Support acts for Live from Jodrell Bank announced

Sigur Rós, the celebrated ambient / post rock band from Reykjavík are a pioneering force in a creative and vibrant Icelandic music scene.  Their immensely beautiful songs are pure, honest and timeless and their live shows have received international critical acclaim.  The band has released 6 studio albums and with an expansive sound and gargantuan visual light show they are the perfect band to immerse the audience and venue in their cinematic soundscapes.

Setting the scene for the headline performance will be Minnesota four piece Poliça who’s bass and rhythm heavy, electronic pop is unique and hugely captivating and their dynamic live show is anchored by two drummers, a melodic bass player and lead singer Channy Leaneagh’s ethereal vocals.  They will be performing tracks from their 2012 debut album ‘Give You The Ghost’.  Nik Colk Void is the guitarist / electronicist / vocalist of post-industrial artists Factory Floor and she showcases her own particular brand of beautiful noise as will 4AD act Daughter.  Their sound and architecture masterfully blends fluttering, heart on the sleeve, acoustic ballads with brooding ambient soundscapes and their debut album ‘If You Leave’ is a thing of great majesty.
 
Other shows taking place in 2013 as part of the Live From Jodrell Bank series include New Order curating an exclusive show with Johnny MarrThe WhipJake Evans and Hot Vestry and The Australian Pink Floyd who perform a celebration show to mark the 40thAnniversary 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.
 
The Live From Jodrell Bank series sees some of the most innovative artists performing in this unique and dramatic setting, marrying science and music and bringing the audience superlative sounds from earth and beyond.
 
Before the spectacular 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.
 
For over five decades, the University of Manchester's giant Lovell Telescope at Jodrell Bank has been part of the Cheshire landscape and an internationally renowned landmark for astronomers.  Since the summer of 1957 it has been exploring the depths of outer space in a quest for knowledge.  It remains one of the biggest and most powerful radio telescopes in the world, spending most of its time investigating cosmic phenomena that were undreamed of when it was first conceived. 

New Order curate Live from Jodrell Bank show

One of the most acclaimed and influential bands of the last four decades New Order pioneered the electronic sound that helped pave the way for the dance/house music explosion at the end of the 80s.  The band has had a profound influence on music and is cited by legions of artists as an inspiration.  They have released 9 studio albums, the last of which ‘Lost Sirens’ was released in 2012.  Their shows last year were euphorically received as the band played a set of classic anthems including Bizarre Love TriangleTrue FaithBlue Monday and Temptation. This is an unmissable opportunity to see an iconic act in an iconic setting.

New Order
 
New Order’s Stephen Morris said today “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 formed The Smiths in 1982 when he was just 18 and they went onto become one of the most important bands in the history of music and Johnny Marr one of the greatest guitarists the UK has ever produced.  Their giant, euphoric and instantaneous anthems spoke to a generation and Johnny Marr is a man whose calling was always to write great music.  Post The Smiths Marr has spent his time playing guitar in a succession of great acts such as The PretendersThe TheElectronicModest Mouse and The Cribs bringing a shimmering majesty to their recordings and live shows and finally released his debut solo album The Messenger which has met with huge critical acclaim.
 
Johnny Marr and New Order’s Bernard Sumner formed Electronic at the end of the 80’s, 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.
 
The Live From Jodrell Bank series sees some of the most innovative artists performing in this unique and dramatic setting, marrying science and music and bringing the audience superlative sounds from earth and beyond
 
Before the spectacular 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.
 
For over five decades, the University of Manchester's giant Lovell Telescope at Jodrell Bank has been part of the Cheshire landscape and an internationally renowned landmark for astronomers.  Since the summer of 1957 it has been exploring the depths of outer space in a quest for knowledge.  It remains one of the biggest and most powerful radio telescopes in the world, spending most of its time investigating cosmic phenomena that were undreamed of when it was first conceived.

Sigur Rós confirmed to headline Live from Jodrell Bank

Previous Live From Jodrell Bank shows with Elbow and The Flaming Lips have sold out and the events have been euphoric affairs, marrying science and music in this stunning location.

