Bastille to play intimate EU Referendum gig

London five-piece to perform at special event encouraging young people to participate in the upcoming vote

Bastille are to play at a special London gig prior to the EU Referendum.

The ‘Bad Blood’ quintet will appear at a special ‘#Voting Live! Session’ on 21 June, which is being held in a “secret location” in the capital. Its purpose is to primarily encourage young people to pledge to vote in the upcoming ballot regarding the UK’s future membership of the Europe Union, which takes place on 23 June.

Organised by Sofar Sounds, who specialise in putting on “intimate gigs across the world”, the event will also see appearances from former footballer Rio Ferdinand, spoken word poet Suli Breaks and beatboxer Reeps One.

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To win tickets to the event, people are being encouraged to share a Sofar Sounds post on their Facebook page. “Whoever generates the most sign-ups to the Sofar Sounds community will win two tickets to the show,” the website states. “Whether or not you enter this competition, please remember to vote!”

There are 20 pairs of tickets to be won. More information and competition details can be found here.

Bastille revealed the title of their new album in a video trailer last week. Entitled ‘Wild World Communications’, or simply ‘Wild World’, they’ve yet to announce when the album will come out.