The Thekla Archives: 2015

Keston Cobblers Club, Thekla presents Keston Cobblers Club: 14+ event

  • Saturday 24th October 2015
  • Supported by: Wildflowers


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Over the last few years, Keston Cobblers Club have been steadily building a name for themselves and winning over an army of loyal fans. Since forming in 2009, they’ve played some of the UK’s biggest festivals, sold out their own headline tours, and been invited to perform live on BBC Radio by the likes of Dermot O’Leary, Steve Lamacq and Bob Harris. They’ve provided the music for advertising campaigns for Burberry and Mornflake, created all the music for stand-up Ross Noble’s ‘Sit Down Tour’ film, and can often be heard on TV shows from ‘Hairy Bikers’ to ‘Countryfile’. Comedian and Radio 4 presenter Arthur Smith even incorporated a Cobblers’ song into his Edinburgh Fringe show.

And now comes this next chapter in their already impressive career. With the new album comes the ultimate launch, the truly unique Camp Wildfire; a 1950's-style camp and swing ‘Adventure Questival’ in a secret Kent forest location. “Music is about much more than just audio – it’s emotion, energy and aesthetic too,” says Julia, who’s organising the whole programme with experienced festival organiser Lee Denny (LeeFest). “We like to launch our music in a setting where fans can really feel immersed in the idea of the record, so we thought we’d play the whole album in a forest surrounded by the metaphorical Wildfire.” 

Beyond this they’re already booked to play numerous major summer festivals, there’s two more singles already chosen, and they’re currently planning a full UK headline tour for the Autumn, followed by their second European headline tour, plus there’s even talk on starting album number three…

“We love being busy,” says Matt. “Touring is what it’s all about and ultimately is what brings us together as a band. We’re looking forward to getting the album out to a broader audience, and to finally get it to our lovely fans that have been waiting patiently for the last three years. It’s a really exciting time for us.”  



The Grove, Bristol BS1 4RB
Doors 7:00pm
Ages 14+

Advance tickets available from:
Bristol Ticket Shop
0844 871 881