A boutique indoor music festival held over three days. Truly unique, this exciting UK festival focuses only on the best emerging, breakthrough and established alternative artists. Plus Q&As, film screenings, Rockaway Beach photo retrospective exhibition, opening night party with Princesteen, Never Mind the Marychains pub quiz, ambient pool party, Golden Years: ‘73 birthday party, bowling, pool tables, arcade games, real pints, proper beds and more.
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Co-founder of Velvet Underground and highly acclaimed pianist and composer in his own right. His willingness to experiment and constantly explore new styles ensures that his music remains vital.
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The Jesus & Mary Chain
Scottish alternative rock band The Jesus & Mary Chain, most famous for albums such as Psychocandy and Honey's Dead, who changed the face of alternative punk during the eighties and early nineties. Though the supporting players drift in and out of focus, the heart of the Mary Chain remain vocalists and guitarists William and Jim Reid, Scottish-born brothers heavily influenced not only by underground legends like the Velvets and the Stooges but also by the sonic grandeur and pop savvy of Phil Spector and Brian Wilson.
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Fontaines D.C. met as a quintet in Dublin, influenced and driven in equal measure by the rich history of their hometown’s counter-culture, their response has been to make concise and immediately authentic indie-punk that has done anything but fall on deaf ears.
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Adwaith are Gwenllian, Hollie, Eva and Heledd from Carmarthen. BBC Music Introducing in Wales have supported them since they first uploaded their music in 2016. They are inspired by artists like The Slits, Happy Mondays and The Velvet Underground, and have been described as “the Welsh Slits playing Johnny Cash songs.”
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Black Country New Road
London 6-piece who take their influences from post-hardcore outfits like Shellac, the experimental rock of Oxbow, the brass meets prog-punk of Cardiacs and Georgia the violinist's experiences in Klezmer groups. All this topped off by vocalist Isaac Wood sounding like Steve Albini meets Jarvis Cocker.
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Brix & The Extricated
Brix & The Extricated feature original Fall vixen Brix Smith-Start on guitar and vocals, powerhouse duo Steve Hanley on bass and brother Paul Hanley on drums (‘The greatest rhythm section in rock n roll’ – Luke Haines), Steve Trafford on guitar and vocals and virtuoso Jason Brown on guitar, this is a dream line up for lovers of The Fall sound.
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Formed in May 2017 in Bristol, through friendship, and a desperate need for artistic and sonic self-expression, Heavy Lungs went on a frenetic spree. From the first packed out show at Crofters Rights, to recording an EP in 3 days, a raucous set at Simple Things, to supporting Idles then Metz. This is the beginning. This is Heavy Lungs.
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Formed out of the ashes of Stanton, with help from former members of Econoline and I'm Being Good. Their material ranges from rumbling stoner rock to emo rock and louder numbers!
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A London based band featuring sisters Jennifer and Katherine O’Neil, joined by lifelong friend Mat. They play indie rock with soaring and expansive guitars, taking influence from Warpaint, Radiohead and Massive Attack.
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International Teachers Of Pop
The Moonlandingz founders and co-songwriters Adrian Flanagan (The Eccentronic Research Council) and Dean Honer (All Seeing I) have teamed up with The Soundcarriers and Whyte Horses lead singer Leonore Wheatley for an exciting new ‘nerd disco’ project called International Teachers of Pop.
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Indie rock band favoured by John Peel. While comparisons with Catatonia are inevitable, Welsh indie pop band Melys plough a more graceful, measured furrow, producing a sound like St. Etienne but with tougher guitars.
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Brighton three-piece Our Girl are singer/guitarist Soph Nathan, bassist Josh Tyler and drummer Lauren Wilson. Nathan’s honest, personal lyrics float in a delicious array of sounds: rhythmic drum and guitar hooks make dynamic jumps to thick garage-rock riffs, then suddenly cut to beautiful, intimate moments of lone guitar and reverb-hugged vocals.
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Brighton-based pop-rock four-piece. Lucid dreaming, fuzz filled music with a DIY lo-fi approach, their music will charm you as it ranges from Cacophonous to tranquil and back again.
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Glasgow Punk band.
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Soak is young Derry singer-songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Bridie Monds-Watson. A raw and emotional singer, she has won widespread praise, and comparisons ranging from Laura Marling to Beach House, for her textured tales of adolescence, family and friendship.
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A champion of Indie new and old, former NME hack Lamacq is one of the country's most influential radio DJs. His former Radio 1 show 'The Evening Session' had been the springboard for many a new band's career. He is now heard weekdays on BBC 6Music.
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The Vegan Leather
Known for their exhilarating live shows, and infectious pop melodies, Scotland's The Vegan Leather have confirmed their status as one of the country’s hottest prospects. Fusing art-pop with dance-rock, the band have performed at a number of high profile events such as T in the Park, TRNSMT, and Edinburgh’s Hogmanay with Paolo Nutini.
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The Wedding Present
In the late 1980s The Wedding Present were one of the most famous British indie bands. Their career path often involved unusual decisions, such as recording a set of Ukranian folk songs for their first major-label offering and releasing a single on the first Monday of every month for a year. Band members came and went, but the idea of The Wedding Present as a group has remained. Nowadays fans of 'the Weddoes' can still hear their favourite songs (as well as new material) being played live by original songwriter David Gedge and his band.
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