“This year, there are really strong strands to the festival, which will resonate differently with everyone – from contemporary theatre to diverse music, the best in family entertainment and outdoor spectacles. Our focus has been on creating unforgettable experiences, using our spaces in an innovative way, which fully embraces our mission and commitment to delivering unusual quality productions and performers for all – enabling everyone to keep seeing things differently.”
Melbourne’s City Calm Down have announced their third album, Television, will be released via I Oh You on 23 August. To coincide with the news, the band have revealed the second single from the album, Stuck (On The Eastern)
“The play has strong messages of friendship, conflict, challenging prejudice – but most of all love. We are excited to be bringing the show back to Manchester in September for a longer run.”
In the two decades that have elapsed since Richard Hawley abandoned band life full-time, first with The Longpigs and then as Pulp’s guitarist, the 52-year-old songwriter has forged one of the most singular and diverse careers in modern music.
Following the huge announcement of ‘Powers’, their first electric album in a decade, The Futureheads have unveiled a UK tour to celebrate the 15th Anniversary of their debut album.