This year’s edition of the AV Festival will include a tribute to Peter Christopherson (aka Sleazy), former member of seminal bands such as Throbbing Gristle, Coil and Psychic TV. Chris & Cosey will be among the artists who will participate in this remembrance event. Furthermore, the former members of Throbbing Gristle (Chris, Cosey and Genesis P-Orridge) are nearing the completion of their very own version of Nico’s ‘Desertshore’, to be released this year after years of work.
But the AV Festival is not only about nostalgia: The Caretaker, :zoviet*france:, Steven Stapleton and improvisers like Ikue Mori and Maja S.K Ratkje will also participate in the event. Alongside, of course, their usual programme of exhibitions, films and walks. The AV Festival will take place in March across different locations in Newcastle, Gateshead, Middlesbrough and Sunderland.