This weekend, I am pleased to announce another six fantastic acts that have joined the line-up of the Barnsley leg of We Shall Overcome.
Over the weekend of 2nd/3rd/4th October, all over the country, live music events have been organised with the purpose offering solidarity and help to those affected by austerity policies. At each event, funds will be raised for local food banks. This specific event will take place on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th October at the award winning Barnsley Rock & Blues Venue, over two stages. Saturday will feature the best of local rock, indie, metal, blues and acoustic music and Sunday will be Songs of protest, rebellion and revolution; a selection of the finest punk, folk and spoken word acts over two stages. And so, I am pleased to announced the following acts;
Barnsley’s very own socialist punk band, fresh from releasing their debut album From Acorns Mighty Oaks, THE HURRIERS; from Wakefield LOUISE DISTRAS, who has been compared to Joe Strummer, Joan Jett and Billy Bragg; and featuring former members of the much loved big ska band Catch-It Kebabs, THE MIGHTY VIPERS will be the groove, funk and reggae vibes as they close the main stage on Saturday night.
STRAY TARGETS, who have been a favourite on the local Indie Rock scene for a number of years now, will also play a set. Also joining us will be the brilliant Barnsley singer songwriter BRANDON GRAY and from Doncaster, the politcal folk singer, THE LAST POLITICIAN.
SATURDAY 3 OCTOBER, 1PM TIL LATE
Twenty acts over two stages, featuring the best of local rock, indie, metal, blues and acoustic music.
THE MIGHT VIPERS – CAVORTS – BLACK VINES – MAD DOGS & ENGLISHMEN – STRAY TARGETS – PAVILION – TAXI FOR BOB – RICHARD KITSON BLUES TRIO – THE DELICATEERS – ROLLING DOWN HILLS – GEORGINA GILMARTIN – EMILY WORTON – HARRIET GRANT – FERAL INDIE – JONATHAN WALMAN – NATHAN KOZMA – BRANDON GRAY
SUNDAY 4 OCTOBER, 2PM – 9PM
Songs of protest, rebellion and revolution; a selection of the
finest punk, folk and spoken word acts over two stages.
THE HURRIERS – ORPHANS – INTERROBANG!? – LOUISE DISTRAS – SYSTEM OF HATE – TWO CAR FAMILY – MARK JACKSON’S CRIMINAL WASTE OF TALENT – DEL SCOTT MILLER – SERIOUS SAM BARRETT – PLATFORM TWO – WILDE SAMMON – PAUL PEARSON – PITMAN POET – JETHRO PLATTS – THE LAST POLITICIAN
For up to date information about the event join our event page on facebook https://www.facebook.com/events/1594285487507843/