FEEDER + MAXIMO PARK + THE SNUTS
Kenwood House, 24th Jun 2021
London's Opening Night! Live music is back with JAMES + FEEDER + MAXIMO PARK + THE SNUTS + GET CAPE WEAR CAPE FLY + THE SHERLOCKS and CRUEL HEARTS CLUB! Gates open at 3pm with SHiiiNE ON DJ's!READ MORE
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FEEDER + MAXIMO PARK + THE SNUTS
GET CAPE WEAR CAPE FLY + THE SHERLOCKS + CRUEL HEARTS CLUB
24th Jun 2021
LONDON'S OPENING NIGHT! LIVE MUSIC IS BACK!
JAMES are all set to headline the opening night of Heritage Live’s series of summer concerts with the
first post-lockdown show in London, on Thursday 24th June, in the beautiful setting of Kenwood on
London’s Hampstead Heath.
Taking place just three days after the end of lockdown restrictions, very special guests include FEEDER, MAXIMO PARK and THE SNUTS for this pivotal celebration of live music. Heritage Live also welcomes singer-songwriter GET CAPE WEAR CAPE FLY, Yorkshire alternative rock group THE SHERLOCKS and the grunge punk outfit CRUEL HEARTS CLUB to the line-up.
The celebrated SHiiiNE On indie DJs will get the party started in style with gates opening at 3 pm for a full afternoon and evening of first-class live entertainment.
Tim Booth from James says:
“Right now James are rehearsing for this concert. You never really value some things until you’ve lost them - so now, to be playing together in a room, to be coming to play to an audience, to be working with all the people who put on these amazing events, things we used to take for granted - we are re-appreciating in a deep way. As one of the first concerts out of lockdown, this will be a massive celebration. Let's have a party!”
Paul Smith from Maximo Park says:
“We were asked a few weeks ago if we wanted to be James' special guests at the first big London gig after this awful year, so we obviously said yes! Our new album went to Number 2 and we couldn't celebrate by playing live, so this will be an opportunity to give those songs their first airing to a big outdoor audience.”
Jack Cochrane, The Snuts:
“We’ve been without live music for a while and as things are looking up we took this opportunity to get back to performing ASAP after restrictions after lifted - it’ll be great.”
Sam, Get Cape Wear Cape Fly:
"They say you never miss it ‘til it’s gone. Live music has been my favourite thing to do since forever. Playing shows and going to shows is such a huge part of many of our lives. It makes us tick. I can’t wait to be back with you all, doing what we love."
James’s last tour saw them play 86 shows in 14 countries, including a sell-out concert at the legendary Greek Theatre in Los Angeles. The reason is simple: James live are a force to be reckoned with. Their recent homespun live album – Live in Extraordinary Times – debuted at number one in the UK midweek charts.
The Mancunians’ soon to be released 16th studio album, All The Colours Of You, described by Uncut Magazine as ‘an album that thrums with sense of urgency both timely and slightly remarkable for a band entering its 40th year’, is a widescreen LP that takes the band into new sonic territory and fans of James can expect to hear new material from the new album at Heritage Live alongside their rich catalogue of festival friendly hits which includes 'Sit Down', 'Laid', 'She's a Star', 'Say Something' and many, many more.
Feeder are ready to come full circle. More than two decades after their first show the band are reinvigorated, tapping into the essential, primal energy that first inspired them. Their latest album Tallulah is evidence of this – snappy song writing, expertly produced, and completely natural, completely organic. Tallulah opens a bold new chapter, one that thirsts for fresh challenges.
Since forming in 1994, the Welsh band have released ten studio albums, including Echo Park, Comfort of Sound and Renegades, and are responsible for rock anthems including ‘Just the Way I'm Feeling’, ‘Tumble and Fall’, ‘Just a Day’, ‘Feeling a Moment’ and ‘Buck Rogers’.
Meanwhile, Newcastle's Maxïmo Park are no strangers to the festival circuit. Currently riding high from their latest record, Nature Always Wins - which peaked at No.2 in the charts this year – the band's legendary explosive performances will be once again led by their talisman Paul Smith when they head to the capital in June.
The band, responsible for indie anthems 'Apply Some Pressure', 'Our Velocity' and 'Books from Boxes' first burst onto the scene with 2005's landmark debut album 'A Certain Trigger' and will once again take centre stage for this eagerly anticipated return to live festival music.
The Snuts are giving indie music a much-needed overhaul. The Scottish band scored a No.1 album in April with their genre-merging debut W.L.
As NME puts it: “Come festival season, should we have one, you sense that this genre-hopping gamble will pay off; it’s more ample proof that guitar music doesn’t just have a place in 2021, but that listeners are in tune enough to embrace and support its variety.”
Gates open at 3pm, Music starts 315pm, Music ends 11pm
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