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Rockin' the Library

Published Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Mercury-nominated band The Big Moon were the latest act to rock the Central Library this weekend as part of the ‘Get It Loud in Libraries’ project.

Saturday’s sell-out show by the four-piece band went down a storm with the audience and are the latest in a long list of ground-breaking artists to be part of this award-winning project.

The Big Moon were recently nominated for the 2017 Mercury Music Prize for best album for their ‘Love in the 4th Dimension’ release earlier this year. Previous bands to have appeared as part of the Get Loud in Libraries project in the UK include Clean Bandit, Ellie Goulding, Florence and The Machine and Frank Turner.

Councillor Kevin Maton, Cabinet Member with responsibility for Libraries said:

“It’s really exciting that Coventry has been chosen as one of the key UK cities to play host to this award-winning project to bring live music to libraries, which as a Council we are very supportive of.

“The fact that one of the key aims of the project is to provide young people with the chance to gain real-world work experience in the music industry is great, plus Central Library is proving a popular venue to host the gigs which is doubly pleasing.”

Stewart Parsons, from the Get It Loud In Libraries project added:

“It has been glorious to witness Coventry and its magnificent library, embrace the true ethos of Get It Loud In Libraries. The aim to deliver a fresh new live music offer whilst offering excellent cultural opportunities to young people in the city is being met superbly.

“Coventry has made us feel very much at home; if we can contribute to their UK City of Culture 2021 Bid in any shape or form we would be proud to make a noisy contribution.”

Big Moon’s performance was the third show in a planned series of live gigs in the library with the next one planned on Saturday November 11 when Vant play at the city centre venue.

To find out more, or want to get involved in the Get It Loud In Libraries programme be it work experience, library network, volunteer or just find out about new gigs, go to

Coventry is now on the shortlist along with four other cities to become UK City of Culture 2021 and will submit a final bid in September before the decision is announced in December.


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