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FFS (Franz Ferdinand & Sparks)

Monday 24 August 2015
Festival Theatre

Two iconic bands join forces in a bold, new creative endeavour and the fruits of this seemingly unlikely musical idea have finally been born. Franz Ferdinand and Sparks have become FFS.

The mutual admiration society between Alex Kapranos, Nick McCarthy, Bob Hardy, Paul Thomson, Ron Mael and Russell Mael has manifested itself in a striking new album produced by John Congleton, master producer of St. Vincent and many other great artists.

And without further ado, they are upping the ante and announcing that FFS will be performing live. Unmissable!

The concert will begin with support from SLUG at 8.00pm. The venue will open 60 minutes prior to the support act. 

Tongue-in-cheek supergroup who make sparks fly.

The Independent


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  • Running time: 
    2 hours and 15 minutes approximately


Festival Theatre

13-29 Nicolson Street,

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Find out more about FFS

Twitter: @FFS_music
Facebook: FFSmusicofficial

Discover more from Franz Ferdinand
Twitter: @franz_ferdinand
Facebook: officialfranzferdinand

Find out more about Sparks
Twitter: @sparksofficial
Facebook: sparksofficial

Find out more about the support act SLUG

FFS | Scotsman review

August 26th 2015

one of the EIF’s most celebratory shows ★★★★

Read the full review here (WOW247)

Review by: 

Fiona Shepherd
The Scotsman

FFS: FFS | Guardian review

June 4th 2015

the collaboration clicks perfectly, with moments where no artist appears to be in control, where something slightly different to what you’d imagine the sum of their parts would sound like comes out of the speakers

Read the full review here (The Guardian)

Review by: 

Alexis Petridis
Rock and pop critic
The Guardian

FFS | The Independent review

July 1st 2015

As individual artists they've both hit the heights - but together? Quite simply they take each other's tracks to another level.

Read the full review here (The Independent)

Review by: 

David Taylor
Music critic
The Independent

Photo: David Edwards

This event was part of a previous International Festival and is therefore unavailable to book.

The 2018 International Festival will be available to browse online in the spring.


Dress circle: £25 £20
Stalls: £25 £20
Upper circle: £25 £20

Current discounts

Under 18s: 50% off
Students: 50% off
Young Scot card holders: 50% off