Good news for those of you who got The xx tickets for valentines day. The Mercury Prize-winning trio have announced the support acts for their run of shows at Brixton Academy in March and the line-up is incredible. Featuring Sampha, Kelela, Robyn, Francis & the Lights, Cat Power, Jehnny Beth (of Savages), Mica Levi and Floating Points, the series of gigs are now being billed as Night + Day Brixton after their festival of the same name.
The shows will take place over a week from the 8th until 15th with The xx headlining every night. A set of DJ sets were already announced as support for the shows and will see the likes of Joy Orbison, Giles Peterson, Ben UFO and Benji B take to the decks during the week. The group’s production mastermind, Jamie xx will also perform a mammoth six-hour DJ session on March 12th, tickets for which go on sale this Friday.
We are so happy to be bringing Night + Day to Brixton. Growing up in south London, we were lucky to have one of the world’s most legendary venues, Brixton Academy, on our doorstep. It’s the venue where we had so many of our formative musical experiences so it’s a huge privilege to to able to spend eight days at this special place in the company of some of our favourite musicians and DJs in the world today. It’s an honour we don’t take lightly and we’re equally excited to be collaborating with local radio, cinema, promoters and venues on some incredible programmes and events, as well as teaming up with some vital local charities to show our appreciation. xx The xx