Ex-Orbital man forms new band

It's an unlikely line-up

Ex-Orbital star Phil Hartnoll is to team up with cult authors Chuck Palahnuik and Irvine Welsh for a performance at the forthcoming Brighton Festival.

Along with Nick Smith, the unlikely group have combined forces to form a new outfit, Longrange.

Hartnoll and Smith will be jamming improvised ideas and storylines back and forth with the writers and guest VJs to create Stories in Motion.

This one-off collaboration on takes place on May 7 at Brighton Dome’s Corn Exchange.

The arts festival is celebrating its’ 40th year in 2006. Other highlights include Warp Moves, a collaboration between dance innovators Random Dance and cult dance music label Warp Records and cult US country artists The Handsome Family with Howe Gelb.

For tickets contact the box office on 01273 709 709 or go to brighton-festival.org.uk.