see you in 2022!

So here we are with our second electronic music festival and the weekend line up for the ticketed events is tantalising in itself. It’s an honour to be able to present such a selection of well known names.

Kicking off the festival is the legendary Suzanne Ciani. Suzanne is a 5 time Grammy Award nominated composer and electronic music pioneer. Over her 40 year career she’s worked in feature films, video games and countless commercials as well as producing 16 studio albums, the latest being her comeback quadraphonic Buchler synth performance recording “LIVE Quadraphonic”.

She plays the Band on the Wall on Friday 24th June in Quadraphonic sound. More information and tickets here….

On Saturday 25th June it’s the return of the mighty Adrian Sherwood’s Tackhead Sound System. Adrian has been at the forefront of music production for over forty years. Taking influences from his work with reggae artists such as Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, he takes the essence of dub production and applies it to electronica and dance. Here it will be used to devastating effect with Adrian’s mixes from his work as producer to the seminal Tackhead.

Tackhead formed in the mid 1980’s when Adrian met drummer Keith LeBlanc in New York. Keith, along with Skip MacDonald (guitar) and Doug Wimbish (bass) had previously been the house band at Sugarhill Records playing the musical backing to such seminal hits as ‘The Message’ and ‘White Lines’ as part of The Sugarhill Gang. With Adrian joining as producer and mixologist the four released a volley of singles and albums under the names of Tackhead and Fats Comet as well as Keith LeBlanc and DJ Spike. Adrian Sherwood’s Tackhead Sound System will be Adrian’s tribute mix to the Tackhead sound. This is not a live performance by Tackhead the group.

The Tackhead Sound System comes to Band on the Wall on Saturday 25th June. Tickets here

On Sunday we have given the day over to a more relaxed mood and head over to Cutting Room Square and the Halle St Peter’s for Ambient Sunday, 26th June. Headlining will be Scanner and Ian Boddy.

Scanner (British artist Robin Rimbaud) traverses the experimental terrain between sound and space connecting a bewilderingly diverse array of genres. Since 1991 he has been intensely active in sonic art, producing concerts, installations and recordings, the albums Mass Observation (1994), Delivery (1997), and The Garden is Full of Metal (1998) hailed by critics as innovative and inspirational works of contemporary electronic music.

Ian Boddy is a North-East composer who has been recording & releasing Electronic Music for the past 40 years. During this time he has released a huge catalogue of music as well as performing hundreds of concerts both in the UK as well as in Germany, The Netherlands & the USA. For the past 20 years he has run the Electronica label DiN which has over 80 releases by an internationally renowned collection of artists

They’ll perform individually and finish with a duet. There will be a full supporting cast of ambient artists for this show. Doors open 4pm with performances starting at 4.30pm.

As with 2019, we’ll have some great grass roots performers in surrounding venues and these will be free admission. Yes, that’s right, in a “walk right in, sit right down” kind of way.

Keep up to date on our social media channels where we’ll be trying to convince you that, yes, this is really happening.

See you there?


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