You can apply to play with the Luaka Bop artist on stage.
Cult US artist Doug Hream Blunt has been announced for this year’s Field Day festival in London, and has put out an open call for musicians to join his band.
Hailing from San Francisco, Blunt only began playing music at the age of 35 when he took an adult learning class called ‘How To Start A Band’, with other students in the class becoming his band members.
As well as having fans in Hype Williams’ Dean Blunt and Ariel Pink, his outsider pop eventually caught the ear of David Byrne, who last year released a compilation of Blunt’s music on his Luaka Bop label.
Blunt will appear on both days of Field Day this year, and for his Saturday show has put out an open call for musicians of all types and abilities to join his band. According to Field Day, “you’ve just gotta be able to fall into a groove and then move.” Full details on how to apply can be found at Blunt’s website.
The Sunday performance will see him joined by the Messengers, an ensemble comprised of musicians from the Mungo Charity and Barbican homeless music group.
Other acts scheduled to play at this year’s Field Day include James Blake, Kelela, Daphni, Novelist, Air, Holly Herndon, Ata Kak, Four Tet, Skepta and Floating Points.
The festival takes place in London’s Victoria Park on June 11 and 12. Full details and tickets can be found at the Field Day website.
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