It’s less than two weeks until Firethorn’s Autumn !CON!C Event. Hot on the heels of the great event Tanguys produced at The Grand Jersey, this will be another night to make an effort and enjoy something beyond the average weekend in St Helier.Expect some keen tunes, clothes horses and we hear even some fabulous lady greeters…. we have a few tickets to give away to a lucky set of readers….email win@gallery.je

Boy George is universally recognized as one of the music scenes biggest artists and for the past 30 years has maintained a strong position at the forefront of this ever-changing, multi-faceted industry. Attracting high praise from the likes of RollingStone Magazine, Mixmag, and MTV as having gained truly global recognition, the Grammy-nominated singer has created a worldwide presence that transcends age, race, colour, creed, nationality and even religion.

From selling over 100 million singles and in excess of 50 million albums as a performer and songwriter with 80’s super group Culture Club, and as a solo artist, to maintaining his position as one of the world’s most successful and in-demand international DJs. George’s list of achievements is unparalleled in dance circles, having to-date been a national newspaper columnist for the Daily Express, author of two bestselling autobiographies, been the co-producer, songwriter and on-stage star of the award-winning musical ‘Taboo’ on both New York’s Broadway and London’s West End, creator of his own B-Rude fashion label with outlets in New York, Los Angeles, London, as well as still maintaining an elite membership to the worlds designer fashion hierarchy – DJing regularly at post catwalk shows such as Versace, Phillip Treacy and more recently Hugo Boss. We didn’t even get to George making it into the Top 50 of the BBC’s 100 Greatest Britons of all time, as well as being photographed by everyone from Richard Avedon to Lord Snowdon to Steve Meisel. All of which leading to his daring style, musical talent and unique persona attracting famous fans such as Andy Warhol and Keith Haring.

A DJ since the late 70’s, Boy George has had a long and successful career associated with house music stemming from early acid house and Chicago grooves in the 80’s, through to electro and tech house in the 90’s and 00’s. This lengthy association with the electronic music scene led to him playing at some of world’s most iconic venues such as the Manchester’s legendary The Haçienda, Shelleys in Stoke and Paul Oakenfold’s Spectrum at Heaven in London. And ever since George has maintained a constant touring schedule, notching up hundreds of thousands of air miles and taking in destinations from the snow capped mountains of Vancouver to the golden sun kissed sands of Bondi beach.

Ever the consummate superstar DJ, his travels have seen him pack out events in over 70 countries around the world, from super-brands in Godskitchen, Cream, Manumission and Spundae to global powerhouse venues like Space in Ibiza, Ministry of Sound in London, Zouk in Singapore and Guvernment in Toronto. Additionally his name has been a prominent figure at many of the world’s leading festival including Homelands, BigGayOut and V Festival. In 2010, George was invited to host and DJ at the DJ Magazine Top100 Awards ceremony at Ministry of Sound. The roadblock event saw Boy George alongside a bulging line up of heavyweight spinners in Deadmau5, Afrojack, Fedde Le Grand, and World #1 DJ Armin van Buuren.

Recent times have seen George unveil a bed of new studio releases in ‘Amazing Grace’ and latest single ‘Sunshine into my life’ featuring lead vocals from Charlene Hector of Basement Jaxx fame. As well as his own projects, George has spent much of the past year collaborating with a number of other artists that include Mark Ronson, Andrew Wyatt (Miike Snow), Glide & Swerve, Skin and Harry Choo Choo Romero. Looking forward, 2011 marks a new musical era for George with the launch of VG Records with fellow tour DJ Marc Vedo. Focusing on releasing cool, credible dance tracks VG Records will allow both artists the freedom to exercise new musical directions with a range of underground and commercially respected artists.

With a long list of guest slots on radio stations such as Radio 1, Kiss FM, Sirius and Galaxy; where he hosted his own radio show for two years. George has also featured heavily on TV shows around the world with appearances on programmes like BBC 1 Jonathan Ross, BBC 2 Jools Holland, CNN, Brit Awards, Never Mind the Buzzcocks, VH1, Top of the Pops and CD:TV.

Although in recent years (in the UK at least), the media spotlight has fallen too much on George’s iconic media status and not enough on an ever-expanding and prolific musical output, his presence in the music industry still remains an ever-present series of headline making stories with notable publications such as DJ Magazine, NME, Q Magazine, The Guardian, New York Times, and Mumbai Mirror all following his career with great zeal.

TICKETS

STANDARD
Entitles each guest access to all rooms of the event with the exception of the V.I.P AREA and champagne reception.
£25 per person
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V.I.P
As a V.I.P you will have full access to all rooms of the event, there will also be a special raised area within the Main Room where you will be treated to the best view in the House with your own private Bar.
£40 per guest
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The Royal Yacht Overnight Package
“ICONIC”
Check into The Royal Yacht on the day of the event, enjoy the facilities of the amazing SPA Sirene and prepare yourself for the ultimate night out, courtesy of Firethorn Productions.

At the end of the evening, make use of our residents lounge for that special nightcap or make you way upstairs to your stunning bedroom for the perfect night’s sleep. Next morning, enjoy our delicious Sunday breakfast followed by a swim in our beautiful pool.

The overnight stay is priced at only £155 per room for two people staying overnight and includes use of the Spa facilities, invitations for two people to the event, VIP welcome drinks in the exclusive champagne reception, late night resident bar access, your overnight experience and full English breakfast. Much more fun than rushing to get ready and queuing for a taxi home at 2am!

Call 720511 to book and quote “ICONIC” to be eligible for this exclusive offer of £155 per room per night on a bed and breakfast basis.
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LINE UP
Room 1 – Celestial
HOUSE
BOY GEORGE (dj set)
CRAIG ALDER
STEVE FERBRACHE
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Room 2 – Sirocco
Hip Hop, Soul & Urban Classics
RONNIE HEREL BBC1XTRA
DJ BIRD
PAUL P
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Room 3 – Lazy Jack
Chilled Beats ‘n’ Treats
PETE DE MOMME
ROCKSTEADY
CARRIE COOPER

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OUTLETS
The Royal Yacht Hotel – T. 01534 720511
Tanguy’s – T. 01534 721949
Roulette Clothing – T. 01534 638003
White Label Records – T. 01534 725256

V.I.P TICKETS for this event can be purchased exclusively from The Royal Yacht Hotel Reception

TABLE ENQUIRIES PLEASE CONTACT events@firethornproductions.com