BBC Electric Proms releases first names

The Streets at Pohoda Festival 2008 by Ross Purdie
The Streets at Pohoda Festival 2008 by Ross Purdie

The Streets and The Last Shadow Puppets are among the first names this year's BBC Electric Proms.

Liverpool and London will co-host the event this year, which runs from 22-26 October.

'Is This The Way To Amarillo' crooner Tony Christie, Nitin Sawhney, Wild Beasts, The Maybes? and Wave Machines will also appear at the five-day event.

Speaking about the Proms being co-hosted in Liverpool festival director, Lorna Clarke said: "The BBC Electric Proms is centred on new moments in music, and we are delighted to be able to join the celebrations of the European Capital of Culture by bringing the festival to Liverpool for the first time.

"Hosting a dual city event is completely new to the BBC Electric Proms and will help us reach an even wider audience with an extended line up."

The festival, widely regarded for it's usual collaborations will also premier short films inspired by tracks from Roots Manuva, XX Teens and Wild Beasts.

Tickets go on sale mid September with more line-up additions announced then as well.