club are to headline a gig in London on September 5 for WaterAid, a day before appearing on Bestival's main stage.

15 Jul 2013

The show kicks off our first ever series of concerts under the banner of 'WaterAid presents...' The full details are:

WaterAid presents... Bombay Bicycle Club, plus Cosmo Sheldrake and The Very Best (DJ set)
Date: 5 September 2013
Venue: Islington Assembly Hall
Age: 14+
Ticket price: £18.50

Connie Potter, Events Team Manager at WaterAid, says: "We are really delighted that Bombay Bicycle Club are doing this event to raise funds and awareness of the vital cause of getting clean water and safe sanitation to some of the world poorest people. The support of the band and their fans is vital to help us achieve our goal of safe, clean water and sanitation for everyone, everywhere by 2030."

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Bombay Bicycle Club, from north London, have released three albums in the past three years, culminating in 2011's A Different Kind of Fix. They won best new band at the NME Awards in 2010 and recent tours have seen them headline to 10,000 at Alexandra Palace as well as major festival slots at Reading, Leeds, Hyde Park and Glastonbury. They're currently hard at work in the studio working on their fourth album.

The gig is promoted by Lake of Stars and the proceeds will help our work to bring clean water and safe sanitation to some of the poorest people in the world.

As part of the Lake of Stars 10 Year Anniversary, the LOS team have partnered with WaterAid to help deliver ours first music fundraiser. The award winning Lake of Stars Project organise festivals and events in Malawi, a country of primary focus for us, and the focus of our Big Dig campaign in 2012.  

Lake of Stars have taken dozens of British artists, including Foals and The Maccabees, to perform on Lake Malawi, helping to generate revenue and exposure for the southern African country. This year they celebrate with a new event, City of Stars, in Malawi's capital, Lilongwe.