The multi award winning Live From Jodrell Bank series is proud to announce a third Transmission for 2013 with New Order curating a day of outstanding music at the Jodrell Bank Observatory in Cheshire.
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 Triangle, True Faith, Blue Monday and Temptation. This is an unmissable opportunity to see an iconic act in an iconic setting.
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.
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.
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
Further transmissions to be announced…