The Pagans S.O.H to perform free entry show at Manchester International Festival

Pagans SOH will perform at Manchester International Festival

Black Country funksters The Pagans S.O.H perform a free show at Manchester International Festival alongside The Blinders and Witch Fever.

The performance at Festival Square follows the release of their recent single and video Pagan Pilgrimage featuring Shaun Ryder, Elbow bassist Pete Turner and actress Dawn Acton.



The video to Pagan Pilgrimage was directed by award winning music photographer Paul Husband and shot at The Kings Arms pub in Salford.  Speaking about the video, Marcus Lesycsyznski-Hall, frontman of The Pagans S.O.H commented, “Anyone who has ever seen us live knows our style is unique so they won’t be surprised that ‘Pagan Pilgrimage’ takes a totally different direction from our last song. We love Paul’s work, it’s dark and interesting so it made total sense to get him on board to really capture the surreal tone we were going for. When we found out that Shaun Ryder had also agreed to appear in the video, we were absolutely buzzin’. Not bad going for a few young lads from the West Midlands releasing their second tune is it…”

Shaun Ryder was full of praise for the band, saying “It was a pleasure to appear in the new video for ‘Pagan Pilgrimage’ – filmed in my hometown of Salford! Great band – their energy reminds me of the Mondays, when we were starting out.”

Also making a cameo appearance is Elbows bassist Pete Turner and Dawn Acton, most notable for playing a young Tracy Barlow on the iconic cobbles of Coronation Street. Pete had nothing but praise for the new track stating that “…he couldn’t wait to see people’s reaction to this exciting new band” whilst Dawn added “We all had great fun filming the video, it was full of so many colourful characters who definitely wouldn’t have looked out of place at The Rovers Return.”

When do The Pagans S.O.H perform at Manchester International Festival?

The Pagans S.O.H perform a free show at Manchester International Festival on 16 July 2019.  The performance takes place at Festival Square (Albert Square) alongside The Blinders and Witch Fever, running 8pm-10pm.

Mark Kelly

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