Elbow's Guy Garvey and The Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne have cited the shows as among the most amazing they have ever played. Elbow will release a full length version as their first ever live DVD later this year.

Sigur Rós follow in their footsteps and the much celebrated ambient / post rock band from Reykjavík are a pioneering force in a creative and vibrant Icelandic music scene.  Their immensely beautiful songs are pure, honest and timeless and their live shows have received international critical acclaim.  The band has released 6 studio albums and with an expansive sound and gargantuan visual light show they are the perfect band to immerse the audience and venue in their cinematic soundscapes.

The Live From Jodrell Bank series sees some of the most innovative artists performing in this unique and dramatic setting, marrying science and music and bringing the audience superlative sounds from earth and beyond.  The bands will even project visuals onto the 76 metre Lovell telescope.

Before the spectacular 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.

For over five decades, the giant Lovell Telescope at Jodrell Bank has been part of the Cheshire landscape and an internationally renowned landmark for astronomers.  Since the summer of 1957 it has been exploring the depths of outer space in a quest for knowledge.  It remains one of the biggest and most powerful radio telescopes in the world, spending most of its time investigating cosmic phenomena that were undreamed of when it was first conceived.

Further transmissions to be announced…

 

More additions to this years Live from Jodrell Bank

Graham Coxon, Baxter Dury and Little Barrie also perform
 
Artists to perform in the grounds of the iconic Lovell Telescope
 
Meet a Mars robot, find out the science of sport, try your hand at mathematical origami and loads more at Jodrell Bank’s Science Arena!
 
Hands-on science workshops, lectures and experiments also included in the ticket price
 
 
Live From Jodrell Bank announces further music and science collaborations for its Paul Weller headlined show in June.  Acts perform in front of the iconic Lovell telescope and beam their projections onto this 76 meter structure marking Live From Jodrell Bank out as a truly unique event in the summer festival calendar and the definitive place to stargaze whilst appreciating superlative sounds from earth and beyond.
 
Internationally acclaimed star Paul Weller headlines the show performing songs from his hit laden career.  A significant figure in British culture, Live From Jodrell Bank is Paul Weller’s only stand alone performance of the summer.  Paul Weller comments “I’m excited to play Jodrell Bank, it’s always good to perform in unique places and this will be the most unique of them all!  It’s going to be a great show in a great space-age setting,"
 
Having already announced a fascinating programme of science related activity to take place throughout the day, Live From Jodrell Bank are thrilled to confirm that Craig Charles will be appearing for an exclusive Q and A ahead of the airing of the 10th series of Red Dwarf.  This cult show is the definitive British Sci-Fi comedy and one of the most adventurous comedies in TV history.  As the character Lister, Craig was the star of the show and has been an ever present throughout the series.  As well as bringing his acclaimed funk and soul show to Jodrell Bank, Craig will also be giving a Q&A session in the Science Arena with a Jodrell Bank scientist on hand to relate the fiction of sci-fi series Red Dwarf to the facts of space exploration.  
 
Gomez are one of the best live bands in the country and still lead the pack when it comes to intelligent and melodic indie rock music.  They will be performing a set made up of classic tracks from their huge back catalogue.  Jake Evans fully rounded vocals, ear for perfect pop and supreme guitar playing led to him co founding Bad Lieutenant, a band that has featured New Orders Bernard Sumner, Stephen Morris and Phil Cunningham as well as Alex James from Blur.  His solo show is sure to be a highlight of the festival.
 
Also performing on the day will be Graham Coxon who will be playing tracks from his acclaimed new album A + E as well as all the classic tracks from his previous 7 studio albums.  Baxter Dury showcases his expertly constructed psychedelic pop whilst Little Barrie brings some undiluted rock n’ roll swagger.
 
