Final line-up revealed for major four day festival of live music, DJ sets, film and spoken word presented by the legendary frontman of The Specials
Extra tickets are now on sale for all sessions including those previously sold out
THURSDAY 29 JULY - SUNDAY 1 AUGUST 2021
Tickets for the second wave of artists go on-sale to priority bookers on Wednesday 14 July with general on-sale Friday 16 July:
LAU.RA + Guests NOVA, ELIZA LEGZINDA AND SECAINA + WHITEY DJ SET
MURRAY LACHLAN YOUNG PRESENTS THE EDGE OF REASON + SANGITA
HANPAL + BLABBERMOUTH featuring LU EDMONDS (PIL) + MARK ROBERTS
JANE WEAVER + RIDING THE LOW
BLUES 2 GO FEATURING HORACE PANTER + NADIA JAVED (THE TUTS)
FAT WHITE FAMILY + TIM BURGESS
BILL DRUMMOND PRESENTS A SCREENING OF ‘BEST BEFORE DEATH’ AND
PERFORMS HIS NEW PLAY ‘WHITE SAVIOUR COMPLEX’
TIM BURGESS LISTENING PARTY WITH TERRY HALL
DON LETTS + RHODA DAKAR + JAZZIE B
Venues: Coventry Cathedral Ruins, Coventry
Today, 14 July 2021, Coventry City of Culture Trust announces the second wave of acts and film screenings for Terry Hall Home Sessions, a unique four-day festival curated by Terry Hall
with Creative Producer Suzanne Bisset. Staged in iconic city centre locations, Home Sessions runs from Thursday 29 July to Sunday 1 August 2021. Following the latest Government advice on Covid, an extra 10,000 tickets will be released across the festival.
Home Sessions will see Terry Hall inviting some of the incredible artists he has collaborated
with over the years, his heroes and heroines, to come and jam together in his hometown.
The second acts announced for the specially curated festival include hip hop rapper Whitey; internationally renowned DJ LAU.RA; Riding the Low featuring Paddy Considine; singer-songwriter John Grant; rock band Fat White Family; The Charlatans’ frontman Tim Burgess; singer-songwriter and guitarist Jane Weaver; and DJ and musician Don Letts along with DJs Radda Dakka and Jazzie B.
Bill Drummond, co-founder of late 1980s avant-garde pop group The KLF, presents a screening of 'Best Before Death', a documentary portrait of Bill Drummond’s 12 year World Art Tour by Paul Duane with Oscar-nominated cinematographer Robbie Ryan. Following the screening, he will perform his play ‘White Saviour Complex’ with Tam Dean Burn.
Artists previously announced in the first wave include Terry Hall, The Libertines, Roni Size,
Daddy G (Massive Attack), The Lightning Seeds, UNKLE and Alabama 3.
Coventry City of Culture Trust today also announced that it would be increasing the capacity of all venues in line with the lessening of Government restrictions, putting an extra 10,000 tickets on sale including for previously announced and sold-out gigs.
To make this event as safe and comfortable as possible, venues will continue to operate on a reduced capacity, and in addition to the non-socially distanced audience spaces, a limited socially distanced area will be provided on a first-come-first-serve basis within each venue.
A special competition, Home Grown, will see local talent, with a focus on underrepresented groups, selected in the lead up to Home Sessions take to the stage as support acts to the internationally-known headliners. The judging panel comprises Terry Hall and his creative producer Suzanne Bisset, singer/songwriter Peter Doherty, Strap Originals producer Jai
Stanley, Letitia George, presenter of BBC CWR and Sarah Morgan, director, Tin Music & Arts.
As well as the iconic twin venues of Coventry Cathedral Ruins, destroyed in the Blitz during
WWII and the new Cathedral, a mid-century masterpiece next door, the festival will also take over the brand new HMV Empire, a brand-new state-of-the-art gig venue located nearby in Hertford Street.
Chenine Bhathena says: “Home sessions will offer the public a chance to see the very best mix of diverse and eclectic bands and musicians, performing live in a range of intimate and
iconic spaces in Coventry this summer.
