It's a massive event! Here is the line-up and venue list confirmed so far for A Drop In the Ocean...
All events take place on Sunday 30th January
Bluu - £4 on the door, 9pm til midnight
The split-levelled temple of all that is cutting-edge and chilled to perfection would be worth a visit even if the only musical accompaniment on offer was a monkey banging on a saucepan. They've done much better than that - they're opening their doors for a night of cool Jazz and blistering Cuban beats. Mas Y Mas kick off the proceedings at 9pm, followed by Shod Club at 10.30.
Dogma - £4 on the door, noon til midnight
One of the Lace Market's most popular and cutting-edge venues is renowned for its funky eclectic vibe, as demonstrated by the split-level set on offer throughout the day. Tribute bands, jazz, funk, acoustic - it's all here, all day, into the night.
12.00 - The Great Escape
1.00 - Richie Muir
2.00 - Fab Four
3.00 - Roy de Wired
4.00 - Rolling Clones
5.00 - Joe Strange
6.00 - Vinyl Years
7.00 - J Groove
8.00 - Urban Intro
9.00 - Grain
10.30 - Mood Indigo
Basement: Starts at 6pm
The Edge - £4 on the door, 6pm til midnight
Off-centre in location, out-there in attitude, The Edge breaks from its traditional role as a house music stronghold to deliver a firing line-up of premiership Reggae artistry too powerful for just one room.
V-Rocket and Millennium Squad
The Golden Fleece - £4 on the door, 5pm til 10.30pm
Long established as a mainstay in the Nottingham folk and acoustic scene (and a Real Ale outpost), Some of the venue's most popular artists are combining for the event - the Fleece All-Stars perform from 5pm - and local Irish folk favourites Kelly's Heroes round off the evening from 9pm.
Junktion 7 - £4 on the door, 5pm til midnight
Renowned for its patronage of esoteric acts from all over the world and as a proving ground for local youngbloods, Junktion 7 is an essential venue on the city's indie/rock circuit - and they've assembled a veritable eight-band smorgasbord of rock, funk, hip hop and punk...
5.00 - Urban Gypsy
5.45 - Kingsize Operator
7.15 - New Generation Superstars
8.45 - Burning Man
9.30 - Hinterland
10.30 - The Magic Heroes
DJ Battle: Nottingham High Society v Nottingham Band Society (Extra acts TBC)
The Malt Cross
- £15 on the door *, 11am til 7pm
One of Nottingham's best-kept secrets (with some seriously twisted Victorian architecture), the Malt Cross is steadily gaining a reputation as one of the city's most eclectic venues. They'll be hosting a very special programme of classical and acoustic music featuring some of the finest exponents of the art out city has to offer.
11am Magdala Choir
12pm Highly Strung (String Quartet)
1pm Steve Pinnock, John Carson and Ben Kelly (Jazz/Flamenco guitar)
2 pm Bovril sisters
3pm Sarah Watts (Bass Clarinet
*This event carries a special charge of £15 - all attendees will receive a wristband permitting free entry to all other venues bar Rock City and the Top Spot
Market Bar - £4 on the door, 8pm til midnight
Cooler than the other side of the pillow (but without the poseyness, dress code or attitude), the Market Bar's DJ sets are one of the jewels in the crown of Nottingham's nightlife - and their Sunday evening set of Funky House features top-drawer turntable tomfoolery from Matt Tolfrey (Fabric) and D. Ramirez (Slave Records) - guaranteed to rock an entire council estate of houses.
The Old Angel - £4 on the door, 4pm til 10.30
The lovable bit-of-rough black sheep of Hockley's bar scene presents a soiree of musical entertainment the only way it knows how; hardcore scuzz turned up to eleven. And then twelve.
4.30 - End Of Reason (nee Spoonfed)
5.15 - Maine
6.00 - Army Of Flying Robots
6.45 - Legion Of Doom
7.45 - The Smears
8.45 - Sanzen
9.45 - Old Basford
Pitcher & Piano - £4 on the door, 8pm til midnight
One of the city's most unique (and popular) bars is a must-visit for day-trippers, locals and everyone else. The Herb Birds give it some proper acoustic from 8.30, and The Phonics pay tribute to the Stereophonics from 10 - both assisted by the incredible acoustics and framed by the original fixtures and fittings that make the Pitcher & Piano a highlight of the city's bar scene.
Rock City - £10 on the door*, 3pm til midnight
The long-time king of local music venues comes through big style with a devastating all-dayer. Firstly, they're giving up the stage to an eight-strong line-up of local bands (and if you've seen them tear the roof off the local pub or community centre, wait til you see them take it to the next level). Secondly, they've secured the services of Bent, and Six By Seven. Look out for further announcements...
The Magic Heroes
Punish The Atom
Amusement Parks On Fire
Lo Ego - 7pm
Six By Seven - 8pm
Shooting Victor Francis
More acts tbc
*This event carries a special charge of £10. All attendees will receive a wristband permitting free entry to all other venues bar the Malt Cross and the Top Spot
The Running Horse - £4 on the door, noon til 5pm
The long-time champion of Blues artists and local talent is one of the city's most treasured venues - and they've come through big style with a supreme demonstration as to why it's so cherished in Nottingham. Colin Staples has assembled the top rank of local Blues crooners, all of whom will have woke up that morning to find their women have left them especially for the event.
