LOS ANGELES, Feb. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Venerable Eastside music venues The Echo and Echoplex as well as Spaceland Presents, will produce the first annual UK Music festival during the BritWeek Celebration in Los Angeles April 23 - May 6. The week long festival will showcase some of Britain's up-and-coming bands along with live performances from some of the latest and greatest artists from the UK, there will be artist signings, local retail events, and more. The UK music invasion line-up includes New Build (HOT CHIP / LCD), Swim Deep, NO CEREMONY///, Splashh, Blood Red Shoes, Chad Valley, Little Boots, Dark Furs, Various Cruelties, Virals, Steve Mason and Pop Noir. Tickets for all BritWeek shows will go on sale Saturday, February 23 at 10am. Tickets will be available here
The Echo and Echoplex are known as two of the city's prime performance venues for LA's independent music scene and will showcase Britain's latest emerging artists. "BritWeek is about celebrating the influence of the UK here in California and there is no better space to do that than music," says Bob Peirce, BritWeek Chairman, "The UK has always produced fantastic musical acts that have shaped and influenced both the music industry and also the wider US audience. BritWeek highlights this important contribution, but also seeks to showcase the latest talent from the UK that is making a splash here.
BRITWEEK MUSIC FESTIVAL LINE-UP
SATURDAY, APRIL 27 – NEW BUILD (HOTCHIP/LCD) SWIM DEEP, SPLASHH, NO CEREMONY/// BLOOD RED SHOES, VARIOUS CRUELITIES, VIRALS.
SUNDAY, APRIL 28 – STEVE MASON (special acustic Set) with Dark Furs
TUESDAY, APRIL 30- CHAD VALLEY
THURSDAY, MAY 2- LITTLE BOOTS (record release show)
Tickets on sale Saturday, February 23 thru Ticketfly.com
Founded in 2007, BritWeek is a 501(c)3 non-profit that organizes a program of events every spring in California, to highlight and celebrate the links between the Golden State and the United Kingdom. The program encompasses film & television, music, literature, art, fashion, design, cuisine, retail, sport, science & technology, philanthropy, and business links, and emphasizes creativity, innovation and excellence. For more information please visit www.britweek.org
About Spaceland Presents
Spaceland Presents is one of the premier independent club promotion and event companies whose resume includes early shows by the White Stripes and Arctic Monkeys.Spaceland Presents has long been known as an innovative concert promoter blending unique cultural institutions with live musical performances for audiences to enjoy. Since 2007, Spaceland has been booking "First Fridays" at The Natural History Museum and Saturdays off the 405 at The Getty. Spaceland also produces, KCRW's Sounds Eclectic Evening, KCRW Sessions, KCRW's Radioactive and most recently, KCRW's Who Shot Rock 'n' Roll. Spaceland Presents is sister company to Los Angeles music venuesThe Echo and Echoplex.