This event has been and gone!
Catch the next one:
Check out the info below for future tour dates, and track them to receive alerts when they tour near you
Lunar Festival 2018: Goldfrapp, The Stranglers, Basement Jaxx (DJ Set), The Go! Team, Songhoy Blues, Crazy P (DJ), Hookworms, The Unthanks, Jane Weaver, Boy Azooga & more
A family friendly festival with a great bands and activities.
Please visit lunarfestival.co.uk/ for more information.
Since vocalist Alison Goldfrapp teamed up synth wizard Will Gregory in 1999, the two forces have produced a string of critically-acclaimed albums, from the ambient and epic 2000 debut 'Felt Mountain' right up to 2017's 'Silver Eye'. With a catalogue of memorable electro-pop hits like 'Strict Machine' and 'Ooh La La' to the more downbeat numbers like 'A&E', Goldfrapp's brand of dirty growling synths and electro-folk combined with Alison's stunning vocals and costumes have always ensured an atmospheric and glamorous live performance.
Goldfrapp tour dates
Seventies punk icons whose rat-infested songs plagued both the album and singles charts through the subsequent decade. Their compounded musical talents and enthusiasm, infused with large doses of charisma and dark notoriety goes more than a little way to explaining why The Stranglers have survived the vagaries of the music business.
These days The Stranglers have at their core original members Jean-Jacques Burnel (bass), Dave Greenfield (keyboards), Jet Black (drums) and Baz Warne (guitar), with the lead vocals shared between Warne and Burnel (Burnel singing the songs he originally recorded as lead vocalist, and Warne performing the numbers originally sang by Hugh Cornwell).
The Stranglers tour dates
Electronic dance duo Felix Buxton and Simon Ratcliffe have come a long way from the regular nights held in Brixton. The Glastonbury-headlining, three-million-album-selling, Brit and Grammy-winning maestros of global house and big beats continue to deliver.
Basement Jaxx (DJ Set) tour dates
Playing a chaotic kaleidoscope of cut and paste sounds and old skool beats, The Go! Team have been building up legions of avid fans since the release of debut album Thunder Lightning Strike in 2004. Their piano-led tunes such as Feelgood By Numbers wouldn't sound out of place on a Charlie Brown TV cartoon, while Bottle Rocket is somewhat reminiscent of a track by 80s hip-hop stars The Rock Steady Crew. Now imagine the whole thing played on instruments taken from the school music cupboard and you'll start to see why The Go! Team might well be the most original band you'll see this year! Recommended.
The Go! Team tour dates
A group of talented musicians from Mali, Africa. Raised on a diet of Hip-Hop, R&B and Hendrix, all those old ‘world music’ prejudices have no place here. Songhoy Blues are four talented, hungry, sharp and outward-looking young men from a part of the world that has had more than its share of pain and conflict in recent years.
Songhoy Blues tour dates
A production team, 8 piece band and DJ collective. Their DJ sets span many styles and tempos offering the crowd sophisticated nu-soul music and most importantly a good time. "A glitter-ball of sweeping strings and keyboard stabs spray the dancefloor with tiny specks of 21st century disco funk" - Muzik.
Crazy P (DJ) tour dates
For fans of Moon Duo, Wooden Shjips, Bardo Pond.
Doyens of this "new psyche" buzztrap, Leeds band Hookworms sound like a thousand guitar pedals being hurled against the melting walls of some trans-dimensional disco. Think long, long jams, grounded in head-bobbing grooves, beneath a flurry of wailing, swirling-vortex guitar-riffs and fist-in-the-air vocal yelps... or maybe, a punkier variant of the My Bloody Valentine / Spacemen 3 / Mercury Rev genre with an added shot of hipshake adrenaline - only far more exciting and life-affirming.
Hookworms tour dates
Tyneside sisters Rachel and Becky Unthank with Niopha Keegan (violin), Adrian McNally (piano) plus string quartet, brass, percussion and bass. They have received critical acclaim for their first three albums as well as a Mercury Prize nomination
and a MOJO Magazine Award. Rachel and Becky's folk-club singing is set against otherwordly musical pictures, arranged by a band with influences ranging from Steve Reich to Portishead.
'Haunting, original and magnificent' (The Guardian)
'Rachel and Becky's voices are one of the true wonders of 21st-century music' (NME).
The Unthanks tour dates
Jane Weaver is a singer, songwriter, and guitarist from Liverpool who runs the record label Bird. Weaver has performed as part of the Britpop group Kill Laura, the folktronica project Misty Dixon, and as a solo artist.
Jane Weaver tour dates
'Boy Azooga, the psych-flecked musical vehicle for Cardiff’s Davey Newington multifarious musical mission.
A prodigous musical talent, Davey Newington is a young man with much musical heritage. One of his granddads was a jazzer who played drums for the Royal Marines. Davey’s dad (violin) and his mum (clarinet) both played, and met, in the BBC National Orchestra Of Wales. Davey himself took up drums at the age of six and also enjoyed orchestral engagement, playing in various Welsh Orchestra’s and Jazz bands as a teenager.
Inspired by his art teacher at school who sent him off to town to buy Can’s Ege Bamyasi, taking inspiration from the likes of Sly & The Family Stone, Caribou, Black Sabbath, Outkast, Van McCoy, Ty Segall and The Beastie Boys and nabbing their name from the 1994 film The Little Rascals, Davey recruited friends Daf Davies, Dylan Morgan and Sam Barnes to form the Boy Azooga live quartet, an ensemble that swings smoothly from filmic instrumentals to a churning, rave-tinged rock that hints at both Can and their progeny in Happy Mondays.'
Boy Azooga tour dates
The Heliocentrics are a collective of musicians who are linked by a common aim to create their own musical identity, not following trends or genres but making the music they want to hear but cannot find.
Searching in a parallel reality where the orbits of funk, jazz, psychedelic, electronic, avant-garde and “ethnic” music all revolve around “The One.”
The Heliocentrics tour dates
AK/DK are Graham Sowerby and Ed Chivers. They both play drums and synths. The shows include improvisations; ranging from the chaotic to the beautiful. Their mix of abstract electronics and raucous energy has already earned them support slots with artists as diverse as Fujiya & Miyagi and Three Trapped Tigers.
AK/DK tour dates