Edinburgh International Festival line-up unveiled

Edinburgh International Festival line-up unveiled

Jarvis Cocker, Teenage Fanclub, Sir Ian McKellen and Stephen Fry are among the stars appearing at this year’s Edinburgh International Festival. Names from classical and contemporary music, theatre, opera and dance are among 2,600 artists taking part in the 72nd festival, which will be held between 2 and 26 August. Pulp singer Cocker will perform at the Capital’s Leith Theatre, which also hosts gigs by Neneh Cherry, Anna Calvi, Kate Tempest, Sharon Van Etten and…

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Iggy Pop and Jarvis Cocker take on Peaky Blinders theme for season four

Iggy Pop and Jarvis Cocker take on Peaky Blinders theme for season four

Iggy Pop and Jarvis Cocker will record a cover Nick Cave‘s Red Right Hand for the upcoming fourth season of Peaky Blinders. Peaky Blinders returns to BBC Two tonight (November 15). Helen McCrory, the show’s star, broke the news on The One Show yesterday. “Every year, [the producers] look out for different singers, and who’s going to do the cover music,” she said. “One of the ‘Red Right Hand’ covers will be from the duet…

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Listen: Feist and Jarvis Cocker team up for track on Canadian’s new album

Listen: Feist and Jarvis Cocker team up for track on Canadian’s new album

Canadian indie-pop star Feist has teamed up with Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker for new track Century – you can listen to it here. The track is lifted from Feist’s upcoming album Pleasure, which is her first in six years and will be released through Universal on April 28. The singer-songwriter – full name Leslie Feist – said recently of her new album: “So here’s what I can tell you. I made this record last winter…

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Jarvis Cocker signs huge book deal ahead of Edinburgh gig

Jarvis Cocker signs huge book deal ahead of Edinburgh gig

Hot on the heels of the announcement of his Edinburgh International Festival appearance, Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker has signed a deal worth more than £100,000 to write a book on creativity. The Sheffield-born music icon has written a six-page proposal for a tome called This Book Is A Song, which is expected to combine biographical details, essays, illustrations and photographs. Those understood to have put offers on the table to Cocker’s literary agent Mónica Carmona include…

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PJ Harvey and Jarvis Cocker booked for Edinburgh International Festival

PJ Harvey and Jarvis Cocker booked for Edinburgh International Festival

The Edinburgh International Festival has announced a wide-ranging contemporary music mix to its 2017 Festival programme, which runs from 4-28 August. Among the highlights is the appearance of PJ Harvey, will play two nights at the Playhouse, and Room 29, a brand new collaboration between former Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker and piano virtuoso Chilly Gonzales. Alongside performances from the worlds of theatre, dance, opera and classical music, the International Festival invites some of today’s greatest musical…

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