LIVE IN BARNSLEY FESTIVAL NEWS: MORE FESTIVAL CONFIRMATIONS

Skinboat © Mark Tighe

Skinboat © Mark Tighe


The final eleven acts were announced for the Live in Barnsley festival today. The Barnsley acts confirmed to play were SKINBOAT, EPICINIUM, AKA PIPELINE, WILDE SAMMON, DAVE HALE, MAD DOGS & ENGLISHMEN and THB.
Also confirmed are WILDSIDE RIOT from Birmingham, SOULFIRE SAINTS from Sheffield, MARK KEELEY from Dublin and from Leeds, STEPH & MATT and THE CONCETINES.
With over 100 acts spread over 13 venues, there is definitely something for everybody.

Later today, the Live in Barnsley organisers will hold a press conference at the Digital Media Centre in Barnsley. Also attending will be the festival patron Feargal Sharkey, Dan Jarvis MP and Michael Dugher MP. The full festival line up will be officially announced, along with the launch of this years festival t-shirt (which will be available to purchase online BEFORE the festival this year and also at The Alhambra Centre the week before the festival) and the announcement that this year’s official festival charity is Barnsley Hospice.
Feargal has expressed a desire to speak with as many as possible of the musicians taking part in the festival and so the DMC will host a special Q&A Forum at the end of the press conference.

Press Conferent @ Digital Media Centre 12:30pm
Feargal Sharkey Q&A Forum @ Digital Media Centre 2:00pm
www.liveinbarnsley.co.uk

And so the full Live In Barnsly line-up is as follows…
THE BLACK LAMPS | AZTEC DOLL | MYNAS | ANDWHATARMY | ANTESAINT | ‘THE BAR-STEWARD SONS OF VAL DOONICAN’ GO BRASS | CAVORTS | DEMOGRAPHIC | HITOMI | EVERYONE AN ARMY | BLACK SHOES | OUTSIDER | LAUREN TATE | THIS CONDITION | BRAIN BOMB | MARK JACKSON’S CRIMINAL WASTE OF TALENT | FERAL INDIE | MIDNIGHT HITCH | THE RECORDISTS | BLACK VINES | THE HURRIERS | JAKE SHARPE | MCCARTHY VIGIL | THE EXHIBITION | DANNY SMART | STRAY TARGETS | STELLAVISION | THE GLAVINS | OVERCLOCKWISE | THIS STATE OF OURS | TOKYO WITCH HUNT | ANACONDA VICE | MICHAEL DUGHER | INVISIBLE GREASE | TAXI FOR BOB | SOULPRINT | RAZOR TONES | THE HEARTS | FIREHEART | THE SILHOUETTES | UNDER THE INFLUENCE | DISLOCATOR | RED JESTER | REDMIST DESTRUCTION | ASHBY | SONNET | CHINESE ROCKS | DROP DEAD ANGUS | FLUFFY GREMLINS | VELCRO TEDDY BEARS | SUBJECT | POLYOPIA | NOWHERE NEAR LONDON | SKINBOAT | EPICINIUM | AKA PIPELINE | WILDE SAMMON | DAVE HALE | MAD DOGS & ENGLISHMEN | THB | HARRIET GRANTEMILY WORTON | DARREN FREEMAN | F.D. | ANNIE VIOLET HOLMES | GREEN T | KID CONVENTIONAL | STOP DROP ROBOT | O CAPTAIN | HANDS OF INDUSTRY | THE SUNBEAMS | JACK CITY | THE KEATINGS | KIRSTY WHITE | JADE HELLIWELL | BARNSLEY COMMUNITY CHOIR | WORSBROUGH BRASS BAND | GRIMETHORPE & DISTRICT BRASS | THE HEATHEN KINGS | THE VERALS | BLUEHEARTS | BROKEN FLOWERS | DANNY BEATIE | LITTLE VICTORIES | WILDSIDE RIOT | FLUIDITY | I LIKE MIKE | BRAVE NEW STORM | PECULIAR BLUE | RYAN YOUNG | HOBSON | SOULFIRE SAINTS | MARK KEELEY | STEPH & MATT | THE CONCETINES | BIG STRIPED LIES | IZON PARADISE THEATRE | DB3 | SLEEPING WITH THE HEARTLESS | THE RISING | THE KINGCROWS | VENDETTAS | RELICS | THE DO’S | AUTOMATIC THRILL | EXIT LOUNGE | SOUL FIRE SAINTS | BELLADONNA HAZE | APNOEA | CITY OF LIGHTS | BEFORE WE ARE | BLACK MOON RISING |THE TORN | IAN JEFFERIES
Feargal

