The first wave of artists have been announced for Levels Festival, and we’re excited to welcome some internationally-recognised names to Luton this October.

At the top of the bill, Manchester’s post-punk quartet, The Fall, will take to the stage to perform some of their biggest hits. With the release of their album ‘The Best of The Fall’ this year, Mark E. Smith and Co. have a back catalogue of 31 studio albums to choose from for their performance in just 6 weeks. Joining one of the “most prolific bands of the British post-punk movement” as a headliner will be Jamaican music producer, Lee “Scratch” Perry. Most known for timeless songs such as ‘Disco Devil’ and Dreadlocks in Moonlight’, it’s his innovative production and studio work that is a standout across his career. If you’re a fan of reggae, dub, ska, jungle or drum and bass, this is the man to give you a lesson in the history of influential music.

As well as the big names that have been announced as headliners, The Streets’ Mike Skinner and the Murkage crew will bring one of the biggest parties in the UK, Tonga, to town. Having been booked for creating some of the best nights in London, Manchester and Berlin, as well as appearances across the rest of the UK, it’s the Tonga Balloon Gang who are going to teach you how to “do the CCTV”.

Levels Festival will also welcome London’s L.A. Salami as well as The Nightingales, Tangerines and Collapsed Lung. All four of these acts are bringing different sounds to the weekend, whether it be spoken word, glam rock or music with a folk-influenced tinge.

Happening across the Carnival Arts centre, Edge, The Bear Club, the Castle and Harvey’s, tickets are now available for what is looking like a weekend of huge talent.