The US singer-songwriter will join previously announced headliners Lindstrøm and GusGus on the bill of his own festival of contemporary Nordic music
Today (22 February) it was announced that John Grant will be performing live at North Atlantic Flux: Sounds from Smoky Bay, the four-day festival he is curating as part of Hull UK City of Culture 2017.
Also on the bill are Icelandic dance collective GusGus, Norwegian producer Lindstrøm and Wrangler, the band made up of Cabaret Voltaire’s Stephen Mallinder, Tunng’s Phil Winter and John Foxx collaborator Benge.
Taking place across the May Bank Holiday weekend (28 April – 1 May), the one-off festival will celebrate Hull’s Nordic and international links by showcasing electronica, contemporary classical and experimental music by musicians from Hull, the UK, Norway, Denmark and Iceland. Venues around the city hosting the festival include Hull City Hall and Gate Nº5, with other venues to be confirmed.
To buy tickets and find out more, head to the official North Atlantic Flux site. Also performing at the festival are:
Sóley; Ragga Gisladottir
Eyvind Gulbrandsen with musicians from the Royal Northern College of Music
Steve Cobby and Russ Litten
Jez Riley French
Adelle Stripe with Halldór Smárason
Kaya with Science of the Lamps