The Libertines and The Lightning Seeds on their way to Coventry as part of the Terry Hall Home Sessions - The Coventry Observer

19th Aug, 2022

The Libertines and The Lightning Seeds on their way to Coventry as part of the Terry Hall Home Sessions

Tristan Harris 22nd Jun, 2021 Updated: 22nd Jun, 2021

THE LIGHTNING Seeds, The Libertines and others are heading to Coventry as part of The Terry Hall Home Sessions announced today.

The Coventry of City Culture Trust has revealed the first acts for the events which will be fronted by The Specials’ lead singer and tickets will go on sale at 10am tomorrow.

The unique four-day festival has been curated by Hall with creative producer Suzanne Bisset and the shows will be staged in iconic city centre locations between July 29 and August 1.

On July 29, Roni Size, Dread MC and Felix Hall plus special guest Jossy Mitsu will take place at the Cathedral Ruins. Doors open at 6.30pm and tickets start at £32.

The Lightning Seeds and Eccentronic Research Council, featuring Maxime Peake, will be at the Cathedral Ruins on July 30. Doors open at 6pm with tickets from £42.

The Pop Group vs Denns Bovell – World Premiere of ‘Y In Dub’ will be at the HMV Empire Coventry on June 30. Doors open at 9.30pm with tickets from £27.

On the same day Midnight in the ruins – UNKLE presents Ronin show will be at the Cathedral Ruins from 11.30pm with tickets starting at £32.

On July 31, Peter Doherty will be at Coventry Cathedral. Doors open at 11.30am and tickets start at £25.

On the same day and venue, Alabama 3 will play an acoustic set. Doors open at 2.30pm with tickets from £25.

An Evening with Terry Hall will be held at Coventry Cathedral – also on July 31. Doors open at 7.30pm and tickets are from £52.

And at the Ruins, later that evening, Midnight at the Ruins will feature Daddy G (from Massive Attack) and a Queen Bee DJ set – doors open at 11.30pm and tickets start at £32.

And on the final day – August 1 – Death Disco hosted by Alan McGee and special guests will be at Coventry Cathedral. Doors open at 7pm and tickets are from £25.

The Libertines will play the Cathedral Ruins after 9pm on August 1 with tickets starting at £32.

The full line-up will be announced in early July.

Home Sessions will see Terry Hall inviting some of the incredible artists he has collaborated with over the years, his heroes and heroines, to come and jam together in his hometown.

This is Terry Hall’s own personal playlist – a harmony of music, art, performance and film, brought to life in Coventry.

It will be a one-off series of intimate gigs – turning Coventry city centre into a festival campus.

Terry Hall said: “It’s been an extraordinary experience for me – curating Home Sessions in the middle of a pandemic.

“It seemed surreal, not knowing whether it could take place amid this current climate.”

He added he considered the line-up for months before ‘putting the pieces of the jigsaw together’.

“My solo performance, taking place in Coventry Cathedral on the Saturday night is one I have always wanted to do.

“It will be my first live performance for two years and very unlike anything I’ve performed before.”

Visit coventry2021.co.uk from Friday for more information and to buy tickets.

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