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
Birgitta Jonsdottir (Poetician, Icelandic Pirate Party)
Jamie Kelsey (Occupy London, New Internationalist)
With Chris Wylie (Former head of Research at Cambridge Analytica). John Ford (former 'blagger' for The Sunday Times) Dan Evans (former News of the World journalist) and Shahmir Sanni (former volunteer for Vote Leave) chaired by Naomi Colvin (UK lead for The Courage Foundation.)
With speakers from Spinwatch and Desmog
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.
Lisa Maxwell interview's Gary Lineker (OBE) discussing immigration, Brexit, press reform and England's performance in the World Cup, and answers the question "Why don't you just stick to football?"
Chaired by Isobel Ingham-Barrow (Head of Policy at MEND)
Panel: Naz Shah, MP, DR Evan Harris (Joint Executive Director, Hacked Off) and Dr Shazad Amin (CEO, MEND)
Chaired by Dr Shazad Amin (CEO, MEND)
Panel: Sahar Al-Faifi (Executive Member of the Muslim Council of Britain), Prof Brian Cathcart (Professor of Journalism & Founder of Hacked Off), Migdaad Versi (Assistant Secretary-General, Muslim Council of Britain), Richard Peppiatt (Filmmaker, Producer and former tabloid journalist), Isobel Ingham-Barrow (Head of Policy at MEND)
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.’
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Three actors and a cellist perform this award winning one-act play from acclaimed Romanian dramatist Matei Visniec. As the cellist gets louder and louder, the rest of the cast plot to overthrow him, in a raucous yet tightly-wound look at intolerance and ignorance.