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23rd March 2013

bula quo

Hot on the heels of their recent sell out reunion tour with ex-members John Coghlan and Alan Lancaster, Status Quo stalwarts Francis Rossi and Rick Parfitt are set to star in their debut feature film due for release in July 2013.

Titled 'Bula Quo' the film, which was produced and directed by Stuart St Paul ('The Krays' and 'Aliens'), is an action adventure story filmed on location in Fiji and co-stars Laura Aikman ('Keith Lemon – The Film'), Jon Lovitz ('Saturday Night Live', 'Two and a Half Men'), and Craig Fairbrass (BBC TV’s 'Eastenders').

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In the film, Rossi and Parfitt both witness a murder and go on the run with their manager, Simon (Fairbrass), and Caroline (Aikman) while being pursued by Wilson (Lovitz) and the members of the Press who are eager for a story.

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Francis Rossi commented, "The one thing Quo fans know is to expect the unexpected. Of course, Rick and I have already acted in Coronation Street, one of the biggest TV shows on the planet, so this should be no trouble at all! According to management..."

"Once I found out that we weren't going to be shooting anywhere cold, I was all for it" adds Rick Parfitt, "This is an amazing chance for us to do something new and we're all really excited."

The film is the first production from the newly incepted Status Quo Films (Fiji) Ltd, and is also supported by the Fiji Audio Visual Commission (FAVC). Stuart St. Paul said: "We have been made to feel so welcome by everyone. Fiji isn't just a paradise because of its location; it is also because of the wonderful islanders who cannot do enough for us. The production team is grateful for the support from the Fiji Government and Tourism Fiji without which none of this would be possible."

A soundtrack to accompany the film is also expected later in the year, which features some remixed versions of Quo classics like 'Rocking All Over The World' and 'Down Down' as well as some tracks penned specifically for the film like 'Go Go Go', 'Looking Out For Caroline' and the title track.

Status Quo are currently heading to Australia for a series of live shows here:
Saturday 23rd March – West Coast Blues n' Roots, Freemantle Park, Perth
Wednesday 27th March – Hordern Pavilion, Sydney
Thursday 28th March – Convention Centre, Brisbane
Saturday 30th March – Bluesfest, Byron Bay
Sunday 31st March – Deni Blues & Roots Festival, Deniliquin
Tuesday 2nd April – Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide
Wednesday 3rd April – Palais Theatre, Melbourne

Status Quo are:
Francis Rossi – Vocals/Lead Guitar
Rick Parfitt – Vocals/Rhythm Guitar
John 'Rhino' Edwards - Bass Guitar/Backing Vocals
Andrew Bown – Keyboards/Backing Vocals
Matthew Letley - Drums

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Wacken Winter Nights 2018 takes place between February 23rd and 25th 2018 and the great news is that you can now experience a full-on, top class German Metal Festival easily and affordably.

It only takes an hour to fly to Hamburg from London and we've had longer journeys than that within the capital and they were certainly more expensive than the £33 air ticket that just appeared in our 'flights to Wacken Winter Nights' search.


Wacken Winter Nights is organised by the same team who are responsible for the world's greatest Metal festival, Wacken-Open-Air and the 2018 bill includes Skyclad, Orphaned Land, Elvenking, Finntroll, Grave Digger, Aeverium, Comes Vagantes, Coppelius, Corvus Corax, Die Pressgëng, Elvellon, Heimataerde, Hell-O-Matic, Ignis Fatuu, Ingrimm, Irdorath, Johnny Deathshadow, Krayenzeit, Letzte Instanz, Mr Hurley und die Pulveraffen, Pampatut, Pat Razket, Schandmaul, Sündenrausch, The Aberlour's, The Moon And The Nightspirit, Torfrock, Visions Of Atlantis, Vroudenspil, Wind Rose and more.

Besides this rich billing of superb Metal bands, there is so much more to see in the festival area including the medieval market and also the walking acts and jugglers you will meet at the theme worlds, including Robert Blake, three-time World Cup winner of street magic.

Wacken Winter Nights is something not to be missed and you can check out the amazing ticket and accommodation prices right here.

We just priced up the whole four day trip with hotels, flights, shuttles and festival tickets for less than £300 and we don't think you will get a better value festival than that, anywhere.


MetalTalk recently sat down with Wacken founder and owner Thomas Jensen and that interview will be online next week and it's a fascinating insight into how Wacken originated from nothing to become the world's premiere Heavy Metal event.


Wacken 2018 takes place from 2nd to 4th August 20218 and as with Wacken Winter Nights, if you have never experienced all it has to offer, then you owe it to yourself to remedy that.

Already announced for Wacken 2018 are Judas Priest, Nightwish, Running Wild (exclusive), Arch Enemy, Dirkschneider, Doro (Special Anniversary Show), In Extremo, Sepultura, Amorphis, Amaranthe, Firewind, W.A.R., Belphegor, Mantar, Knorkator, Deserted Fear, Watain, Night Demon, Epica, Knorkator, Belphegor, Firewind, Deserted Fear and many more and we'll have more Wacken 2018 announcements during December.

As well as being the greatest Heavy Metal festival in the world, it is without a doubt the Mecca of Metal and the one thing that every single person who loves our music should have on their bucket list.

For 2018, MetalTalk have joined forces with Wacken-Open-Air to help you get to Wacken easily and inexpensively and you can peruse the ticket and travel options right here.

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