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John Grant to curate four-day festival of Nordic Music

22 September 2016, 16:12 | Written by Laurence Day

John Grant is curating a four-day festival of Nordic music next year as part of Hull's UK City Of Culture programme.

A huge number of music events have been confirmed, including a homecoming show for The Spiders From Mars, events from The Quietus, new concerts at Middleton Hall, the 2017 PRS for Music Foundation New Music Biennial, and much more.

A press release explains John Grant and the Nordic nations' relevance to the city: "Reflecting Hull's links to northern Europe, acclaimed musician and long-time resident of Reykjavik, John Grant has created a brand new festival for the city. John Grant’s North Atlantic Flux: Sounds From Smoky Bay is a four-day festival at the end of April celebrating contemporary Nordic arts and culture which will take place in venues across the city."

The festival will run 28 April-1 May 2017.

Aarhus, Denmark, which is European Capital of Culture 2017, plus Reykjavik, Rotterdam (The Netherlands), and Freetown (Sierra Leone) are all international partners for the year's activities.

For more information on the full programme, head to

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