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Following the success of Heaven 17’s Penthouse and Pavement 30th Anniversary Tour, the British Electric Foundation is proud to present ‘Music of Quality and Distinction Live’; a two day festival at London’s prestigious Roundhouse venue celebrating 30 years of seminal electronic music and unique collaborations.
The two day festival will feature a major concert each night. Friday 14th October will include the world premiere of Heaven 17’s 1983 album The Luxury Gap performed for the first time. The album originally went to #4 in the UK Album chart and scored the band four hit singles – Let Me Go, Temptation, Come Live With Me, and Crushed by the Wheels of Industry.
The concert will be performed live in 3D sound – the latest state-of-the-art immersive audio experience, using 3D soundscape composition techniques pioneered by Martyn Ware and Vince Clarkes’ Illustrious Company.
The following night of the two day festival will be entirely devoted to B.E.F.’s groundbreaking 30-year career of electronic pop, featuring many of the artists originally involved in the B.E.F. Music of Quality and Distinction albums. The concert will also showcase the world premiere of songs from B.E.F.’s upcoming Music of Quality and Distinction: Volume 3 album, Dark.
Although the two day festival will celebrate B.E.F.’s past achievements, there will also be plenty of activities that will look towards the future. During both days there will be many events and installations taking place at the Roundhouse. Organisations participating include i-Design, 5D: The Future of Immersive Design, and Sensoria. There will also be a music film programme, panel discussions, large-scale installations and behind-the-scenes workshops. The two day event promises to be one giant, interactive ‘happening’.
Artists already confirmed for the Music of Quality and Distinction Live concert include Elly Jackson (LaRoux), Green Gartside, Shingai Shoniwa (Noisettes), Boy George, Midge Ure, Andy Bell, Glenn Gregory, Martin Fry, Sandie Shaw and Kim Wilde with many more to come.
Green and Rhodri will be playing live at the Eden Project in Cornwall on July 12th.
Perhaps they will perform “Here Come July.” Probably not, but seems fitting…
Thanks for the heads up, Rhodri!
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