Nick Cave, Spiritualized and POLLY HARVEY are among artists performing at the second Flux Festival in Edinburgh...

Nick Cave (pictured), Spiritualized, POLLY HARVEY, YO LA TENGO, THE JESUS & MARY CHAIN and THE DIRTY THREE have all been confirmed to appear at Edinburgh’s second Flux Festival in August.

Spiritualized will be appearing with classical composer Steve Martland in two special collaborative performances. Last year, The Divine Comedy played a similar set with experimental composer Michael Nyman.

Nick Cave will perform solo in two piano and spoken-word concerts at Queen’s Hall, with Antipodean pals The Dirty Three in support. Cave is expected to join them for part of their set. A Serge Gainsbourg tribute concert, featuring as yet un-named Glasgow musicians, is also planned.


Beat author Ken Kesey and Ken Babbs will re-unite and present footage from their hippy-era ‘Magic Bus’ escapades, one of only two appearances the pair are making in the UK.

Flux will once again use Jaffa Cake, the 600-capacity venue specially opened for last year’s event, as well as the 1,000 capacity Queen’s Hall

The Flux line-up confirmed so far:

Friday, August 14 and Saturday 16: Spiritualized, Steve Martland, Queen’s Hall

Sunday 16: The Jesus & Mary Chain, Jaffa Cake; Ken Kesey & Ken Babbs, Queen’s Hall

Monday 17: The Jesus & Mary Chain, Jaffa Cake


Tuesday 18: Je T’Aime Gainsbourg – Various Artists, Jaffa Cake

Wednesday 19: TBC

Thursday 20: TBC

Friday 21: Nick Cave, The Dirty Three, Queen’s Hall; The Bathers, Pearl Fishers, Swiss Family Orbison, Jaffa Cake

Saturday 22: Nick Cave, The Dirty Three, Queen’s Hall; Nectarine No 9 plus support, Jaffa Cake

Sunday 23: Yo La Tengo, Jaffa Cake

Tuesday 25: PJ Harvey, Jaffa Cake

Friday 28: John Zorn, Masada, Queen’s Hall

Saturday 29: Siouxsie Sioux And The Creatures, Queen’s Hall

All performances start at 8pm. Prices range from ‘8.00 to ‘12.50. Ticket purchasing details will be announceded when the bill for the Wednesday and Thursday is confirmed, early next week.

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