10th May 2012
Edwyn Collins, B>E>A>K, Nick Heyward and more for Kendal Calling
Details of Tim Peaks Diner & exclusive festival breakfast cereal revealedKendal Calling have unveiled their latest news as the Tim Peaks Diner makes it’s debut at this years festival. Starting life on BBC 6Music, Tim Peaks Diner is the creation of The Charlatans’ frontman Tim Burgess and this year he curates 3 days of music, book readings, live art, DJs, breakfasts, afternoon tea, jukebox jives – not to mention damn good coffee!
Returning to the festival after taking to the main stage last year, Tim Burgess’ Tim Peaks Diner will also serve up Kendal Calling’s exclusive breakfast cereal called Totes Amazeballs, with all profits from the Diner going to the David Lynch Foundation – a charity set up by the award winning film director himself.
Just a taster of the artists set to drop in and perform at Tim Peaks include Edwyn Collins, the Orange Juice legend who will be joining us for a weekend of DJing, drawing and a Q&A session. Edwyn released his last album Losing Sleep in 2010, on which he collaborated with last year’s fantastic festival headliners The Cribs!
Also on the bill are live act B>E>A>K, not to be missed with each member brightly colour coordinated and masked for high-energy performances! Consisting of former members of Field Music and Coal Train expect the audience to be jumping out of their booths and onto the tables.
The Haircut 100 singer Nick Heyward will also be stopping by for an afternoon tea gig, as Tim Burgess namesake Tim Burgess the Chainsaw Sculptor will be wowing audiences with his creations.
The Jukebox will be turned up loud, curated by Time Burgess and friends including The Black Cat DJs, The Beat Boutique, Alkertrax & Ceefax and many more.
Tim Peaks also provides the home to a new aspect to Kendal Calling this year with Q&A’s and book reading from celebrated authors with an emphasis on music literature. As well as a Q&A with Edwyn Collins they’ll be several others in store including one with Tim himself (whose recently released book Telling Stories has just gone to number 24 in the chart!). Burgess’s Q&A will be hosted by legendary Manchester DJ and critically acclaimed author Dave Haslam.
As well as exclusive Q&A’s for music lovers to indulge in there will be book readings from the likes of Dave Haslam, music journalist and brother to two members of British Sea Power Roy Wilkinson. Roy will read extracts from Do It For Your Mum, a biography of British Sea Power and a memoir of his family.
There will also be giant live art in the form of a mosaic that revellers can help create during the 3 days! Meanwhile Marcus Hislop will be painting live canvasses and also on the bill will be poetry, book readings and special guests.
The music and activities in the Kendal Calling meadow span 11 diverse stages and areas, situated in a close-knit site that means you’re never far from your friends; areas include Mainstage, GLoW dance tent, Calling Out new music stage, Kaylied tent, Soapbox, Kids Area, Kendal Calling Real Ale Festival tent, Garden of Eden, Village Green, New Woodland area, Happy Slap boutique, Riot Jazz, Houseparty and new for 2012; Tim Peak’s Diner brought to you by Tim Burgess of the Charlatans!
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