November 2012 News

November 2012 News

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New Levellers Mailing List - Last Reminder 

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The current database will no longer be used from 14 December so please take 2 minutes to sign up again to make sure you don’t miss out on forthcoming news. As a thank you for staying on the list you will get a link when your subscription is confirmed to download a new and unreleased Levellers song!
Thank you if you have signed up in the last month we hope you enjoyed your new Levellers song.
Read On for news on Touring, Beautiful Days 2013 on sale and more...
UK Tour Starts Next Week
The UK Tour Starts Next Wednesday in Cambridge with special guests CITIZEN FISH on all dates.
Ticket links and all info from  

The band are looking for 4 singers and 3 musicians who can play either fiddle, banjo, mandolin, accordion, whistle or something equally as interesting (but not guitar) to join them on stage for The Recruiting Sergeant. Only 7 people in total will be chosen to join the band each night on the November UK tour so email NOW to book in for an audition with the band at around 6.30pm on the day of the show at the venue. Musicians must have their own instruments which can be plugged in.
If you have a ticket for one of the shows in November and can play one of the instruments listed or can sing then email now to apply to audition. Tell us which show you’re going to, what you can play or if you can sing, and give us contact details. We’ll get back to you as soon as we can!
NOVEMBER UK TOUR                                                                                                        
Wed 14 - CAMBRIDGE Corn Exchange
Thu 15 - BRISTOL O2 Academy
Fri 16 - LINCOLN Engine Shed
Sat 17 - MANCHESTER Academy
Sun 18 - LIVERPOOL O2 Academy 
Wed 21 - NOTTINGHAM Rock City
Thu 22 - LEEDS O2 Academy
Fri 23 - BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy
Sat 24 - LONDON O2 Shepherds Bush Empire 
Sun 25 - SOUTHAMPTON Guildhall
Video for ‘Raft Of The Medusa’

If you haven't already seen it here's a link to the  video filmed at Beautiful Days 2012 for Raft of the Medusa from the band’s new album. The song re-tells the true story of the aftermath of the running aground of French Naval frigate, the Méduse. At least 147 people were set adrift on a hurriedly constructed raft; all but 15 died in the 13 days before their rescue.
Beautiful Days 2013 Tickets From 9am On 13th November
Firstly we want to say a huge Thank You to everyone who was at Beautiful Days 2012. Despite some rain to start with and a bit of mud it was an amazing weekend. It was a great celebration of 10 years of Beautiful Days with some truly memorable performances on all the stages, including the new Theatre Tent which was a brilliant success and will be back in 2013! If you haven’t already, then do take a look at some of the fantastic photos on the festival website and facebook.

We’ve been shortlisted for four awards at the 2012 UK Festival Awards which is nice - Best Medium-Sized Festival, Best Family Festival, The Grass Roots Festival Award and Best Toilets. The winners will be announced on 03 December. Thank you if you voted for us!

The dates for next year’s festival are 16, 17 & 18 AUGUST 2013 and tickets will go on sale on Tuesday 13 November at 9.00am. Ticket prices have been held – we are not increasing the price of any of the tickets or vehicle passes and we are not increasing our capacity. The 2012 festival sold out in April so please don’t leave it too late to buy tickets if you want to come to the festival in 2013.
Tickets   Festival Website

Ticket Prices For Beautiful Days 2013
Adult Weekend Camping Ticket ~ £120
10 to Under 16’s Weekend Camping Ticket ~ £60
5 to Under 10’s Weekend Camping Ticket ~ £30
Under 5’s Weekend Camping Ticket ~ £5
Car routing/parking ticket ~ £15
Campervan ticket ~ £40

On The Fiddle (Levellers fan club) members are entitled to £10 off the price of an adult weekend ticket to Beautiful Days Festival 2013 (maximum 1 per member until 31 December. Subject to availability). You will need to log in at the website shop and have a voucher code to enter to get the discount, We'll email the code to members before the festival goes on sale. Members also receive a Levellers On The Fiddle Crew Hoodie and a discount on Levellers merchandise at the website. Tickets and memberships are available from

