Friday, 1 June 2012

BOMFEST 2012 - A Great Low Cost Festival

This year Yorkshire Music Collective are extremely pleased to be helping out at BOMfest.

Amazingly BOMfest is in its eighth year this summer, its started off as a humble affair in 2005, next to the Barnsley main pit, and against all odds it has become Yorkshire's most cutting edge supporter of original unsigned artists. It also prides itself on being one of the best value for money events in the UK.

As in the last couple of years BOMfest will take place in Worsborough Country Park, Barnsley and has now evolved into an all weekend camping, eight stage spectacular, without losing any of its original spirit and ethos.

This years artists have been selected from over 1000 applicants and many hours of checking out live performances at “The South Sea” in Sheffield, and with the limited number of available slots on offer to performers at this years event, the artists chosen to play can rest assured that in this hard knock, labour of love industry, BOMfest has recognised their dedication and hard work.

Here are some of the artists playing this year:


The headliners are 3 Daft Monkeys from Cornwall. They have become one of the most popular touring bands on the UK festival scene. Their quirky, original and unusual approach to music, and their exhilarating and energetic live performances have garnered them a loyal live following. They have played at Glastonbury festival and headlined festivals in Holland, Belgium, and Germany. Their passion, intensity and sheer joy of life mixed with their infectious dancing rhythms will leave you breathless, enthralled and exhilarated. You’ll find the desire to dance irresistible!

Just before them are Barnsley's The Danse Society, one of the godfathers of Goth/Darkwave from the 80's will be playing as a special homecoming gig. Reformed due to pressure from Facebook fans the band are back after a 25 year break and at the end of last year released their fourth album "Change of Skin" Their live show promises to be as exciting and as powerful as ever and they are already lined up for some major festival appearances, their inaugural concert to be at the famous Wave Gotik Treffen in Leipzig on 26 May 2012. They have played alongside
Sisters of Mercy, The Fall and The Cult and have supported tours with bands such as Killing Joke, Bauhaus and The Cure.

Special mention also to PaperPlane from Todmorden who are the BOMfest best young band of the year. A three piece outfit hailing from Halifax/Todmorden,they are an alternative rock band with all sorts of influences in the bands sound which is dramatically arranged and passionately delivered. They impressed BOMfest organisers so much when they played in Sheffield that they are the organisation's tip for the top in 2012 and a must watch for those of you who enjoy the creative expression of a young bunch of lads.

Other acts on the main stage are BROOMBUSTERS, from Birmingham, NIGHTVISION from Lincoln, STRAIGHT RAZOR ANGELS from Barnsley, MUNICH from Brighton, IMOKO SET from Barnsley, MENTAL BLOCK from Wakefield, GARAJE JACK from Madrid, and SECTION 60 from Sheffield.


The headliners are The headliners are Manchester hip hop/ska/Soul band The Lostrites, a real party on legs. This outfit are good friends of BOMfest and headlined the BIGsound stage last year and have been regulars since 2009 when they stormed the party with their tongue in cheek upbeat tunes which underneath carry a strong lyrical message. Guaranteed to end the night on a big one. Other acts on this stage are James Warner Prophecies, Smiling Ivy, Seventh Son, Jam Abraham, 10ft Wizard, Down The Machine, Glavins, Familiar Looking Strangers, Happy Daggers, Franko and the Dreadnaught and Stellavision.


Headliner MC Major Ranks has been controlling the microphone from the early 80's as a highly rated yoot man MC on the Reggae Sound System scene in both Nottingham and London.
This included being Resident with his Sound "Sir Clifton Hi fi" at the now famous 4 Aces Club,aka The Labyrinth on Dalston Lane,while it was still a 7 night a week Reggae Blues Party.
Heavily influenced by the Jamaican artists of that era he moved with times and started MC'n to Jungle Techno/DnB/Jungle and has worked with the biggest names in the business including Grooverider,Nicky Blackmarket,Slipmatt,Ellis Dee to name just a few.


Headliners are thrash metal band Redmist Destruction from Barnsley. Formed in 2009 after four good friends synchronically ended their current band projects, RedMist Destruction, “RMD”, got together to create their first love; thrash metal. With the aim to bring something fresh to a genre saturated with carbon cut outs, RMD breathe new life and energy into it the way it was meant to be. The party carrys on this stage with DJ Mistress Darkside.


This year IMP stage will be focusting on Hip Hop, Breaks and Jungle, with DJs and MCs joining them from across the country. 
The Monkey radio dance arena will start the day nice & funky then will build the music up all day with organ house , funky bass ,electro , jakin finishing with trance classics. The Monkey Arena will be transformed into a wonderland visual adventures as soon as it gets dark.
The Cirque Du Manc Cabaret marquee will host a whole day of weird and wonderful performances.

Festival Chief Dave Hancock says "every artist deserves the support and encouragement which I am sure the BOMfest revellers will provide to make BOMfest 2012 a day to remember for Performers, volunteers and attendees."

For further details check out the following:

Bomfest Website
We Got Ticktets


  1. Do you have a bomfest 2012 monkey radio cd set please.

    If you have how much are they