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Delia Derbyshire Festival, Deliaphonic, Confirms 2022 Return
Christian Eede , February 10th, 2022 18:24

The fourth edition of the event will take place in March to coincide with International Women's Day

The annual Deliaphonic festival, celebrating the life and legacy of electronic music pioneer Delia Derbyshire, will return next month for its fourth edition.

Normally taking place in May to mark Derbyshire's day of birth, the four-day event has this year been brought forward to March to coincide with International Women's Day on March 8. Events will take place in what was the late Derbyshire's hometown of Coventry, this year's City of Culture, at Coventry Cathedral and The Tin Music and Arts.

On the opening day of Deliaphonic, there will be a screening of 2020 documentary Delia Derbyshire: The Myths & Legendary Tapes, featuring a Q&A with the director Caroline Catz and Cosey Fanni Tutti, who created the soundtrack to the film. Cosey will also be performing live on the second evening, with support from Natalie Sharp, AKA Lone Taxidermist, Death In Vegas' Richard Fearless, Ghostbox Records' Julian House, who will play a DJ set.

Other festivities during the four-day event will see Warp Records artist LoneLady perform live, with support from Richard Norris, and a separate Supersonic Kids Gig, featuring music and sound-based workshops designed for children and a Sonic Playground featuring various stimulating sculptures.

Deliaphonic will take place from March 3 to 6, 2022. Find more information here.