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Weller To Appear on New Series of 'Transmission'

Paul Weller and Kate Nash are among the guests lined up for the latest series of Channel 4’s Transmission.

Other performers will include Stereophonics, The Magic Numbers and quirky film director Quentin Tarantino will also be a special guest.

The show, hosted by Welsh heartthrob Steve Jones and Jordie lass Lauren Laverne, will once again tour the country and feature the T-Mobile Street gigs segment, which sees bands play one-off intimate gigs.

Jones commented: “Friday nights are about to grow very big Transmission shaped balls. It’s series three and I promise they are going to be bigger and hairier than ever!”

The series kicks off with newcomer Nash, punk legend Siouxsie Sioux, - who is releasing new album Mantaray on September 10 – and rockers The Enemy. All three will perform in the rather luxurious surroundings of an Edwardian Turkish Bath in Manchester.

Other locations include London, Cardiff, Southampton and Glasgow.

Transmission with T-Mobile starts on Channel 4 on September 21 at 11.30pm. It will be repeated in a new slot on T4 every Saturday at 10.30am.

Source: Mirror.co.uk

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