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Fender are reviving London’s iconic Marquee Club for one night only
By Alex James Taylor | Music | 19 September 2023

London’s iconic Marquee Club is cemented in the city’s storied musical heritage. It’s where the Rolling Stones played their first gig on 12th July 1962, where Pink Floyd hosted a Sunday afternoon residency as part of the Spontaneous Underground club, and where David Bowie (then David Jones) performed multiple times with his early band, The Manish Boys.

Now, for one night only, Fender are reviving the seminal venue to host the launch of the legendary instrument brand’s new Vintera II series – which reimagines classic Fender guitars of the 50s, 60s and 70s, meticulously replicating their designs and sound. In honour of the new Vintera series, Fender have recruited three of London’s most exciting live acts – Soft Play (formally Slaves), Nova Twins and Lambrini Girls, followed by a DJ set from Primal Scream’s Simone Marie – for one-off gig this Wednesday that’ll reverberate with the Marquee Club’s history. What’s more, fans can apply for free tickets today between 9am and 9pm – be quick!

“We are beyond excited to bring these leading artists together for a special one-night-only event, resurrecting the legendary Marquee Club to introduce the new Vintera II series,” says Evan Jones, CMO, Fender Musical Instruments Corporation. “As the number of guitar players around the world continues to grow and players continue to embrace technology, musicians of all ages, backgrounds, and skill levels still find themselves drawn to the timelessness of the Fender brand – its iconic colours and classic body shapes have inspired countless generations of artists and the Vintera II stands as a modern-day testament to this.”

Headlining the event, London duo Soft Play say: “We’re absolutely buzzing to take the stage at the pop-up of the legendary Marquee Club and be part of the Vintera II launch event. Laurie and I are really enjoying being back on the gig circuit and can’t wait to bring an unforgettable experience to our fans, while supporting this new era of music gear.”

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