Mercury Prize nominated artist/producer Ghostpoet will headline the culmination of Northern Film & Media and Generator’s Space Invasion initiative on Saturday 22 September at The Sage Gateshead.
“Experimental electronic hip hop” artist Ghostpoet – AKA 29 year-old Obaro Ejimiwe – joins a stellar line-up which includes an Old Grey Whistle Test inspired DVJ set from Raj Pannu (Coldcut) and three of the North East’s most exciting new acts from Generator’s Tipping Point network.
Ghostpoet released his debut EP The Sound Of Strangers in June 2010 and immediately captured the attention of the music media, including The Guardian. He released his debut album Peanut Butter Blues & Melancholy Jam in February 2011 and was among the nominees for the Mercury Music Prize in the same year.
Following performances at festivals including Glastonbury, Sonar, Latitude and a tour with Metronomy, Ghostpoet is set to release his eagerly anticipated new album next year.
The performance marks the finale of Space Invasion – Northern Film & Media and Generator’s major new interactive arts project funded through the £2.5 million Arts Council/BBC Space initiative.
Space Invasion has already produced the stunning Pallion featuring Lanterns on the Lake and Novak Collective’s musical/visual depiction Sunderland’s Pallion shipyard and the historic vessel TSS Manxman lying in it. Pallion will be available on The Space in late July.
Other highlights include an £8k SBTRKT music video commission and Poetic Licence - Maximo Park lead singer Paul Smith’s interpretation of poet Lavinia Greenlaw’s ‘Essex Kiss’ in Newcastle’s ancient Morden Tower.
Culture can also watch the project evolve, gain exclusive mobile/tablet interactive content and view other projects from across the country through The Space platform.
Click here to buy tickets (£8) for the space Invasion finale at The Sage on 22 September.