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Win tickets to Club AC30’s Reverence Festival 2010

Reverence Festival

Preview by Jack Foley

CLUB AC30 are bringing the third instalment of their acclaimed mini-festival Reverence back to London’s Institute of Contemporary Arts, for three very special nights from September 17 to 19, 2010.

It follows the success of Reverence 2 at the ICA last November, which featured Ulrich Schnauss, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Swervedriver and Chapterhouse among its illustrious and eclectic line-up.

Not an easy bill to better, but Club AC30 have upped the ante again with the announcement of an impressive roster of artists.

Friday night’s headliner slot will be Oslo’s Serena Maneesh (pictured), supported by Tripwires and the soundscapes of Exit Calm, whose eponymous 2010 album was fittingly produced by Ulrich Schnauss.

Saturday’s line-up commences with the lo-fi charm of Slowgun, who have a deft way with shimmering pop hooks and deadpan vocals, reminiscent of Nico at her androgynous best.

Following them are The Blanche Hudson Weekend, and the reformed ’80s jangle-pop champs The Primitives.

Born out of the same mid-eighties guitar scene which spawned My Bloody Valentine, and given the Morrissey seal of approval, The Primitives still have their chops, so expect the incredible live form which has seen them tour all over the UK this year.

Daniel Land and The Modern Painters open Sunday’s event, followed by the multi-layered textures and soaring gentleness of Heligoland.

The pinnacle of Reverence though will a one-off set by former Cocteau Twins’ guitarist Robin Guthrie. The legendary Scotsman has done anything but rest on his laurels since the disbanding of the Twins, and has maintained a prolific output ranging from solo albums, repeat collaborations and even film soundtracks. For this set, he will be joined onstage by two members of Heligoland.

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Win tickets to The Reverence Festival

To celebrate the approach of Club AC30’s acclaimed Reverence Festival from September 17 to 19, IndieLondon has teamed up with Club AC30 to offer readers the chance to win 1 of 2 pairs of tickets. Simply answer the following question.

Q. What is the name of the headline act on the Saturday night of The Reverence Festival?

Simply send the answer to Reverence Festival competition and include your name, address, telephone number and email and which date you’d like to attend.