TIMELESS songs by two of the most influential bands of the eighties and early nineties will be performed in Bradford city centre when an electronic music festival celebrates its 20th year.

Infest will mark two decades by welcoming Peter Hook, a former member of both Joy Division and New Order.

His current band, Peter Hook and the Light will play the first day of the festival, which is held at the University of Bradford Students Union each summer.

This year the festival, which normally runs for three days, will expand to four, with Peter Hook & The Light headlining Infest’s first Thursday night.

It will be held over the August bank holiday weekend - August 23-26.

The Salford born musician had a hand in classic tracks like Joy Division’s Love Will Tear Us Apart and New Order’s Blue Monday, and will be performing songs from his extensive back catalogue at Infest.

The festival will also mark the first UK appearance by Swedish electro pop band Elegant Machinery, Belgian “tribal industrial” band This Morn Omina and Aesthetic Perfection, the solo project of Los Angeles based producer Daniel Graves, who combines industrial, pop, goth and “everything in between.”

The full line up will be announced in April.

The festival was set up to showcase the best acts across the world in genres including industrial, EBM, futurepop, synthpop and rhythmic noise.

Each year it attracts fans from around the country to the city for the weekend.

Peter Hook last played in the Bradford district in 2016, when The Light played to a huge main stage crowd on the Saturday of Bingley Music Live.

As well as performing fan favourites, the band are expected to play album tracks and B-Sides along with the hits that defined both bands.

A spokesman for the festival said: “Infest are hugely honoured to announce that Peter Hook & The Light will be our special guests headlining the first ever Thursday of Infest, the UK’s premier alternative electronic music festival.

“Within the New Order tracks performed by The Light are the seminal and ground breaking electronica of “Blue Monday”, still the biggest ever selling 12 inch, “Bizarre Love Triangle”, “Fine Time” as the band, with their celebrated output throughout the Eighties, came to define the emergent dance and electronic music culture of the time, in part due to their co-ownership of Manchester’s infamous Hacienda nightclub.”

The Light have toured the albums from Hook’s previous bands for almost eight years.

For more information and to buy tickets visit infestuk.com