Headstock Festival goes online to celebrate Ian Curtis

The mental health awareness festival with be celebrating the life of Joy Division's Ian Curtis on the 40th anniversary of his death

It's 40 years since Curtis committed suicide at the age of just 23 after his ongoing battle with his mental health.

To commemorate this and to raise awareness of mental illness, Headstock Festival have announced that Joy Division/New Order's Bernard Summer and Stephen Morris will be discussing the life and legacy of their former frontman, Ian Curtis.

They will be joined by Brandon Flowers of The Killers, Mark Lanegan and Elbow who will all be putting together special performances in Curtis' memory.

Earlier this week, Peter Hook said he would be broadcasting his three hour concert movie, So This Is Permanent for 24 hours from 12:00pm BST. He played every Joy Division song with his band The Light at Curtis' hometown of Macclesfield.

Headstock Festival is the UK's biggest mental health music festival set to take place in Manchester throughout August and September. They work in partnership with Help Musicians and Manchester Mind to use the power of music to change the conversation about mental health.

Tonight's event will be broadcast on StreamGm at 20:00 BST and donations will help support and deliver vital mental health services.

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