"Supporting the headliners, The Home Grown showcase is an important opportunity and a platform for our local talent to showcase their music and perform on stage with A-list artists in intimate venues, and forms part of our commitment to supporting emerging and representative talent across our programme.
"We are so pleased that in line with government guidelines we are able to increase the capacity of a number of our concerts, and it’s fitting that a music city like Coventry will host
one of the first major music festivals to take place after restrictions are lessened this summer.
"As our live music sector continues to reopen, we are pleased to be able to increase the capacity of our venues, while also maintaining provisions for people who need or would
prefer a socially-distanced viewing experience.”
HOME SESSIONS full line-up:
THURSDAY 29 JULY
HOME SESSIONS: Roni Size & Dread MC+ Felix Hall and Special Guest Jossy Mitsu
Cathedral Ruins. Doors open 6.30pm, tickets from £32
HOME SESSIONS: LAU.RA & Guests Nova, Eliza Legzdina And Secaina + Whitey Dj Set
Coventry Cathedral. Doors open 7pm, tickets from £23.
FRIDAY 30 JULY
HOME SESSIONS: Lightning Seeds + Eccentronic Research Council ft. Maxine Peake
Cathedral Ruins. Doors open 6.00pm, tickets from £42
HOME SESSIONS: Murray Lachlan Young Presents The Edge Of Reason + Sangita Lakhanpal + Blabbermouth Featuring Lu Edmonds (Pil) + Mark Roberts
Coventry Cathedral. Doors open 7pm, tickets from £23.
HOME SESSIONS: The Pop Group vs Dennis Bovell: World Premiere of 'Y In Dub'
HMV Empire Coventry. Doors open 9.30pm, tickets from £27
HOME SESSIONS: Midnight in the ruins: UNKLE presents Ronin
Cathedral Ruins. Doors open 11.30pm, tickets from £32
SATURDAY 31 JULY
HOME SESSIONS: Peter Doherty
Coventry Cathedral. Doors open 11.30am, tickets from £25
HOME SESSIONS: Alabama 3 acoustic
Coventry Cathedral. Doors open 2.30pm, tickets from £25
HOME SESSIONS: Jane Weaver + Riding The Low
Cathedral Ruins. Doors open 2.30pm, tickets from £17.
HOME SESSIONS: John Grant
Coventry Cathedral. Doors open 4.30pm, tickets from £25.
HOME SESSIONS: An Evening with Terry Hall
Coventry Cathedral. Doors open 7.30pm, tickets from £52
HOME SESSIONS: Midnight in the ruins: Daddy G (Massive Attack) + Queen Bee DJ
set Cathedral Ruins. Doors open 11.30pm, tickets from £32
SUNDAY 1 AUGUST
HOME SESSIONS: Bill Drummond Presents A Screening Of ‘best Before Death’ And
Performs His New Play ‘white Saviour Complex’
Coventry Cathedral. Film starts 11.30am, tickets from £15.
HOME SESSIONS: Blues 2 Go Featuring Horace Panter + Nadia Javed (The Tuts)
Cathedral Ruins. Doors open 1.30pm, tickets from £22.
HOME SESSIONS: Tim Burgess Listening Party With Terry Hall
HMV Empire. Doors open 1.30pm, tickets from £12.
HOME SESSIONS: Fat White Family + Tim Burgess
Cathedral Ruins. Doors open 5.30pm, tickets from £25.
HOME SESSIONS: Death Disco hosted by Alan McGee + special guests
Coventry Cathedral. Doors open 7.00pm, tickets from £25
HOME SESSIONS: Don Letts & Rhoda Dakar + Jazzie B
HMV Empire. Doors open 7.30pm, tickets from £22.
HOME SESSIONS: The Libertines
Cathedral Ruins. Doors open 9.00pm, tickets from £32
Music fans who have downloaded the City of Culture app, and earned enough points by
booking tickets, will be able to access Priority Booking on Wednesday 14 July with Public
booking opening on Friday 16 July at 10am.