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Award-winning Australian Band 'Formidable Vegetable Sound System' to tour UK this Summer

The Formidable Vegetable Sound System

So infectious that the most ardent climate sceptic would have trouble staying still (Sydney Morning Herald)

Quirky ecological electro-swing ensemble the Formidable Vegetable Sound System is returning to the UK this summer for their 2014 Radish Beets World Tour, including a greatly anticipated performance at the City of London Festival on 9 July at 9.30pm in the Bowler Hat venue in Paternoster Square. Press tickets are available and please contact us for more details.

UK Tour Dates include:
JULY 9: City of London Festival, UK
JULY 19: Lovebox Festival, London, UK
JULY 20: RhythmTree Festival, Isle of Wight, UK
AUG 7 - 10: Boomtown Fair, Winchester, UK

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The award-winning four piece band from Fremantle, Western Australia are known for their dynamic live performances which are all about promoting sustainability and the joys of growing your own food through song. With their truly unique mash-up of vintage speakeasy-style electro-swing, beatboxing, vocal gymnastics and hyperactive horns, all pumped through the Formidable Beet-Box, the Formidable Vegetable Sound System is eccentrically entertaining and will undoubtedly move audiences from the dancefloor to the veggie patch.

So infectious that the most ardent climate sceptic would have trouble staying still (Sydney Morning Herald)

As dynamic Formidable Vegetable frontman Charlie Mgee explains: “Music is the best tool we have for raising awareness about our need to live more sustainably. One of the best solutions is to start growing more of our own food!"


Notes to Editors:

1. The Formidable Vegetable Sound System’s No Such Thing as Waste won the WAM Song of the Year 2013 in the Folk section ( Yield won the Best Blues Music video in the 2013 Australian Independent Music Video Award (
2. The Permaculture Association defines permaculture as follows: “The word 'permaculture' comes from 'permanent agriculture' and 'permanent culture' - it is about living lightly on the planet, and making sure that we can sustain human activities for many generations to come, in harmony with nature. Permanence is not about everything staying the same. It’s about stability, about deepening soils and cleaner water, thriving communities in self-reliant regions, biodiverse agriculture and social justice, peace and abundance.” For more information on the principles of permaculture please visit
3. A full list of world tour dates is available from

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