Damon Albarn will appear as himself in the debut run of his new opera Doctor Dee in Manchester next month. It is based on the life of 16th-century English scientist John Dee.
An extra stage has been added to next weekend’s Body & Soul. Don Letts, Toby Kaar, Joris Voorn and more will perform on the Merkaba Electronic stage.
Björk has posted a teaser trailer for her new single Crystalline at facebook.com/bjork. Her seventh album, Biophilia, will reportedly be released in the form of iPad apps.
Rip it up:
The new Beirut album, The Rip Tide, will be out on August 26th.