Keane stars come Back to Battle for unique gig at Battle Abbey
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Tim Rice-Oxley and Tom Chaplin of international hit band Keane are set to return home to Battle for a one-off acoustic gig in the grounds of historic Battle Abbey on Saturday August 8th 2015.
It is the first time award-winning songwriter Tim Rice-Oxley and singer Tom Chaplin have performed together for two years, in a show aimed at raising funds for Battle Festival of which Rice-Oxley is a patron. The performance, Back to Battle, is already hotly anticipated by fans from all around the world who are planning to gather in the area for a weekend of celebration.
Rice-Oxley is keen that the concert is a more intimate affair than the usual big venue gig: “Obviously the key thing is to raise money for Battle Festival but Tom and I really enjoy performing in a smaller venue where there’s a closer connection between us and the audience. The Abbey is such an atmospheric place; this is going to be a unique event. It should really help raise the profile of the Festival which only started last year.”
Jo Stewart, Property Manager of 1066 Battle of Hastings, Abbey and Battlefield said: “Both the Abbey and Keane are an intrinsic part of the town’s identity, albeit nearly 950 years apart! It’s great to see initiatives like the Battle Festival which shine a spotlight on the area and we’re very happy to support this special concert.”