01 October 2014ESG and ACR live @ WeekendFest
The Weekend Fest in Köln (Cologne), Germany which runs from 27-29 November 2014 has a distinctly Factory flavour to it with both ESG (Emerald, Sapphire and Gold) and ACR (A Certain Ratio) featuring prominently on the bill.
ESG (who recently made a surprise appearance at Glastonbury are onstage at 23:45 on Friday 28 November 2014.
The following night (and even later) ACR are on at midnight.
The decidedly non-FAC (but nonetheless brilliant) Teenage Fanclub headline the Thursday night.
Other delights include a Jarvis Cocker DJ set after ESG.
More details including ticket info (weekend tickets at 88 Euro) at weekendfest.de/
Thursday 27 November - 22:45 - Teenage Fanclub
Friday 28 November - 23:45 - ESG
Sat 29 November - Midnight - ACR
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