BE have just announced that they will be performing at this year’s Glastonbury Festival.
News that the collective will bring their immersive soundscape from ‘The Hive’ to Worthy Farm comes in addition to already-annouced appearances at Bluedot Festival, Caught by the River Thames and End of the Road.
The sculptural installation behind the album moves to its new home at Kew Gardens this summer, opening to the public on 18 June.
Over the next few weeks, we’ll be detailing the daily lineups for Caught by the River Thames, stage by stage. Without further ado, allow the linguistically talented Roy Wilkinson to tell you everything you need to know about the Lawn Stage acts performing on Sunday 7 August. Ticket information available here.
Super Furry Animals
Super Furry Animals have brought much to music – hits, Paul McCartney guesting on carrot-and-celery percussion and the first Welsh-language album to reach the UK Top 20. When SFA released debut album Fuzzy Logic in 1996, the idea of a band from Wales registering on an international level still seemed a novelty, a kind of pop equivalent of a Jamaican bobsleigh team – let alone a Welsh band who sometimes sing in Welsh. By the end of the 1990s, SFA were headlining the Cardiff International Arena and broadcasting the performance on the internet. (more…)
Tickets £7.50 in advance/£10 OTD
We’re hooking up with the good people of landmark London literary establishment Dulwich Books next month and throwing a party to mark the opening night of their south London festival.
A Way Of Being In The World, aka Balham Literary Festival, is taking place at The Bedford pub, London SW12, between the 10th and 12th of June. We’ll be there from 9pm on the Friday (after talks by CBTR faves Rob Cowen, Helen MacDonald and Patrick Barkham). (more…)
Wednesday night saw the first London performance of BE•ONE at Sonos Studio. The sold-out show – featuring mesmerising projections and a live stream of 40,000 bees – was thoroughly enjoyed by all. Many thanks to everyone involved. Keep any eye out for further live performances from Be, including at Caught by the River Thames this August. Wolfgang Buttress’s multi-award winning 2015 Milan Expo entry The Hive, to which BE•ONE formed the soundtrack, moves to Kew Gardens this summer.
Cover illustration: Pete Fowler
We’re chuffed to have Tim Burgess joining us at Caught by the Thames this summer. Tim will talk to Emma Warren about the forthcoming Tim Book Two: Vinyl Adventures from Istanbul to San Francisco – the follow-up to his hugely successful memoir Telling Stories.
Tim takes to the Walled Garden stage on Saturday 6 August, joining the likes of Will Self and Kate Tempest. See Saturday’s full Walled Garden Lineup here.