Franz Ferdinand in shock festival appearance

But it’s not musical

Franz Ferdinand are set to make an appearance at the Edinburgh International Book Festival.

Alex Kapranos and Nick McCarthy are due to discuss lyric writing on August 22, which will be part of the children’s programme at the festival.

Speaking about the unique event, Kapranos said: “We are looking forward to performing for, and talking to, the kids at such a great event. We might even give a few secrets away.”

The director of the children’s programme at the Edinburgh International Book Festival, Karen Mountney, added in a statement: “We wanted to create a family event where young people could be inspired by the best in the business.

Franz Ferdinand immediately came to mind and I’m thrilled that Alex and Nick have helped us to make this event happen by appearing in our children’s programme this year.”