The return of Make Noise 2017

august 30th, 2017

One of the UK’s most original music and recycling projects returns to Wales

Following last year’s first ever Welsh tour (which was nominated for two National Recycling Awards) Make Noise Wales returns in 2017 for dates in Blackwood, Ebbw Vale, Merthyr Tydfil and Talgarth.

This time out, Sweet Baboo is the very special guest with supporting slots from Heavenly artist, and former Welsh Music Prize nominee, H.Hawkline, and one of Wales’ most exciting new acts, Boy Azooga.

The Make Noise manifesto remains the same: programming exciting and innovative music events and making entry 100% FREE in exchange for a piece of electrical recycling. Party goers just need to bring something to hand over at the door: a broken mobile phone, hairdryer or laptop - anything with a plug or a battery! Since it began, Make Noise has packed out venues all round the UK and recycled tonnes of electronic waste.

The first date takes place on Saturday 16th September when Make Noise lands in Blackwood for the final night of the Velvet Coalmine Festival. This special Make Noise event at local venue the Black Lion will be a closing party for the festival and will feature llive sets from the tour guests and a DJ set from the Heavenly Jukebox.

Following the launch, Make Noise will head to Merthyr Tydfil’s Redhouse on Saturday 7th October for a special all ages daytime show; the Ebbw Vale Institute on Friday 13th October; and finishing up in one of the country’s most unique small venues, The Tabernacle in Talgarth (14th October) owned and run by music industry legend Alan Mcgee.

James Kay, South Wales Regional Waste Co-ordinator for REW Ltd said: “Four more Welsh local authorities in the South Wales Waste Management Group are combining to collaborate in another Make Noise Wales e-waste recycling live music tour with ERP and Heavenly Recordings! Building on the 2016 tour that was successful in raising awareness of small electrical domestic appliances recycling to huge audiences across South Wales, Make Noise Wales is back and in new locations. Typically, many broken electrical items get put in the bin when they can be recycled by local authorities at local collection points such as Household Waste Recycling Centres. You can bring along any electrical item smaller than a microwave, or that has a plug or battery in it and get free entry to the Make Noise Wales 2017 gigs. If you want to bring along more than one item, please feel free to do so. Last year almost 500 kg of small electrical items were collected for recycling at the gigs. Can this year’s tour beat that?"

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