Beat Back! Gig: Super Furry Animals, Charlotte Church, Public Service Broadcasting and more TBA, Protest the Tory Conference

Monday 5 October, 8pm
Manchester_Web_Banner_2.jpg@ Manchester Academy


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Super Furry Animals and Charlotte Church to join thousands to protest the Tory Party Conference as part of the People's Assembly national week of action in Manchester against austerity.

Hosted by the People's Assembly as part of jammed packed week of Protests, Public meetings, Direct Action, Theatre, Music and Comedy, The Super Furry Animals and Charlotte Church will join forces and set the stage alight at Manchester Academy on Monday 5 October. More acts tba...

Super Furry Animals said:

super_furry.jpg“What has happened in established politics is nothing short of criminal, testing our faith in humanity. We see blatant, systematic rebalancing of the books, favouring private greed over public wealth, to ensure the deserving majority is left with nothing in favour of an immoral minority. The Tory government and the coalition before them have worked harder to protect this imbalance than anyone, ruling through deception and fear. This is our musical response to those injustices and we ask our listeners to consider whether members of the political and business elite really have their best interests at heart.”

Charlotte Church said:

charlotte_c.jpg"I'll be there for the People's Assembly week of action against the Conservative Party conference because austerity is but another shiny bauble to bewilder us with, and yet the cuts that are taking place threaten, not just livelihoods, but lives. This government is extreme in its ideology and is a genuine threat to our freedoms, our privileges and our economic future. We have a democratic responsibility to oppose this government, and we can sing songs while we do it.

Let’s do something good!”


 Public Service Broadcasting’s J. Willgoose, Esq.Said:

“I profoundly disagree with so many of this government’s policies - attacking trade union rights, making the poorest and most vulnerable in society pay the biggest price for their cuts to public services, their privatisation-by-stealth of the NHS, their total undermining of any sort of green or environmental movement, their upcoming hatchet-job on the BBC to appease private media owners, and most recently and shamefully of all their callous, self-serving and woefully inadequate response to the biggest refugee crisis in Europe since the second world war.

We’re very happy to be playing at this event and taking a stand for a better, fairer, more tolerant and compassionate society.”



Thousands are expected to travel from across the country to join the protests from 3 - 7 October which include a National Demonstration organised by the TUC, direct action, public rallies, comedy, theatre, gigs and more. Click here for more info


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