Taking place over Mayday Bank Holiday weekend, the one-off festival is a key event in Hull 2017’s second season, Root & Routes, which celebrates the city’s Nordic and international links and its role as a place of transmigration.
Audiences can expect to catch exclusive collaborations between musicians during the festival that features some of the best artists from the UK and the Nordic countries, including Norwegian producer Lindstrøm, singer-songwriter Susanne Sundfør, artist Nils Bech and musician Kaya’s musical experiment Science of the Lamps.
Susanne Sundfør, 28 April
Prominent in the Norwegian music scene since 2005, Norwegian singer-songwriter Susanne Sundfør is ready for Hull. Having collaborated with Röyksopp, M83, Madrugada, Jaga Jazzist and Christian Wallumerød, her works have topped the Norwegian charts and won her several Spellemannpriser – the Norwegian Grammy Awards – of which her latest album Ten Love Songs won three.
Lindstrøm, 29 April
With an original approach to dance music that is currently causing quite a stir, award-winning producer Hans-Peter Lindstrøm is making contemporary disco and running his Feedelity label in Oslo. Raised on country and western music in the outskirts of the Norwegian oil town Stavanger, without any knowledge of dance music, he entered the scene rather freed from any preconceived notions of style and trend parameters.
Nils Bech, 30 April
Signed to DFA Records, Norwegian singer and performance artist Nils Bech has quickly become a favourite of the art world and a phenomenon in Norway, with a bright and exciting future ahead internationally. His latest album Echo, released last October, explores the tensions between art and dance, contemporary music and pop music.
Science of the Lamps, 1 May
Liverpool based Norwegian musician Kaya discovered The Science of the Lamps in an off the beaten track restaurant in the fairytale darkness of Prague in December 2010. Since then, the experiment has gradually been hypothesized and carried out in uncontrolled environments in collaboration with Liverpool and international talent such as Grethe Borsum, Luke Morre, Mark Brockelsby and many others.
Curated by musician John Grant and produced by Hull 2017 in partnership with Curated Place, North Atlantic Flux Festival is ready to kick off on Friday 28 April.