- 14 May 20
The live-streamed event marks the 40th anniversary of the Joy Division singer's death.
Bernard Sumner and Stephen Morris are set to mark the 40th anniversary of the death of their Joy Division bandmate Ian Curtis on Monday, May 18, with a special live-streamed event.
Moving Through The Silence: Celebrating The Life & Legacy of Ian Curtis, will feature appearances from The Killers' frontman Brandon Flowers, Elbow, Kodaline, LoneLady, The Lottery Winners, Maxine Peake, Curtis' friend Mark Reeder, Jennifer Hardy, poet Oliver Lomax and the Royal Northern College of Music's Northern Session Choir.
The event will also mark the start of Mental Health Awareness Week – with 70% of donations from the livestream going to the mental health charity Manchester Mind. The rest of the donations from viewers will be divided between Nordoff Robins and the Mayor Of Greater Manchester's Charity.
Moving Through The Silence promises two hours of live and exclusive conversation, music and poetry – curated by music and mental wellbeing festival Headstock, and DJ/writer Dave Haslam.
2020 also marks the 40th anniversary of Joy Division's sophomore album, Closer. On July 17, the anniversary will be celebrated with a reissue of the classic album, pressed on crystal clear vinyl.