Michael Kiwanuka, Morgan, The Divine Comedy, and Do Nothing added to the fall festival lineup
Artificers of the ‘90s funk resurgence and hoisted to icon status, Jamiroquai join the BIME LIVE roster to get audiences at the fall festival par excellence vibing after a 14-year absence from Euskadi. Fronted by the charismatic and incombustible Jay Kay, the British band has sold over 27 million albums the world over, defining the sound of a decade and leaving a lasting imprint that can still be seen on such musicians today as Pharrel Williams. Their current tour has critics and audiences raving, meaning that they’ll hit Bilbao in good shape and at their stride. The seventh edition of BIME LIVE will be held November 1st and 2nd at the BEC! in Bilbao.
Possessed of an incredibly smooth and soulful voice in the vein of greats like Otis Redding or Van Morrison, Michael Kiwanuka broke onto the music scene in 2012 with Home Again, enamoring public and critics alike and landing that year’s prestigious BBC Sound Award. Since then, several albums along and having collaborated with artists of such stature as Dan Auerbach, Kiwanuka has settled in as one of the key figures for understanding the soul music of today. The Londoner is returning to BIME LIVE after his appearance at the 2015 edition to take us on a journey through his brilliant output so far.
Morgan formed in Madrid six years ago and went on to become one of the leading lights in the current Spanish scene. They can boast of “sold out” signs at every stop of the album-tour for Air, their latest work. Their songs are rooted in American rock, steeped in folk and soul, and held aloft by the hypnotic vocals of Carolina de Juan. Morgan will take the stage at BIME Live to thrill festivalgoers with the mastery of an honest live show honed along kilometers and kilometers of highway.
The Divine Comedy is Neil Hannon’s band, one of the most influential and charismatic composers in Pop in recent decades. He’s back with Office Politics, a new and fantastic album set for release next June 7th and which the band will be presenting live in November with a tour kicking off at BIME LIVE.
Nottingham foursome Do Nothing are one of the promising highlights reaching us from the UK, closing out the flurry of new additions to the festival lineup with the plethora of praise garnered by their recent single “Gangs”.
BIME PRO CAMPUS+ call still open
The call for the free music industry training program remains open until the 2nd of June. This scholarship, which covers travel expenses, accommodation, and a meal allowance, will grant 32 selected students access to both the professional sessions and BIME LIVE. All the information regarding requirements, evaluation criteria, and registration can be found on: www.bime.net/pro.
1-2 November 2019
MARK LANEGAN BAND
BANPIRO MAITALEAK (MURSEGO + AMORANTE)
2-Day pass: €65 + fees – Offer good until June 10th
On sale at: https://www.bime.net/live/es/entradas/
30-31 October and 1 November 2019
BIME PRO 2-Day Pass: €65 + fees
BIME PRO 2-Day Pass + LIVE: €95 + fees Offer good until June 10th
On sale at: www.bime.net/pro/es/tickets/