16 April 2014

Peter Hook and The Light to headline Livestock at Farm Feast

Peter Hook and The Light headline Livestock Farm Feast

Peter Hook and The Light to headline Livestock at Farm Feast

Joy Division and New Order’s Peter Hook, along with his current band The Light, will be heading to Wirral’s Claremont Farm on Sunday May 25 to headline Livestock, a festival-style evening music event which will run alongside Farm Feast – a fully-fledged festival of food and drink, music and farming fun. 

Bassist, musician, singer, DJ, nightclub owner, record company mogul and author Peter Hook, co-founder of the post-punk band Joy Division, is renowned as one of music’s seminal bassists, playing a pivotal part in the success of both Joy Division and New Order, the latter of which he played bass and provided the backing vocals for until his departure in 2007. Since this departure, Peter has recorded an album with Revenge, two albums with Monaco and one album with Freebass as bassist, keyboardist and lead vocalist.

In this headlining slot, ‘Hooky’, along with The Light, will play a hybrid set of Joy Division and New Order tunes, reinvented to suit their innovative playing style; bringing a raw edge and powerful punk ethos to these classic works through Peter’s mercurial driving bass and brilliant vocals. This reinvention has garnered praise from leading music critics including BBC 6Music DJ Mark Radcliffe, ensuring these classics remain as fresh and relevant as ever.

Members of The Light include Peter’s own son Jack Bates and former Monaco members, Andy Poole (keyboards) and Paul Kehoe (drums) and David Pott.

Supporting Peter Hook and The Light will be Dan Croll, Stealing Sheep and Soho Riots.

Singer songwriter Dan Croll - who prior to achieving chart success studied at LIPA, Liverpool’s performing arts school - will also play Livestock. Croll’s music, an uplifting mixture of folk, classic pop melodies, catchy guitar hooks and electronic beats, has become a firm favourite on the likes of BBC Radio 1 and 6 Music, and his self produced debut album Sweet Disarray garnered favourable reviews from the national music press upon its release in April 2014. 

Liverpool acoustic three-piece Stealing Sheep comprises Rebecca Hawley (vocals, keyboards), Emily Lansley (vocals, guitar) and Lucy Mercer (vocals, drums) who’ve already made waves on the indie-folk scene with their melodic and haunting brand of dreampop . Drawing influences from Captain Beefheart, Bjork, Yes, Lykke Li and Metronomy, the trio’s first album 'Into the Diamond Sun' received widespread critical acclaim and with a live set on the cards, festivalgoers can expect whirling and spiralling guitars, thunderous and mesmerising drums, hypnotic and infectious synths and enchanting three part harmonies.

Farm Feast and Livestock are delighted to announce an up and coming addition to the Livestock line-up  -  Merseyrail Sound Station winners of 2013, Soho Riots, a band with a stunning live reputation - fostered thanks to their standout shows with The 1975 and Jaws – which piqued the interest of Bido Lito!, Liverpool’s influential music zine, who basked in the band’s ability to “seamlessly transform a delicate melody into a frenzied assault full of determination and spirit”.

As well as a stunning evening of live music, the site will include all the best food traders from Farm Feast’s International Street Food Court, a fantastic cocktail bar and a Beer and Cider Festival tent. Tickets are currently available at a £15 advance price. Livestock, like Farm Feast, is open to all ages but under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.

Farm Feast will run during the May Bank Holiday weekend from and will be held in the lush green fields of Claremont Farm. The Farm is located in beautiful countryside in the heart of the Wirral and famous for its asparagus, strawberries and potatoes. This idyllic setting is the perfect backdrop for this exciting event.

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Claremont Farm is situated on Old Clatterbridge Road, Bebington, Wirral CH63 4JB

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