Presenting Jamnesty Festival 2015

On its third birthday, Jamnesty has grown up fast.  This year, returning to Stereo over two days on November 21st and 22nd, GU Amnesty International presents a festival of local music, spoken word and human rights.

The first session on Saturday afternoon will warm up with acoustic acts.  The lineup includes “singer of poem-songs” Genessee, folk troupe Flying Penguins and uplifting indie specialists Sunshine Social.  Saturday night will up the noise with Dead Man Fall, political punk from Declan Welsh, and an electro-pop set from Apache Darling in the headline slot.  Sunday will see a variety of musical talents grace the stage, including Bon Iver-type Finn LeMarinel, dark rock drama from Laura St Jude, and returning Jamnesty favourites Harry and the Hendersons.

Scattered throughout the tunes will be sets from Scotland’s best spoken word poets.  Among others, the brash and brilliant Sam Small will appear on Saturday night, followed by Agnes Török, Loud Poet and Aloud collaborator, on Sunday.

The festival is taking place on the weekend of Trans Day of Remembrance, a time to pay tribute to the transgender people who have lost their lives or livelihoods to transphobic violence.  There will also be merchandise for Amnesty’s current My Body My Rights campaign, which involves pushing for compulsory sexual consent classes at Glasgow University.

All proceeds will go directly towards Amnesty International UK to fund effective human rights advocacy worldwide.

Postpone deadline stress and get down to Stereo!

Check out the Facebook event for full line-up.

Advance tickets available here (all for under a tenner).

[Ellen MacAskill]

 

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