To celebrate the return of the iconic Volkswagen Beetle, London’s legendary Abbey Road Studios and Volkswagen have teamed-up to present an exclusive, one-off performance by Paul Weller in the famous Studio One on 9th November.
The only way to win access to what promises to be a truly unforgettable show is by entering a competition being hosted by the digital music service Spotify.
To be in with a chance of winning one of 50 pairs of tickets, simply visit Volkswagen’s Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/VolkswagenUK; from here you will be invited to browse Spotify’s catalogue of over 18 million songs, and choose your ultimate track to add to the ‘VW Beetle Iconic Tracks’ playlist. The competition is open from Monday 1st October to Friday 26th October, and Spotify will contact all of the winners during the week commencing 29th October.
The design of the brand new Beetle was inspired by the original Volkswagen, a car that was immortalised on the cover of The Beatles’ landmark album ‘Abbey Road’. The new model reinvents that timeless design to create a truly modern classic – an icon reborn for the 21st Century.
Paul Weller’s career and influence spans multiple generations and genres. He is known for radical reinvention, whilst still maintaining a cohesive link to his love for all things mod, soul and rock ‘n’ roll. To this day he creates fresh and inventive music, with his latest album ‘Sonik Kicks’ hitting no.1 in the UK album charts.
Abbey Road very rarely opens its doors to members of the public, so this competition offers a once-in-a-lifetime chance to visit Studio One, and see a master of his craft perform in a truly inspiring setting. The largest of Abbey Road’s spaces, the studio has hosted recording sessions from the likes of Pink Floyd, Elbow and Kanye West, plus film scores including Star Wars, Batman, Raiders of the Lost Ark, The English Patient and 2001 A Space Odyssey. Most famously, The Beatles performed ‘All You Need is Love’ in Studio One, which was broadcast live to the nation in 1967.
Paul Weller said: “It’s always exciting for me to perform at Abbey Road, in a space where so many icons have gone before me”
Kirsten Stagg, National Communications Manager at Volkswagen said: “We are hugely excited about the launch of the 21st century Beetle, and we are thrilled to be able to offer the chance for members of the public to see a legendary performer in such an iconic venue.”
The competition will be promoted by a national advertising campaign on Spotify, encouraging Spotify’s audience of music lovers to take part.
The URL for entering is: http://www.facebook.com/VolkswagenUK/app_501526819859441
For more information on the new Volkswagen Beetle please visit http://www.volkswagen.co.uk/new/beetle-nf/home