FINAL DETAILS FOR JOHN GRANT’S NORTH ATLANTIC FLUX: SOUNDS FROM SMOKY BAY RELEASED

GENERAL FESTIVAL INFORMATION (subject to change)

DATES: Friday 28 April – Monday 1 May 2017

VENUES: Hull City Hall, Queen Victoria Square, Carr Lane, Hull HU1 3RQ
Gate Nº5, Wincolmlee, Hull, HU2 0PZ
Jubilee Central, 62 King Edward St, Hull HU1 3SQ
Früit, 62-63 Humber St, Hull HU1 1TU

PRICES: Four-day Festival Pass £82-£89 / Two-day Pass £60-£65 (Fri-Sat / Sun-Mon)

www.hull2017.co.uk/johngrant / @2017Hull / #SoundsfromSmokyBay


INDIVIDUAL LISTINGS:

FRIDAY 28TH APRIL 

VENUE: Hull City Hall, Main Hall
FEATURING: GusGus (21:00)
DOORS FROM: 19.00

GusGus will headline the opening night of North Atlantic Flux – Sounds from Smoky Bay at Hull City Hall with their first live performance in several years.

VENUE: Jubilee Church
FEATURING: Susanne Sundfør (20:00); Tonik Ensemble (19:00)
DOORS FROM: 18.30

Norwegian songstress Susanne Sundfør will perform an exclusive solo set in this beautiful hidden gem of a venue, with support from           Tonik Ensemble.

VENUE: Gate No.5
FEATURING: Sweaty Records Presents: Kosmodod, Volruptus, ThizOne (22:00 – 02:30)
DOORS FROM: 22.00

A showcase from Icelandic techno label Sweaty Records with sets from ThizOne, Voltruptus and Kosmodod.


 SATURDAY 29TH APRIL 

VENUE: Hull City Hall, Main Hall
FEATURING: Sleepy Folk (17:00) Prins Póló, Wrangler DJ Set, Lindstrøm (19:00 to 23:00)
DOORS FROM: 16.00

Time for the party to begin, with Norwegian Electronic legend Lindstrøm and a Wrangler DJ Set. If City Hall could turn into a massive disco ball it would happen tonight.

VENUE: Jubilee Church
FEATURING: BBC Radio 3’s Late Junction at North Atlantic Flux (14:00 to 18:00); Ragga Gisla (19:00); Nordic Affect (20:30);                         Cobby & Litten (21:30)
DOORS FROM: 14.00

BBC Radio 3 Late Junction will record a very special show live from the festival, bringing together artists from across the weekender to perform exclusive sets and collaborations.
This will be broadcast on Wednesday 3 May at 23:00.

VENUE: Queens Hall
FEATURING: Halldór Smárason & Sinfonia UK Collective (18:30); Eyvind Gulbrandsen & The Royal Northern College of Music (20:00) Pinquins (21:00) (supported by Arts Council England)
DOORS FROM: 18.00

North Atlantic Flux is about partnership and collaboration. The exploration of contrasts and affinities between the Nordic states and Hull. Three specially commissioned performances will reflect these deep bonds.

Poet Adelle Stripe and composer Halldór Smárason headline Saturday evening. The Humber Star is part of a body of work that responds to the tempestuous nature and savage beauty of the North Sea. It is set in the winter months following one of the biggest maritime tragedies in Hull’s history, where 108 men were lost on one day.

Eyvind Gulbrandsen and The Royal Northern College of Music will perform a new piece that they have collaborated on during 2017.

Pinquins, Norway’s leading percussion trio, will present a program of dynamic experimental percussion that includes new commissions and modern classics.

VENUE: Gate No.5
FEATURING: Luke Eargoggle & Actress DJ (22:00 to 02:30)
DOORS FROM: 22.00

An exciting rare DJ set from electronic artist Actress, with support from Swedish beat maker Luke Eargoggle


 SUNDAY 30TH APRIL

VENUE: Hull City Hall
FEATURING: Jobina Tinnemans & Jacob Tekeila with the Hull Choir (14:30); Ghostigital (18:30); Sóley (20:00); John Grant (21:30)
DOORS FROM: 14.00 & 18.00

North Atlantic Flux Guest Curator, John Grant, will headline the final night at Hull City Hall with support from Icelandic songstress Sóley and the explosive Ghostdigital.

VENUE: Jubilee Church
FEATURING: Tom Kay (16:00); Nils Bech (17:30); Satellites (19:30)
DOORS FROM: 15.30

A heady mix of Norway, UK and Denmark with exclusive shows from DFA records’ Nils Bech, Hull-based ambient electronic artist, Tom Kay and recent international hit, Satellites, aka Johnny Vic.

VENUE: Queens Hall
FEATURING Eva-lina (15:00); Equis (17:00); Blatnova (19:00)
DOORS FROM: 14.30

From new talent to the avant-garde to the sublimely ethereal, Nordic music is always about a journey. Featuring sonic artists from Denmark’s leading institution of Electronic Music, DIEM.

VENUE: Gate No.5
FEATURING: Wrangler Live and James Orvis (22:30 to 02:30)
DOORS FROM: 22.00

The John Grant show after party takes place in Gate No.5 for what may well be the final event at the venue. Cabaret Voltaire legend Stephen Mallinder performs live with his outfit Wrangler with support from local James Orvis (Paris XY).


MONDAY 1ST MAY 

      VENUE: By the ‘Voyage’ Statue Nelson St. 

(please note this will be a promenade piece beginning at Humber Street and traveling to the water front to visit the statue)
FEATURING: Simon Desbruslais
DOORS FROM: 12.00

Trumpeter Simon Desbruslais will give the world premiere of a solo work written by synaesthetic composer Deborah Pritchard in response to the magnificent ‘Voyage’ statue created by Icelandic artist Steinunn Thorarinsdottir, which overlooks the Humber.

Playing the new piece to the sister statue that stands across the North Atlantic on the coast of Iceland in Vík, the performance will sonically connect the twin cities.

VENUE: Jubilee Church
FEATURING: Science of the Lamps (14:00) Fufanu (15:30); Mugison
(17:00)
DOORS FROM: 13.30

Jubilee Church will host Norwegian-UK hybrid scandi-vaudeville melody makers Science of the Lamps and Icelandic rockers Fufanu followed by the superb Mugison.

VENUE: Queens Hall
FEATURING: Sebastian Edin (14:00); Tronhjem (15:30); Alex Mørch (17:00)
DOORS FROM: 13.30

Denmark’s electronic music collective DIEM showcase their leftfield production with ground breaking performance techniques. There will be robots. (supported by Nordic Culture Point)

VENUE: Fruit
FEATURING: DJ X-Ray Katt (Mixnots) (13:00) to 15:30; Rosyan (16:00); Sykur (17:30)
DOORS FROM: 13.00

Fruit will host DJ X-Ray Katt (Mixnots) and Guest with a Nordicana Set before Rosyan take to the stage with their rare brand of synth sounds and finishing with a performance by Reykjavik electronica act, Sykur.

For the duration of the festival, the Hull City Hall’s Mortimer Suite will host an installation by Jez Riley-French. An immersive audio-visual journey around the world, literally. Jez Riley-French has taken sonic recordings of the very sound of our planet turning. With visual aids the piece aims to connect the viewer with the frequencies of their home, Earth.


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