Photo © Craig Wilde

Photo © Craig Wilde

A massive 11 new acts confirmed for Live In Barnsley this weekend. They are Lauren Tate, Danny Smart, Feral Indie, Overclockwise and Michael Dugher from Barnsley. Also, Danny Beattie from Sheffield, Little Victories from Leeds, Fluidity from Doncaster, I Like Mike from Leeds/Wakefield, Peculiar Blue from Normanton and from Rotherham, Ryan Young.
If you want to find out a little more about some of the Barnsley acts, try these articles.
LAUREN TATE – ‘MY REFLECTION’ EP REVIEW
DANNY SMART – ‘NEW MAN’ SINGLE REVIEW
OVERCLOCKWISE – ‘HAVE YOU EVER LOOKED UP?’ EP REVIEW

Hands of Industry

Hands of Industry

There are now very few acts to be announced now for the Live in Barnsley festival. This week, we bring you eight new bands and eight acoustic acts. They are as follows:
Barnsley bands announced this week are the fantastic alternative-indie band MYNAS, the alt-rock/punk band OUTSIDER and the psychadelic rock outfit, THIS CONDITION. From Sheffield the electro-rock band STOP DROP ROBOT and post-rock band O CAPTAIN, from Featherstone there is the DarkWave/Synth band HANDS OF INDUSTRY, and from Leeds there is three new bands announced; the lo-fi indie band THE SUNBEAMS and JACK CITY.

Of the acoustic acts recently announced, there is EMILY WORTON, DARREN FREEMAN, F.D., ANNIE VIOLET HOLMES and GREEN T, all from Barnsley. Also KID CONVENTIONAL from Sheffield and three acts from Leeds; THE KEATINGS, KIRSTY WHITE and JADE HELLIWELL.
Live in Barnsley takes place over thirteen venues on Saturday 21st June. Visit the festival’s facebook page here facebook.com/pages/LIVE-in-Barnsley/392626814151922

Emily Worton

Emily Worton

This State Of Ours © Dominic Gregory

This State Of Ours © Dominic Gregory

This week, the latest acts to be confirmed to play the 2014 Live in Barnsley festival are Barnsley punk poet supremo Mark Jackson and his Criminal Waste of Talent, the alternative rock band Drop Dead Angus, Sheffield folk act Big Stripey Lies, Barnsley indie-rock band Stray Targets, homegrown pop punk from Razor Tones, South Yorkshire alt rock band The Verals, Sheffield blues rockers Bluehearts, and finally Rotherham/Donnie metal band This State of Ours.

This month This State of Ours vocalist, Kirsty Taylor, spoke to me about the band, their influences and their forthcoming gig with Cavorts at The Polish Club. Read that here > alternativebarnsley.wordpress.com/2014/04/01/interview-kirsty-taylor-this-state-of-ours

And so the full Live In Barnsley line-up so far, is as follows…
THE BLACK LAMPS | AZTEC DOLL | ANDWHATARMY | ANTESAINT | ‘THE BAR-STEWARD SONS OF VAL DOONICAN’ GO BRASS | CAVORTS | DEMOGRAPHIC | HITOMI | EVERYONE AN ARMY | BLACK SHOES | BRAIN BOMB | MARK JACKSON’S CRIMINAL WASTE OF TALENT | MIDNIGHT HITCH | THE RECORDISTS | BLACK VINES | THE HURRIERS | JAKE SHARPE | MCCARTHY VIGIL | THE EXHIBITION | STRAY TARGETS | STELLAVISION | THE GLAVINS | THIS STATE OF OURS | TOKYO WITCH HUNT | ANACONDA VICE | INVISIBLE GREASE | TAXI FOR BOB | SOULPRINT | RAZOR TONES | THE HEARTS | FIREHEART | THE SILHOUETTES | UNDER THE INFLUENCE | DISLOCATOR | RED JESTER | REDMIST DESTRUCTION | ASHBY | SONNET | CHINESE ROCKS | DROP DEAD ANGUS | FLUFFY GREMLINS | VELCRO TEDDY BEARS | SUBJECT | POLYOPIA | NOWHERE NEAR LONDON | HARRIET GRANT | BARNSLEY COMMUNITY CHOIR | WORSBROUGH BRASS BAND | GRIMETHORPE & DISTRICT BRASS | THE HEATHEN KINGS | THE VERALS | BLUEHEARTS | BROKEN FLOWERS | BRAVE NEW STORM | HOBSON | BIG STRIPED LIES | IZON PARADISE THEATRE | DB3 | SLEEPING WITH THE HEARTLESS | THE RISING | THE KINGCROWS | VENDETTAS | RELICS | THE DO’S | AUTOMATIC THRILL | EXIT LOUNGE | SOUL FIRE SAINTS | BELLADONNA HAZE | APNOEA | CITY OF LIGHTS | BEFORE WE ARE | BLACK MOON RISING |THE TORN | IAN JEFFERIES