Highlights from the Science Arena include:
·       See the amazing giant Lovell Telescope in action as Jodrell Bank Astrophysicist Tim O’Brien puts it through its paces live from stage!
·       Meet Bridget, the Mars rover built as part of the research for the European Space Agency’s next mission to Mars
·       Find out about the beautiful intricacies of mathematical origami – and do some experiments of your own
·       Learn about the science of sport with In the Zone – a Welcome Trust exhibition inspired by London 2012 – discover the secret springs that make you jump – get under the skin of your blood system – race to the finish and take home access to your own personal showreel!
·       Find out more about pulsars, rapidly rotating stars the size of a large city that send out radio waves across the Universe
·       Meet Jodrell Bank scientists and engineers working at the cutting edge of science and find out about the latest research http://www.jb.man.ac.uk
·       Find out the latest news about the exciting multi billion pound project to build the world’s biggest telescope, the Square Kilometre Array – with the international HQ right here at Jodrell!
·       Meet eMERLIN, the UK-wide network of telescopes run from Jodrell Bank
·       Get updates on the search for the elusive Higgs Boson, the so called ‘God particle’, from the Large Hadron Collider in Geneva
·       Celebrate the centenary of the birth of pioneering computer scientist, Alan Turing with the Turing Sunflower project, a mass experiment to grow thousands of sunflowers and count their spirals!
·       And finally, find out why Jodrell Bank is the UK hub for ALMA, – a world class Telescope in the heart of the Chilean Andes.
 
Associate Director Of Jodrell Bank Observatory, Tim O’ Brien comments “We’re really looking forward to this year’s festival and very excited about bringing together great music and great science. Watch out for a star performance from the Lovell Telescope!”
 
For over five decades, the giant Lovell Telescope at Jodrell Bank has been part of the Cheshire landscape and an internationally renowned landmark for astronomers.  Since the summer of 1957 it has been exploring the depths of outer space in a quest for knowledge. It remains one of the biggest and most powerful radio telescopes in the world, spending most of its time investigating cosmic phenomena that were undreamed of when it was first conceived.

Graham Coxon, Baxter Dury and more set for Live at Jodrell Bank 2012

Live From Jodrell Bank sees artists performing large-scale outdoor concerts in the shadow of the iconic Lovell telescope, one of the biggest and most powerful radio telescopes in the world and the Blur lead guitarist and solo artist is a welcome addition to what is shaping up to be a spectacular bill.  Graham releases his highly anticipated 8th solo album ‘A + E’ on 2nd April and his records mix alt-rock, folk and lo-fi with consummate ease.  Graham Coxon is revered by his musical peers being described by Noel Gallagher as ‘the most gifted guitarist of his generation’ and has previously collaborated with Paul Weller on the single ‘This Old Town’.

Graham recently picked up the Outstanding Contribution To Music Award with Blur at the NME Awards and his set will be the perfect prelude to the Modfather taking the stage.
 
Baxter Dury showcases the expertly constructed psychedelic pop joy of his ‘Happy Soup’ album.  His sharp portraits of odd ball characters and hook laden storytelling have marked him out as a wordsmith of some renown and his self professed ‘seaside psychadelia’ is a guaranteed crowd pleaser.
 
Collaborators of choice to the A-list, Little Barrie have also been added to a sonically charged line up.  Having worked with Primal Scream, The Chemical Brothers, Spiritualized and Paul Weller himself, the band’s lead guitarist Barrie Cadogan is often referred to as the greatest guitarist of his generation and his band bring their undiluted rock n’ roll swagger to Jodrell Bank for what is set to be an unforgettable live performance.
 
Currently residing at Number 1 in the album chart with ‘Sonik Kicks’, Paul Weller is an internationally acclaimed star whose song-writing is a huge part of British Culture, throughout his musical career from his early days in The Jam, to his much loved hits with The Style Council, as well as a solo career spanning over 20 years. With Brit Awards, Mercury Nominations and an Ivor Novello Award, Paul Weller has provided music lovers with hits such as The Changing ManYou Do Something To Me and Wake Up the Nation. 
 
Elbow’s show at Live From Jodrell Bank on 23rd June sold out in 90 minutes and tickets for Paul Weller’s date are selling fast so early booking is essential to see artists performing in this amazing setting.
 
