And the support for their South Park, Oxford, show comes from Beck and Supergrass...
RADIOHEAD have announced details of their own mini-festival and new single and album exclusively to NME.COM.
The open-air event is now confirmed for July 7 at South Park in Headington, Oxford. Radiohead will play along with Beck, Supergrass and other bands to be confirmed. Tickets are £27.50 and go on sale this Friday at 9am. Proceeds are to be donated to local charities and there will be a 30-40,000 capacity.
The band’s new album ‘Amnesiac’ will be released on June 4, preceded by the single, ‘Pyramid Song’ on May 21.
Speaking to NME.COM, Radiohead multi-instrumentalist Jonny Greenwood said: “Sorry to get all Smashie and Nicey, but we’re doing this concert for local charities, which is kind of why the council are up for it. We asked Beck and he’s agreed to do it. I think he’s going to do a solo acoustic set, which will be great, very exciting. I think Supergrass as well, because they’re fantastic and local. We’re going to try and get Lard [from Radio 1] to open the show.”
Greenwood joked: “We were trying to get The Shirehorses to play, but they’re too expensive. I guess you’d end up hearing all the stuff we’ve stolen from them over the years, so it’s possibly a good thing.”
He also confirmed that Radiohead have no other UK dates planned this year, but will release ‘I Might Be Wrong’ and ‘Knives Out’ as future singles from ‘Amnesiac’.
For a full interview with Greenwood about ‘Amnesiac’, which he describes as “the first one that I’ve been happy listening to after we’ve finished it”, see this week’s NME, out in London today (March 13), and nationwide tomorrow (14).