Please Note: All tickets are subject to booking fee. There are no day tickets available. Weekend Camping Tickets allow access from Thursday 15 August 2012 at 2pm and allow the holder to camp on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday night. The festival will not be held responsible for purchases from unofficial ticket outlets. Please read the Terms and Conditions of Sale on the festival website before purchasing tickets. Make sure you buy children’s tickets for the age they will be at the time of the festival and not the age they are at the time of purchase. Children of ALL AGES count as part of the festivals capacity and must have a ticket. All under 16's must be accompanied by a ticket holding adult. Proof of age may be required for children’s tickets.
If you are deaf or disabled then please go the Disabled Access page on the festival website for more information or email with any queries or applications for assistance. The festival has disabled camping, viewing platforms, disabled toilets and we offer free tickets for carers. Disabled festival goers can purchase parking and campervan tickets the same way as everyone else through official ticket outlets and then apply for access to the disabled parking and campervan areas.

On The Fiddle Levellers membership

Join On The Fiddle to receive a limited edition Levellers On The Fiddle Crew Hoodie and a discount on Levellers merchandise at our website.
On The Fiddle members also get £10 off the price of an adult ticket for Beautiful Days 2013 (Maximum 1 per member until 31 December. Subject to availability). You will need to log in at the website shop and have a voucher code to enter to get the discount, We'll email the code to members before the festival goes on sale.
If your membership needs renewing or you would like to join now you can do so now to receive the above benefits.
Find out more about On The Fiddle Levellers membership.
Levellers studio album Static On The Airwaves

You can order the latest album on CD from hmvAmazon or Play.  A digital deluxe version is available from iTunes. A Limited Edition Box Set containing Static On The Airwaves CD, Vinyl LP, Red 7” Truth Is Vinyl, T-shirt, poster and keyring is available from the Levellers website.
Simon Friends Seismic Survey

Touring December  2012
Dec 6th,Thur - The Musician - Leicester Clyde Street
Tel: 0116 251 0080
Dec 7th, Fri - The Flowerpot - Derby King Street
Tel: 01332 834 438
Dec 8th, Sat - Bush Hall - London 310 Uxbridge Road
Tel: 020 8222 6955
Dec 12th,Wed - Hare & Hounds - Birmingham High Street, King's Heath
Dec 13th, Thur - Colston Hall 2 - Bristol Colston Street
Tel: 07855 826 228 -
Dec 14th, Fri - The Boiler Room - Guildford 13 Stokefields
Tel: 01483 440 022
Dec 15th, Sat - Mr Kyps – Poole, Dorset 8a Parr Street, Lower Parkstone
Tel: 01202 748 945
Dec16th, Sun -The Plough Arts Centre - Gt. Torrington, Devon Fore Street
Tel: 01805 624 624
Tour Support‘STEViE’ One Bloke One Mandolin
For Levellers fans, the show offers a chance to see some of their favourites in a different musical arrangement and for lovers of acoustic music it’s an opportunity to witness four talented musicians each bringing something special to the mix with contributions from the Doyle and Miro song catalogues.

Simon quotes: “You’ve got to keep the substance of the songs, but I didn’t want everyone to think that they had to perform it like a version of The Levellers".
After almost 25 years with The Levellers, Simon Friend has found it refreshing to be planning his own show. “It’s healthy to do something outside the band and have some fun".
Some of the Survey's set list is drawn from Simon’s songs, such as Is This Art and The Boatman, but on the whole lesser known songs featured on Levellers B sides.
Each song is dismantled and reworked from the ground up, recognizable but with a different approach utilizing a plethora of acoustic instruments including Guitars, Bass, Mandolin, Mando-Cello, Whistle, Banjo, Harmonica and Percussion.
Festivals For All quoted: Best Band at Off the Tracks Spring Festival 2012.

Simon Friend's Seismic Survey facebook