British indie-electro quartet Metronomy headlines the 2019 Siren's Call festival
Cat Power, Band of Horses and Idles among the other notable acts announced for the festival on 29 June.
Exactly five months out from the festival, den Atelier and Neimënster have revealed the line-up for this year’s Siren’s Call. While music performances from international and local acts grab much of the attention, Siren’s Call also features art and dance, a design exhibition, a market and workshops. It is unique in creating special events for kids and encouraging parents to bring their offspring down to the Grund to enjoy the festival atmosphere.
British indie-electro quartet Metronomy headlines the 2019 festival. The band hasn’t released an album since 2016’s “Summer 08” but on 8 February releases a 10th anniversary edition of 2008 album “Nights Out”. But it was summer hits like ‘The Bay’ from 2011’s “The English Riviera” album that define the band and will surely have the whole of Neimënster’s gorgeous courtyard dancing on a sultry June night.
Other familiar names on the bill include hip American singer-songwriter Cat Power (aka Chan Marshall), whose latest album, last October’s “Wanderer” featured guest appearances from the likes of Lana del Ray. It received high praise from the likes of The Guardian’s usually reliable Alexis Petredis. “These are complex songs, striking but low-key,” he wrote. “There's a quiet confidence and poise about Wanderer that suggests Marshall is exactly where she wants to be.”
Band of Horses will also play Siren’s Call. Their 2011 song ‘Compliments’ remains a Delano favourite. The band is still touring with 2016’s acclaimed “Why Are You Ok” album.
Idles, the Bristol-based punk polemicists who play a sold-out show at Rotondes courtesy of den Atelier in April, make a welcome return to the grand duchy for Siren’s Call.
For the first time, the festival will be launched with a special Opening Night on 28 June at a secret location with a dedicated selection of local artists, DJs and live acts. The Opening Night is exclusively reserved for the first 200 people that purchase a ticket for the festival.