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Siouxsie Sioux to Hold First Performance in 10 Years

Post-punk pioneer Siouxsie Sioux is booked to headline Latitude Festival's BBC Sounds Stage next year, marking her first performance in a decade.

Best known as the singer in Siouxsie & The Banshees (before going on to play in The Creatures and later as a soloist), Sioux will join main stage headliners Pulp, Paolo Nutini, and George Ezra at the Suffolk-based festival from July 20-23, 2023. Other acts include The Kooks, Metronomy, Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott, The Big Moon, Black Midi, Lightning Seeds, The Proclaimers, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, and Young Fathers. You can get tickets and learn more info about the festival here.

Sioux's last live performance was in 2013 for Yoko Ono’s Meltdown festival. It was held at London’s Royal Festival Hall. At the time, she performed an unprecedented two sold-out shows and surprised fans with an unannounced, full rendition of Siouxsie & The Banshees’ 1980 album Kaleidoscope alongside hit songs like "Face to Face" and "Here Comes That Day."

Latitude Festival Director Melvin Benn said of Sioux: “What a privilege it is to welcome the iconic Siouxsie to the Latitude Festival. Siouxsie has been an enduring trailblazer and her impact across musical culture is colossal. Uncompromisingly defiant, Siouxsie’s powerful body of work is incomparable. There has never been a live performer like her and there probably never will be!”

With The Banshees, Sioux had several UK Top 10 singles including "Hong Kong Garden", "Happy House" (which would later be sampled by The Weeknd) and "Peek-a-Boo." The band released 11 albums between 1976 and 1996. Sioux then formed The Creatures with The Banshees drummer Budgie, releasing four LPs between 1981 and 2005. The singer then shared her debut solo album, Mantaray, in 2007. She hasn't released any new material as a soloist since.

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Article Image: Siouxsie Sioux sings into a microphone during an outdoor festival in Madrid in 2008. (Brocco [CC BY-SA 2.0] via Wikimedia Commons.)

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