Brick Lane Takeover

Tuesday, 4th August 2009

On 13 August 2009 Macmillan Cancer Support will be taking over Brick Lane in East London and the surrounding area for there first ever music event - Macmillan's Brick Lane Takeover.Danny & The Champions of the World amongst a host of well-known names and up and coming stars will be playing at this amazing charity festival. At Macmillan's Brick Lane Takeover you will get the chance to listen to some of the best bands around, while raising vital funds for the two million people living with cancer in the UK.They've chosen the rich, colourful and culturally vibrant Brick Lane for our first ever event, taking in 93 Feet East, Vibe Bar, Café 1001 on the lane, as well as a number of venues around Shoreditch, including Cargo, Macbeth and the Old Blue Last. The Brick Lane Takeover will also include free shows and fun events around Spitalfields Market.We will be able to announce exactly where and when Danny & The Champions of the World will be playing (it's going to be Thursday 13th!!) early next week.

“there’s always been a sense of a tasteful restraint to the studio albums but unleashed on stage with their raspy vocals and heartland rock and soul, they’re like a power station on steroids.”


“This is a proper old school live album, makes you want to go to a gig”


“songs like This Is Not a Love Song and and Stay True which come at you one after the other; are destined to make ‘new fans’ wonder why these kids aren’t topping the bill at Glastonbury with their magic formula and bittersweet songs.”