It seems a lot longer, but this February Cargo notches up 3 years of rattling the railway above with a FREE Birthday Party!
2003 was a huge year for Cargo with the launch of new nights Champion Sound, Demo City and 6 Foot Midgets 2 Foot Blondes, providing a new home for existing nights such Glasgow’s infamous Mish Mash, the full overhaul of Cargo’s sound, lighting and visual system, launching Casual Records with Ross Allen, collaborating with The Barbican as part of the Way Beyond Nashville festival, plus UK host for Koneisto, Montreal Electronic Groove and Atlantic Waves, not to mention joining forces with one of the UK’s best loved festivals, The Big Chill.
Wrapping up what has been a great year - whilst staring 2004 down the barrel of the gun, Cargo will be throwing an extra special FREE party doing what we do best - quality live music then getting the dancefloor a movin’.
First gaining our attention at the launch of Mish Mash at Cargo, “SchwaB are set to follow in the footsteps of The White Stripes and The Datsuns as the next big rock thing…Think a dirty Moog-filled punk funk nuclear blues explosion with the rawest grooving basslines and the howlingest of vocals.” – X-Ray.
Ludes bring their own brand of swashbuckling, R n’B’, skankin gypsy blues and cheap rock n’roll thrills to the Cargo stage having knocked the socks off us in November when playing as part of the Way Beyond Nashville festival. If you don’t believe us, ask the critics:
'Ludes are exactly What the World needs right now' NME
Safety goggles are optional, for when Eclectic Method take over the stage – you may wonder if your eyes are playing tricks on you.
“ To appreciate Eclectic Method one must forget everything one knows aboutVJs, with their po-faced art house visuals habitually at odds with the audio.Remember the rush at a perfect 'rewind' moment, now imagine that happening 5or 6 times per track, and then multiply that by the same again with the visuals." -Sleazenation
A special live performance comes from 2003 UK Air Guitar Championship Runner Up Danny Sterling – the riff-god with the mullet to die for and pure female fan base has been wowing audiences all over the country with his flamboyant live shows and flaming smorgasbord of AC/DC soundtrack.
2004 is set to be even bigger with Manchester’s infamous roadblock Friends And Family night finding a new London home at Cargo from March, plus electro mash up Comeshakethewhole fronted by Ewan Pearson and Stan Fontan going bi-monthly from April. Add the ongoing success of Suburb, The Shrine, XFM’s Remix, Ross Allen’s Destination Out, Blacktonica LIVE, plus many, many one offs – 2004 looks like Guy Fawkes night, every night. You’ve been warned.