At B:iNS we like two things above all else; music, and weirdness, and Birmingham. One of our favourite Brum stories we’ve been told since we started the site as about a bloke who hit the singer out of UFO outside the Odeon on New St, and we loved hearing about how Keith Emerson (of ELP) was thwarted in his attempt to fiddle with the Town Hall organ. We’re sure that Rootsville, with its none-more eclectic line-up will bring out a few more tales.
So in order to win yourself a pair of tickets to the fab Rootsville Festival at the Custard Factory on Saturday 30th June, tell us, here in the comments, your Best Brum related gig story.
The compo will close at midnight on the Sunday 3rd June and we’ll pick our favourite story and award the winner a pair of tickets – if you haven’t got a great story, don’t worry as we’ll also pick one random entrant who’ll also get a pair of tickets.
Usual compo rules apply. Don’t forget we’ve got to contact you – check back on Monday 4th June for the results, or if you like email us with your entry too, so we know it’s you.) – or else you’ll not get one ticket – let alone a pair.
For those who don’t win, you can of course buy your tickets from The Ticketsellers: 08707 544445 (9.30am – 6.00pm mon-fri, and 11- 4pm Saturday). Or in person from Jibbering Records, Old school Daze, or Swordfish.
Here’s looking forward to the Inspirals (who we’ve got an interview with coming up.. watch this space) and a great day and night. If you see us there we may even tell you the story of sitting next to Ruby Turner throughout a UB40 gig and not recognising her, despite watching her support the band only moments before (that’s pretty much it actually).