The Social - £4 on the door, noon til midnight
The top rank of Nottingham Hip-Hop assemble mob-handed at the city's most leftfield bar in a 12-hour demonstration of lyrical and turntabular finesse that will prove - once again - Nottingham's undisputed status as the new stronghold of UK Hip-Hop.
Apoc (Main Rock)
Big Trev presents Notts Inna Nuttin;
(Shifty Spirit, Dougie Hauser, Elroy, Shenade, Ventrola, L1, Ritual)
Blu Monkey (Dealmaker Records)
C.O.L.D. (Dealmaker Records)
C-Mone (Son Records)
Cappo (Zebra Traffic)
Change (Main Rock)
DJ Rubbish (Barry's Bootlegs)
The Elementz (EU)
Iron Bridge (Main Rock)
Johnny Crump (Dealmaker Records)
Karizma & Foz (Dealmaker Records)
Kids In Tracksuits (Camouflage)
Lady Paradox (Main Rock)
Lee Ramsey (Marga boys)
The Lost Project (Dealmaker Records)
Non-Thespian (Dealmaker Records)
Oh My Gosh
P Brothers (Heavy Bronx)
Styly Cee (Son Records)
Windows 78 (Camouflage)
Woody 777 (18 Stone)
More special guests to be confirmed
Stealth - £4 on the door, 6pm until 2am
The newest and freshest club on the block delivers a two-room set of DJs that also doubles up as the official after-party venue, running until 2am. Already firmly established as one of the essential heartlands of the UK underground, expect a blazing multi-selector line-up that will keep heads ringing well into the wee hours of Monday morn.
Lowkey & Lynkx
Indigo Sync, Agent Orange & Dizasta
Husk & Ruse
MC Juma Phist
Plus very special guests...
Vigi (Streetwise Recordings)
High Eight (Connect Records)
Mike Hogan (Breakspoll)
Hexadecimal (Heavy Disco)
Max Hedroom (Mondo Records)
Michael Morph (Boombox)
Pete Jordan (Spectrum)
Max Cooper (Firefly)
Marc Reck (Headway)
Freeman (Fletcher's Bar)
Stone - £4 on the door, 8pm til midnight
One of the most beloved bars in town has done us proud. Not only are they reviving their ever-popular Lounging session - an uplifting masterclass in vocal, soulful House music featuring Hed Kandi's Danny Butt and Antonio Vendone - they're also donating all profits made from the night. Get battered on a Sunday night with a clear conscience!
Wax - £4 on the door, noon til midnight
The hippest little venue on Broadway showcases a slew of Notts artists right across the musical spectrum. From rock to acoustic and all points in between, it'll be a festival within a festival (with better toilet facilities, obviously)
Noon - 4pm
Sarah Bard's Little Brown Bag
Camilla & Lance
St. Barnabas Cathedral Choral Scholars
4pm - 8pm
Left of the Dealer
8pm - Midnight
Dog Bonser & The Disc Singer
It's not only kicking off in town - some of the finest bars and clubs on the outskirts of Nottingham have been kind enough to donate their services...
The Davy Lamp
The Triangle, Ilkeston, Derbyshire DE7
Tel: 0115 932 3137
£4 on the door, 8 til 11
Even Ilkeston are representing! One of Derbyshire's premier pub venues, the Davy Lamp is putting on a special performance by local 60s & 70s nine-piece powerhouse The Station from 8pm.
The Horse and Groom
462 Radford Road, Basford, NG7
Tel: 0115 970 3777
£4 on the door, 8.30pm til 10.30pm
Standing in the shadow of Shippo's, the Horse and Groom is a long-time promoter of live music in Basford, and are presenting regular favourites Shades of Blue.
£4 on the door, 9pm til midnight
A touch of modernism by the side of the Trent, South Bank is Bridgford's premier acoustic venue as well as being the Southside's student and sports fiend's mecca. Joe Strange starts us off at 9pm, and The Richie Muir Band make a special appearance at 11.
£4 on the door, 7pm til 11.30pm
Nottingham's most accessible arts venue is presenting an evening of poetry and performance art with all profits going to A Drop In The Ocean. The evening kicks off with performances from members of the DIY Poets collective, followed by new readings from Dave Wood directly affected by the tsunami disaster. The rest of the evening showcases a variety of performance art by Katie Doubleday, Elsa bau Brownfoot and Tina Carter. The Gallery will also be host to a number of donated artwork, the proceeds from the sale of which will go directly to the Drop In The Ocean fund.
329-331 Carlton Hill, Carlton NG4 1JE
Tel: 0115 961 3673
£5 on the door or in advance*, 7.30 until 11pm
Carlton's showpiece cabaret venue presents an unmissable evening of tribute acts. Vogue provide a note-perfect tribute to Madonna from the early 80s until the present day, while The Conmitments have been praised as the very best in their field for Motown and Stax covers.
* As the Top Spot is a membership club, wristbands will not secure free entry. £5 charge includes free drink.
9 North Road, the Park, N67 1HG
Tel: 0115 947 5215
£4 on the door, 8pm til 11pm
If the frantic atmosphere of town is too much for you, the rural splendour of the Park is a mere walk away - and there's no better place to spend a lazy Sunday than Walton's. Local solo artists Ronnie Scott (8pm) and Richie Muir (10pm) will provide the perfect accompaniment, presenting contemporary classics with an acoustic twist.