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Rizzle Kicks join Damon Albarn and more on Africa Express train tour


AFRICA EXPRESS

MORE NAMES ANNOUNCED
TO JOIN TRAIN TOUR THIS SEPTEMBER

‘A seven-hour epic that featured an ever-changing kaleidoscope of African styles, Western indie-pop and hip-hop….one of the events of the year.’  The Guardian 


 “An absolute lose-yourself epiphany for everyone who was there. I’m almost reluctant to go to Glastonbury again because I can hardly imagine how it could possibly be topped.”  The Times 


Africa Express have announced that Tony Allen, Carl Barât, Hatim Bensalha (H-Kayne), Afel Bocoum, Toumani Diabate, Nicolas Jaar, Krar Collective, Kyla La Grange, M1 (Dead Prez), M.anifest, Spoek Mathambo, John McClure (Reverend and the Makers), Nneka, The Temper Trap, Marques Toliver, The Very Best (Soundsystem) and Rizzle Kicks will be joining ‘The Africa Express’, which departs London on September 2nd, as part of London 2012 Festival. 

Africa Express - the collective of African and Western musicians - will board ‘The Africa Express’ and travel through England, Scotland and Wales for a unique musical journey featuring scheduled concerts in Middlesbrough, Glasgow, Manchester, Cardiff, Bristol and London as well as pop-up performances at railway stations, schools, factories, offices, shopping centres and homes.

These recently announced names will join musical legends, emerging new artists, vocalists, DJs and producers from Africa and the West including Amadou & Mariam, Damon Albarn, Baloji, Charli XCX, Fatoumata Diawara, Jupiter & Okwess International, Kano, Bassekou Kouyate, Baaba Maal, Noisettes, Jack Steadman (Bombay Bicycle Club), Rokia Traoré and Nick Zinner (Yeah Yeah Yeahs). 

‘The Africa Express’, produced in association with the Barbican as part of London 2012 Festival, will culminate in a finale concert in London’s Granary Square at King’s Cross on Saturday 8th September. For confirmed venue line-ups, please visit www.africaexpress.co.uk

Africa Express - show dates and ticket information:

SEPTEMBER
3 - Town Hall - Middlesbrough
4 - The Arches - Glasgow
5 - The Ritz - Manchester
6 - Solus (Cardiff University) - Cardiff
7 - The Big Top @ Creative Common - Bristol
8 - Granary Square at King's Cross - London

Buy tickets for all dates: http://www.kililive.com/artists/africa-express/ 0207 6388891

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