CELEBRITY JUICE STAR RUFUS HOUND THROWN INTO THE BIG MIX FOR MACMILLAN CANCER SUPPORT
* Plus folktronic supreme James Yuill joins the Big Mix line-up *
Owner of the driest wit and the smartest moustache in the business, comedian Rufus Hound has signed up for stand-up at Macmillan’s Big Mix festival on Saturday 18 June.
While the comedy kingpin tops the line-up of what is set to be the funniest stage in Shoreditch, joining the musical bill is James Yuill whose signature folktronic sound of acoustic mixed with digital creates the perfect fusion. Yuill, armed with his laptop, mixing desk and guitar, completes the Big Mix’s musical line-up that already boasts the likes of Brit-nominated Newton Faulkner; voice of 2011 Clare Maguire; the folk rockin’ Treetop Flyers; retro girl-group The Pipettes and electro-popper CocknBullKid – as well as a number of other acts showcasing some of the best new sounds around.
The one day metropolitan music festival will take over nine venues across Shoreditch, each dedicated to a different sound or experience. At The Light Bar, DJ sets are the order of the day with the likes of BBC Radio 1 DJ Edith Bowman, Charlatans front man Tim Burgess, Zero 7’s Sam Hardaker and production whiz kid Duff Disco on the decks.
At Concrete and the Comedy Café, Rufus is joined by comedy compadres Kevin Eldon, Diane Spencer, Rudi Lickwood, Romesh Ranganathan and Helen Arney to name a few.
The Big Mix’s urban tentacles will also be spreading out to: Spitalfields where live acts, Swing Patrol dance lessons, a fashion market and a Macmillan’s own ‘Big Picture’ photography exhibition will be held; Cargo for a night curated by Le Scratch, including hip hop karaoke; 93 Feet East for a Bangers and Mash party; The Macbeth thanks to Raw Power; the Brickhouse for Cabaret and Vibe Bar music agent Tony N. Art lovers can soak up some inspiration at the fascinating ‘Don’t call me urban! The Time of Grime’ photography exhibition at Rich Mix documenting the lives of the youth of London’s inner-city over a 12 year period, and take in the ‘Old Boots New Laces’ art exhibition at Vibe.
For those looking for an unplugged ambient experience, the rooftop bar at the Queen of Hoxton will be the perfect place to kick back and relax for an afternoon of acoustic sets followed up with a Silent Disco.
For all the latest information, including a list of the acts as they’re announced and advance tickets for just £20, see thebigmix.co.uk or join facebook.com/thebigmix and follow @bigmixfest on Twitter.
Macmillan hope to make £40,000 from The Big Mix and all proceeds will help make the difference between a good and a bad day for people affected by cancer, through giving practical, emotional and financial support.