CHANGES have been made to the line-up of the Terry Hall Home Sessions after a mixed response to some of the events.
The Specials frontman had spearheaded a weekend of events to take place in iconic places in Coventry city centre between tomorrow (Thursday) and Sunday, August 1.
But the Coventry City of Culture Trust said, while some events have proved extremely popular and are close to selling out, the take up on some of them was not as strong as expected.
And they have released a new-look line-up.
A spokesperson said: “This weekend we are looking forward to welcoming music fans from around the UK to celebrate Coventry as a proud and vibrant music city
“We are thrilled with the incredible line up of global talent that Terry Hall has invited back to his hometown for this unique event.
“While this is a major milestone for us, we have had to make the decision to reduce the number of performances taking place across Home Sessions.
“While some events are close to selling out, others have not met early expectations.
“With some audience members still reluctant to return to venues (or taking the decision to book at the last minute, reportedly concerned about being ‘pinged’), it’s important that that we now prioritise the best possible experience for audiences and artists across the programme.
“This means that while we are announcing the cancellation of a small number of events, we are also refreshing some of the line-ups, giving audiences the opportunity to see even more amazing acts with day tickets available for events in the Cathedral Ruins on Saturday and Sunday.
“This weekend provides an amazing opportunity to start to build back our world leading live music sector, and we can’t wait to celebrate the artists and freelancers who make it so special.”
THURSDAY, JULY 29 | CATHEDRAL RUINS
6.30pm – 11.45pm: Roni Size & Dread MC + Felix Hall + Jossy Mitsu + Joy Orbison + Robbie Raps + Whizzy
FRIDAY, JULY 30 |CATHEDRAL RUINS
6.00pm – 9.45pm Lightning Seeds + Eccentronic Research Council ft. Maxine Peake + Alex Harry + Abz Winter
11.30pm – 2am: Midnight in the Ruins: UNKLE presents Ronin + Whitehouse
SATURDAY, JULY 31 | CATHEDRAL RUINS
11.30am – 8.20pm: Morning Gloryville Family Rave with Curious Club + Cov Kozaks + Duck Thieves + Starkeye + Alabama 3 Acoustic + Riding The Low + Jane Weaver + Ghost Town + The Pop Group vs Dennis Bovell: World Premiere of ‘Y In Dub’
SATURDAY, JULY 31 | COVENTRY CATHEDRAL
2.00pm – 1.30pm: Peter Doherty + Katie McAuley
4.30pm – 6.20pm: John Grant + Izzie Derry
8.00pm – 10.20pm: An Evening with Terry Hall
SUNDAY, AUGUST 1 | CATHEDRAL RUINS
1.30pm – Midnight: Blues 2 Go ft. Horace Panter + Nadia Javed (The Tuts) + Barbdwire + Pam Hogg + WHITEY + Humans on Wax + Fat White Family + Tim Burgess + Alan McGee + The Libertines + Rosso + Irvine Welsh