Brothers Phil and Paul Hartnoll, from Sevenoaks in Kent, better known as the English electronic dance music duo, Orbital are baaaack!
Since announcing on their website in 2014 that they were ‘… parting ways for the final time’, Orbital reunited in February 2017. They announced a packed summer festival programme, including the Timeshift Festival in Romania, Standon Calling in Herts, Brussels Summer Festival in (you guessed it) Brussels, Sonicmania in Japan and Beyond the Tracks in Birmingham.
There are also two concerts in December- the first in London and the second in Manchester’s O2 Apollo – the only two indoor Orbital shows of the year.
In a review of their performance at the Bluedot Festival, in Manchester, Emily Heward, of the Manchester Evening News credited Orbital with bringing electronic dance music out of the clubs and putting it in front of a mainstream audience with their groundbreaking set on Glastonbury’s Other Stage in 1994.
Back then, there was no dance music played at Glastonbury so by the time Orbital were ready to bring their acid house and big rave music to the stage, the audience were more than ready and willing to take it to heart. Since then, the brothers have split up and gone their separate ways a couple of times.
ORBITAL MANCHESTER TICKETS
By the first of December very year, you simply cannot escape cheesy Christmas music played in every lift, supermarket and office lobby. We can’t think of a better antidote than getting your rave on at a live Orbital event.
Book Orbital tickets for 1st December in the O2 Apollo, Manchester and get your festive season off to a real banging start.