frank carter sex pistols bush hall
frank carter sex pistols bush hall

Frank Carter and the Sex Pistols team up to save historic music venue Bush Hall

Frank Carter and Sex Pistols members Paul Cook, Glen Matlock and Steve Jones are teaming up to save the historic West London music venue Bush Hall with two shows set for Tuesday 13 August and Wednesday 14 August 2024. The Sex Pistols, one of the most influential rock bands of all time, will join charismatic frontman Frank Carter at Bush Hall to perform the Sex Pistols’ iconic 1977 album Never Mind The Bollocks in its entirety. Funds raised from these unmissable shows will go directly towards preserving this revered independent London venue. Tickets go on sale from Wednesday 5 June.

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Supporting Bush Hall, a pillar of the music scene, is a cause close to the hearts of both Frank Carter and the Sex Pistols. Both Paul Cook and Steve Jones grew up near the venue, attending it as spectators, while Frank Carter performed at the Bush Hall in 2012 for his first live show with his former group, Pure Love. Long-time Sex Pistols fan Frank Carter first met Steve Jones in 2008 during an interview on Steve's radio show and later met the rest of the band through mutual friends. They soon bonded over their shared love of live music and decided to perform together to help preserve the iconic London venue.

“This has been a joy from start to finish. When the Sex Pistols call, you answer. I'm very excited to be a part of it.”

Frank Carter

“We're doing a benefit for Bush Hall with the famous Frank Carter. We're going to play songs by the Pistols because they need support and money. We thought it would be a great way to stop it closing down. This is my local music venue. I grew up in Shepherd's Bush and I still live here. It would be a shame to see it disappear and we want to keep it going. So everyone come along to the gig!”

Paul Cook

“If everything goes wrong, it's Paul's fault.”

Steve Jones

“I tend to agree with Steve.” He continues, “Smaller music venues are the lifeblood of new music. It’s in these intimate spaces where raw talent has a chance to shine, where bands can really connect with their audiences, and where the spirit of live music really comes to life, so we need to keep them going.”

Glen Matlock

The gigs will raise funds for the Bush Hall, a beloved roots venue in the heart of West London. It's more important than ever to protect roots venues and support this vital area of the music industry - since the pandemic, keeping music live remains incredibly challenging. In 2023, Bush Hall saw a 24.5% decrease in live music bookings.

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The money raised from ticket sales will help secure Bush Hall's musical future, allowing the venue's staff to focus on improving the internal facilities and supporting emerging artists through the revitalization of the Bush Hall Presents programme.

“Without treasured music venues like the Bush Hall, we wouldn't have today's festival headliners. The Bush Hall is where artists begin and hone their craft. It's essential that these venues continue to exist for the music industry to thrive and evolve. That is non-negotiable. Thank you to the Sex Pistols and Frank Carter for getting involved - this show is going to be an incredible night.”

The Bush Hall's historic breakthrough came with REM on stage in 2002 - Amy Winehouse followed, with artists such as Florence & The Machine, Toots & the Maytals, Adele, The Killers, Michael Kiwanuka, Alicia Keys, Paul Weller, Nick Cave, Bombay Bicycle Club and many more. The Bush Hall not only showcases up-and-coming artists, but also established ones, as well as introducing international bands to the UK market - with Kings of Leon famously performing for the first time in the UK at the Bush Hall in 2006.

“We love promoting music and giving musicians a platform to perform on our stage, in an intimate space that is up close and personal with the audience. We want and need to continue that. So a huge thank you from everyone at Bush Hall to the legendary Sex Pistols and Frank Carter.”

The owner of Bush Hall, Charlie Raworth

Shepard Fairey says: “The Sex Pistols were a band that changed my life, so it’s an honor to collaborate with them, along with Frank Carter, who shares the spirit of the Pistols but adds his own fuel to the fire!”

Shepard Fairey he says: “Os Sex Pistols foram uma banda que mudou minha vida, então é uma honra colaborar com eles, juntamente com Frank Carter, que compartilha o espírito dos Pistols, mas lança seu próprio combustível no fogo!”

Os ingressos estarão à venda às 9h BST de quarta-feira, 5 de junho via


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Artists: Frank Carter, Sex Pistols