THE Futureheads are gearing up to raise the roof at Durham Cathedral on Saturday night – and you could be there for free.
The gig is taking place as part of this year’s Durham Streets Summer Festival and we’ve teamed up with the fest to give away a pair of tickets plus a pair of Streets Festival t-shirts.
Gig-goers will be treated to songs from the Mackem four-piece’s latest a cappella album Rant with support turns from The Lake Poets and Natasha Haws.
Ross Millard, vocalist and guitarist with the band, explains: “We’ve always been a four-part harmony group; it’s been a massive part of the genetics of this band. A couple of years ago we did an ‘a cappella’ version of a Kelis song for the Radio 1 Live Lounge. And it was such a buzz to perform live just with four voices. There’s nothing to hide behind.
“That’s why performing in spaces such as Durham Cathedral are so appealing for this sound. Cathedrals are built in order to carry sound to the far reaches of the space, to let the vocals soar.”
The Durham Streets Summer Festival is part of a packed calendar of annual events which take place in Durham across the year and celebrates the joy of the performing arts, bringing expressive entertainment to Durham’s historic streets and providing opportunities for residents and visitors to participate.
l To win a pair of tickets to the Durham Cathedral gig, name The Futureheads latest album? Email your answer with your contact details to firstname.lastname@example.org by noon tomorrow.
l For tickets, priced £17.50, Tel. 03000 262626.