The Streets International Film Festival

EVENT CANCELLATION

The Streets International Film Festival

It is with great regret that we announce Mike Skinner will be unable to attend the Edinburgh International Film Festival this Sunday 19th June, due to unforeseen personal circumstances. His event, The Streets International Film Festival, Sunday 19th June will be cancelled with all ticket holders refunded in full. The singer will also be cancelling a number of UK festival dates.

Comment from Mike Skinner:

It is with great regret that I'm unable to be in Edinburgh on Sunday for the Edinburgh International Film Festival. My wife and I are expecting a baby and there have been some sudden unexpected circumstances involving the birth that we need to be in hospital for over the weekend. I was very much looking forward to participating in this year’s event and presenting my own take on my favourite films and hope the Festival has a fantastic year. I am sure I will be back to visit the film festival in some capacity in the future.

James Mullighan, Director, Edinburgh International Film Festival added:

We are deeply saddened to hear that Mike is unable to attend and our thoughts go out to him and his family at this time.

 

UK garage legend Mike Skinner takes to the EIFF stage, with The Streets Edinburgh International Film Festival.

A lively hour long session of film clip and commentary, The Streets Edinburgh International Film Festival will see Skinner live solo on stage in the Festivalhouse@Teviot’s iconic Debating Hall, giving a tour of some of his favourite movie moments. Skinner has reenacted and filmed some of his favourite movie moments, starring himself, and these will be premiered.

Skinner as recently announced that The Streets’ latest album Computers and Blues released on 7 February 2011, would be live and the 2011 / 2012 tour commencing at Jersey Live in the summer would be the project’s last.

Commenting on his involvment at EIFF, Skinner said “....something really nice about coming to Edinburgh....”.

Mike Skinner was recruited to assist in programming EIFF as part of the All That Heaven Allows curatorial project, led by former Festival directors Mark Cousins and Lynda Myles, and Festival patron Tilda Swinton.

James Mullighan, Director of the EIFF said “I’ve long loved The Streets, and Mike’s videos for the likes of Dougal Wilson’s Fit and You Know It and Adam Smith’s Blinded by the Lights are filmic highlights of recent popular culture, wholly developed, entertaining worlds, starring Mike, a natural in front of the camera. I’m delighted to be hosting Mike as he pushes himself as a filmmaker; I’m not quite sure what’s going to happen on the night, but I’ll be in the front row!”.

 

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