Bloc Party Added To Electric Proms Bill

Maps and Amplifier join Macca, Ray Davies and Kaiser Chiefs in Camden

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Bloc Party have been announced as the latest headline addition for this month’s BBC Electric Proms.

They will play October 27 at the Roundhouse, supported by Mercury Prize nominees Maps.

The same night also sees Breed 77 and Amplifier rock Camden’s Barfly.

Razorlight‘s Johnny Borrell is also now appearing for the Electric Proms’ finale headed up by Ray Davies on October 28.

The former Kinks songwriter will be showcasing material from his second solo album ‘Working Man’s Cafe’ which is due for release the following day as well as classic hits from The Kinks’ canon including the brilliant ‘The Kinks are the Village Preservation Society‘.

Other artists previously confirmed to perform at the five day music event include Paul McCartney, Kaiser Chiefs, Mark Ronson and Siouxsie Sioux.

More artists are still to be confirmed for the eight venue festival, but the line-up announced so far is:

Wednesday, 24th October – The Roundhouse:
Mark Ronson and the BBC Concert Orchestra and guests
The Coral
Charlie Louvin
Sigur Rós

John Peel Night at the Electric Ballroom:
Siouxsie Sioux
Agaskodo Teliverek

Thursday, 25th October – The Roundhouse:
Paul McCartney
SOIL & “PIMP” SESSIONS with Jamie Cullum
The Enemy
The Chemical Brothers
Tribute to Lal Waterson

Friday, 26th October – The Roundhouse
Kaiser Chiefs via David Arnold
Reverend and The Makers
Cold War Kids
The Metros
Daler Mehndi and The Wolfmen
Basquiat Strings with Seb Rochford, Ellery Eskelin and Simon H Fell

Saturday, 27th October – Roundhouse
Bloc Party

Saturday, 27th October – Barfly
Breed 77

Saturday, 27th October – Jazz Cafe
Kano presents London Town
Craig David

Sunday, 28th October – The Roundhouse:
Ray Davies with The Crouch End Chorus and special guests
Johnny Borrell
Duke Special
Ben Westbeech

There will also be a BBC Electric Proms film programme showing films such as Daft Punk’s Electroma, The Flaming Lips’ UFOs At The Zoo and the brand new uncovered film of Bob Dylan Live At The Newport Festival.

For details of all Electric Proms performances and to buy tickets, go to here


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