Monday, 16 July 2012

Bingley Music Live (Press Release)

The final pieces fall into place as BML announces
special guests White Lies

The last remaining parts of the musical jigsaw have slotted in and we now have a virtually complete picture of this year’s Bingley Music Live line up! Our special guests appearing on Sunday night are the outstanding White Lies; they’re also joined by hot newcomersClement Marfo and the Frontline.

There’s a diverse array of extraordinary talent appearing in MyrtlePark from 31st August to 2nd September. To ensure you get to see your favourite bands we’re releasing a limited number of advance day tickets for the event. Entry on Friday is £17.50 (+ booking fee) and tickets for Saturday or Sunday cost £30 (+ booking fee). Advance day tickets are now on sale but hurry there’s limited availability!

Since springing onto the music scene in 2008 to universal acclaim and numerous 'one-to-watch' accolades White Lies have gone on to surpass all expectations. Their debut albumTo Lose My Life entered the UK chart at number 1 and they've built an impressive reputation around the globe for their euphoric, uplifting, indie anthems. Followed by 2010's mature, full-bodied tech-rock sequel Rituals the three-piece from West London have developed into a tightly knit, focused and imaginative force. With an 18 month world tour and numerous international festival appearances under their belts you can expect a knock out live performance at Bingley.

Sunday also welcomes Clement Marfo and the Frontline to the Main Stage. Nominated for MTV's 'Brand New for 2012' award; the exuberant, lyrical skills of South London rapper Clement are set to take the UK by storm. The release of the appropriate (and timely) titled single 'Champion' is a motivational rallying call that exudes an energetic and irrepressible enthusiasm. With its hyper-catchy hook, it’s a track that’s destined to feature throughout the Olympic highlights this summer. The seven members that make up The Frontline bring a vibrant fusion of musical genres to the mix; creating a unified sound of the city street and presenting a unique urban vibe with an inspirational perspective. Be prepared for a full scale attack from this upbeat army - they're sure to be victorious.

Big Heart, Big Sounds
Organised by Bradford Council, Bingley Music Live has firmly established itself on the festival circuit consistently impressing audiences and performers alike with its intimate, friendly atmosphere and professional organisation. The chance to really get up close and personal to your favourite bands is one of the event’s stand-out features and means that festival goers can eagerly anticipate getting to the heart of the action.

These latest two bands virtually complete our line up with just two Battle of the Bands competition winners to be announced later in the month. This leaves the day splits as follows:
Friday 31st Aug
Saturday 1st Sept
Sunday 2nd Sept
Main Stage
The Charlatans
Martha Reeves and the Vandellas
Kids in Glass Houses
BBC Introducing… DrivingLolita
DJ Fresh Live
The Pigeon Detectives
The Jim Jones Revue
Black Spiders
The Chevin
White Lies
Maverick Sabre
Clement Marfo and theFrontline
L Marshall
Raise the Roof Stage
Miles Hunt & EricaKnockalls
Skinny Lister
Sadie and the Hotheads
Matt Belmont
Spirit of John
The Lancashire Hotpots
King Charles
We Were Evergreen
Jake Bugg
Karima Francis
Lilygreen & Maguire
The Milk
The Idiot B*stard Band
Yes Sir Boss
Ellen and the Escapades
Juan Zelada
L&U Competition Winners
Me and My Friends
Nico Cara
The Musicians Centre Stage
all too human / Ballyhoo Eventide / Bearfoot Beware / Control is Dead / Dan Audio / Deadwall / Den Miller / Down The Machine / Eskimo Fandango / Foxes Faux / Gods of Hellfire / Joe Tilston / Lunar Coup / Return to Ajustrel / Small Words / Talking To Strangers / Ti Amo / The Coopers / The Simon Pollard Band / Tom Savage & The Hash Mafia

Throwing its gates open to over 15,000 happy revellers per day for three glorious days of diverse music, Bingley Music Live delivers ‘Big Heart, Big Sounds’.  At £45 (+ booking fee) for a three day ticket, BML offers music fans real value for money too.
Weekend, VIP and day tickets are available online or call the ticket hotline 0871 220 0260. Other ticket outlets include: The Musician’s Centre (Keighley), HMV (Bradford / Leeds), Crash Records (Leeds), Jumbo Records (Leeds), Leeds Visitor Centre (City Station), Motorpoint Arena (Sheffield), Bingley Council Shop, Shipley Town Hall, Keighley Town Hall, Cottingley Bridge Stores, Haworth Visitor Information Centre, Saltaire Visitor Information Centre, Ilkley Visitor Information Centre, Bradford Visitor Information Centre. For regular updates and additional band announcements please log on to or follow @BingleyFestival

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