Friday, 22 August 2008

The Last Shadow Puppets To Play At BBC Electric Proms 2008

The Last Shadow Puppets, The Streets, Nitin Sawhney, Tony Christie, Wild Beasts and XX Teens are amongst the first names confirmed to play at the BBC Electric Proms 2008.

Wave Machines and The Maybes are also set to play shows, which will take place in London and Liverpool from 22nd – 26th October.

The specific dates each act will perform on are yet to be released, it has been confirmed that The Last Shadow Puppets will play in the Liverpool's Philharmonic Hall on the 24th October. Otherwise The Streets and Nitin Sawhney are set to play at the London Roundhouse.The festival which is dedicated to creating new moments in music, will kick off in Liverpool with legendary singer Tony Christie playing on the Royal Daffodil Ferry.

BBC Radio Merseyside's Dave Monks will introduce sets from local bands Wave Machines and The Maybes in the station's performance space, while rising stars XX Teens and Wild Beasts will perform in London.

Liverpool, the European Capital of Culture, is to co-host the BBC Electric Proms for the first time at venues including the Philharmonic Hall, Barfly and BBC Radio Merseyside.

In London, shows will return to venues across Camden including the Roundhouse, Barfly, KOKO, Dingwalls and the Electric Ballroom.

More than 80 artists are to appear at the BBC Electric Proms 2008 and each performance will aim to create a new musical experience. Whether collaborations between new and established acts or new material performed for the first time, audiences are guaranteed to see and hear something truly memorable whether at the venue, watching and listening on the BBC, interacting with red button technology or on mobile.

Tickets will go on sale on the 17th September. There will also be further additions to the line up revealed then.

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Hi Unsigned Downloads UK,

On behalf of Cooking Vinyl many thanks for plugging Nitin Sawhney … .. thanks also, on behalf of the artist and label for not posting any pirate links to unreleased (studio) material … .. and, if your readers want good quality, non-pirated, previews from Nitin’s new album (“London Undersound” - UK / EU street date & digital release 13th October and including “My Soul”, featuring Paul McCartney), then full-length versions of “Distant Dreams” (Witty Boy Remix) and “Distant Dreams” (Exclusive Acoustic Version) shall shortly be available for fans and bloggers to post / host / share etc in the run-up to release ... .. check-out and for announcements and info on the new album and 2008 shows.

Thanks again for your plug.