Fightstar frontman Charlie Simpson is to attempt the world’s coldest ever gig in this November.
Simpson will perform a one-off, solo set to residents of tiny Siberian town Oymyakon, which holds the record for the lowest temperature ever recorded in a populated area on earth - minus 72 centigrade.
The Russian town boasts a population of 472, no running water or electricity and is so remote that it takes up to four days to reach from the United Kingdom, including a two day drive from the nearest city, Yakutsk.
Its sub-arctic climate are so cold that mobile phones cannot function, boiling water turns to snow in mid air and fish caught from local rivers freeze instantly.
If successful, Simpson's team say the gig will earn him an official place in the Guinness World Records.
The singer/songwriter has teamed up with Jägermeister for the gig. Jager's best served ice cold: y'see what they did there?
Simpson said, “The Jägermeister Ice Cold Gig is by far one of the biggest challenges of my career, but I’m really excited to get out there and see a part of our planet that very few people will ever get to visit. It’s not really an option to play my guitar wearing gloves, so I just hope my fingers don’t freeze.”
Tom Carson, Jägermeister UK Music Manager, added: “This is certainly the most extreme music event we’ve ever organised. We’ve worked with Charlie for a few years now and we’re delighted that he has taken up our challenge to play the world’s coldest gig. With the local cuisine consisting mostly of reindeer meat and fish, we’ve warned him not to expect too much on his backstage rider...”
Charlie Simpson and his team will depart for Oymyakon on 20th November and will perform The Jägermeister Ice Cold Gig on 24th November.