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Win tickets to Match & Fuse Festival in London - underground jazz, hip-hop and ambient

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Taking in four shows over three nights in three venues, Match & Fuse Festival 2014 features extreme jazz, brute-rock, hip-hop, beatboxers, doom-jazz, happy jazz hardcore, ambient soundscapes, electronica and acoustic free-jazz, with a deliberate mixing of genres and styles on each night, specifically designed to bring a diversity of music to the audience. 

2 – 4 October 2014: The Vortex, Rich Mix & Café Oto
A three day festival across three venues in East London: showcasing an exhilarating diversity of new music across a multitude of genres and featuring new works from Elliot Galvin; Shabaka Hutchings; James Allsopp; Rebecca Sneddon & Lunch Money and featuring SynKoke; Pixel; Lazy Habits; The Comet is Comin; Eirik Tofte M&F Orchestra; Monkey Plot with Frode Gjerstad; Lana Trio with John Butcher; Snorkel; Physics House Band; Wolfram Trio, and many more.

To win a pair of tickets answer this simple question:

At which venue and on what date do The Comet is Coming play during the festival?
(tip: read this article)

Competition closes on Wednesday October 1 at 3pm UK time. Competition is open to members only, simply sign up to enter. Then email your answer to Winning tickets will be available to pick up at the venue.

Read on for further info:

The festival features bands from Italy, Norway, Switzerland, Sweden, Scotland, and England. Originally set up by Dave Morecroft of WorldService Project in 2011, Match & Fuse is a touring exchange network and annual festival with the primary aim of connecting creative scenes across Europe. M&F have produced festivals and tours in UK, France, Italy, Germany, Denmark, Poland, Ireland and Norway.

This year the festival, which first took place in London in 2012, returns home after visiting Oslo in 2013 and Rome in June 2014. There will be collaborations by UK saxophonist James Allsopp and Italian avant-jazz-rockers Nohaybandatrio, and Ben See’s specifically created vocal ensemble featuring two world-champion beatboxers – Ben See, Sam Coates, Grace Savage and Bellatrix. The festival will features new works by leading UK instrumentalists and composers Elliot Galvin, Shabaka Hutchings (appearing here as part of The Comet is Coming), James Allsopp, Rebecca Sneddon (appearing with the brilliant doom jazz trio, Free Nelson Mandoomjazz) as well as the band Lunch Money.
The festival opens at the Vortex on Thursday October 2 with a line-up featuring Norwegian extreme jazzers SynKoke, Swiss extremists Schnellertollermeier, who play music that veers from fee improve to brute rock, award-winning pianist Elliot Galvin, presenting new music featuring Norwegian saxophonist Harald Lassen, and the high-energy Pixel. On Friday, the festival takes over Rich Mix for a bill featuring hip-hop from Lazy Habits, a new vocal ensemble from Ben See featuring two champion female beat boxers Bellatrix and Grace Savage, alongside Sun Ra and Zappa influenced post-apocalyptic music from Shabaka Hutchings and The Comet is Coming, as well as avant-jazz rock from Italy, featuring James Allsopp.

On Saturday the festival returns to Dalston, with shows at both Café Oto and the Vortex (with a wristband available for entry to both venues) and a line-up that takes in doom-jazz from Free Nelson Mandoomjazz and improv from Lana Trio with John Butcher at Café Oto, as well as leftfield ambient from Twinscapes, electronica-meets-dub and afro-beat from Snorkel, and prog-jazz from Physics House Band at the Vortex.
This year, Match & Fuse Festival culminates with a procession featuring the The Eirik Tofte Match & Fuse Orchestra (a new ensemble named in honour of the late Eirik Tofte instigator of M&F Oslo who passed away last year) as they go directly from their headlining set at Café Oto on a midnight march to the Vortex where they will perform a brief set before Snorkel close the festival.

Oct 2, the Vortex, 8pm: £10, £7 adv, or before 9pm
SynKoke + schnellertollermeier + Elliot Galvin Trio w/ Harald Lassen + Pixel
Oct 3, Rich Mix, 8pm: £14, £9 early bird ticket or before 9pm
Lazy Habits, Doffs Poi, Nohaybandatrio w/James Allsopp, The Comet is Coming, Ben See/Bellatrix/Grace Savage
Oct 4, Café Oto 8pm: £10, £12 wristband for combined Café Oto and Vortex entry; + strictly ltd £9 early bird wristband
Eirik Tofte M&F Orchestra, Monkey Plot w/ Frode Gjerstad, Free Nelson Mandoomjazz, Lana Trio w/ John Butcher
Oct 4, Vortex, 8pm: £10, £12 wristband for combined Café Oto and Vortex entry; + strictly ltd £9 early bird wristband
Snorkel, Eirik Tofte M&F Orchestra, Physics House Band, Lunch Money, Twinscapes,
Plus Wolfram Trio in the Downstairs Bar - FREE ENTRY
Full festival pass x three nights - £24

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