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Orbital announce The Piece Hall in Halifax

Dance music pioneers Orbital have been added to the incredible headline line-up for Live At The Piece Hall 2023.

Dance music pioneers Orbital have been added to the incredible headline line-up for Live At The Piece Hall 2023.

The electronic music legends will play the historic Halifax venue’s stunning open-air courtyard on Friday August 25 for what promises to be another monumental live show.

Orbital will be joined on the night by special guests Groove Armada and 808 State who will both deliver DJ sets.

Tickets go on general sale at 9am on Friday April 14 via ticketmaster.co.uk

Orbital, aka brothers Phil and Paul Hartnoll, became one of the biggest names in music during the mid-1990s by reinventing the notion of what a dance act could do live, turning multitudes of rock fans on to the limitless pleasures of electronic music.

They have crafted a vast catalogue of ambitious yet accessible music, informed by a wide range of genres such as ambient, electro, punk and film scores.

Since breaking through with their landmark 1990 Top 20 hit Chime, Orbital have released a string of critically praised albums – including the 1993 landmark Orbital 2 and 1996’s In Sides.

2023 has brought their 10th studio album Optical Delusion, a deep dig into the unquiet psyche of our increasingly surreal and disordered world which included fabulous, furious lead single Dirty Rat, a collaboration with Sleaford Mods.

Fellow dance music greats Groove Armada have released nine studio albums, four of which charted in the UK Albums Chart Top 50, and achieved mainstream success with their singles At the River, I See You Baby and Superstylin’.

Manchester’s very own 808 State helped create the soundtrack to the UK’s Acid House revolution in the late 1980s early 1990s with such hits as Pacific State, Cubik, Olympic and In Yer Face. Founding member Graham Massey continues to keep the rave spirit alive with brilliant live performances around the world. 

Orbital join The Charlatans and Johnny MarrMadness, Sting, Rag’N’Bone Man, The Cult, James, boygenius, Embrace, War On Drugs, The Lumineers and Ministry of Sound Classical among the 2023 headliners for ‘Live at The Piece Hall’.

For more information and tickets visit thepiecehall.co.uk