Johnny Marr

The Roundhouse Get in Bed

The good news keeps on rolling as GIs brand partnership division Get in Bed has been retained by one of London’s most iconic venues, The Roundhouse in Camden, to represent brand partnerships for a selection of exciting and groundbreaking music projects being hosted by the venue.

Kicking off with Roundhouse Rising in February, Get in Bed will represent the first of numerous events in 2011 which offer unique benefits to its partners.
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NME Awards Shows

The iconic NME Awards Shows kick off in 2011 with a superlative line-up that will see them taking over London, setting the musical agenda for the year ahead. Featuring Carl Barat, White Lies, Caribou, Crocodiles and recent NME cover stars Warpaint, amongst a host of the most exciting acts around, the shows run from February 1st and continue throughout the month, building up anticipation for the legendary NME Awards on February 23rd. Spread across some of London’s best music venues, the NME Awards Shows are set to make a huge impact on the capital’s live scene, with a month-long mix of live music from the best influential, established and cutting edge acts around.

NME Editor and Awards Shows architect Krissi Murison said of the shows: “I’m really excited to have so many great new artists and returning heroes playing NME Awards Shows next year. Plus, this is just the start – expect more names to be added to the line-up in the coming weeks.”
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We’re teaming up with the NME!

Woo – hoo! Its great to be on board with the NME Awards 2011 and with the NME Awards Tour announced this week it’s all systems go at GI Towers. With a stellar line up of Crystal Castles, Magnetic Man, Everything Everything and The Vaccines, the NME yet again surpass themselves in bringing the best new music directly to the fans.

The Awards Tour runs from Feb 3rd to 19th with the soon to be announced NME Shows running throughout February in London venues. The Tours and Shows all lead up to the biggest date in the music calendar – the legendary NME Awards on Feb 23rd which is followed by the NME Awards Big Gig featuring a very exciting line-up to be announced shortly

UK & European Festival Awards 2010

Before we tell you about how ecstatic we are following our best wins ever at the UK Festival Awards, we wanted to give you a heads up about its European counterpart.

Bestival is super chuffed to be up for a gong in the ‘Best Line-up’ category. It’s always a labour of love for Rob da Bank and his trusty team putting together the beyond eclectic Bestival line-up and with performances this year from big hitters like Dizzee Rascal, Hot Chip, Roxy Music, The Flaming Lips, The Prodigy, Mumford & Sons, The xx, Tricky and LCD Soundsystem all the way down to  the bright new hopes like The Boy Who Trapped The Sun, Erland & The Carnival, King Charles and Unicorn Kid, not to mention all the other wild and wonderful treats that make our Robin Hill shindig so ear-pleasingly good, it’s a huge honour to make it onto the Best Line-up shortlist.  Voting is now open so we’d love it if you could make your way to and register to vote. Any and all support is hugely appreciated!

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SSE Plugged in

SSE Plugged in 2010

2010 saw Get Involved set Scottish and Southern Electric’s plugged in experience on the road for their first ever UK festival tour, and what a summer it was !

We kicked things off at RockNess with the plugged in experience launching the festival’s official signing tent, allowing punters to get up close and personal with the line-up, from 2010 festival favourites Plan B and Chase and Status to comedian Kevin Bridges.  Not only that but the plugged in experience also offered free eco-friendly hydrogen powered phone-charging AND free pedal powered smoothies.  Who says you can’t get something for nothing ?!
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Are We Here?

Are We Here

We can’t wait for ‘Bass! How Low Can You Go?’ and the ‘Croydon Dub Club’ on Friday, November 19 which will undoubtedly prove to be two of the highlights of this months’ Are We Here? festival.

As part of the three-week celebration of Croydon’s influence on British creative arts, the two events run one after the other commemorating arguably the biggest musical shift in the past five years – dubstep – in the town the sound originated.

After all, Croydon is to dubstep what Detroit is to techno!
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