It’s always great to see folks wearing our gear, so it was a nice surprise to see Civilisation Of the Rough‘s DJ Steve Laming representing Strong Island and COR at the Electric Elephant Festival in Croatia last weekend.
Wow! What a weekend. From setting up the Strong Island Clothing Co. stall at 8am on Friday till packing up on Monday, the whole experience was awesome. We didn’t get to see too much of the festival itself, but hundreds of people came to visit the stall to buy, hang out, share a beer, say hello and generally enjoy themselves.
Last week we ran a tee shirt giveaway competition for anyone that came to the stall wearing a Strong Island tee, and we we’re stoked on the amount of people that came representing! Below is just a snippet of all the Strong Islanders at Victorious Festival, and our winners can be seen in the full size images underneath.
If you’re a winner please email us at email@example.com and we will arrange a time for you to come and pick up a tee of your choice in person. Being the nice guys we are we’ve added one more tee to the competition to the couple that represented together in last years ‘Historic’ and ‘Brig’ tees. You can have one each.
We’re already excited about the prospect of being involved again next year and there are already plans for bigger and better things. Huge thank you to everyone that visited us over the two day event resulting in over 130 Strong Island tees now representing all over the island and beyond. We’re always really stoked on the feedback we receive and we will continue to aim high and offer quality goods and designs that truly represent the brand and the people of Portsmouth & Southsea. See you next year…
Oh, we nearly forgot to mention that Portsmouth FC players John Sullivan and Simon Ferry came to the stall to buy a Strong Island PFC tee each and happily posed for a quick photo. Top lads, and in high spirits. Massive thanks to all the people that purchased a PFC tee. We’re very close, if not already there with our 2nd share amount…
Following up from his recent success in becoming one of the lucky 25 out of over 600,000 worldwide entries, Portsmouth musician and food lover Rich Keam, who will be playing at this year’s Victorious Festival on Saturday 24th August, has now made it into the FINAL 3 to become Taste Master of Western Australia in Tourism Australias Best Jobs In The World competition!
After securing A-List celebrity backing from Mila Kunis, Channing Tatum and Katie Melua, and releasing the amazing and unbelievably catchy single ‘Adventures Of A Taste Master’ (live on iTunes with all proceeds going to the Trussell Trust Food Charity) Rich has landed himself a place in the FINAL 3.
He will be flying out to Sydney on the 10th June to take part in a week of interviews, challenges and impromptu media conferences, which will ultimately decide who will get the dream job.
Portsmouth musician and food lover Rich Keam, who will be playing at this year’s Victorious Festival on Saturday 24th August, has beaten off over 600,00 entries worldwide to make the last 25 applicants for the job of Taste Master, Western Australia, in Tourism Australias’ “Best Jobs In The World” competition.
He’s already set himself apart from his rivals by releasing the amazing single ‘Adventures of a Taste Master’-an ode to Western Australias’ culinary and geographical beauty and awesomeness, in aid of food charity The Trussell Trust.
Local lad and fellow DJ compadre of mine on occasions, Rob Troubadour has produced a mix for a competition to win a residency at the world famous Ibiza Rocks. Rob has been playing out around Portsmouth and the UK for a few years and now fancies taking on a bit of Europe, representing Portsmouth on foreign shores.
“This mix is to represent what Ibiza rocks is suppose to be, no monotony, just balls out indie/rock/dub/hip hop bangers from start to finish….And hey, there is even hiccups, because no set is ever perfect.”
You can have a listen here and then click the heart icon to vote for Rob’s mix.
Barry Davis was representing Strong Island over in NYC a few weeks before Sandy hit the city. Thanks to Barry for sending these photos in.
If you want to send in photos of you or your friends rocking some Strong Island Clothing Co or some interesting places you’ve stuck a Strong Island sticker send them in and we’ll pop them up here.
It’s that time of the year when a dozens (if not hundreds) of Strong Islanders head over to the Isle of Wight for Rob Da Banks Bestival extravaganza. For the past 8 years the Southsea contingency has gone from strength to strength, and this year is no exception.
As always we’re super excited to be going over and it looks like the weather is going to be on our side this year. We’ve not seen a ‘summer’ Bestival for some years now so you can leave your wellies at home. The glorious sunshine is getting everyone even more eager than normal to go get involved.
Over the years we’ve seen a nice steady increase of people representing our tees and this year we hope to see even more. If you’re going over and fancy a chance to win a tee then it couldn’t be easier. The person to send in the best photo of Strong Island being represented at Bestival will win a tee of their choice. You can see what we have available in the shop. It doesn’t have to be a photo of you, or even anyone you know. Just a RAD photo of someone repping and having fun.
You can email the photo’s to firstname.lastname@example.org or hashtag #strongisland or #strongislandclothingco on Instagram/Twitter.
Whether your going over to the festival or staying at home in Southsea have a great one and enjoy the sunshine.
You might remember Lorna (DJ Fauxlo) was on Radio 1 recently as part of their Superstar DJ competition finals. In the end Lorna came an amazing third place, serious props.
Lorna will be DJing this evening in her hometown at Club NME at The Wedgewood Rooms in the electro room. The evening also features Johnny Foreigner & The Retrospective Soundtrack Players. You can find out more HERE.
We’re heavily stoked on all the photos people have been tagging us in as of late on Instagram. Lot’s of you have been sending us your Represent images and we have put them all up on our feed, you know who you are. Keep them coming and who knows, maybe we’ll run a competition soon for the radest represent photo!
Thanks for your support as always, it means a lot and it’s great to see photos of Strong Island from you’re own perspective. You can find us on Instagram under either @strongislanduk or @strongislandclothingco. You can also buy all our clothing over at Shop Ahoy.
Radio 1 are running the finals this week for their Superstar DJ 2012 competition and Southsea homie Fauxlo (Lorna Salmon), one of the 6 finalists, was representing heavily this morning on Chris Moyles’ show where they were set the first of there challenges. Lorna is rocking one of our branded tees and we’re super stoked she is repping hard. Lorna has our solid backing for the competition for sure.
You can listen in to this morning’s show HERE (starts about 1:45 in) and you can follow Lorna on Twitter at @Fauxlo_.
(Photo from Radio 1)