Curated by our friends ay Byline, we are delighted to be welcoming Blow Monkeys to this year’s festival.

Best known in the U.K. and U.S. for their 1986 Top 20 hit “Digging Your Scene” and for their cover of Lesley Gore’s “You Don’t Own Me” from the multi-platinum soundtrack for 1987’s Dirty Dancing, British sophisti-pop quartet the Blow Monkeys were formed in 1981 with singer/songwriter/guitarist/keyboardist Dr. Robert (born Bruce Robert Howard), saxophonist Neville Henry, bassist Mick Anker, and drummer Tony Kiley. On the strength of seductive live performances, the band was signed to RCA for its debut, 1984’s Limping for a Generation, which was followed by the EP Forbidden Fruit in 1985. The group’s commercial breakthrough came with 1986’s Animal Magic, which featured the hit single “Digging Your Scene” and reached the Top 40 on the U.K. and U.S. album charts.