Aug
24
9:00 PM21:00

Badly Drawn Boy

Singer/Songwriter Damon Michael Gough emerged into the public consciousness in 2000 with his Mercury Prize winning album ‘The hour of bewilderbeast’ displaying  known by stage name Badly Drawn Boy s an english indie singer/songwriter. His awards include Mercury Prize Winner (2000) and NMEs best solo artist (2001) and is back touring for the first time in over 5 years.

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Aug
25
12:00 AM00:00

DJ Niclas Jingryd

Swedish born DJ extraordinaire with 11 years of experience behind the decks of some of Swedens hottest venues. Former Resident DJ on the beautiful island of Cyprus with some played venues including the UK owned Super-club The Castle Club. Current Resident DJ of Park Lane, Gothenburg Sweden. Tastes in music ranges from the harder electronic genres like minimal and tech house to Hip-Hop, Pop and EDM. 
Lousy Nic simply does not leave any dance floors empty.

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Aug
25
10:00 AM10:00

Adventures in Democracy: With Birgitta Jonsdottir

Birgitta Jonsdottir (Original member of Wikileaks
and producer of the Collateral Murder film, co-founder of the
Icelandic Pirate Party and member of parliament, internationally
renowned advocate for digital rights and published poet),

Brett Hennig (Co founder of the Sortition Foundation and author of 'The End of
Politicians'),

Bernardo Gutierrez Gonzalez (Part of MediaLab Prado, journalist, author and original member of 15M and Indignados movement)

Rasmus Nordqvist (Co-founder of the successful Alternative Party in Denmark, politician)

Panel to be chaired by Chris Spannos (Digital Editor for New Internationalist magazine).

IN ASSOCIATION WITH NEW INTERNATIONALIST

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Aug
25
11:30 AM11:30

Monopolies of Truth: With Nick Davies and Tom Watson

Nick Davies, formerly of the Guardian, Author of 'Hack Attack' and 'Flat Earth News', Alaphia Zoyab (Avaaz) Ivor Gaber (Professor of Political Journalism) with a key note speech by Tom Watson (deputy leader of the Labour Party and Shadow Secretary for Culture, Media and Sport) 

Chaired by Mary Fitzgerald (open democracy) 

Is concentrated ownership of Media companies the main problem with biased news coverage? With HSBC interfering in Daily Telegraph news coverage and allegations of payments to the Evening Standard, do corporations wield too much financial power? Are things going to get worse with online giants like Google and Facebook?

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Aug
25
5:30 PM17:30

Phoenix Chroi

Formed from the ashes of 70s/80s punk bands, with songs that throw out the anger at what is now with the optimism of what is possible, Phoenix Chroi fit the bill for byline. Over the last Phoenix Chroi have been touring extensively and played with prestigious acts such as: Richie Ramone, The Avengers, and Menace, as well as various punk rock festivals.

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Aug
25
6:25 PM18:25

The Members

Best known for their number 1979 single ‘The Sound of the Suburbs’, The Members are a British punk rock band that, to our delight, got back together in 2007. Since reuniting the band has played over 90 shows, including 3 European tours. Current members are Jean Marie Carroll, Chris Payne, Calle Englemarc and Nick Cash.

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Aug
25
8:00 PM20:00

The Vapors

The Vapors are an English new wave power pop band from Guildford. They initially together between 1978 and 1981. They had a top ten hit with the song 'Turning Japonese' in 1980, which reached No. 3 in the UK singles chart. Thankfully, after 34 years, The Vapours, David Fenton, Edward Bazlagette, Steve Smith and Michael Bowes, have reunited and the public’s reaction has been nothing less than ecstatic.

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Aug
25
9:00 PM21:00

The Blow Monkeys

The Blow Monkeys were notorious in the mid-80s, with hits such as ‘Digging Your Scene’ and ‘Live Today Love Tomorrow’’. Their new wave/sophisti-pop style distinguished the band from the rest. This led to one of the most glamorised bands of their time. With much success, the band reunited with five more albums after 2007.

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Aug
25
10:00 PM22:00

Pussy Riot

Pussy Riot are ones not to miss at Byline Festival 2018. This Russian feminist protest punk rock group have been causing a stir in both the music and political scene. The group have been staging unauthorized provocative guerrilla performances in public places, not only to make for some radical music videos but also to turn the global eye to their anti Trump/Putin message and promotion of feminism and LGBT rights. Their most notorious performance (to date) was when five members of the group staged a performance inside a Moscow Cathedral protesting the Orthodox Church leaders support for Putin during his election campaign. This not only resulted in in three members being arrested for “hooliganism motivated by religious hatred” but also sparking a world wide debate, catching the eyes of Sting, Yoko Ono and Amnesty. It’s obvious to say that they won’t be taking Trump or Putin lying down.

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Aug
25
to Aug 26

The Priscillas

The Priscillas are North London all-girl power-pop/glam/garage punk band. Formed in 2003, their singles have been played both nationally and overseas. They have played at festivals such as Glastonbury and Bestival, and continue to play across the UK as well as Europe.

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Aug
26
12:00 AM00:00

Rhoda Dakar

Rhoda Dakar is a British singer and musician, known for being lead singer with ‘The Bodysnatchers’. This led to the beginning of her career as a solo artist. Dakar is also a DJ, she predominantly plays Rocksteady and Early Reggae.

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Aug
26
1:00 AM01:00

The Kar-pets

The Kar-Pets are an Inspiral Carpets tribute band with a difference (or a similarity)  frontman Tom Hingely was actually the lead singer of Inspiral carpets 1989-2011 who, during their glory days, played alongside their Manchester counterparts, Happy Mondays and The Stone Roses. The Kar-Pets are touring with the classic songs such as ‘This is how it feels’ ‘Saturn Five’ and ‘Dragging me down.’

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Aug
26
6:00 PM18:00

Kat and Co.

A combination of pop, rock, jazz, soul and blues one hesitates to give a label to the art created by Kat and Co. If one did exist it would be Urban Blues, and Kat and Co.'s atmospheric, sassy and seductive creations are imbuing the blues with a relevance and dynamism for some time lost.

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Aug
26
to Aug 27

Courtesans

The Courtesans are self described as “the equivalent of suicidal unicorns on smack”.

This london underground metal band was formed in 2011. This four piece: Sinead Bales - Vocals, Saffire Sanchez - Guitar, Agnes D. Jones - Bass, Vikki Brown - Drums.

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Aug
27
2:00 PM14:00

Bill of Wrongs: with Birgitta Jonsdottir

By Crowdsourcing the Commons

In an Especial Carnival Congress

Byline Festival Goers Hereby Commit to Devise 

A BILL OF WRONGS

To Present to Her Majesty the Queen

At the State Opening of Parliment

DAILY PEOPLE'S ASSEMBLIES AND A 

FINAL CONSTITUTION CONVENTION 

Led by

Birgitta Jonsdottir (Poetician, Icelandic Pirate Party)

Jamie Kelsey (Occupy London, New Internationalist)

 

 

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