17 March 2011Close Up feat. Bernard Sumner @ MIF 2011
On Monday 4 July 2011, Bernard Sumner will be the Close Up guest, interviewed live onstage by Dave Haslam in the Festival's Pavilion Theatre in Albert Square.
The event starts 7pm, and will last approximately 80 minutes.
Tickets priced £5 go on sale at 10:00 GMT on Friday 18 March 2011 via MIF.co.uk.
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Post punk cult band The Names emerged in the winter of 1977-1978 as The Passengers, gathering immediate attention on the local Brussels scene. In 1979, after a series of successful gigs and a crucial step forward opening for Magazine, they recorded their first E.P. ("Spectators Of Life") and attracted the interest of prominent label Factory Records in Manchester.
Their first British studio session (at Stockport's Strawberry Studio) produced the single "Nightshift" / "I Wish I Could Speak Your Language (Fac 29). Receiving enthusiastic reviews in the UK and abroad, it marked the start of a long and fruitful collaboration with producer Martin Hannett. The album "Swimming" followed as well as more singles, including "Calcutta" and "The Astronaut".
- extract from the official website biography