As a celebration of the life of the late Charlie Haddon, his former band members are going to host a charity fund-raiser 'Chazzstock' at Camden's KOKO on Monday 4th October, with proceeds going to the charity MIND.
Charlie took his own life shortly after finishing his set with Ou Est Le Swimming Pool last month at the Pukkelpop festival in Belgium. A few weeks back, the band's management announced that the band would continue the release of debut album 'The Golden Year' (released on the same day as Chazzstock).
The event will feature The Kooks, Mr Hudson, Eddy Temple-Morris, Kissy Sell Out, Man Like Me , Nat Jenkins, Mpho, Tribes, Daisy Dares You and more, with the door tax being a very pocket-friendly £10, so expect demand to be massive. Tickets go on sale tomorrow (Friday 10th September) at 9AM.
If you are successful in getting hold of some tickets, don't forget to dig deep on the night, proceeds go to MIND, the UK's leading mental health charity, and I'm sure there'll be collections on the night, as well.
Talking about the band, Mark - the bookings manager at KOKO - said:
We loved the brilliantly named Ou Est Le Swimming Pool, who first played Club NME at KOKO back in Feb 2009. They stormed it, so we kept inviting them back again and again.
They played Club NME more than any other band. It was a marriage made in Camden.