civicIt was announced this year that The Civic would become one of the two new venues for the 2014 Live in Barnsley music festival, and that the space would be used for live brass, choirs, classical, folk, jazz and experimental music.
Live in Barnsley have just announced the line-up for the venue and it goes as follows:
Barnsley Community Choir, Worsbrough Brass Band, Grimethorpe & District Brass and comedy folk band, The Doonicans Go Brass. Also featured will be the folk groups, Broken Flowers from Wakefield, The Heathen Kings from Leeds, Brave New Storm from Sheffield, Indie-Folk group Hobson from leeds and the Sheffield/Barnsley based electro-multimedia outfit, Izon Paradise Theatre.

image by Mark Latham

image by Mark Latham

It’s Friday morning and that means another seven acts to announce for Live in Barnsley! Of the new regional acts confirmed are 90s alt rock inspired SOUL FIRE SAINTS from Sheffield, and from Leeds there is BELLADONIC HAZE, who play big, camp, rock inspired by Queen, Muse, Kiss, ACDC etc and progressive metal band, APNOEA.
From Barnsley there is the classic rock covers band FIREHEART, indie band BLACK SHOES, punks with soul BRAINBOMB and finally, one of Barnsley’s biggest metal bands right now, CAVORTS.

Cavorts have already toured with Dragonforce, Alestorm and Defiled. They played their first gig with Skindred and Therapy. They launch their debut album Got Your Brass later this year. If you loved last year’s EP, then you’ll chuffing love this. Trying to describe the sound of Cavorts is like trying to describe the sound of a sweet kick to the nuts. The hard-core, the punk, and the metal are all turned up to the full. It’s ball breakingly heavy but spliced with groove and rock n roll, some very dirty bass, and neck breaking gutteral vocals thrown in the good measure. Of the songs I had the pleasure of hearing, Look After the Pack has hooks coming at you from every direction and that track’s breakdown has hints of Mastodon. There’s so much groove here, they’re like a SOYO Kvelertak. The real treat though is Wait On, it’s slower and the twin guitars is reminiscent of those fine licks from Baroness’ Blue Album. I can’t wait to hear the full album when it’s ready. Go catch CAVORTS before they break through this year.

Cavorts play The Polish Club on Saturday 26th April.

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Subject It’s week seven for Live In Barnsley’s confirm festival acts announcements. From Barnsley and confirmed to play are VELCRO TEDDY BEARS, SUBJECT, POLYOPIA, NOWHERE NEAR LONDON and HARRIET GRANT. Also confirmed are Leeds’ hardcore metal acts RELICS, current Wakefield favourites THE DO’S, and from Mexborough, local favourites THE STARKINS.

By next week we will also have the review of the new single from Subject, ‘Come On’. The band launch their single at Opium No.10 on 12th April, with support from The Zillas.

To check out biogs and links for all acts on the line-up so far, get on over to the Live in Barnsley festival website.
www.liveinbarnsley.co.uk

Aztec
This week sees a number of alternative rock bands announced to play this year’s Live in barnsley festival
From Barnsley we can announce that THE BLACK LAMPS, AZTEC DOLL, DEMOGRAPHIC, HITOMI and THE RECORDISTS are all announced to play the festival.
Also announced are Leed’s glam-punks THE KINGCROWS who will play alongside Leed’s Garage Rock n Roll band VENDETTAS.

