Noah and the Whale are to headline the last ever New Year's Eve party at London's Astoria venue.

The legendary club is to be knocked down next year to make way for a new underground station.

And having dented the top five with their debut album Peaceful, The World Lays Me Down and hit single 5 Years Time, the nu-folk quartet have been announced as the headline act for Push Club's New Year's Eve party, the final shebang to be held at the central London venue.

"After detailed, protracted and highly confidential rider negotiations, Noah and the Whale have agreed to play Push Club's New Years Eve party," said a statement from the band.

"An extension to Urby Whale's clothing rail and an application to the city electric and water boards withstanding, the band are looking forward to joining forces with their long-term friends and crushed velvet enthusiasts Young and Lost Club."

It added: "No strangers to the Gregorian calendar and modest celebration, Noah and the Whale will enact their musical first-footing at the Astoria 2 where there will be no burning of the clavie, no fire poi and minimal street drumming."

Pedro Morales, promoter of Push Club said it was "fitting" that the final ever New Year's Eve at the Astoria was being headlined by one of the venue's favourite bands.

"Let's party hard, because in Five Years Time, there'll be nothing but a shiny new tube stop," he joked.

Noah and the Whale headline Push Club on New Years Eve at the Astoria 2 on Charing Cross Road, and tickets are available from seetickets.com, wegottickets.com and ticketweb.co.uk.


10/11/2008 15:06:09