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Peter Hook and The Light live at Goodwood Vintage 15 Aug 2010
Peter Hook and The Light live at Goodwood Vintage 15 Aug 2010
Peter Hook and The Light live at Goodwood Vintage 15 Aug 2010

Peter Hook has joined the line-up for the inaugural Vintage at Goodwood festival in August, where he will perform the band's 1979 debut album 'Unknown Pleasures' with his band The Light complemented with a full orchestra and choir for the very first time.

Hooky will close the festival on Sunday 15 August 2010 performing vocals to Joy Division's debut album from Factory Records in its entirety along as well as playing other Joy Division and Warsaw tracks.

The ex-New Order bassist joins a line-up that includes the first performances of The Faces and Sandie Shaw in decades, on a bill that boasts over 80 live bands that have defined or been inspired by trends of the last fifty years, including Buzzcocks, Earth Wind & Fire, Alvin Stardust, The Noisettes, Swing Out Sister, Heaven 17 and Gaggle to name but a few. They will be joined by one of the best DJ line-ups under one festival including ex-Hacienda regulars Graeme Park, Andy Weatherall, A Guy Called Gerald and Greg Wilson plus Danny Rampling, Ashley Beedle, Ali B, Joey Negro, the Idjut Boys, Luke Unabomber and Disco Bloodbath.

Dubbed 'The Festival of Our Lives', Vintage at Goodwood will take place 13th -15th August combining the best of British cool over five decades. Co-founded by Wayne and Gerardine Hemingway, (of Red or Dead fame) and Lord March (the mastermind behind successful international events such as Glorious Goodwood, Revival and Festival of Speed), the festival will additionally feature catwalk shows, exhibitions, five on site night clubs and the largest collection of vintage market sellers ever.

Hook said of his decision to play at Vintage: "Unknown Pleasures has served as such an inspiration to so many people, so it's fitting that we're closing the 'Inspired By' stage on the final night. I'm hoping it will be a tremendous finale to the event".

"Working with the orchestra and choir will hopefully give the concert an ethereal and haunting quality. I first performed with an orchestra earlier this year at Versus Cancer, the Royal Philharmonic and I'm looking forward to repeating the experience at Vintage. Rowetta's voice especially lends itself to being backed by an orchestra."

He added: "Also what is nice is that so many people I've worked with previously are involved in contributing to the festival in one way or another. Pete Saville's doing something, Lily Allen's there so presumably her dad will be knocking about, a lot of the DJs I've worked with at The Hacienda are involved- Greg Wilson, Graeme Park, Gerald, Andy Weatherall - and as a blast from the past Buzzcocks are playing so there'll be a lot of old friends to run Wayne Hemingway said: "For Peter to bring an orchestral element to such a revered album is a great honour for us, it will make for an amazing occasion and a fitting close to our first festival. I both encourage and predict a very moving sing along to Love Will Tear Us Apart at its climax."

Hook's accompanying orchestra will led by renowned musician Sid Gauld. He will also be joined for the special performance by friends including the Happy Mondays' former backing singer Rowetta Satchell who will contribute to tracks Atmosphere, Insight and New Dawn Fades. Hook's son Jack Bates will play bass at the concert joined by rhythm guitarist Nat Wason, Andy Poole on keyboards and Monaco's Paul Kehoe on drums.

On the day of the concert, Hooky will also be doing a signing session at Vintage and showcasing the special editions of his Hacienda book, How Not To Run A Club for the first time, which are being be published in October 2010 by Foruli Publications.