Ray Davies Joins Electric Proms Bill

The Kinks man joins McCartney, Editors and Kaisers for five day music event

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Ray Davies is the latest addition for this years’ BBC Electric Proms.

The five day event takes place in eight venues across Camden from October 24 – 28 – and as previously reported wil join Beatle Paul McCartney and rockers Editors in taking part.

The former Kinks songwriter will perform at the Roundhouse on Sunday October 28 – showcasing material from his second solo album ‘Working Man’s Cafe’ which is due for release the following day.


He will also be performing classic hits from The Kinks’ canon including the brilliant ‘The Kinks are the Village Preservation Society‘.

Ray Davies will also be joined by some very special guests including the Crouch End Chorus.

Tickets for all of the shows wil be available from tomorrow (September 12) at noon.


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 – Jazz Cafe

Kano presents London Town


Sunday, 28th October – The Roundhouse:

Ray Davies with The Crouch End Chorus and special guests

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 www.bbc.co.uk/electricproms here.


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