Thursday, May 23, 2013

Sinead and Richard Hawley headline Ramsbottom Festival

I expected good things from Ramsbottom Festival this year, but Richard Hawley (aka the bard of Sheffield) and Sinead O'Connor as headliners is beyond exciting. And errrmmm I'm looking forward to seeing Futureheads too, even if I can't think of any of their songs besides that Hounds of Love cover just at this minute (hear that? That's the sound of whatever small amount of indie cred I still possessed vanishing in a puff of smoke)

But further down the lineup announced a few minutes ago there are gems aplenty: The Unthanks, the ace Junip, who my brother recently turned me on to, the really rather cool Public Service Broadcasting, and The (English) Beat. Full lineup and details here at the festival website. I'll be publishing a full preview closer to September, but in the meantime: YAY.


Anonymous said...

Great post! I had no idea they were headlining this year, it should be heaps of fun. I can't wait to go! Thanks for the update :D

Dan Flynn said...

The Futureheads released an acapella album last year called "Rant" that was one of the best of all last year's albums. The Unthanks released the rather excellent "The Songs of Robert Wyatt and Antony & the Johnsons" in November 2011. Both bands are from the North East of England, just like me. Sigh.