James Blake covers Bill Withers live – watch

The British musician played his own version of the 1971 song at Governors Ball in New York

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Photo: Jenn Five/NME
James Blake covered a track by soul singer Bill Withers during his appearance at The Governors Ball festival in New York on Sunday (June 8).

Click below to watch fan-shot footage of the British musician playing 'Hope She'll Be Happier', which originally featured on Withers' 1971 debut album 'Just As I Am'. Meanwhile, the Ivor Novello award winning Blake will headline London's new Jabberwocky festival this summer.

The Mercury Prize winner will join fellow headliners Neutral Milk Hotel at the event, which will take place in London from August 15-16. The two-day event, named after a poem in Lewis Carroll's Through The Looking Glass, will be staged at the ExCel Centre and will also see sets from Darkside, Thee Oh Sees, Perfect Pussy, Amen Dunes, Yamantaka // Sonic Titan, Patten, Paus, The Bug, Sun Kil Moon, Forest Swords, The Van Pelt, Oso Leone and Joana Serrat.

They will join Caribou, Iceage, Earth, Joanna Gruesome, Chelsea Wolfe, The Growlers, I Break Horses, Speedy Ortiz, Hookworms, Connan Mockasin, Metz and more. Tickets are on sale now. For more details and a full line-up, visit ATPFestival.com. The event is a joint venture from ATP, Pitchfork and Primavera Sound.

To check the availability of Jabberwocky tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/TICKETS now, or call 0844 858 6765.

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