Dr. Martens celebrate new Bath store with an intimate and free live gig from IDLES on Wednesday 23rd May

May 23 2018 18:00 - 23:00

20 Union St, 20 Union St, BA1 1RS Bath


Continuing its expansion across the U.K, Dr. Martens are thrilled to celebrate the new store on 20 Union Street with a special in-store gig from IDLES. The store will open its doors to the public on 18th May and invite consumers and press to enjoy the free gig in their new home on Wednesday 23rd May, from 6.00pm.

Working with Bath artist Sophie Bass the new store will feature exclusive artwork from the illustrator as well as an extensive assortment of Dr. Martens seasonal collections. Award-winning craft beer company BrewDog will provide complimentary drinks throughout the evening.

Dr. Martens has always been a brand adopted and subverted by musicians, youth cultures and tribes.Dr. Martens Bath will reflect the brands rich history and offer further community based events and meet-ups in the following weeks by working with a range of diverse individuals from the local community.

To RSVP to the media guest list for the launch on Wednesday 23rd May please contact: portia@canoeinc.com

Dr. Martens Bath- 20 Union Street, Bath, BA1 1RS.

Opening hours-

Mon to Fri: 9.30-6

Sat: 9.30-7

Sun: 11-5

About Dr. Martens

The first pair of Dr. Martens boots rolled off the production line on the 1st April 1960. With its trademark yellow stitch, grooved sole and heel-loop, it was a boot for workers, initially worn by postmen and policemen; comfortable, durable and lightweight in comparison to its competitors at the time.

Throughout Dr. Martens history, the brand has been adopted and subverted by diverse individuals, musicians, youth cultures and tribes. These are the people who stand out from the crowd and their journey of self-expression has always been accompanied by a pair of DM’s.

The simple silhouette allows people to customise each pair; whilst on a utilitarian level their famous durability and comfort make them ideal footwear for the world of gigs and street fashion. On an emotional level, they are a flag of attitude and empowerment.

The Northamptonshire factory where it all began still exists to this day, in the village of Wollaston. A specific range of ‘Made In England’ products are manufactured here by a small, close-knit team of people schooled in traditional shoe-making and the unique process that makes Dr. Martens like no other shoe on earth. www.drmartens.com/uk

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About IDLES:

At a point of uncertainty, IDLES bring you concise carnage. At a time of lies, IDLES bring you honesty. At a time of body shaming and Photoshop, IDLES bring you a visceral barrage of joyous bile. At a time of The Kardashians, IDLES bring you a story of working hard for what and who you love. In a time of polarised politics and murky waters; IDLES and bands like them are needed to remind people that it's ok to dance and laugh and sing in the face of adversity. www.idlesband.com

About Sophie Bass:

Bristol based illustrator. Music, feminism and symbolism. http://cargocollective.com/sophie-bass-illustration

For further information please contact: portia@canoeinc.com

About IDLES:

At a point of uncertainty, IDLES bring you concise carnage. At a time of lies, IDLES bring you honesty. At a time of body shaming and Photoshop, IDLES bring you a visceral barrage of joyous bile. At a time of The Kardashians, IDLES bring you a story of working hard for what and who you love. In a time of polarised politics and murky waters; IDLES and bands like them are needed to remind people that it's ok to dance and laugh and sing in the face of adversity. www.idlesband.com

About Sophie Bass:

Bristol based illustrator. Music, feminism and symbolism. http://cargocollective.com/sophie-bass-illustration

For further information please contact: portia@canoeinc.com

About IDLES:

At a point of uncertainty, IDLES bring you concise carnage. At a time of lies, IDLES bring you honesty. At a time of body shaming and Photoshop, IDLES bring you a visceral barrage of joyous bile. At a time of The Kardashians, IDLES bring you a story of working hard for what and who you love. In a time of polarised politics and murky waters; IDLES and bands like them are needed to remind people that it's ok to dance and laugh and sing in the face of adversity. www.idlesband.com

About Sophie Bass:

Bristol based illustrator. Music, feminism and symbolism. http://cargocollective.com/sophie-bass-illustration

For further information please contact: portia@canoeinc.com

About IDLES:

At a point of uncertainty, IDLES bring you concise carnage. At a time of lies, IDLES bring you honesty. At a time of body shaming and Photoshop, IDLES bring you a visceral barrage of joyous bile. At a time of The Kardashians, IDLES bring you a story of working hard for what and who you love. In a time of polarised politics and murky waters; IDLES and bands like them are needed to remind people that it's ok to dance and laugh and sing in the face of adversity. www.idlesband.com

About Sophie Bass:

Bristol based illustrator. Music, feminism and symbolism. http://cargocollective.com/sophie-bass-illustration

For further information please contact: portia@canoeinc.comAbout IDLES:

At a point of uncertainty, IDLES bring you concise carnage. At a time of lies, IDLES bring you honesty. At a time of body shaming and Photoshop, IDLES bring you a visceral barrage of joyous bile. At a time of The Kardashians, IDLES bring you a story of working hard for what and who you love. In a time of polarised politics and murky waters; IDLES and bands like them are needed to remind people that it's ok to dance and laugh and sing in the face of adversity. www.idlesband.com

About Sophie Bass:
Bristol based illustrator. Music, feminism and symbolism. http://cargocollective.com/sophie-bass-illustration
For further information please contact: portia@canoeinc.com