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Electric Ballroom

Wednesday 24 October

Siouxsie Sioux has captivated audiences since 1976 as frontwoman for Siouxsie and the Banshees. Returning in 2007 with her first ever solo record, 'Mantaray', she headlined the John Peel Night for the BBC's Electric Proms.


Sorry, we were only able to keep performance videos online for a week after the festival. But you can still watch an interview with Siouxsie.

on the bbc

Radio 1
  • Radio 1
  • Radio 1 hosted Siouxsie as part of John Peel Night.

what happened

Minute by minute report, via text message, by the BBC's Kate Lawrence.

  1. 19.43 - They are soothing us with noodly saxophone music over the tannoy...
  2. 20.02 - Mohicans are flopping but the anticipation mounts... The lights come on! People scream! Bah, they're just testing them.
  3. 20.41 - The noodly sax is still going on and there's no sign of the dark priestess yet...
  4. 20.56 - Still waiting... There are a HUGE number of goths in the toilets where they've been hiding all this time it would seem. The hairspray is flying!
  5. 21.04 - Woo hoo! Mary Anne Hobbs is on stage: "The Queen is up in the palace!"

audience reviews

Siouxsie's performance was out-of-this-world. She never fails to disapoint. She was in great voice as she soared her way through a collection of new songs from her amazing debut sol album ' Mantaray' as well as performing a few of her hits with The Banshees. Her performance of Cish Cash was a real treat. Looking forward to seeing her again at The Roundhouse on Fireworks night.

Coolest mum
Great a 40 something fan I have to give Siouxsie credit...she looks fantastic and sounds the best I've ever heard her. The new album really rocks and she pulled off a great performance. Was a little worried when she started playing lasso with the microphone cable(!) but she kept it under control and the karate kick that banished the microphone stand into the crowd showed us she meant business! What a role model for all us older fans...I'm off to buy the hair dye and leathers tomorrow!

also at bbc electric proms

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