Musician and political campaigner Brian Eno has been named 'Guest Artistic Director' for next year's Brihhton Festival. The appointment has already got Greens across the city jumping for joy - as he's something of a fellow traveller, it seems (and I'm not just talking about his decision to name a 1975 album 'Another Green World').
Perhaps best-known for his haunting keyboard riffs in the background of most of Roxy Music's tunes, Eno has migrated into the world of politics a little. He's a regular critic of the Labour Government and the Tories alike on BBC Question Time, and a champion of civil liberties at a time when the cause of freedom from state interference needs a champion or two.
Check out this video - and watch this space for more on Brighton Festival as and when there are more tales to tell.