The Manics frontman is set to play Brickstock later this month
Details of Manic Street Preachers‘ frontman James Dean Bradfield’s upcoming headline set at Brickstock have been revealed.
Last month, the singer was revealed to be topping the bill, playing a solo show featuring Therapy? singer Andy Cairns at the festival on 22 October at Cardiff Brickworks.
Fans have since been speculating whether this would be a set of Manics material, songs from his 2006 solo debut ‘The Great Western’, or a new project. However, now Manics director and collaborator Kieran Evans has shed some light on what to expect from the show.
“He’s basically doing a small little acoustic show, maybe singing Manics songs, maybe a couple of covers,” Evans told NME. “It’s an arts festival close to where their old studio is and I think James is raising for Velindre, which is a cancer hospital that he’s a patron of. He’s just doing that with his mate Andy Cairns from Therapy. He’s a lovely guy and Therapy were really good back in the day.
“It will be intimate and it will be great. James on acoustic guitar is mesmerising, whatever he plays. I imagine he’ll drop in ‘Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head’ or something like that.”
Last night saw Manic Street Preachers premiere their new film Be Pure Be Vigilant Behave – a concert movie of their 2014 anniversary tour celebrating ‘The Holy Bible’.