BBC Electric Proms 2008

BBC Electric Proms 2008

Wednesday 22nd to Sunday 26th October 2008
London and Liverpool - Philharmonic Hall, and Barfly, England
various from free to £25
Last updated: Mon 13th Oct 2008

The BBC Electric Proms festival will take place in London, and also Liverpool from Wednesday 22nd to Sunday 26th of October 2008. The venues for the event are in Liverpool - 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. The festival will feature separate line ups in the two cities.

The idea for this event is to allow artists to perform something a bit different, whether it be a performance of rare tracks, a unique collaboration or a cross bridging of genres. More than 80 artists are to appear at the BBC Electric Proms 2008 and each performance will aim to create a new musical experience. Confirmed artists so far include:

Wednesday 22nd October:
Roundhouse main stage: Burt Bacharach with BBC Concert Orchestra - SOLD OUT
Roundhouse Freedm studio: XX Teens, Wild Beasts, and New Music Shorts (films*) - REGISTRATION CLOSED
Dingwalls: Chaka Khan, Laura Iziboe - EVENT CANCELLED
Cecil Charp House: Goldfrapp - SOLD OUT
Koko: Africa Express - with Amadou & Mariam, Baaba Maal, Johnny Marr, Magic Numbers, The Aliens, Foals, Bassekou Kouyate & Amy Sacko, Mehdi Haddab, Rachid Taha, Toumani Diabate, Muntu Valdo, Oumou Sangare, Get Cape Wear Cape Fly, Souad Massi, Daara J Family, and Pete and the Pirates.

Thursday 23rd October:
Roundhouse: The Streets, Santogold
Koko: Keane - SOLD OUT
Cecil Charp House: Maddy Prior

Friday 24th October:
Roundhouse: Nitin Sawhney and the London Undersound Orchestra
Barfly: Chase and Status, Bashy, Ny - EVENT CANCELLED

Saturday 25th October:
Roundhouse: Saturday Night Fever with Robin Gibb, Ronan Keating, Stephen Gateley, Sam Sparro, Sharleen Spiteri, Gabriella Cilmi, and Bryn Christopher + BBC Concert Orchestra
Roundhouse Freedm studio: Coldcut via The Radiophonic Workshop
Barfly: Red Light Company, Fox Cubs, Micachu

Sunday 26th October:
Roundhouse: Oasis + Crouch End Festival Chorus, Glasvegas - SOLD OUT
Proud Galleries: Pete and the Pirates, General Fiasco, Chew Lips, and Pull In Emergency.
Roundhouse Barfly: Cornershop, Lowkey - FREE

Wednesday 22nd October:
Tony Christie will be playing on the Royal Daffodil Ferry.

Thursday 23rd October:
BBC Radio Merseyside: Milanese, Rolo Tomassi, 2 Hot 2 Sweat

Friday 24th October:
Philharmonic Hall: The Last Shadow Puppets, Stephen Fretwell - SOLD OUT

Saturday 25th October:
Philharmonic Hall: Razorlight - SOLD OUT
Barfly: Kitty Daisy and Lewis, Thomas Tantrum, Esser

Sunday 26th October:
BBC Radio Merseyside's Dave Monks will introduce sets from Wave Machines, The Maybes?, and Candie and Howard Eliott Payne in the station's performance space.

*The BBC Electric Proms has also commissioned three new BBC New Music Shorts for 2008. Film makers were invited to submit ideas for inventive and original short films inspired by tracks from Roots Manuva, XX Teens and Wild Beasts earlier this year. The three successful commissions will be premiered at the BBC Electric Proms with performances from both XX Teens and Wild Beasts.

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