This week Aztec Doll let news out that they are one of 120 lucky unsigned acts to have been chosen to potentially play Glastonbury Festival this summer. Eight acts will soon be chosen from this list to take part in live finals next month, with the winner going on to play the main stage at the legendary music festival!
Read more about Glastonbury’s Emerging Talent Competition here glastonburyfestivals.co.uk/news/etc-2014-longlist-announced

Today’s announcement brings to total bands announced for Live in Barnsley to 42 and they are:
THE BLACK LAMPS | AZTEC DOLL | ANDWHATARMY | ANTESAINT | THE BAR-STEWARD SONS OF VAL DOONICAN | DEMOGRAPHIC | HITOMI | EVERYONE AN ARMY | MIDNIGHT HITCH | THE RECORDISTS | BLACK VINES | THE HURRIERS | JAKE SHARPE | MCCARTHY VIGIL | THE EXHIBITION | STELLAVISION | THE GLAVINS | TOKYO WITCH HUNT | ANACONDA VICE | INVISIBLE GREASE | TAXI FOR BOB | SOULPRINT | THE HEARTS | THE SILHOUETTES | UNDER THE INFLUENCE | DISLOCATOR | RED JESTER | REDMIST DESTRUCTION | ASHBY | SONNET | CHINESE ROCKS | FLUFFY GREMLINS | DB3 | SLEEPING WITH THE HEARTLESS | THE RISING | THE KINGCROWS | VENDETTAS | AUTOMATIC THRILL | EXIT LOUNGE | CITY OF LIGHTS | BEFORE WE ARE | BLACK MOON RISING |THE TORN | IAN JEFFERIES

Live in Barnsley takes place around Barnsley town centre on Saturday 21st June.

This week Live in Barnsley announces if fifth batch of bands, and this time it’s covers acts. We have
SONNET, AUTOMATIC THRILL, CHINESE ROCKS, FLUFFY GREMLINS, DB3, SLEEPING WITH THE HEARTLESS, THE RISING and barnsley’s comedy kings, THE BAR-STEWARD SONS OF VAL DOONICAN, who last year played a roof-top gig atop the Blah Bah. This year it is rumoured they will partner up with one of the town’s biggest brass bands. Now news coming soon.

Midnight Hitch

Midnight Hitch

Live in Barnsley festival have just announce the fourth round of confirmed acts to play Barnsley’s only urban music festival, including five LIB first-timers.
Barnsley acts includes Indie Alt-Rock band ASHBY, grunge band BRUJA, EVERYONE AN ARMY, blue band MIDNIGHT HITCH
Leeds based bands EXIT LOUNGE and CITY OF LIGHTS, and Sheffield act BEFORE WE ARE.Festival organiser says, ‘This week sees seven more bands announced, five of whom are new to Live In Barnsley this year and its great to see so many new young bands that are coming through. It’s almost like Barnsley is having its own ‘new wave’ of music.’

Later today we’ll have an interview with one of these acts.
For now, to get up to date news from Live in Barnsley, follow these links:
facebook.com/pages/LIVE-in-Barnsley/392626814151922
liveinbarnsley.co.uk

Ashby's Ashley Mitchell

Ashby’s Ashley Mitchell

Redmist Destruction

Redmist Destruction

And so here we are again with another round of confirmed acts to play June’s Live in Barnsley festival. This is it’s all rock and metal, and once again we have a good number of local acts.
Confirmed to play are ANDWHATARMY | ANTESAINT | BLACK MOON RISING | BLACK VINES | DISLOCATOR | RED JESTER | REDMIST DESTRUCTION and THE TORN.Coming soon is our weekly insight into one of these acts….

Live In Barnsley takes place over 13 venues in Barnsley town centre on Saturday 21st June. Keep up to date with announcements here.

Andwhatarmy

Andwhatarmy

hurriers
This week, Live In Barnsley announced the second round of acts to be confirmed to play the festival this summer. The festival takes place over thirteeen venues in Barnsley town centre on Saturday 21st June.
Acts announced this week are THE HURRIERS | JAKE SHARPE | MCCARTHY VIGIL | THE EXHIBITION | STELLAVISION | THE GLAVINS | TOKYO WITCH HUNT

One of the festival organisers, Dave Pearsall explains that ‘we’ve had well over 200 acts apply already, which is way more than we had this time last year. We’ve had a lot more DJ’s and dance acts apply this time round which should give it a more interesting and diversified mix, as we were top heavy with indie and rock last year, but in the end, that is representative who applied. We are more known now and with that comes a wider spread genre wise and this year, The Civic gives us an opportunity to branch out a bit toward brass and classical and the DJ’s/dance stuff should attract a slightly different audience too.’

