Over the past two months, there have been a multitude of headlines that seemed like ridiculously made-up fantasies, all of which were – uh – not good. One of the unexpected headlines of 2022 that sounded like “fake news” happens to be true and… HAPPY news! Post-punk, alternative-rock icon Siouxsie Sioux will return to the stage after a 10-year hiatus, headlining England’s Latitude Festival in July 2023.
The front-woman of Siouxsie and the Banshees has remained elusive over the years – rarely appearing on social media – and her last onstage performance was Yoko Ono’s 2013’s “Meltdown” at Royal Festival Hall in London. Her appearance was unannounced and she performed the complete Siouxsie and the Banshees album “Kaleidoscope,” along with other favorites.
Despite the lack of live Sioux in our lives, the hunger for her music has not ceased. There have been multiple album reissues and specialty vinyls over the years and they typically sell out immediately.
Will we see Sioux in her signature teased black hair and extreme eye make-up? Regardless, fans should expect to hear her perform the songs we love, including “Hong Kong Garden,” “Christine,” “Spellbound,” “Dazzle,” “Kiss Them for Me,” “The Passenger,” “Last Beat of My Heart,” “Face to Face,” “Cities in Dust,” and “Peek-a-Boo.” Who will join her onstage, we do not know.
The Latitude Festival takes place in Suffolk July 20th-23rd and other headliners include Pulp, Paolo Nutini and George Ezra. Sioux will close the festival on Sunday night at the BBC Sounds Stage.