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Safe As Milk Announce On-Site Pub Details
Christian Eede , March 6th, 2017 12:26

tQ are among the hosts at the festival's on-site pub across the weekend

The first ever edition of Safe As Milk Festival gets underway at the end of next month, and with an already impressive lineup announced, organisers have now revealed what they have planned at the festival's on-site pub for the weekend.

Hosting duties for the weekend will be handled by The Wire, Bleep and your trusty team here at tQ. Plans for the weekend involve talks, screenings, special live performances and DJ sets. The full programme will be announced in the coming weeks, but tQ will host a very special edition of You Are Mark E Smith!, which encourages those in attendance to sign up for a The Fall-based round of karaoke and front a live band in the process.

Strange Attractor's Mark Pilkington will present a screening of his Mirage Men documentary too. The film looks at how the US government used mythology to cover up their own advanced technology. This will be followed by a Q&A with Pilkington. Finally, we'll host a special edition of The Quietus Hour, with guests Michael Rother and Princess Nokia joining the show, and each picking five tracks that they would like to discuss in detail.

The Wire's programme includes a live version of their Invisible Jukebox featuring Richard Dawson, where a series of unseeen tracks will be played to Dawson for him to discuss further. Jeff Mills will talk about his favourite comic books and how they have influenced his work, and author Robert Barry will discuss his book The Music Of The Future, which he describes as "a history of failures, mapping 200 years of attempts by composers, performers and critics to imagine a future for music".

Bleep will host a Polytik modular synth workshop, and have a lot more planned, including some special DJ sets, which organisers aren't quite ready to reveal yet.

This will all take place in addition to sets from Butthole Surfers, Shirley Collins, Jeff Mills & Tony Allen, The Residents, Grouper, Karen Gwyer, Princess Nokia, Moor Mother, Actress, Hieroglyphic Being, This Is Not This Heat and many more. The festival takes place at Pontins in Prestatyn from April 21-23. You can get tickets and find more information here.

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