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Forever Heavenly: Beth Orton and Doves to celebrate Heavenly Records

Forever Heavenly

Story by Jack Foley

DOVES, Beth Orton, The Magic Numbers and Nada Surf are among the acts confirmed to play Forever Heavenly at London’s Southbank Centre in September, a weekend festival celebrating 18 years in the life of the Heavenly Recordings label.

Founded in 1990, Heavenly has been home to artists from Saint Etienne and Manic Street Preachers through to Beth Orton, Doves, The Magic Numbers and Edwyn Collins.

And for three nights, from September 12-14, the great and good from the label’s entire history take over the Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall and Purcell Room, putting on the best urban festival line-up of the summer.

The line-up is as follows…

Friday, September 12, 2008
Royal Festival Hall – Doves, Cherry Ghost + Very Special Guests

This is Doves’ first performance in nearly three years, and their first since recording their much-anticipated fourth album, due out in 2009. New songs will be played live for the first time, alongside classics and the odd rarity.
Tickets: £30, £25, £20

Saturday, September 13, 2008
Queen Elizabeth Hall – The Magic Numbers, Beth Orton + Guests

Much-loved indie-pop band The Magic Numbers return to Southbank Centre following their sell-out show last year in Royal Festival Hall.
Tickets: £20, £17.50, £15.

Purcell Room – Edwyn Collins, The Rocking Birds & Loose Salute

Acclaimed solo artist Edwyn Collins performs classic tracks and new material from his latest album, Home Again.
Tickets: £10

Sunday, September 14, 2008
Queen Elizabeth Hall – Saint Etienne, Little Ones & Dot Allison

A performance from the English indie band Saint Etienne and Dot Allison, who performs from her debut album Afterglow.
Tickets: £20, £17.50, £15.

Purcell Room – Nada Surf, Jaymay & Dr Robert

Nada Surf play their classic album Let Go in its entirety for the first time.
Tickets: £10

Tickets go on sale to Southbank Centre members from July 23 and to the public on July 24, 2008.