King Creosote backs Refugee Week

Fence Records   King Creosote   Credit Calum Gordon
Mercury Prize nominated King Creosote to headline concert.

Scottish Refugee Council and British Red Cross are delighted to reveal details of their joint opening concert for Refugee Week 2012, curated by acclaimed musician King Creosote.

 A former Mercury Prize nominee and founder of the much admired independent music label, the Fence Collective, King Creosote will also headline at the gig on Monday, June 18.

His set will include songs from his critically acclaimed album Diamond Mine. As well as playing solo he will be joined by a few very special guests, who are still being kept under wraps.

The gig marks just how far this festival has come and roots us firmly in Scotland’s cultural calendar, opening our doors to audiences old and new.

Refugee Week Scotland Co-ordinator, Suzi Simpson

Support comes from King Creosote's right hand man, The Pictish Trail - who'll be performing an eclectic mix of songs from his forthcoming album, Secret Soundz Vol.2, accompanied by a full band.

Opening the night will be Glasgow's own Randolph's Leap who will be releasing an EP on the Fence Collective label later in the year.

All money raised from the concert will go to Scottish Refugee Council and British Red Cross to support their continuing work to provide support to refugees in Scotland.

Refugee Week Scotland Co-ordinator, Suzi Simpson, said: “Year on year the Refugee Week Scotland programme is getting bigger and better.

Exciting week of events

“This June we are especially excited to open the week festivities with a gig at the Old Fruitmarket hosted by Fence Records and headlined by King Creosote.

“The gig marks just how far this festival has come and roots us firmly in Scotland’s cultural calendar, opening our doors to audiences old and new.

“In addition, proceeds will go to support the important work that Scottish Refugee Council and British Red Cross do with refugees in Scotland throughout the year.

“Don’t miss out, this promises to be one spectacular night!”

With the recent Eye O' the Dug event and Away Game festival both selling out immediately, this is another great chance for Glasgow audiences to experience the Fence magic. 

The concert will be the first of over 100 events – including plays, exhibitions, community celebrations and sporting events – which will happen for Refugee Week Scotland from Monday 18 to Sunday 24 June.

Tickets are on sale now from Glasgow Concert Halls.

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