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Chemical Brothers to headline Beck's Fusions in London

Chemical Brothers

Story by Jack Foley

BECK’S and London’s ICA have announced Beck’s Fusions – a unique series of events uniting leading musicians and artists across the UK in September.

Beck’s Fusions will take place in London, Dublin and Manchester and will join leading names in music and art to create an exciting new performance.

The event kicks off in London on September 9 where thousands of people can enjoy the sound of the Chemical Brothers with projection artists UVA, while Calvin Harris will premiere his 3D set with artists Novak 3D Disco.

BECK’S FUSIONS, SEPTEMBER 6-9, LONDON

Beck’s Fusions will launch on September 4 at the ICA, then on September 6 in Trafalgar Square a gallery pod premiering fusions of audio visual works from established and up-and-coming artists will open.

On Sunday, September 9, the pod will be transformed into a high-tech stage that will host the first ever Beck’s Fusions event, live to 9,000 people.

The Chemical Brothers and UVA will be creating a spectacular multimedia performance, supported by Calvin Harris, who will be unveiling his unique 3D fusion with artists Novak 3D Disco. Renowned DJ Erol Alkan will also perform a set as part of the one-off live event.

BECK’S FUSIONS DUBLIN, SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, JAPE

In Dublin, Jape will launch Beck’s Fusions to a 1,000 strong Irish crowd. Jape – aka Richie Egan – has been building a fan base in his home country for several years with his lo-fi electronic folk. However, his recent move to tunes fusing decoded folk vocals with heavy beats – such as much-remixed hit ‘Floating’ – has secured him a cult following on both sides of the Irish Sea.

BECK’S FUSIONS MANCHESTER, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, THE WHIP

Urbis, Manchester will play host to electro-pop-disco act The Whip, who’s storming live sets including infectious hits ‘Trash’ and ‘Divebomb’ have been hitting dancefloors and summer festivals hard throughout the summer.

Signed to of-the-moment French label Kitsune, their recent accolades include single ‘Frustration’ being named as Track of the Week by Steve Lamacq on 6Music and playlisted by NME Stereo, securing their place as one of the best indie/electro-dance crossovers around at the moment.

BECK’S FUSIONS GLASGOW, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, ERRORS

Errors will be raising the bar at the Old Fruitmarket at the final Beck’s Fusions event. Since storming on to the scene with their impressive debut EP ‘How Clean is Your Acid House’, the quirky foursome count Zane Lowe and Steve Lamacq as fans, not to mention the generous reviews in The Guardian, Dazed and Confused and Vice for their distinctive glitchy electronica and mucky guitar sound.

Beck’s Fusions will be touring the gallery pod around the UK and Ireland throughout September, showcasing art and music fusions from both national and regional artists.

Tickets for Beck’s Fusions are free and can be won through promotional packs of Beck’s and Beck’s Vier and through the website www.becksfusions.com until August 12.

  1. This will be a spectacular event and it would be a pleasure to see it

    kenneth duffus    Aug 15    #