The annual Coalfield’s festival is getting closer by the day, and despite competition from festivals in Sheffield, Wombwell and Cannon Hall, Coalfields has a hell of a lot to offer this years. This year the festival takes place on Saturday 26th July, at Darton Cricket Fields and is spread over five stage, with each one being managed by a different promoter. In the second in our series of in depth looks at Coalfields, here we check out who is playing Studio24 Stage.
Studio 24 is owned and managed by Brett Jackson, with the studios and rehearsal spaces being because at the Agness Road end of town. He’s worked with and supported a large number of bands and artists over the last two years, and for this festival he’s selected anumber of them to play on his stage. His line-up is looks a little something like this.
I asked Brett how he went about selecting his acts. He said, “when deciding on my bands, I really wanted to stay local and pick the acts/bands that have helped Studio 24 grow from when we opened two years ago. We have a connection with every band on the Studio 24 stage and without these acts my local music business would not be what it is today. I cannot thank the bands enough for their support and I will continue to support them as they develop and the thriving local music scene of Barnsley.”
My personal favourites on this are McCarthy Vigil, Bruja, and The Hearts, although I intend on doing my best to see A.K.A. Pipeline. I like the sound of the material on their soundcloud page and they’ve played quite a few gigs over in Sheffield now, with a support slot for Exit Calm lined up for this Autumn.
Gates open at 12pm £5 early bird tickets available online from this link.
Tickets available instore at CAM Music in Barnsley town centre, Rose & Crown in Darton, Barnsley Hospice shop in Mapplewell.