In a show of solidarity that makes me proud to be a Canberran, local promoters, performers, and punters have rallied around the recent tragic news of Corinbank's cancellation/postponement by putting on an exciting evening of Corrie-related live acts. Happening tonight at the Polish Club - and championed by the bastion of local music Canberra Musicians Club - the rapidly spun together eve will play host to The Beez, Fun Machine, Hashemoto, Beth 'n' Ben, Big Score, Bally Performing Artist and is FREE to all holders of Corinbank tickets. It kicks off at 7pm.
Be sure to come along and support the fabulously named Corinbank Cancellation Constipation... No wait, that's not right... The Corinbank Consolation Consumation... Balls, that's not right either. The Corinbank AHHHHHh forget it, just read the title. BMA Magazine will be giving away prizes for anyone who can correctly pronounce the gig title after 1am.
Here's the official word from the Canberra Musicians Club event Facebook page:
"Corinbank 2012 has been dealt a terrible blow by this extraordinary weather system, but with a bunch of performers at a loose end and hundreds of culture lovers bereft of their much anticipated weekend entertainment, a small, but much drier, dose of Corinbank has been hastily arranged to bring them all together in somewhat humbler congregation.
Appearing: The Beez, Fun Machine, Hashemoto, Beth 'n' Ben, Big Score, Bally Performing Artists (circus sideshow, burlesque dancers, drag queens), interactive sculpture, creative camp samples.
Fully endorsed by Corinbank, event entry is free for those who pre-purchased festival tickets or pre-volunteered, and all profits from the evening will go to help Corinbank pay some of the inevitable debts arising from what must be a devastating cancellation. Non pre/vollie tix - $20/15 (conc. CMC).
Guests will be treated to a constellation of entertainments musical, artistic, circusy, slow food banquety (TBC'd Polish food available also) and all chai enriched.
Proudly (and also sadly) supported by: Canberra Musicians Club, the Polish Club, le Petite Circus."