MONDAY 25TH JUNE
FLIGHT OF THE CONCORDS
Appropriately enough for the comedy two-piece, this show has been rescheduled from April 1. One half of Kiwi duo Flight of the Conchords Bret McKenzie sustained what he called “a very rock ‘n’ roll injury”in the weeks preceding the original date, when he fell down a flight of stairs, breaking two bones in his hand.
WEDNESDAY 27TH JUNE
WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM
Wolves in the Throne Room re-imagine black metal as an ode to rain storms, wood smoke and the wild energies of the Pacific Northwest. Their first studio album, Diadem of 12 Stars came out in 2006 and since that time, Wolves in the Throne Room have become one of the most potent and highly regarded bands in extreme music.
Plus support from WODE and Dawn Ray’d
THURSDAY 28TH JUNE
Real Terms release new single 'Padlocks' on June 29th through Superstar Destroyer Records. To celebrate, we're throwing a right old shindig with some wonderful friends from across the North.
+ Bearfoot Beware, Playacting, Neverbody
81 renshaw st 19:00
Go-Kart Mozart (Felt/Denim)
+ Swedish Magazines
The White Hotel, Salford, Manchester.
FRIDAY 29TH JUNE
Rakhi + Katya
Intimate Sonatas feat Katya Apekisheva
RAKHI / KATYA is a huge sound world from just two instruments.
RAKHI / KATYA is international artists in the north.
RAKHI / KATYA is chamber music at the highest level.
SATURDAY 30TH JUNE
Disco Socrates: Constellations, Saturday June 30
The Art of Football exhibition in the Baltic Triangle continues apace! Companion of the World Cup, a day of music takes place in Constellations this weekend.
Disco Socrates (celebrating the life of the impressively ‘froed anti-footballer and activist) features live sets from Nigerian Wayne Snow, France’s Oko Ebombo, Rozzma from Egypt and Iranian Lakiesha Goedluck. There will also by DJ sets from the likes of Andy Votel’s Subtrópical Psychout, Anti Social Jazz Club, Melodic Distraction and Radio Exotica. All of this accompanies film screenings and much more, including screenings of the first two Round of 16 World Cup matches.
LAAF is delighted that Emel Mathlouthi will be part of this year's 20th anniversary celebrations!
Our enhanced musical programme will enjoy a spectacular opening weekend with a performance from internationally acclaimed singer-songwriter and the “voice of the Tunisian revolution”, Emel Mathlouthi on Saturday 7 July at the Invisible Wind Factory.
We'll be hosting Emel as she enters a new phase of her extraordinary life, with a powerful, heartfelt performance of tracks from her sophomore album Ensen (Human), as well as her 2007 recording and viral anthem of the Arab Spring, Kelmti Horra (My Word is Free).