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Salford post-punk, German indie-pop kick off Kieran Fest 2013

6-8 September: Life of Kieran Crump Raiswell celebrated

Published on September 1st 2013.

Salford post-punk, German indie-pop kick off Kieran Fest 2013

ON Friday 6 September an eclectic night of music and words brings Salford post-punk, German indie-pop and Manchester Poetry Award winner to the Chorlton Irish Club. This one-off mixed bill is the opening night of Kieran Fest 2013 a celebration of the life of Kieran Crump Raiswell and a fund-raiser for local charity 42nd Street. 

Appearing on the evening are 

Emperor Zero

An intelligent, raucous howl from across the River Irwell, Emperor Zero are the post-punk diamond in the rough on the roster of hip Salford label and ‘cultural regenerator’ Sways Records.

'They sound like a collision of Pavement, The Fall and Sonic Youth with a great big crunchy side-order of lo-fi grunge.’ Manchester Music 

Park ‘n’ Ride

Spiky indie-poppers from Neuss, Germany previewing their debut album, Scratches. 

Antony Rowland

Bradford-born, Manchester-based poet, author of 'The Land of Green Ginger' and 'I Am a Magenta Stick' and winner in 2012’s Manchester Poetry Award 

Also appearing are the specially reformed Big Warm Babies, 15 Minute Gap (featuring Kieran’s uncle Tony Raiswell), Beatnik DJs and compere Andy Mycock. Advance tickets are £6 including booking fee with all proceeds going to Manchester young persons’ charity 42nd Street

Kieran Fest 2013 Gig Night is on Friday 6 September 7pm – 1am at Chorlton Irish Club, 17 High Lane, Chorlton, Manchester M21 9DJ only 10 minutes from Chorlton Metrolink station. Advance tickets are £5.95 (£5 and £0.95 booking fee) in advance from here.

There are other events over the weekend of 6-8 September.

On Saturday 7 September, Kieran’s former team-mates from FC Bluestar have organised a memorial match at Stockport Sports in the afternoon.

Attention then switches to St Werburgh’s Church Hall and a quiz night which promises to be an evening of irreverent and often chaotic fun.

The weekend is rounded off by a family fun day at South West Manchester Cricket Club on Sunday 8 September, which includes a cricket tournament between teams Kieran played for. 

For more information about all the events click on the KeiranFest homepage here.

CHORLTON teenager Kieran was murdered in an unprovoked knife attack in January and since then his parents have been working to raise money for the Manchester charity 42nd Street, which works with young people under stress.

So far, with the help of friends and family, they have raised £9,000 for the charity and hope that Kieran Fest, as well as being a weekend of fun, will help to raise further funds. To donate, go to: www.justgiving.com/KieranCR42ndstreet

Kieran’s parents Roland Crump and Christine Raiswell have issued the following statement: “Following the horrible and difficult events relating to Kieran’s murder and the subsequent trial we decided to organise Kieran Fest as a positive way of remembering Kieran. We have worked closely with family, friends and the community to organise events. Proceeds will go to support 42nd Street in their work with young people in Greater Manchester. We look forward to welcoming everybody to Kieran Fest 2013.”

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