We have only just recovered from Latitude! The sunshine was glorious, we swam in lakes, we raved, we cried, I mean Submotion Orchestra and Roots Manuva were emotional! There is probably now a glitter shortage in the UK that nabokov are solely responsible for. Good times.
I would class myself and Liz as festival pros, we even wrote a pre festival blog with our top tips! However, we made some school girl errors this year that meant we spent last week bed bound with sunstroke and food poisoning that was actually passed on from another human being. Sexy. I think next year we will be adding a bucket hat and better antibacterial gel to our top tips. Oh and drink ALL the water, ALL OF IT!
We want to say a massive thank you to LATITUDE for having us and big up everyone who came down and supported the debut performance of SLUG. The girl band, punk ass energy rocked the Little House on Friday night and we can't wait to develop the show.
We're hyped to be part of the Latitude Festival line-up, on The River Stage outside The National Theatre on Saturday 6th August. Unfortunately, SLUG will no longer be appearing on the bill - we realised that the explicit sexual content is not entirely suitable pre-watershed in an outdoor public space, and for us, it’s important that artistically, the show stays intact so we've decided to focus our energies on forthcoming gigs in Halifax (Gundog Pub, Square Chapel) and Sheffield (The Moor, Theatre Delicatessen) later this year, with lots more to come from the Slugettes in 2017. BOOM!
Instead, we're are hyped to be presenting REFORMATION NATION.
In this current, political time we are experiencing it is vital we have a place to express our politics, so join us outside the Nation’s theatrical home for this perfect opportunity to RAVE on the Southbank and UNITE to the sounds of Dj Sweetpea! Hosted Deefa MC alongside some of theatres and spoken words important voices including Luke Barnes, Benin City, Omar El -Khairy, Jemima Foxtrot, Sabrina Mahfouz, TEAfilms and Monsay Whitney.
`This event is completely FREE, so at 7.10pm bring your protest signs (Personal favourite from Latitude was GLITTER MAKES YOU FITTER) and a few tinnies and we will see you on the dance floor.
Letting loose and getting down is being part of something, it's justice.
Who knows who else might roll through and grab the mic? More artists to be added to the bill so watch this space.Stef x