Syd Barrett benefit concert next week
Written by Matt   
Friday, 09 July 2010

Interstellar concert, July 2010This coming Tuesday, July 13th, a special night for the benefit of the Syd Barrett Fund will be held at London's 93 Feet East. The "Interstellar" event features Skinbat Scramble, All Schools Are Strange and the great Department S (huge Barrett fans, reforming since splitting in 1982), plus DJ sets from Spencer Rocks, and is part of the Syd Barrett Fund's activity to mark forty years since Syd’s debut solo album was released, and follows a gig at the Tunbridge Wells Forum in June and a charity walk from London to Cambridge over Easter.

Event organizer Simon Webb says of the line up: "All three bands have existed in one form or another since the late seventies or early eighties, with differing success levels along the way. All three now have the enjoyment of simply playing in front of an audience as their main goal in music, something which is very important for an event in the spirit of Syd Barrett, since it was the fun Syd got from music which was most important to him, rather than any success, fame or acclaim."

Tickets are £5, and can be bought from, as well as on the night. For more on the Syd Barrett Fund visit