Rites of Spring

Rites of Spring is Ikon’s forthcoming music festival. Taking place over three evenings at Ikon Eastside, 7-9 April, it features a thrillingly eclectic line-up of artists from around the country, including some of the most exciting acts currently based in Birmingham.

Heading up the nights are sonic experimenters Modified Toy Orchestra, Turner Prize-winning artist Martin Creed and his band, whose taut post-punk recalls Talking Heads and The Fall, and Guillemots frontman Fyfe Dangerfield. They’ll be joined by a number of acts who’ve previously featured at Colour events, including epic45, Shady Bard, Is I Cinema and Arc Vel. Full lineup below.

It is set to be a joyous, fitting send-off for Ikon Eastside, which will close after the festival weekend due to public funding cuts. Over the past five years it has not only  hosted work by international artists but has also been a home to an array of cultural events, including Flatpack and Supersonic festivals. It will be missed.

Thursday:Modified Toy Orchestra // epic45 // Shady Bard // Poppy Tibbetts // Friends of the Stars

Friday: Martin Creed and his band // David Cunningham // Matmos (video set) // Is I Cinema // Arc Vel

Saturday: Fyfe Dangerfield // Lulu and the Lampshades // Boat to Row // Young Runaways // Timothy Parkes

Rites of Spring – Thursday 7 –  Saturday 9 April, 7pm – 11pm. Tickets £12 (£10 NUS) // Festival pass: £30 (£27 NUS) available here.
Ikon Eastside, 183 Fazeley Street, Birmingham B5 5SE


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