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Sunday, 17 November 2013

Collibus to make history as first metal band to play Parliament

Collibus, the Manchester-based heavy-metallers, are set to make history by being the first rock band ever to play the House of Commons, on 19thNovember.

Having won the 2013 Discretionary Rock Award of Parliament’s largest competition, Rock the House, Collibus will be playing a set to kick off the 2014 competition with tracks from their hotly anticipated album, The False Awakening.

Lead vocalist, Gemma Fox, said:

“We never imagined that entering Rock the House would lead to us winning the Rock award, getting a slot to play Download Festival, and now making history by playing a set in Parliament. It’s an honour to kick off the 2014 competition while launching our album in Parliament – we urge all musicians to take advantage of this fantastic opportunity and enter.”

Rock the House Founder, Mike Weatherley MP, said:

“ I was blown away by Collibus’ music and, as a fan, I am personally excited to see their set. As an MP, I am so proud to give a Parliamentary platform to an alternative demographic and our vibrant creative industries with which to educate legislators of the importance of protecting British Intellectual Property.”

Patron, Rick Wakeman (Yes) said:
“Having a genuine love of both music and politics, nothing pleases me more than seeing the two working so closely together. Rock the House is fast becoming one of the most prestigious events in the music calendar and to have Collibus performing to launch the 2014 event is just fantastic. It just goes to prove what an amazing catalyst music is for all walks of life. More music and less conflict in the world!  Congratulations to all concerned. Makes an old rocker very proud!”


For more information on Collibus and their album The False Awakening, contact or visit The Rock the House 2014 launch party will take place on the Terrace Pavilion of the House of Commons on 19 November. For enquiries or more information, please contact or visit



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