James has been confirmed to headline the opening night of ‘Heritage Live’s series of summer concerts.
The Manchester outfit’s gig, which will take place on Thursday, June 24, will see them play one of the first post-lockdown outdoor shows in the UK and the first in London.
Taking place just three days after the official end of national lockdown, Tim Booth and company will be joined by special guests Feeder, Maxïmo Park and The Snuts for their ‘Heritage Live’ show at London’s Kenwood House.
Also joining them will be Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly, The Sherlocks and Cruel Hearts Club, with indie DJs Shiiine On getting the party started from 3pm.
Fans must pre-register Heritage Live’s official website to buy tickets in the presale from 9am, Tuesday, May 25. Tickets will then go on General Sale from Thursday, May 27 at 9am.
James frontman Tim Booth says: “Right now James are in a fully tested COVID bubble rehearsing for this concert. You never really value some things until you’ve lost them -so now, to be playing together in a room, to be coming to play to an audience, to be working with all the people who put on these amazing events, things we used to take for granted – we are re-appreciating in a deep way. As one of the first concerts out of lockdown, this will be a massive celebration. Let’s have a party!”
Heritage Live organizer Giles Cooper says: “After 15 months of lockdown and restrictions, this event really will be a resounding statement that live music is back in our lives at last! Audiences, artists, staff and crew have been itching to get back to what they love and I’ve no doubt this will be a fantastic celebration of what’s great about live music! It certainly will be a concert that’s remembered for many years to come and we really can’t wait!”