Introduction: Hard-Fi has announced an intimate show in London in support of Stand Up To Cancer, taking place on Monday, February 6. The show, which will be held at Islington’s 900-seat Union Chapel, will feature performances by Hard-Fi, The Big Pink, Monster Florence, Tom A. Smith and néomí. Tickets are available now priced at £35 + booking fee, and all proceeds will go to the cause. Hard-Fi frontman Richard Archer has said that cancer has greatly affected their lives, and that they are excited to contribute to the fight against it. The event, which was launched in 2016, has seen Louis Capaldi, White Lies, Marika Hackman, Macy Peters, Laura Mvula and Andy Burrows take to the stage. Hard-Fi will also be releasing new music, with frontman Richard Archer working on both Hard-Fi and OffWorld songs. Fans can look forward to a night of music and support for a great cause.
Hard-Fi has announced an intimate show in London in support of Stand Up To Cancer — details below.
Staines, who made a long-awaited comeback last year, will headline a special concert at Islington’s 900-seat Union Chapel on Monday, February 6 – two days after World Cancer Day (February 4).
The Big Pink (who released their first album in a decade last September, The Love That’s Ours) act as the main opening act following performances by Monster Florence, Tom A. Smith and néomí.
Tickets are available now priced at £35 + booking fee – you can buy them here.
In a statement about the upcoming concert, Hard-Fi Frontman Richard Archer said: “Like many people, cancer has greatly affected our lives, we have lost dear family members and friends to this nasty disease.
“That’s why we’re so excited to be taking part in this year’s event, we hope we can make a small contribution to eradicating cancer once and for all – and do it while having a great night.”
Hard-Fi Title Face Cancer @Soyuz Chapel 2023
We are very pleased to announce that we will be headlining the famous Stand Up To Cancer @ Union Chapel 2023. Taking place on MONDAY 6 FEBRUARY 2023 at Union Chapel, Islington, London. pic.twitter.com/oC1LVtZBsI
— Hard-Fi💙 (@HARD_FI) January 12, 2023
The event, launched in 2016, has already been seen Louis Capaldi, White Lies, Marika Hackman, Macy Peters, Laura Mvula and Andy Burrows take to the stage in aid of SU2C.
Last September, Hard-Fi played their first live show in eight years, a small warm-up in Milton Keynes before bigger reunion gigs in Manchester and London, the latter of which sold out in just 10 minutes.
In April 2022, the band announced they were reuniting to celebrate the belated 15th anniversary of their debut number one album Stars Of CCTV (2005). Previously, Hard-Fi had not performed live since 2014.
During an interview with NME last May, Richard Archer was asked about the possibility of new music appearing on Hard-Fi. “I’m always coming up with ideas,” he replied.
“A few years ago I started another group OffWorld. We recorded an album that I’m very proud of and that I want to release. Something needs to be done about it, and now that Hard-Fi is doing it, maybe people will start answering my calls.”
He continued: “I’m trying to decide which songs are for Hard-Fi and which are for OffWorld, but maybe I’m overthinking it. ‘Stars Of CCTV’ was just the best song I wrote about my life at the time, glorifying a life that was quite boring and wanting something different, but it was still fun because I was writing music with my friends.”