NEW Order - the pioneers of the electronic sound that helped pave the way for the dance/house music explosion at the end of the 80s - will curate a day of outstanding music at the Jodrell Bank Observatory in Cheshire this July.
New Order’s Stephen Morris said: "Playing at Jodrell Bank is going to be really exciting. I grew up not far from there, and I remember riding my bike over to it all the time when I was a little lad."
Having released 9 studio albums, the last of which Lost Sirens was released in 2012, this is an unmissable opportunity to see the act in such a breathtaking setting.
New Order’s Stephen Morris said: “Playing at Jodrell Bank is going to be really exciting. I grew up not far from there, and I remember riding my bike over to it all the time when I was a little lad.
“I saw Flaming Lips play there and they was brilliant. Really special. We’re going to try to do something special too, but we’re not telling you what! I do plan to take my life-size Dalek and Cyberman up there for the weekend at the very least.
“Unfortunately it’s likely that Gillian will have to spend the whole show blindfolded because she’s got a phobia of radio telescopes, so naturally she’s terrified of Jodrell Bank. We used to drive past it, and every time she’d need to duck under the dashboard when we got close.”
Johnny Marr will also perform at the ‘live transmission’. Marr, who formed The Smiths in 1982 when he was just 18, is undoubtedly one of the greatest guitarists the UK has ever produced and The Smiths went onto become one of the most important bands in the history of music.
Johnny Marr and New Order’s Bernard Sumner formed Electronic at the end of the 80s - a classic alternative pop group - and this is a rare opportunity to catch them sharing the same stage.
New Order has hand-picked a selection of guests to perform before their headline set including Salford’s electro architects The Whip, ex Bad Lieutenant man Jake Evans and the experimental indie rock of Hot Vestry.
Other shows taking place in 2013 as part of the Live From Jodrell Bank series include Icelandic ambient/post rock act Sigur Rós who will perform in August and The Australian Pink Floyd Show who perform a celebration show to mark the 40th Anniversary of the release of the seminal Pink Floyd album, The Dark Side Of The Moon.
Previous sold out shows at this stunning location have taken place with Elbow and The Flaming Lips.
Before the evening concerts and throughout each day, attendees will be able to participate in a fantastic range of hands-on experiments and workshops on site at Jodrell Bank. With full access to the magnificent Discovery Centre included in every ticket, this is a great chance to find out more about the mind-blowing research happening at Jodrell Bank and beyond. Explore the wonders of the universe and find out for yourself why stargazing has enjoyed a massive resurgence in the past few years.
Transmission 005, curated by New Order takes place on Sunday 7 July . Tickets go on sale Friday 8 March and cost £39.50. Hands-on science workshops, lectures and experiments also included in the ticket price For more information please visit www.livefromjodrellbank.com
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