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Monday 02 November 2020

Smoke Fairies Pull Together A Skeletal Crew & Take Over Iconic Sussex Venue For An Exclusive Global Live Streaming Event

This week Smoke Fairies host an exclusive global live streaming event to be broadcast online from a special gig filmed at the De La Warr Pavilion, in Bexhill.
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The duo headed to the the South Coast to perform songs drawn from across their back catalogue, from early obscurities up to their newest album Darkness Brings The Wonders Home, released at the start of the year.

The band were due to tour the UK this month in support of the new record but, with those dates postponed until 2021, hope that with this unique performance audiences around the world will have the chance to watch them perform a one-off show in a way not seen before and from the safety of their own homes.

The special event has been professionally shot on six cameras, the venue itself was empty apart from a skeletal crew of sound, camera and lighting but the band are aware of the wider implications to the live industry the pandemic is having and will be sharing proceeds from the event with the De La Warr Pavilion itself and also with the #saveourvenues and #wemakeevents campaigns.


Jessica from the band explains: 

"As we live through a time where the culture industry is in a gravely perilous position it was poignant to visit an empty venue, designed and built to nurture the local community with culture and arts and fill it with sound. 

"The audience's presence was sorely missed but we hope in our small way, through this event we can both entertain and help out our industry at the same time."

On hosting the stream Ed Frith, Head Of Live Programming at De La Warr Pavilion said: 

"It's an honour to host Smoke Fairies any at any time, it feels particularly pertinent to host these beautifully graceful musicians during the present climate. 

"The DLWP is proud and honoured to be the backdrop for this event."

The show will stream live on Sunday 8th November at 8pm GMT. Tickets for the event are on sale now from www.smokefairies.com 

by: Mike Cobley




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