Final details and tickets released for John Grant’s festival of electronica

The time has come to release the final batch of tickets for John Grant’s North Atlantic Flux: Sounds from Smoky Bay, which will see many of the Nordic region’s established and rising stars come to Hull and we celebrate our northern links in this four-day experimental music festival.

Two-day and four-day (full festival) passes are available for this unmissable line-up of artists who have been invited to play by festival curator, singer and songwriter, John Grant. Bringing a mix of electronica, from techno and pop, to post-punk and contemporary classical, North Atlantic Flux will take place over May Day Bank Holiday weekend (28 April to 1 May).

Produced by innovative arts organisation Curated Place, music fans can expect surprise collaborations and experimentalism, as well as an exclusive live set by John Grant himself. Previously confirmed headliners for one of the most electrifying live events of 2017 include GusGus, Susanne Sundfør, Lindstrøm, Sóley, Sykur, Prins Póló, Nordic Affect, Ragga Gisla and Fufanu, as well as British artists, including Wrangler and Cobby & Litten.

Joining them and other artists on the bill is Icelandic act Ghostigital, mixing electronic beat music, dub and hip-hop – they’re fronted by Einar Örn, who was previously with The Sugarcubes and has worked with Björk, Damon Albarn and David Byrne, to name a few!

Adding to the British contingent at the festival are electronic musician Actress who will play a special DJ set and Satellites (multi-instrumentalist and producer Johnny Vic, who is now based in Denmark).


Friday 28 April

GusGus / Susanne Sundfør / Tonik Ensemble / Sweaty Records Presents: Kosmodod, Volruptus, ThizOne

Saturday 29 April

Lindstrøm / Prins Póló / Wrangler (DJ Set) / Sleepy Folk / Ragga Gisla / Nordic Affect / Cobby & Litten / BBC Radio 3’s Late Junction at North Atlantic Flux / Halldór Smárason with Adelle Stripe & Sinfonia UK Collective / Eyvind Gulbrandsen & The Royal Northern College of Music / Pinquins / Luke Eargoggle / Actress (DJ set)

Sunday 30 April

John Grant / Sóley / Ghostigital / Jobina Tinnemans & Jacob Tekeila with the Hull Choir / Satellites / Tom Kay / Blatnova / Equis / Eva-lina / Wrangler live / James Orvis

Monday 1 May

Mugison / Fufanu / Science of the Lamps / Alex Mørch / Tronhjem / Sebastian Edin / Sykur / Rosyan / DJ X-Ray Katt (Mixnots) & Guest / Simon Desbruslais

For the duration of the festival Hull City Hall’s Mortimer Suite will host a sound installation by Jez riley-French.


Two-day and four-day passes are available now.