Happy New Year, from all of us at Fence Records!
We’ve got some exciting news for ya. As promised, from the ashes of Home Game comes … Gnomegame!
Yup, we’re putting a wee spin on our annual Anster event. The last Home Game was in 2011, and in 2012 we went up the road to St Andrews, and held another event called Eye O’ The Dug. For 2013 we’re coming back to the spiritual shire of Anstruther, in the East Neuk o’ Fife, over the 6th & 7th April … but this event is going to be slightly smaller than our regular Home Game.
It’s due to the fact that our favourite hall in the town, The Hew Scott Hall, is still need of repair. Here’s our elfin monarch, King Creosote, with the reasons why … :
“ The external repairs to the Hew Scott Hall (stage 1) begin when the scaffolding goes up in march 2013. Hurrah! After 3 long years of meetings, surveys, funding applications, detailed planning, costings, meetings about meetings, temporary ceiling repairs, fundraising ceilidhs, re-planning, ever more funding applications and A LOT of tea/gin, the AIA and others are still working incredibly hard behind closed hall doors to secure the all-important grants and funding for stage 2 internal renovations. Seven figures worth of renovations.
Central to all of this effort is our firm belief that without these iconic halls events like fence homegames cannot take place in Anstruther.
It is for this reason that in April 2013 a truncated, recession-friendly, two night showcase of fence records ltd talent – yes, the gnomegame! – will roll into town on its little legs instead. You might even catch sight of the elusive KC running round town waving a collection tin, so please give generously.”
So, aye – Gnomegame - a two-day event, over the 6th & 7th April 2013, with music taking place in the Anstruther Town Hall. The fact that it’s smaller, and tickets are süper-limited, just makes it more special, eh? Of course, we’ll not give away the bill just yet … but you can expect a host of Fence favourites, and some special guests an’ aw.
We will be conducting a ticket buying lottery all day next Tuesday (15th January) – where you will be able to apply to purchase an individual ticket, or pairs of tickets. The winners in the lottery will be drawn at random, and then informed on how to make payment from Wednesday 16th January.
Tickets for the two-day event will be £60.
HOWEVER … if you’re a subscriber to our current 7″ EP series, Buff Tracks, then you’ll have first dibs on Gnomegame tickets! You’ll receive an email shortly with details on how to purchase tickets TODAY (including a special pre-party on the 5th April!). You can still subscribe to our EP series by clicking here: http://www.fencerecords.com/shop/buff-tracks/
If you’re not a Buff Tracks subscriber, don’t worry. Just come back to www.fencerecords.com next Tuesday for all the info on how to enter the lottery!
This event is taking place in a licensed venue, and as such is for over 18′s only.