A few years back CUD were invited to play at David Gedge’s annual festival in Brighton, At The Edge Of The Sea. Sadly, this year’s event has joined the list of festivals postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. But, a ‘virtual’ version is taking place over the weekend of August 14-15. And CUD are joining in.
At The Edge Of The Sofa – which will be free to watch – will take place during the evenings of 14 & 15 August (the Friday and Saturday originally earmarked for At The Edge Of The Sea XII), streaming live on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
David will host the event from his living room and introduce a variety of features, including world-wide premieres of nine Wedding Present ‘locked down & stripped back’ videos, including a brand new Wedding Present song. David will be on hand to answer questions posted online by viewers and play requests live on his acoustic guitar… in the same way as he’s done during his previous solo streams.
CUD have recorded a message and an exclusive video (beamed from our own separate dwellings) of a new unreleased tune. We’re joining an exciting festival line-up that includes (in alphabetical order):
Badly Drawn Boy
Darren Hayman [Hefner]
French For Cartridge
Helen McCookerybook [The Chefs]
Jake Shillingford [My Life Story]
Jetstream Pony [feat Shaun Charman (ex-Wedding Present drummer)
Martin from British Sea Power
Miles Hunt [The Wonder Stuff]
Si,irene [from Japan]
Such Small Hands [feat Melanie Howard]
Syndromet [from Sweden]
Terry de Castro [ex-Wedding Present bassist]
The Catenary Wires [feat Amelia Fletcher]
The Sleazoids [feat Paul Dorrington (ex-Wedding Present guitarist)
The Ukrainians [feat Peter Solowka (ex-Wedding Present guitarist)]
Umut Adan [from Turkey]
Plus… David’s famous memorabilia raffle!
The festival will offer opportunities to help local venues and crew unable to put on live music. We hope you can join us all!