Glasgow Jazz Festival announces headiners for 2018, get tickets
- Craig Angus
- 28 March 2018
Mr Jukes, The Georgie Fame Family Trio and Orchestre Poly-Rythmo to top the bill at Old Fruitmarket
The first acts have been revealed for the 32nd Glasgow Jazz Festival, with tickets on sale now.
Confirmed as headliners this year are Mr Jukes, The Georgie Fame Family Trio and Orchestre Poly-Rythmo, who'll all perform at the city's wonderfully idiosyncratic venue The Old Fruitmarket.
Mr Jukes, the project led by Jack Steadman, founding member of Bombay Bicycle Club, will perform on Wed 20 Jun. Steadman has released one album, God First, under the moniker, and it's a playful effort that's influenced by funk, jazz, pop and old-school R&B.
The likes of BJ the Chicago Kid, Lianne La Havas and Lalah Hathaway feature on God First, and with the live show getting rave reviews, it's an exciting booking for the festival.
Georgie Fame, who had number one hits in the 1960s as part of The Blue Flames with 'Yeh Yeh' and 'Get Away' returns to Glasgow with his acclaimed family band, which is made up of Georgie plus his two sons Tristan Powell (guitar) and James Powell (drums). They'll top the bill on Thu 21 Jun.
Also announced are Orchestre Poly-Rythmo (Fri 22 Jun), who come to Glasgow all the way from Cotonou in Benin. The group, who collaborated with members of Franz Ferdinand on their 2011 album Cotonou Club, also performed at the festival that year – their return is greatly welcomed. The full programme is still to be announced, but keep your eyes peeled, it's sure to be a great one.