Plus Tony Christie, weirdly

This year’s BBC Electric Proms will take place in Liverpool as well as London this October.

The first batch of names confirmed for the event – scheduled to take place between 22 and 26 October – include The Last Shadow Puppets, who will play Liverpool’s Philharmonic Hall. For a report on last night’s show by the band in Oxford, click here.

Also announced are The Streets and Nitin Sawhney, who’ll play at London’s Roundhouse, and XX Teens and Wild Beasts.

The festival begins in Liverpool with clubland veteran Tony Christie crooning on the Royal Daffodil Ferry. Christie is set to release a new album produced by Richard Hawley, and involving the Arctic Monkeys and Jarvis Cocker, later in the year.

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