A four day festival from 28 April to Monday 1 May 2017
We are joining forces with John Grant, critically acclaimed singer-songwriter curates a four day music festival exploring the best in sonic creativity – North Atlantic Flux: Sounds from Smoky Bay. Inviting Nordic and international artists to take over the city during the Mayday bank Holiday weekend at the heart of the Roots and Routes season of Hull 2017 – UK City of Culture.
A host of Nordic and international artists are coming to the city over May Day bank holiday weekend, including Icelandic electronic dance collective GusGus, Norwegian multi-instrumentalist, DJ and producer Lindstrøm and Wrangler, a project that brings together Stephen Mallinder of Cabaret Voltaire fame, Phil Winter from Tunng and John Foxx collaborator Benge.
A native of the US, Grant moved to Hull’s twin city of Reykjavik in 2011 and submerged himself in the musical and experimental culture, which the city and Nordic region has become synonymous with. He released his second studio album ‘Pale Green Ghosts’ in 2013. In recording he employed the work of several musicians local to his adopted country as well as Sinead O’Connor. His third studio album ‘Grey Tickles, Black Pressure’ was released in 2015 and listed in The Guardian & Rough Trade’s top albums of the year.