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Frank Carter and The Rattlesnakes to headline 60th anniversary gig for Marshall

The gig will take place in Hanwell, West London, where the first ever Marshall amp was made

By Will Richards

Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes press shot, 2021
Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes. (Photo: Press)

Marshall Amps have announced a special London gig to celebrate their 60th anniversary, headlined by Frank Carter and The Rattlesnakes.

On Friday, May 6, Carter and his band will be joined by special guests at a one-off outdoor gig at the Viaduct Meadow in Hanwell, West London, the site of the creation of the first ever Marshall Amp in 1962.

Speaking of the event, dubbed ‘Marshall Hootie – Loud At Sixty’, the company’s Managing Director Jon Ellery said: “60 years on from the first amp built for the next generation of artists, Marshall Amplification are celebrating their diamond jubilee in style with a headline performance from none other than Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes.

“With donations from proceeds going to Youth Music, the ongoing commitment from Marshall to honour Jim’s legacy will no doubt be as LOUD as ever.”

Tickets for the show are priced at £15, with £5 of this going to the Youth Music organisation. Get yours here.

Earlier this year, Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes were forced to cancel tour dates over the spiralling number of COVID-19 cases in the UK.

The punk outfit had a pair of London dates in the diary for January 2022, headlining O2 Academy Brixton on January 21 and 22. However, in a statement shared on their Instagram page today, they called off the gigs, and will not reschedule.

The statement read: “Due to the current escalating Covid situation we have had to make the difficult decision to cancel our Brixton shows in January next year. Unfortunately it just doesn’t feel right to tour whilst there is so much ongoing uncertainty at this time.”

The group went on to apologise for the cancellations, concluding the note with “see you in 2022”. The Hemel Hampstead rockers completed an eight-date UK run in late 2021 in support of their fourth album, ‘Sticky’, which was released in October. They played to crowds in Nottingham, Southampton, Bristol, Birmingham, Newcastle, Edinburgh, Liverpool and Manchester.