Elbow Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets


23rd January 2017

Fact: The Killers are set to headline British Summer Time Festival in London's Hyde Park on 8 July (17) with support from Elbow, Tears For Fears and White Lies. They are the final headliners to be announced following Justin Bieber, Kings of Leon, Green Day, Phil Collins, and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.


13th October 2015

Fact: Elbow frontman Guy Garvey has been named the curator of the 2016 Meltdown Festival in London, following in the footsteps of stars including David Bowie and Morrissey, who have previously taken charge of the event.


22nd April 2015

Fact: Elbow singer Guy Garvey has launched a record label. All releases on his Snug Platters label will be pressed on 10 inch vinyl and limited to 1,000 copies. They will be available for sale exclusively at Elbow’s record company, Fiction's, stores.


13th March 2014

Quote: "Weirdly enough, I saw a mugshot of him on the front of a tabloid recently and my first thought was, 'She's quite hot'. I've always been a fan of a boyish girl, a handsome woman, and I thought, 'She's quite nice, who's that?' I opened up the paper and it was Justin. So I suppose you could say I'm a fan." Elbow frontman Guy Garvey mistook Justin Bieber for a girl when he saw the pop star's mugshot.


3rd June 2013

Fact: British rockers Elbow are the focus of a new documentary being made by the Bbc.


16th December 2012

Fact: Elbow frontman Guy Garvey and British pop singer Myleene Klass teamed up for a festive Christmas concert in London on Friday (14Dec12). The unlikely duo's gig at the Union Chapel in the British capital was held in aid of international charity Save the Children.


23rd June 2011

Quote: "I'm not David Bowie. Who are we kidding...? I'm Don Garvey's son from up the road." Elbow frontman Guy Garvey insists he's nothing special at home in Manchester, England.


20th October 2009

Fact: Rufus Wainwright will take the stage with stars including Boy George, Ed Harcourt and Elbow frontman Guy Garvey at his upcoming Christmas concert in London. A Not So Silent Night will take place at the British capital's Royal Albert Hall on 9 December (09).


2nd March 2009

Quote: "I'm delighted Elbow were offered it too. I sent (frontman) GUY (GARVEY) a couple of messages when they won the Mercury Prize and he sent me a couple when we won our awards." Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle on being honoured in his hometown of Bury, England, along with the critically-acclaimed rockers.


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