Photos: Peter Hook & The Light perform at Kendal Calling 2018

Peter Hook

Peter Hook & The Light performing at Kendal Calling 2018 (Gary Mather for Live4ever)

Live4ever’s Kendal Calling 2018 coverage continues today, courtesy of Gary Mather, with our second gallery from the Sunday featuring Peter Hook & The Light.

Packed full of Joy Division and New Order favourites, Hook performed before main stage headliners The Libertines on a bill which also included Ocean Colour Scene, The Wailers and The Sherlocks.

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Hook, with the Light, has been celebrating his musical past and present in his own way since New Order got back together against his wishes at the start of this decade – during an interview with Live4ever he discussed the infamously strained relationship with his former bandmates. “Well you know what they say: ‘You don’t know anyone until you’ve been on holiday with them’, and that’s what happened,” he told us.

“I was always part of the gang, but Bernard’s always been quite solitary and basically what I saw on that holiday was his attitude – what you’d call selfish, which is the worst way of putting it but I’ve just never been like that. What you do learn is that you can work with someone and make wonderful music, change the world, have a company that changed the world like the Hacienda and Factory did, but as friends it’s different.”

“People always say ‘don’t mix work and pleasure’ and when it comes down to it it’s true. You don’t have to love your work mates. But as you get older you realise that everyone is entitled to their own opinion and space that there comfortable with. and if you don’t agree with it you don’t have to fall out. I mean it was a really sad moment because we’d been so close before.”


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