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You can resist the invasion of armies, but you cannot resist the invasion of ideas. Europe's only Guerilla Festival of music, spoken word, performance, conversation and madness returns for the 6th triumphant year. Load up on songs and bring your friends. ---- We take over a public space - a park in London's Zone 1 or 2. We reveal which one a day or two before the event. We "let people know" about this hijack by politely informing listeners of such radio stations as XFm or Radio 1 when they have one of those phone ins. Which we ring up and tell hem the truth. This is a conspiracy against mediocrity, greed and falseness. 100% free, 100% underground, 100% undefeated. Nothing is true, everything is permitted. ---- FIRST FEW ACTS REVEALED: ++ ZOE KONEZ ++ Zoe tears up the singer/songwriter stereotype, delivering rousing tales through blazing guitar gymnastics, intense vocal melodies, edgy altered-tunings and irregular-rhythms. http://www.zoekonez.co.uk/ ++ DJEVARA ++ Europe's hardest working prog punk metal outfit, WAR IN THE PARK stalwarts who make Rage Against the Machine look like droopy eyed armless children, uncompromising, political as hell, putting the "fist" back into sophisticated. Hell yes. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Djevara/23622872921 +++ COUNTRY AL & HIS LONESOME GUITAR +++ It would not be WAR without the youdelling, howling, rollocking hurricane that is Country Al firing the opening salvo of the hostilities!! http://http://www.myspace.com/countryalandhislonesomeguitar +++ MIMIKA +++ Mimika MME are a balkan space jazz orchestra who perform suites about human migrations, eastern economy and the settling of planet Mars. http://www.facebook.com/makmurticensemble +++ NAEVUS +++ Combining post-rock, neo-folk and a number of other alernative genres with the dark styilings emerging from Lloyd James' mind and hands, Naevus bring a unique and unpedictable edge to this year's War in the Park. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Naevus/22994751603 +++ SP HOWARTH +++ One of the most powerful performers of live poetry alive, the great poet SP Howarh, winner of many accolades including Poetry Idol, effortlessly flips his audience between arousal and despondency, elation and sorrow, ecstasy and agony. http://www.myspace.com/eratosbitch +++ PAINTING ELEPHANTS +++ Painting Elephants play intricate loud Rock music in the dirtiest way possible. They don’t have a cool story behind their band name or of how they met. They’re just a selection of geeks from different musical backgrounds who quite unexpectedly formed a kick-ass band together. https://www.facebook.com/Paintingelephants ++ LIL' LOST LOU ++ Radio 6 and Radio 2 favourite, LLL is the ultimate rock'n'roll chick, with her unique brand of country blues-punk. Her songs are touching and engaging and her performance is riotous. https://www.facebook.com/LilLostLou +++ NEAL ZETTER +++ A true veteran of the spoken work circuit, Neal Zetter has been performing since 1989. A master of his craft and a true grandee of th circuit, he has championed literacy and access to poetry for many years. http://www.cccpworkshops.co.uk/about-neal-zetter.html +++ DELIRIUM TREMENS +++ Beautiful and disturbing in equal measure, folk noir melodies from human rights and povery campaigner Karis & Co. Expect to be charmed, stunned and exhilirated! http://www.myspace.com/deliriumtremenssongs +++ MARMADUKE DANDO +++ Marmaduke Dando is a singer of morose ballads and frisky drunken jigs. Bred from genuine pirate ancestry in a southern port, he writes about all the horrors and beauties of the modern world. His songs have been set to films, played in the Houses of Parliament, and used as an aid for aspiring Casanovas. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Marmaduke-Dando/369791493240 +++ FRIDAY BLUES +++ Gypsy violin shaking and Balkan stripteasing from East London's Tom Waits lovin', whiskey drinking, lucky strike dragging cabaret performer... http://www.facebook.com/paris.blues.9 +++ BLEAK +++ The greatest death.blues band this side of the Delta, co-hosts of War in the Park and the most effective musical fighting force since the Spartans bater down the walls for another year! http://facebook.com/BleakBlues +++ [this is radio silence] +++ This performance will be one of the most emotionally charged moments of War in the Park 2012. Throughout 2011 and the first half of this 2012, TIRS have been working on second album 'Soon, Much Of This Will Have Been Destroyed', due for release soon. Until then, we are lucky to see them in this unique setting. https://www.facebook.com/thisisradiosilence +++ SIR IAN BOWLER MP +++ Devoted father, committed arsonist and semi-professional belcher, Sir Ian Bowler is MP for Buckland & Ruttington, and he doesn't care who knows it. http://ebowler.co.uk/ +++ HELEN LAWSON +++ Beautiful, fragile and disqueting in equal measure, Helen Lawson's songs take you on a journey where nothing is for granted. Sit down, shut up and be enthralled. https://www.facebook.com/helenlawsonmusic +++ DIE KUR +++ Industrial metal band Die Kur will be performing an industrial acoustic set for War in the Park 2012. Something to look forward to, always expect the unexpected! https://www.facebook.com/DieKurBand +++ A P CLARKE +++ London-born A P Clarke plays Urban Folk about love, death, fucking, murder and drinking. He also plays in death.blues band Bleak and writes musicals. http://apclarke.bandcamp.com/album/bedrooms-and-basements +++GUERILLA SHAKESPEARE+++ London's most exciting classical performance initiative brings a top secret and 100% unrehearsed performance to War In The Park which everyone will have a chance to be a part of. http://facsimileproductions.co.uk/guerilla-shakespeare/ ...and more to be revealed as the fateful date approaches... ++ HOSTED by the legendary ANDREW HOBBS ++
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