PJ Harvey announced as Eden Sessions 2016 headliner

PJ adds new festival date ahead of 9th studio album

PJ Harvey has announced that she will be headlining The Eden Sessions, adding another date to an already busy 2016 schedule.

Harvey has revealed that she will headline the Cornwall based festival at the Eden Garden on June 27. It’s the first time that Harvey has played at the venue since 2003, headlining a season of gigs played in the grounds surrounding the two natural habitat eco-biomes that make up the Eden Project itself.

Harvey is also due to release her new album ‘The Hope Demolition Six Project’ in April – her ninth studio LP to date – and will be stopping at a range of festivals, including London’s Field Day, Primavera Sound in Spain and a slot atGlastonbury 2016. A full list of tour dates are below.

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PJ Harvey recently revealed the video for her new song ‘The Wheel’ (below), the first song from the singer’s upcoming new album ‘The Hope Six Demolition Project’.

Harvey’s new album will be released on April 15 and was created during Harvey’s travels with photographer Seamus Murphy between 2011-2014.

The pair travelled to destinations including Kosovo, Afghanistan and Washington, DC. The Hollow Of The Hand, a book of Harvey’s poetry from the same trip, was published last year.

Murphy spoke about making the video in an interview with Noisey, saying: “The enormous refugee crisis in Europe had been news for months. I spent some time on the Greek and Macedonian borders, and in Serbia, before traveling into Kosovo. It was happening in and through territories associated with recent conflicts in Kosovo and the wider Balkans. The idea of cycles, wheels and repetition once again being all too apparent and necessary to make.”

Harvey and Murphy staged a multimedia show in London in October where ten new songs were performed alongside poems, photos and short films from Murphy.

‘Let England Shake’, PJ Harvey’s last studio album, was released in 2011. She has also confirmed a number of festival dates for 2016, including Field Day in London and Barcelona’s Primavera.

PJ Harvey 2016 Tour Dates
Barcelona, Spain – Primavera (June 4)
Paris, France – We Love Green (5)
London, England – Field Day (12)
Helsinki, Finland – Sideways (17)
Berlin, Germany – Citadel Music Festival (20)
Zagreb, Croatia – INmusic festival (20-23)
Glastonbury, UK – Glastonbury (22-26)
Ewijk, Netherlands – Down the Rabbit Hole (24-26)
Cornwall, UK – Eden Garden (27)
Gdynia, Poland – Open’er Festival (29)
Roskilde, Denmark – Roskilde Festival (29 – July 2)
Werchter, Belgium – Rock Werchter (July 2)
Hérouville-Saint-Clair, France – Beauregard Music Festival (3)
Trenčín, Slovakia – Pohoda (7)
Oslo, Norway – Øya Festival (August 11)
Gothenburg, Sweden – Way Out West (11-13)