NME Festival blog: King Of Strings Joe Duddell on why festivals are embracing orchestral music


The kids love strings, apparently. Over the last two summers, music festivals have been embracing new shows that reinvent classic hits and give them a classy, orchestral sheen. Peter Hook and his Hacienda Classical opened Glastonbury last summer and Pete Tong is doing the same with some rave bangers too.

King of the strings is Festival No.6’s ‘composer-in-residence’ Joe Duddell, who is continuing their Town Hall Sessions, which offer a chance to see some of your favourite artists giving their old material a…



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