Sky Arts celebrates UK music with artists including Noel Gallagher, Little Simz, Chrissie Hynde, Paul Weller and The Who
In their own words, it’s a raft of brand new music programmes which will bring musicians from Soul II Soul to Slipknot straight to your living room. Two brand new original commissions for music-lovers include:
The Live Revival: a new three-part series bringing together world class acts and breakthrough artists to shine a light on those hard-hit small music venues around the UK which are the beating heart of our music scene. Join musicians including Paul Weller, Little Simz, The Fratellis, James and The Charlatans as they revisit the regional venues they gigged in at the start of their careers to give exclusive one-off performances in a bid to spotlight the much-loved pubs and clubs which are increasingly under threat
Noel Gallagher – Out of the Now: the legendary songwriter presents an up-close performance of music and storytelling from London’s Duke of York’s Theatre. Powered by his full formidable band, Noel will perform ten tracks spanning his career in Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds and Oasis, and walk us through some of the significant moments in his own life and career which continue to define British pop culture.
Sky Arts celebrates the UK music scene with other programming (some of which start tomorrow), including:
Song for Nature a concert for the London Climate Change Festival airing this evening for Earth Day featuring appearances from Rob Brydon, Janie Dee, David Suchet and Brian May
Matt Deighton: Overshadowed airing during Mental Health Awareness Week, the respected front man of acid jazz band, Mother Earth, guides us through his life, music and the challenges of mental health and musicianship
Best of Download Festival cCelebrating the best moments of the head-banging rock festival between 2011 and 2019, featuring Iron Maiden, Slipknot, Def Leppard and Halestorm.
There’s a lot more as well — you can find out more (including some dates) in the press release.