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
Editors
Blanche
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
Hadouken
The Enemy
The Chemical Brothers
Justice
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
Bishi
Basquiat Strings with Seb Rochford, Ellery Eskelin and Simon H Fell

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

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

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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