Announced for major summer festival slots at
All Points East
Public Service Broadcasting are thrilled to announce their major summer festival slots; including a performance at Green Man festival in the Welsh Brecon Beacons, just 10 miles up the road from Ebbw Vale, the inspiration for their hit record Every Valley. Their run of festival dates will also take in Primavera Sound, Bluedot and the inaugural All Points East alongside The National.
J. Willgoose, Esq. of PSB recently revealed that English artist Jane Weaver will be joining them on their UK tour this spring saying: ‘Modern Kosmology was one of my favourite albums of 2017 so we’re really happy that Jane is joining the bill. I’m sure our audiences will really enjoy her music.’ Full tour and festival dates below.
This follows a stunning 2017 which saw the release of their critically acclaimed third record Every Valley and a sold-out UK tour which included a spectacular performance at London’s Hammersmith Apollo, 2018 looks set to continue along the same trajectory for one of the UK’s most unusual and interesting musical acts as they take to the road again this April. [Buy tickets here]
Each album from Public Service Broadcasting is a painstakingly crafted artefact, filled with the wit and passion of J. Willgoose, Esq. and Every Valley is no exception. Recorded in former industrial town Ebbw Vale and chronicling the vertiginous rise and devastating fall of the Welsh mining industry, it featured collaborations with Tracyanne Campbell of Camera Obscura, James Dean Bradfield, Haiku Salut and Lisa Jên Brown of 9Bach, as well as the Beaufort Male Choir. The resulting album jostled with Jay Z and Ed Sheeran on release, reaching #4 in the UK charts.
Continuing where they left off in October, their forthcoming UK tour is a culmination of the Public Service Broadcasting story so far: a richly kaleidoscopic feast of sound and vision placing material from their three top-twenty albums, 2013’s Inform – Educate – Entertain, 2015’s silver-certified The Race For Space, and this year’s Every Valley (not to mention the accompanying documentary footage and recordings) alongside one another.
Fans of the band have come to expect a lot from the extraordinary production values of Public Service Broadcasting’s live shows, and resident set design guru and all-round visual mastermind, Mr. B, is thrilled at the opportunity to once again blow these expectations clean out of the water with another set of heart-stopping blockbuster set-pieces. As much a part of the Public Service Broadcasting experience as the [inter]stellar sonics, Mr. B’s visuals elevate each gig into an unmissable event.
Described as “a singular, spellbinding audio-visual show” in The Metro and “a tour de force”, Public Service Broadcasting’s live gigs are a perfect distillation of a band dedicated to their duty to entertain as much as to educate and inform.
UK Tour Dates
05/04/18 – New Theatre, Oxford
06/04/18 – O2 Academy, Bournemouth
07/04/18 – Dome, Brighton
08/04/18 – Winter Gardens, Margate
10/04/18 – Corn Exchange, Cambridge
11/04/18 – Brangwyn Hall, Swansea
12/04/18 – Olympia, Liverpool
13/04/18 – De Montfort Hall, Leicester
14/04/18 – Usher Hall, Edinburgh
16/04/18 – Empire, Middlesbrough
17/04/18 – O2 Academy, Sheffield
25/05 – 03/06/18 – All Points East, Victoria Park, London
28/05 – 03/07/18 – Primavera Sound, Barcelona
19-22/06/18 – Bluedot Festival, Jodrell Bank, Cheshire
16-19/08/18 – Green Man, Brecon Beacons, Wales