Wednesday, 18 May 2011

YMC visits Rock and Rail

We have been for a look around the venues for the forthcoming Rock and Rail Festival that will be taking place on the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway from 10 - 12 June. This is a truly unique festival with three stages, one is on a station platform, one in a carriage and one in a train shed! Its probably the first time there has been a rock festival on a steam railway.


This is the Jubilee carriage where the acoustic sets will be taking place over the 3 days. There is also a bar.

Performers on the trains are:

Friday 10 June

Ben Peel and The Wool City Folk Club (headline)
Halcyon Days
Den Miller
Tim Moon

Saturday 11th June

Tom Hingley (Inspiral Carpets) (headline)
Jasmine Kennedy
Adam Findlay
Louise Distras
Mr. Gary C
Matt Bentley

Sunday 12th June

Annie Drury
Changing Horses
Miranda vs. The Crok


There will be a stage on the Platform in Keighley Station, these are the performers

Friday 10th June

State of Error (Headline)
Swim with Sharks
Paper Smiles
Do Miss America

Saturday 11th June

Covered in Cool
Last Orders
Talking to Strangers
Monitor Rock
Escort Knights

Sunday 12th June

Silence Passes
My First Addiction
Andy Doonan & The Lightwalks
Keep the Drummer Happy


This is the site of the main venue, the stage will be where the black engine is just now, all trains will be removed and the floor will be covered ready for the weekend event.

This is a huge venue, and will be equipped with a bar too.

Performers are:

Friday 10th June

Sharp Darts (Headline)
The Mexanines
You Had Me At Hello
Ti Amo

Saturday 11th June

Operator 6
Kava Kava
Club Smith
Kath and The Mighty Menace
Jack's Attic
The 27 Club

Sunday 12th June

Pray For Hayden
Propane Penny
Kill to Gain
Sounds of Swami
Yalla Yallas
Anne Marie Hurst

Yorkshire Music Collective will be in attendance over the weekend and will be twittering updates and chatting with the performers.

Tickets are available from the  Rock and Rail Website