The Live From Jodrell Bank series sees some of the most innovative artists performing in this unique and dramatic setting, marrying science and music and bringing the audience superlative sounds from earth and beyond. The bands will even project visuals onto the 76 metre Lovell telescope. Last year The Flaming Lips, British Sea Power, OKGO and Wave Machines performed in front of this awe inspiring backdrop in a show bought to you by the creative minds behind Kendal Calling, The Warehouse Project and Ear To The Ground.
 
Before the spectacular 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. This year the Science Arena at Live from Jodrell Bank will be expanding beyond the stars and 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. Explore the wonders of the universe and find out for yourself why stargazing has enjoyed a massive resurgence in the past few years.
 
For over five decades, the giant Lovell Telescope at Jodrell Bank has been part of the Cheshire landscape and an internationally renowned landmark for astronomers.  Since the summer of 1957 it has been exploring the depths of outer space in a quest for knowledge. It remains one of the biggest and most powerful radio telescopes in the world, spending most of its time investigating cosmic phenomena that were undreamed of when it was first conceived. 
 
Live From Jodrell Bank – a stellar line-up in a truly unique location…

Live From Jodrell Bank announce Elbow and Paul Weller as headliners

23rd June – Elbow
+ Special Guests

24th June – Paul Weller
+ Special Guests

Jodrell Bank – Cheshire

Mercury Music and Brit Award winners Elbow, formed in 1991, have five top 20 studio albums under their belt including the phenomenal multi platinum The Seldom Seen Kid and most recent Build A Rocket Boys. The band have also been commissioned to compose the BBC 2012 London Olympics theme tune.

Elbow

I am a space nut. My cat is even named after the woman who discovered pulsars, and Patrick Moore does all the trailers and announcements for my 6 music radio show. So as you would imagine, playing alongside the local icon of space exploration fills me with cosmic glee.”

Guy Garvey – Elbow

Modfather Paul Weller is an internationally acclaimed star whose song-writing is a huge part of British Culture, throughout his musical career from his early days in The Jam, to his much loved hits with The Style Council, as well as a solo career spanning over 20 years. With Brit Awards, Mercury Nominations and an Ivor Novello Award, Paul Weller has provided music lovers with hits such as The Changing Man, You Do Something To Me and  Wake Up the Nation.

The Live From Jodrell Bank series sees some of the most innovative artists performing in this unique and dramatic setting, marrying science and music and bringing the audience superlative sounds from earth and beyond. The bands will even project visuals onto the 76 metre Lovell telescope. Last year The Flaming Lips, British Sea Power, OKGO and Wave Machines performed in front of this awe inspiring backdrop in a show bought to you by the creative minds behind Kendal Calling, The Warehouse Project and Ear To The Ground.

Before the spectacular 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. Explore the wonders of the universe and find out for yourself why stargazing has enjoyed a massive resurgence in the past few years.

For over five decades, the giant Lovell Telescope at Jodrell Bank has been part of the Cheshire landscape and an internationally renowned landmark for astronomers.  Since the summer of 1957 it has been exploring the depths of outer space in a quest for knowledge. It remains one of the biggest and most powerful radio telescopes in the world, spending most of its time investigating cosmic phenomena that were undreamed of when it was first conceived.

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Science come to life at Live from Jodrell Bank

Taking to the stage itself will be Dr Tim O’Brien. A Reader in Astrophysics at the University of Manchester’s Jodrell Bank, O’Brien is an expert on both the workings of the iconic Lovell Telescope and the fascinating findings it has uncovered from deep space. Proving science can be as captivating as any rock ‘n’ roll, O’Brien will introduce the workings of the giant telescope and, weather permitting, steer it around the sky live with the help of Jodrell Bank’s Telescope Controller.

