BADLY DRAWN BOY AND SETH LAKEMAN TO PLAY EDEN SESSIONS
Singer-songwriters Badly Drawn Boy and Seth Lakeman have been announced for the Biotik stage at the Eden Sessions. Badly Drawn Boy, aka Damon Gough, will be playing the stage inside the Mediterranean Biome on June 30, before the evening headliner The Flaming Lips take to the outdoor main stage. This is the third time Badly Drawn Boy has played the Eden Sessions, headlining in 2003 and returning in 2005 with Ian Brown. He is appearing on the Biotik stage with other acts associated with the charity ‘Manchester Aid to Kosovo’, who support recovery in Kosovo by providing opportunities, resources, and developing partnerships. Other artists playing on the day include Liam Frost and The Travelling Band.
Dartmoor folk man, Seth Lakeman will play Biotik on June 23, before Primal Scream headline the evening on the main stage with their Screamadelica Live show. Seth has released five solo albums, including 2004’s Mercury-nominated Kitty Jay and last summer’s Hearts and Minds. He has previously collaborated with his brothers Sam and Sean, folk singer (and wife of Sam) Cara Dillon and Steve Knightley from Show of Hands.
The indoor Biotik stage is the result of a long-term collaboration between the Eden Project and Cape Farewell, a creative project that brings artists, scientists and communicators together to engage people in the subject of climate change. Each Eden Sessions date will feel like a one-day festival, featuring acts on both Biotik and the outdoor Stage Right Stage from midday. The Eden Sessions headliners this year are Primal Scream (June 23), Pendulum (June 25), The Flaming Lips (June 30), Fleet Foxes (July 1) and Brandon Flowers (July 12).
There are still tickets left for this year’s Eden Sessions, all priced at £37.50 plus booking fee. for more info and tickets, see www.edensessions.com or call 01726811972.
by 247 Magazine