Jack Garratt, James Bay, Bear’s Den and 'very special guests' to play at Mumford And Sons’ affiliated label
Nathaniel Rateliff And The Night Sweats are to be the house band for a one-off collaborative show celebrating the tenth anniversary of Communion Records.
Started by Mumford and Sons keyboardist Ben Lovett, Bear’s Den singer Kevin Jones and Manic Street Preachers producer Ian Grimble, Communion has released music or put on shows by Catfish and the Bottlemen, Michael Kiwanuka, Jack Garratt, Viola Beach, Daughter and James Bay.
The anniversary show is at London’s House Of Vans on September 1. The Night Sweats will back various musicians on the night including Jack Garratt, James Bay, Bear’s Den, Dan Croll and Communion’s first signing Matthew And The Atlas.
Also appearing will be new Communion acts including Rukhsana Merrise, Joseph J Jones, MarthaGunn and Banfi.
“Very special guests” are also promised, alongside DJ sets by John Kennedy and Edith Bowman.
Tickets are only available from a ballot here before the evening of August 25.
The event is one of a number of concerts to mark Communion’s anniversary, following a gig by Michael Kiwanuka at London pub The Boston Arms, while a compilation album, ‘Communion 10’ was released on Record Store Day in April.
Lovett is also behind a new gig venue Omeara at London’s Borough Market, which opens in autumn.