The audience will benefit from free entry to the Space Pavilion, Jodrell Bank’s newly built visitors centre, until 5pm. Gig-goers will be able to take away printouts of live signals received by the Lovell Telescope, discover how hot or cold they are with the use of the centre’s infra-red camera, see the astronomy picture of their birthday and listen to the sound of the Big Bang. There will be rolling Q&A sessions in the events space including some amazing “sounds from space”. Let loose around the site will be real live astronomers and students from the Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics. They’ll be on hand in the exhibition space and around the site, demonstrating physics tricks and discussing their science. If the weather cooperates, special telescopes will look to the Sun and will later in the evening survey some of the wonders of the night sky.

Aiding the event’s sell out crowd, the festival site is accessible via a number of specially laid on coaches from key locations including Manchester, Sheffield and Liverpool. Coach tickets priced at £14.50 return, plus booking fee, can be purchased from the Live From Jodrell Bank or Ticketline websites.

Before the first note has yet been played, Live From Jodrell Bank: Transmission 001 has truly caught the attention of music and festival fans in the UK. It took a mere three weeks for all tickets to sell out. Listed as one of the “12 reasons this festival season will be the best” by The Guardian and one of “the new hot festivals” by Grazia, Live From Jodrell Bank will reveal more much-anticipated line-ups in the near future.

The Flaming Lips, British Sea Power to perform at the first ever Live from Jodrell Bank.

Set 20 miles south of Manchester in the Cheshire landscape, Live from Jodrell Bank is arguably the UK’s most diverse and imaginative setting for a live music event. Throughout the day visitors will take part in experiments and workshops delving into the undiscovered and the obscure; exploring space research and examining the stars; whilst having free access to the newly, redeveloped and magnificent visitor centre. As night falls, the site will be transformed into a musical fervour with this mind-blowing and totally unique show.

 
Saturday’s Transmission 001 features The Flaming Lips who will bring their space-influenced alternative and ground-breaking rock music to the site. Hailing from Oklahoma City and founded by the eclectic Wayne Coyne, the band have been named as one of the 50 Bands to See Before You Die (Q Magazine). Famed for their elaborate live shows featuring costumes, balloons, puppets, video projections, complex stage light configurations, giant hands and frontman Wayne Coynes’ signature man-sized bubble, The Flaming Lips are the perfect partner to the backdrop of the third largest steerable radio telescope in the world.

Adding to the eccentricity, British Sea Power bring to the table a promise of intensity and the spectacular with a live performance of their epic rock music. No stranger to astronomy with their Lights Out track created in support of the Dark Skies campaign, the performance is set to ricochet across the entire telescope site. BSP are no strangers to performing in weird and wonderful venues. Whether in a tiny pub in Sussex, the Jersey Opera House, the National History Museum or a church up in the Arctic Circle, Jodrell Bank will certainly add to their impressive catalogue of locations. They even recently embarked on a boat on the River Thames to perform and support the British Wave Power campaign.

Chicago based OK Go are renowned for their infectious songs, inventive videos, surprising live shows and forward-thinking back-end, making them arguably the world’s most bleeding edge independent outfit. Expect the unexpected given the show stopping performances the band are fast becoming famous for.

With diverse influences from Janis Joplin to Alicia Keys, Alice Gold makes the kind of blues tinged indie pop that is infectiously foot tapping. Working with producer Dan Carey, a man whose produce credits include La Roux, Franz Ferdinand, Lily Allen and Kylie, Gold’s debut album, Seven Rainbows is destined to a smash.

The giant Lovell Telescope, playing host to Live from Jodrell Bank, has been quietly probing the depths of space since 1957 being the largest and most powerful radio telescope in the world when it was built. This combined with the fervour of The Flaming Lips, the charm of British Sea Power and the unlimited possibilities from OK Go, Transmission 001 is set to place Jodrell Bank firmly on the map as arguably the most unique and spectacular live show in the UK in 2011.

Kendal Calling co-promoter Andy Smith comments, “We’re a big fan of the unusual and the unique and by combining the incredible venue of Jodrell Bank and an amazing live performance by The Flaming Lips, this is going to undoubtedly be one of their most memorable shows. British Sea Power and OKGO are the perfect accompaniment ­atmospheric and thrilling performances in equal measure. Roll on July!”