This week I caught up with Izzie Kirk, the multi-instrumentalist and vocalist behind Tokyo Witch Hunt to find out a little bit more about what music has influenced her and her music. You can read that article here alternativebarnsley.wordpress.com/2014/02/14/concrete-island-discs-izzie-voodoo-picks-her-favourite-records/

In other news, Live in Barnsley launch their own radio show next week. GOing live every Friday from 2-4pm, and available to listen to at wearebarnsley.com/radio/listen. If you would like your music played or are maybe interested in a live acoustic session, contact the team on liveinbarnsley@gmail.com
To apply to play the festival or to keep up to date with further announcements, follow liveinbarnsley.co.uk
WAB

LIB CIVIC
By now you should all know that Live in Barnsley, the towns first free urban music festival, will be taking place on Saturday 21st June.
A couple of official announcements have been made so far.
The first is that the festival has two new venues, which brings its total to thirteen. They are The Underground (formerly Rebeccas/Oxygen) and The Civic, which will host brass bands, jazz and classical. Three bands are already looking to play there and The Bar-Steward Sons of Val Doonican are also looking to potentially collaborate with one of them.

The second announcement is the first confirmed acts. They are as follows:
ANACONDA VICE | INVISIBLE GREASE | TAXI FOR BOB | SOUPRINT | THE HEARTS | THE SILHOUETTES | UNDER THE INFLUENCE | IAN JEFFERIES

This week I caught up with Invisible Grease to find out a little more about what influences each of them bring to the band. You can read that feature here alternativebarnsley.wordpress.com/2014/02/12/concrete-island-discs-invisible-grease/

To apply to play or to keep up to date with further announcements, follow liveinbarnsley.co.uk

Invisible grease

feargal

Today the team behind the Live in Barnsley urban festival announced that Feargal Sharkey has agreed to be patron of the festival. This exciting news comes straight after Live in Barnsley appearance at the UK Festival Awards and being shortlisted for Best New Festival.
Feargal is fondly remembered by many as the vocalist for The Undertones who had several UK hits with songs such as Teenage Kicks, Here Comes The Summer and My Perfect Cousin. His best-known solo material is the 1985 UK chart-topping single penned by Maria McKee, A Good Heart, which went to No. 1 in several countries. His eponymous debut album reached No. 12 in the UK Albums Chart.

However, aside from his own chart hits, Sharkey is also known as a key influencial figure and speaker in the music industry. Starting in the early 1990s Sharkey moved into the business side of the music industry, initially as A&R for Polydor Records, and then as managing director of EXP Ltd. He was appointed a member of the Radio Authority for five years from December 1998 to December 2003. He became chairman of the UK Government task force the ‘Live Music Forum’ in 2004, to evaluate the impact of the Licensing Act 2003 on the performance of live music, and gave public evidence before the Culture, Media and Sport Committee on 11 November 2008.
In 2008, Sharkey was appointed as the CEO of British Music Rights and in October 2008, he became head of UK Music, an umbrella organisation representing the collective interests of the UK’s commercial music industry.

One of the Live in Barnsley organisers, John Backhouse, explains “I was a big fan of The Undertones back in the day, and it’s crazy that he’s now involved with LIVE in Barnsley, we can’t wait to work with him.” Fellow organiser, David Pearsall also told us “Feargal has years of experience in various aspects of the music world and hopefully we can tap into that and learn from him. We will be having a big media launch before next years festival and he has already agreed to be part of that and has told us he is looking forward to actually attending the festival and seeing some of the great local music talent.”
Organiser, Steve Clifford, echoed those sentiments and added “This is a great boost for us as we are already planning for next years event and hopefully shows to everyone that this year wasn’t a flash in the pan and that we are committed to establishing LIVE in Barnsley on the festival calendar and showing the world what the town can offer.”

Live in Barnsley 2014 takes place on Saturday 21st June. If you would like to apply to play, follow this link: http://liveinbarnsley.co.uk/application.asp

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