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Heavy Load in Scotland again!

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Heavy Load in Scotland again!

Did you go to any of the gigs with Heavy Load that dates-n-mates organised last year? If you did, we’re sure you’ll be pleased to know they are back in Scotland in October to launch their new CD, ‘Wham’ and will be playing on:

Tuesday 4th October with support from ‘Eden’ – The Tunnels, Aberdeen (tickets from the Info Hub, Units 8-10, Aberdeen Indoor Market or from One up Records, Belmont Street, Aberdeen)

Wednesday 5th October with support from ‘My Generation’ – Rutherglen Town Hall as part of the Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival in Lanarkshire.

(tickets  direct from the box office at Rutherglen Town Hall by phone on 0141 613 5700 or in person)  My Generation are a local band performing at the Festival as part of the Sound Minds series of events.

Tickets for both gigs are £6, or £5 for concessions.  Doors open at 7.30p.m – don’t miss them!

Heavy Load are a band from Brighton (www.heavyload.org ;) with a growing reputation, who in the last few years have played around gigs all over Europe, including a storming set earlier this year at Glastonbury. Their music and energy embodies the original ideals of punk but their set includes their version of songs from artists as diverse as Kylie and the Ting Tings as well as their own material.  They are also made up of musicians with and without a learning disability.

Heavy Load initiated the ‘Stay Up Late’ campaign (www.stayuplate.org ;) to challenge the practice where people needed to leave their gigs and other events early because their support workers weren’t able to work flexible shifts and needed to be home by 10p.m.  The message is simple – people who need support to get out and about have the right to be supported in a way that offers them flexibility and choice


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