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New music fest TripTych unveiled
Leftfield luminaries converge for three-city musical romp.
Words: Mark Robertson
he acts performing at the inaugural
year of TripTych, the latest addition to Scotland’s festival roster, have been announced with a number of legendary names making their debut appearances on these shores.
The List can exclusively reveal the full line-up for the three-day event which runs from 27-29 April. The acts are split between Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen, with some acts playing two or three shows over the weekend.
Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, who sold out Glasgow’s Barrowland last July, takes a welcome return for a pair of intimate shows, while funk legend Roy Ayres drops in for a rare appearance. Two particular coups are the booking of Jarvis Cocker and Steve Mackey of Pulp to play one of their infamous DJ sets, while one of the founding fathers of modern dance music and resident at the Loft in New York is Dave Mancuso who makes his Scottish debut.
‘The emphasis of the programme is consistently on quality and accessibility,’ said Neil Mowat of Better Days PR, promoter of the event. ‘This has involved programming a range of exclusive sets by international artists alongside performances from young, up-and-coming
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talent and local musicians; all in venues close to the heart of the audiences. The range and diversity of the programme really is stunning.’
The main acts in the line-up are as follows: Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, David Mancuso, Roy Ayers, Jarvis Cocker and Steve Mackey (DJ set), Louie Vega, Teenage Fanclub (acoustic set), Jimmy Cliff presents The Harder They Come, Derrick May and Kevin Saunderson (four- deck show), Baaba Maal, Kenny Hawkes, Mark B and Blade, Snowboy and the Latin Section, Lupine Howl, ballboy, Messenger Soundsystem, Joseph Malik, Mouse On Mars, Future Pilot AKA, Andy Votel, Stephen Pastel, The Mad Professor, Andrew Weatherall, Radioactive Man, Anti Product, The Needles, Percy X, DJ Sace, Bill Wells Trio, Hakan Libdo (live), DJ 0 and the Jasmine Minks.
In addition to these are a variety of local DJs including Nick Peacock, Twitch and Wilkes and local live bands including The Magnificents, Sputniks Down and Senator. The List will have more extensive coverage on TripTych and major competitions coming up in subsequent issues.
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