26 Jun 2017
Black Grape's Beano On The Sea in September 
Black Grape's Beano On The Sea in September

Black Grape have been added to the Beano On The Sea at Hastings Pier over the long Friday to Saturday weekend of 8-10 September 2017.

Bez out of Happy Mondays also hosts one of the aftershow parties over the weekend.

The Lightning Seeds, Cast, Echobelly, Reef, Space, Dodgy, The Bluetones and many more complete the line-up.

Weekend tickets are available now priced 99 GBP via beanoonthesea.com

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Biting Tongues

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.

- extract from the LTM Biting Tongues biography

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