Outside:Inside will be dedicated to Martin Rushent with James Rushent leading tributes

+ Andy C & Lee Scratch Perry pull out

By Scott Williams | Published: Fri 22nd Jul 2011

Outside:Inside Festival 2011 - Does It Offend You, Yeah?
Photo credit: Chris Mathews

Outside:Inside Festival 2011

Saturday 9th to Saturday 30th July 2011
Reading town centre, Berkshire, England MAP
£75 for all, or various depending upon event

The new Outside:Inside Festival billed as a 'pop-up festival' will be dedicated to music producer Martin Rushent.

Does It Offend You, Yeah?
This year's festival which will take place from Saturday 9th until Saturday 30th July 2011 in Reading's town centre will be dedicated to Martin Rushent (Human League, The Stranglers, The Buzzcocks, Fleetwood Mac) who passed away on 4th June.

Throughout the festival there will be performances dedicated to him by a host of friends and bands he worked with all paying tribute him.

His son James Rushent of Does It Offend You, Yeah? and Killa Kela, who's 'Reveal Your Inner Self' track was produced by the father and son team, will lead the tributes with a DJ set in his honour and the 'Dubai Retrospective' DJ set that Martin was to perform will be taken over by Martin's nearest and dearest.

Martin's niece Laura Richardson has organised fundraising collections for a charity that Martin Rushent actively supported, Action for Children and will be collecting donations throughout the festival.

On Saturday 23rd July Does It Offend You, Yeah? will be playing an exclusive DJ set at The Oakford Social Club.

And on Saturday 30th July - 12 midday to 5pm: Alternative Culture Stage cinema will be showing documentaries on Martin's teachings and production work with various bands.

Saturday 30th July will also feature a set by Killa Kela, and Trip dedicated to Martin Rushent at 5pm, followed at 6pm-7.30pm by Martin Rushent's 'Dubai Retrospect' set performed by friends and family at the Penta Hotel.

The organisers have also announced that Andy C, and Lee Scratch Perry have had to pull out of their festival dates.

Unfortunately Andy C has had to cancel out due to recording commitments making it impossible for him to play the Sub89 show on Thursday 21st July. The show will go ahead with DJ Hype at the revised price of £8.50. The difference will be refunded on any tickets purchased in advance.

Lee Scratch Perry has pulled out due to unforeseen circumstances and will no longer be performing at Sub89 on 24th July, due to this the show has now been cancelled with support act, Dub Pistols, also being taken off the bill and full refunds will be given.

"The Outside Inside festival organisers would like to apologise to any fans who bought tickets for the shows. We are disappointed about losing Andy C and Lee Scratch Perry we still feel we have a strong line-up and are looking to the rest of the festival."

Events will literally 'pop-up' all over Reading's town centre with its landscape transformed by the opening of previously undiscovered areas, with more diverse buildings, bigger bands and eclectic cuisine. Pop-up venues, cinemas, theatres and restaurants will spring out from courtyards, closed shops, empty office spaces, churches, bars, venues, and open green spaces across the month of July.

The line-up includes The Fall, DJ Derek, Pete and the Pirates, Hayseed Dixie, Beardyman, dan le sac, Hype, Dutch Uncles, Serial Killaz, Paris Suit Yourself, Losers, JFB, Kid Carpet, Aloosh, Tom Williams and the Boat, Tall Ships, Pure Reason Revolution, The Disablists, Misty’s Big Adventure, Erland & The Carnival, Three Trapped Tigers, and La Shark. Stages will be curated by some of the country's premier promoters, including Skint Mondays, We All Live & Die and BBC introducing.

An all event ticket is priced at £75. Individual event ticket prices vary depending upon event. To buy tickets, then, click here.

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