9 Mar 2005
New Order to play Wireless 2005 
New Order, Basement Jaxx, Keane and Kasabian are lined up for Wireless 2005, a completely new festival which will take place in London's Hyde Park over the space of 4 nights in June.

June dates

24 - New Order
25 - Basement Jaxx
29 - Keane
30 - Kasabian

More acts are expected to be announced soon.

Tickets on sale: Saturday 12 March at 9am
Price: £35 per day. [O2 customers can get in there early by using their Active service to purchase tickets from Tuesday 8 March.]
Tel: 0871 230 5468

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In the grey days of late 1970s post-punk Manchester, youth culture was a serious affair: every musical performance was measured mostly by the conviction of its delivery. The term 'New Wave' opened up free vistas where acquired skills could once again be exercised after punk's monochrome blur. It could be applied to anything from a James 'Blood' Ulmer record to the latest Throbbing Gristle release, Magazine to Swell Maps. Move outside that terrain into Sun Ra, Parliament, Frank Sinatra and Martin Denny, and your options were suddenly without limit...

Then came Tony Wilson's Factory Club (at the Russell Club in Hulme) offering an open invitation to experiment that was taken up when Ken Hollings, Howard Walmsley, Eddie Sherwood and a few others decided to make some noise to accompany their 16mm silent epic Biting Tongues. A further performance followed a few weeks later, when Colin Seddon and Graham Massey disbanded their Post Natals project and joined up. The film itself, a flashing series of negative images, became a memory; the name remained.

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