Edwyn Collins Joins Electric Proms Line-Up

The OJ singer joins likes of Macca, Ray Davies and Kaisers Chiefs this month

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[b]Edwyn Collins[/b] is the latest addition to this month’s Electric Proms biil.

The former Orange Juice singer will play Camden’s Dingwalls venue on October 28.

Thie show will be Collin’s first show in three years after suffering two cerebral haemorrhages in 2005. He underwent successful surgery and has since been on a path of rehabilitation.

His new album ‘Home Again’ was recorded prior to his surgery, and he will be playing material from that as well as from his back catalogue.

Tickets for the gig went on sale this morning (October 10).

Collins joins the likes of [b]Paul McCartney, Bloc Party, Kaiser Chiefs[/b] and [b]Ray Davies[/b], at the five day festival of music.

For details of all Electric Proms performances and to buy tickets, go to www.bbc.co.uk/electricproms.

Yet 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:
[b]Mark Ronson and the BBC Concert Orchestra and guests
The Coral
Charlie Louvin
Sigur Rós[/b]

John Peel Night at the Electric Ballroom:
[b]Siouxsie Sioux
Agaskodo Teliverek[/b]

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

Friday, 26th October – The Roundhouse
[b]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[/b]

Saturday, 27th October – Roundhouse
[b]Bloc Party

Saturday, 27th October – Barfly
[b]Breed 77

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

Suday, 28th October – Dingwalls
[b]Edwyn Collins[/b]

Sunday, 28th October – The Roundhouse:
[b]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 [b]Daft Punk[/b]’s Electroma, [b]The Flaming Lips[/b]’ UFOs At The Zoo and the brand new film footage of [b]Bob Dylan[/b] live at the Newport Festival in The Other Side Of The Mirror.


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