Collibus, the Manchester-based heavy-metallers, are set to make history by being the first rock band ever to play the House of Commons on 19th November.
Having won the 2013 Discretionary Rock Award of Parliament’s largest competition, Rock the House, Collibus will be playing a set to kick off the 2014 competition with tracks from their hotly anticipated album, The False Awakening.
Lead vocalist, Gemma Fox, said: “We never imagined that entering Rock the House would lead to us winning the Rock award, getting a slot to play Download Festival, and now making history by playing a set in Parliament. It’s an honour to kick off the 2014 competition while launching our album in Parliament – we urge all musicians to take advantage of this fantastic opportunity and enter.”
Rock the House Founder and Intellectual Property Advisor to David Cameron, Mike Weatherley MP, said:
“ I was blown away by Collibus’ music and, as a fan, I am personally excited to see their set. As an MP, I am so proud to give a Parliamentary platform to an alternative demographic and our vibrant creative industries with which to educate legislators of the importance of protecting British Intellectual Property.”
Rock the House Patron, Alice Cooper, said: “Having had MPs try and ban me performing in the UK in the 1970s, it’s excellent to hear that the sound of shedding guitars and powerhouse vocals will be echoing through the corridors of Parliament. Rock the House is a great project which celebrates the fantastic diversity of the British music scene and gives musicians a vehicle through which to hold their legislators accountable about protecting the music industry’s intellectual property.”