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Mencap Little Noise Sessions 2012: Noah & The Whale and Richard Hawley on bill

Mencap Little Noise Sessions

Story by Jack Foley

AFTER six successful years, Mencap’s Little Noise Sessions will once again take place from November 20 to 25, 2012, in the iconic location of St John-at-Hackney Church.

Curated by Mencap ambassador Jo Whiley, this year’s line up includes Richard Hawley, Noah & The Whale and The Maccabees.

Captivating singer-songwriter Richard Hawley will be headlining on Wednesday, November 21, performing songs from his Mercury Prize nominated album Standing at the Sky’s Edge.

Hawley will be accompanied by Swedish delights First Aid Kit and the truly inimitable King Charles.

Mercury Award nominated 5-piece The Maccabees will be showcasing an exclusive performance of their critically acclaimed album Given To The Wild in its entirety on Friday, November 23.

The Londoners will be joined by blues singer Jamie N Commons, who is fresh from a summer of acclaimed festival performances throughout Europe.

Leaders of the British folk-rock scene, Noah & the Whale, will be headlining the Saturday with support from Irish native Conor O’Brien aka Villagers, Daughter and special guest Lucy Rose.

Jo Whiley commented: “I’m so excited to be hosting Mencap’s Little Noise Sessions for the seventh year running! What’s more, we’re back at St John-at-Hackney Church, which inspired a truly electric atmosphere for fans and artists alike last year – there really is nothing more extraordinary than seeing big artists perform in such an intimate and beautiful venue.”

Pre-sale tickets will be available from Friday, October 5 to people who have signed up to Mencap Little Noises’ backstage area www.littlenoisesessions.org.uk/subscribe.

Tickets will go on general sale on Monday, October 8 via this link

Further exciting acts will be announced very soon.

Mencap Little Noise Sessions

Tuesday, November 20: TBA

Wednesday, November 21: Richard Hawley with support from First Aid Kit and special guest King Charles

Thursday, November 22: TBA

Friday, November 23: The Maccabees with support from Jamie N Commons and a very special guest

Saturday, November 24: Noah & the Whale with Villagers, special guest Lucy Rose and Daughter

Sunday, November 25: TBA

All concerts take place at St John-at-Hackney Church, E5 0PD. Doors open at 6.30pm.