STUFF THE JUBILEE SALFORD STYLE – Part 2
Ironic statement, piss take, call it what you will but one thing is for sure, the Off With Their Heads presentation title gives a clue that no-one's taking Her Maj over seriously. Indeed, in a democratic gesture to the people of Salford, everyone who goes to this Royal Ruckus will be crowned a King or Queen upon arrival, having taken an oath on the disco orb.
It's a massive 12 hour party, following up last year's Off With Their Heads Royal Wedding bash (see here) and this time New York art collective and disco deviants Cheryl will be exploring the weird relationship that Brits have with the Royal Family and the wacky rituals around it – hopefully they will also be examining the strange two fingered salute from 50% of the population (according to recent polls).
Certainly expect the unexpected from Cheryl, with participatory rituals, flash mob processions, Royal Banquet piñatas, dressing up and a collaboration with the Volkov Commanders, fresh from their future crater on the moon (see here), and the aptly named Organ Freeman band.
Meanwhile, Sex Hands are also doing a performance and the Egg Collective promise time travel, face sellotaping, wig fashioning, `dirty home videos, mystery guests and head butting' – nice.
There's also two rooms stuffed full of DJs with Chew Disco, Bollox, Trash-o-Rama, Raw Like Sissy, Good Afternoon, Northern Crosses, Brutal Ruth and Jorge Vieira. You can also listen to Queen songs all day at the Queen Café which will also have a special Windsor themed menu.
Off With Their Heads will all be very weird and a definite antidote to straight Jubilee street parties. Let's just say Liz probably won't be amused…
Off With Their Heads Royal Ruckus and Cheryl's Big Party
Sunday 3rd June 6pm-6am
Islington Mill, James Street, M3 5HW
0161 278 6404
£6 in advance – click here
Also see www.islingtonmill.com
See STUFF THE JUBILEE SALFORD STYLE – Part 1 - click here
STUFF THE JUBILEE SALFORD STYLE - Part 3 - click here
STUFF THE JUBILEE SALFORD STYLE - Part 4 - click here
STUFF THE JUBILEE SALFORD STYLE - Part 5 - click here
STUFF THE JUBILEE SALFORD STYLE - Part 6 - click here