William Orbit to join veteran space rockers Hawkwind on stage at Albert Hall | Juno Daily

Collaboration is a dream of a lifetime, says Orbit

William Orbit

Legendary space rockers Hawkwind have announced an unexpected special guest will be joining their ranks at their London Royal Albert Hall show this Friday (September 29) – rave-era hero and producer William Orbit.

Orbit says of the collaboration: “The first LP I ever bought at a record store was In Search of Space. I had two dreams at age 14; to meet Jimi Hendrix, and to be on a stage with Hawkwind. Well Jimi died, but here I am about to fulfil dream number two!!! Feeling very cosmic at the moment.”

It’s not the first time fans of Hawkwind have emerged from unexpected corners of the music world – John Lydon confessed he made a habit of seeing the band when he was a teenager, and shoegaze lynchpins Spiritualized and My Bloody Valentine also professed to beign under the influence of the band.

Hawkwind are celebrating the rituals and odysseys of space on the 50th anniversary of their acclaimed Space Ritual album. They’ll also be joined for this psychedelic extravaganza, by very special guests, The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown.  


To coincide with this special event Cherry Red have announced the release of a deluxe 50th anniversary edition of Hawkwind’s legendary live album Space Ritual.

The classic,album will be available as a super-deluxe 10CD/Blu-ray limited edition boxset, double transparent vinyl or 2CD edition, this is the definitive edition of a classic album containing previously unreleased material from the Space Ritual tour.