Music Festival to distribute live footage via world’s first digital platform for music related VNR's

From: Sounds of the Suburbs Promotions
Published: Tue Jul 26 2005

SOS Promotions have teamed up with Videoplugger to offer free-to-use footage of their annual open-air music extravaganza at Crystal Palace Park this weekend (30th & 31st July).

The VNR (Video News Release) is a broadcast quality asset which will contain excerpts from the live performances of thirteen of the capital's up-and-coming south of the Thames talent, such as Diesel-U-Music competition winners Shuffle, the electro mishmash that is Liberation Jumpsuit and the Afro-Japanese folk punk sounds of Kanako and the Numbskulls, as well as interviews with the bands and organisers.

"We're absolutely delighted to be working alongside Videoplugger on this exciting new initiative", said Carol Ann Walters, PRO for Sounds of the Suburbs: "As a not-for-profit group, resources are understandably limited, but this partnership will enable us to deliver broadcast quality festival footage at zero cost to broadcasters; all from one easy to use internet platform".

Videoplugger says the technology saves broadcasters time, as well as saving money for the public relations companies, which no longer need to send out conventional videocassettes.

SOS founder, Charlotte Fletcher added: "We hope London will make good use of this free-to-use resource and help our community celebrate the cream of South London unsigned bands and DJ's; our event is run as a not-for-profit, so expect a DIY ethic and bags of enthusiasm".

About The Bowl
Launched in 1999, The Bowl is the longest-running free festival of its kind in South London. The two-day music extravaganza features new and emerging music talent from south of the Thames. It's a unique live event, set in stunning surroundings, and will offer a variety of activities such as DJs, percussionists, a well-being area, food, craft and market stalls plus a fully stocked and licensed bar. The event runs from noon until 8.00pm on Saturday (30th) and noon until 7.00pm on Sunday (31st).

Videoplugger Ltd launched in July 2005, with the distribution of footage from Celebrating Sanctuary, an arts and music event which took place on London's Southbank. It enables free downloads to broadcasters of music-related Video News Releases, as well as audio files to radio and online media and high quality stills to print.

Company: Sounds of the Suburbs Promotions
Contact Name: Carol Ann Walters
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Contact Phone: 020 8289 0460

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