Our three-day free outdoor concert kicks off with a hometown gig for Durham’s own Trevor Horn, who left Durham at the age of 16 and by the early 80s had started a career which saw him become one of the most revered producers of the era.
His studio prowess was fundamental to enormous hits like Slave To The Rhythm, Two Tribes, Relax and Video Killed The Radio Star. All these songs are likely to make the cut for his show, which he says will be ‘banger heavy’.
This show will see an expanded Trevor Horn band, featuring a six-piece brass section, and he’s been known to dip into his little black book to invite some A-list guest vocalists for the night too.
One of the aims of this year’s festival is to give a platform to acts who are taking brass in new directions, and the special guests, Ibibio Sound Machine certainly fit that bill, with their sound-clash of Western African funk, disco and electro. It promises to be a night to remember.
This event will be held on the Durham Racecourse, Outdoor Stage.
Friday 16 July 2021
7.00pm. Doors 5.30pm. Ends 10.00pm.