22nd May 2003




The biggest party of the summer takes place at the University of Lincoln next week to mark the Delph Bar’s first year as a major new rock venue.


Internationally acclaimed blues rockers Amor headline the birthday gig in the Students’ Union bar on Thursday 29th May.


Amor was formed by ex-Hoax guitarist Jon Amor in 2000 and has released two albums including last year’s ‘Even After That’, which won universal praise from both fans and critics. Last summer they played a gig at Glastonbury and this summer’s appearances include the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland.


For their Lincoln gig, Amor are supported by second-year journalism student Lee Rickers, returning after a well-received acoustic support slot with Bocca earlier in the season.


Lee is currently making waves in his own right after his new demo has drawn rave reviews from top music magazines.


Gigs by rock bands Idlewild and The Bluetones have appeared at the Delph to raise the profile of the venue which has also hosted new stars like DNA Doll, Jim’s Big Ego and 4 Star Mary from America.  Student bands including Khaki Brown and Owsley Sunshine have also premiered at the venue.


“The gig is a celebration of our first year of live music at the Delph and we are inviting everyone who has been part of and helped the SU and Bar to come and see the quality of bands playing here,” said Student Union event co-ordinator Maria Lyon.


“The SU has seen everything from household names to the very best in local talent.


“We are really looking forward to our birthday bash. We have invited people who have supported us over the past year including business representatives and senior university staff.”


Anyone interested in coming to the event should contact Maria on 01522 886642 for more details.  Doors open at 7.30pm and admission is £1 for students and NUS card holders, or £2 for others.


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For more information contact: Kate Williams, Press Office Assistant

University of Lincoln

Tel: 01522 886244

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