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Welcome to our February news. On Valentine’s Day, we wanted to share some love with more band, artist and author announcements including our Friday mainstage headliner, and the Smashing Blouse Stage Friday and Saturday headliners.
We are very pleased to announce that our Friday headliner is legendary punk band Buzzcocks. Formed in 1976, Buzzcocks are one of the most influential punks bands in the world with a long list of hits such as Ever Fallen In Love, What Do I Get?, and Everybody’s Happy Nowadays. We can’t wait to welcome them to the Main Stage on Friday.
Also joining us on the Main Stage on Saturday will be “Northern Funk” duo Smoove and Turrell. Known for songs like Slow Down, Beggarman, and Will You Be Mine, the duo's contemporary sound fuses a variety of musical genres including funk, Northern soul, hip-hop and jazz. On Sunday we will be joined by the one and only alternative rockers Jesus Jones, who are best known for their hits Right Here, Right Now, Real Real Real, and International Bright Young Thing.
Over in the Big Top we welcome the hilarious Professor Elemental on Sunday, performing a neo-Victorian blend of Hip-Hop and Comedy. Our friends over at Smashing Blouse welcome psychedelic popsters Let’s Eat Grandma to their headline spot on Friday. On Saturday Smashing Blouse will have the incredibly talented Zak Abel headlining, as well as performances by IDER and Girli. Last but certainly not least, on Sunday we will be welcoming the psychedelic sounds of Flamingods.
Over on our Hobgoblin stage, our friends over at Glovebox Live have got some incredible emerging talent for you. On Friday we have Indigo Rose, whose debut EP Cold Spell has already gained the attention of tastemaker Bob Harris on 6Music. Saturday will feature Cherokii, who will be bringing some thumping bass, thundering drums and some big tunes, and we will have Skata Tones playing a fusion of ska, reggae, dub and dance sounds for you to enjoy. Sunday will see Curse Of Lono performing some epic southern alternative rock.
Finally for this announcement, we can reveal our first authors and illustrators taking part in our Kids Literature Festival in association with Waterstones. They include Steve Cole reading from his latest Young Bond book, Tamsyn Murray with her Tanglewood Series, Jo Cotterill with Electrigirl and the Invisible thieves, Gareth P Jones reading from his Pet Detectors series, John Dougherty with Stinkbomb and Ketchup-Face, Chris Edge with his book and workshop on How to be a Young Writer, Caryl Hart with Knock, Knock Dinosaur, Duncan Beedie with Lumberjack's Beard and workshops from artist and illustrator, Gemma Hastilow.
Day and Weekend tickets are on sale now, and are selling faster than ever! We also now have a group booking option whereby if you book 5 of any ticket type, you get a 6th free. So if you book 5 adults for Saturday, the sixth is free!