Close Up

A series of onstage in-conversations, with Dave Haslam interviewing musicians, writers, actors and artists discussing their life and work.

‘Close Up’ events have featured the likes of writers Jonathan Franzen, Michael Chabon, Will Self, and Jackie Kay; the artist Jeremy Deller; musicians John Lydon, Kevin Rowland, David Byrne, Jarvis Cocker, Black Francis from the Pixies, Tracey Thorn, Roisin Murphy, and Nile Rodgers; and actors John Thomson and Maxine Peake.

In January 2014 Dave interviewed Laurent Garnier at the first of a series of ‘Close Up’ events at Silencio, Paris. In May 2015 Dave interviewed Wayne Coyne for Liverpool Sound City. In October 2015 he interviewed DJ Robert Hood in Amsterdam for ADE. In April 2016 he interviewed designer Peter Saville at Santeria Social Club, Milan. Some transcripts archived here.

‘Close Up’ and other onstage events

***Friday June 16th 2017 At Fabrica, Treviso (Italy). The Italian premiere of the Sleaford Mods movie ‘Bunch of Kunst’ followed by Dave Haslam conducting an onstage interview with Geoff Travis of Rough Trade Records. The evening concludes with a Dave Haslam DJ set. Details here.


***Friday June 16th 2017 Dave Haslam DJing at Fabrica, Treviso, Italy; full details here.

***Saturday June 24th 2017 Dave Haslam DJing at a Stone Roses afterparty on the River Clyde. Other DJ’s include Vince Vega and Phil Beckett. Tickets; here.

***Thursday July 13th 2017 Dave Haslam DJing with Seth Troxler at South nightclub, South King Street, Manchester. Fundraiser for the mental health charities Mind and CALM. Full details here.

***Saturday July 15th 2017 Dave Haslam DJing the Manchester International Festival closing party, Albert Square Manchester, alongside DJ Qool Marv, Il Bosco, Darren Laws, Matt Triggs, Martin Brew and Peter Jay, plus MC Kwasi ***SOLD OUT*** Full details here.

***Friday July 28th 2017 Dave Haslam DJing at Kendal Calling festival ***SOLD OUT*** Full line-up here.

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