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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