Nick Cave (Solo)

This headliner needs no introduction, with work spanning over 25 years. Nick Cave’s music career began in Melbourne where he formed a high school band which was to become The Boys Next Door. The band soon moved to London and became The Birthday Party and eventually crossed the channel to reside Berlin. The band revitalised the live scene in both cities and remain hugely influential today.

From the ashes of The Birthday Party, The Bad Seeds were soon formed. Cave and Mick Harvey were joined by two former Birthday Party collaborators Blixa Bargeld of Einstürzende Neubauten and Magazines Barry Adamson. Nick Cave and the Bad seeds have since gone on to release over 10 albums, with a seemingly continuously evolving line up, including The Dirty Three’s Warren Ellis, New Yorker Jim Sclavunos and Conway Savage to name a few. Not content with a music career alone, Cave has gone on to literary success, with the novel And the Ass Saw the Angel, and more recently the screenplay for The Proposition. Cave’s songs have always featured strong themes of love, death, religion with a personal twist on the ordinary and original prosaic lyrics with an underlying sense of humour. To see one of the greatest and most respected songwriters of our generation perform a solo set is indeed a special treat.

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