Field Commander Cave – Bad Seed leads Brighton Festival tribute to Leonard Cohen

Brighton's adopted son Nick Cave will headline a special tribute to the genius of Leonard Cohen at the 38th Brighton Festival in May.

The Brighton Festival combines a truly international array of events including dance, theatre, music of all kinds, books & debate, outdoor happenings, visual art and shows specially for children and families.

Brighton & Hove’s own Nick Cave heads up an all-star music line-up of The Handsome Family, Kate & Anna McGarrigle, Linda Thompson, Teddy Thompson, Nick Cave, Rufus Wainwright and Laurie Anderson – joined by Leonard Cohen’s original backing singers –  for the only European performance of Came so Far For Beauty – An Evening of Songs by Leonard Cohen. The event will run on May 22 and 23 in the Concert Hall

The opening night of the Festival will see Asian Dub Foundation perform an exclusive world premiere (commissioned by Brighton Festival) performing a hypnotic specially written drum’n’bass inspired soundtrack to Gillo Pontecorvo’s seminal 60s film classic The Battle of Algiers. Recently re-issued on DVD the film is still relevant today drawing comparisions with the current situation in Iraq.