First acts revealed for Mencap's Little Noise Sessions 2012

The Maccabees, Noah & The Whale and Richard Hawley all on board

Photographer:Sara Bowrey

Chris Eustace - 04 October 2012

Returning to London’s St John-at-Hackney Church, the annual winter music festival, curated by BBC Radio 2 DJ and Mencap ambassador Jo Whiley, will host six concerts from 20-25 November.

Richard Hawley, fresh from being nominated for the Mercury Prize with his latest album, ‘Standing at the Sky’s Edge’, will headline on Wednesday 21 November , with Swedish indie/folk duo, First Aid Kit and London “alt-folk dandy” King Charles in support.

On Friday 23 November, another act nominated for the Mercury this year, The Maccabees, will perform their shortlisted album ‘Given To The Wild’ in full, with nu-blues singer Jamie N Commons and “a very special guest” set to open the show.

Noah and the Whale will be headlining on Saturday 24 November, with Villagers’ Conor O’Brien also on hand for a special solo acoustic performance. Lucy Rose, whose debut album ‘Like I Used To’ made Number 13 in the charts last weekend, and London folk duo Daughter will play that night as well.

Further line-up announcements are expected to follow in the coming weeks.

Pre-sale tickets will be available from tomorrow (Friday 5 October) to people who have signed up to Mencap's Little Noise backstage area and to Toshiba UK fans, who will have a dedicated Little Noise Session area on their Facebook page.

Tickets will then go on general sale on Monday 8 October, priced at £25 - £35.

Click here to buy Mencap’s Little Noise Sessions tickets from 8 October.


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