Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Father John Misty plays a UK-exclusive headline show at Halifax’s Piece Hall during the late May bank holiday weekend.
He will be joined by a line-up of established artists including Edwyn Collins, as well as up-and-coming acts Hookworms and The Orielles for this day-long event in The Piece Hall’s outdoor courtyard. The recently re-opened Grade I-listed location will also host pop-up craft beer bars and local street food sellers throughout the day, as well as the hall’s resident independent producers.
Father John Misty is the alter ego of Josh Tillman, who was the drummer for Fleet Foxes from 2008 until 2012. Under his Father John Misty moniker he has released three albums to date, with 2017’s Pure Comedy scooping the Best Recording Package at this year’s Grammy Awards.
He will be supported by Edwyn Collins, who was previously the frontman of Glasgow post-punk band Orange Juice, before registering a solo hit in 1994 with A Girl Like You.
Hookworms, who originate from Halifax and Leeds, will add euphoria to the bill: the five-piece recently released their third album Microshift, which marks a high-energy, poppy departure from their signature psychedelic sound. Halifax natives The Orielles, meanwhile, open the day with songs from their debut record Silver Dollar Moment, which pays homage to 1990s US rock bands including Sonic Youth and Pixies.
Please note: following the tragic death of Scott Hutchison, Frightened Rabbit will no longer be performing. A minute of applause and noise will celebrate the life and music of Scott at 7.30pm, and there will be a collection on the gates for a regional charity who deal with men’s mental health awareness.