Bloc Party join BBC Electric Proms

Bloc Party are the latest addition to the BBC Electric Proms, which take place at various venues around Camden, London, over 24-28 October.

The ‘Silent Alarm’ art-rockers will be performing at the Camden Roundhouse on Saturday 27 October with support from Mercury Prize nominated Maps.

Razorlight’s Johnny Borrell is also pencilled in to collaborate with Kinks' singer Ray Davies at the Roundhouse on the final night (Sunday 28 October), while Craig David has been announced as part of Kano presents London Town Ghetto at the Jazz Café.

Festival Director Lorna Clarke said: “We’re delighted to add these exciting acts to the BBC Electric Proms line up. They will all bring something unique and special to this year’s event.”

Other acts scheduled to perform over the five-day event includes Paul McCartney, Siouxsie Sioux, Cold War Kids and The Chemical Brothers.

Tickets for the Bloc Party gig will go on sale tomorrow (3 October) at midday and will cost £25 (plus booking fee).