Monday, 28 March 2016

Live in Barnsley (Press Release)

Line-up Announcement 

LIVE in Barnsley, the town’s first metropolitan free music festival that began in June 2013, is now into its fourth year. 

This year’s LIVE in Barnsley FREE Music Festival takes place on Saturday 18 June 2016 and the organisers today announced another batch of bands that will appear this year.

The following bands will be appearing at Live In Barnsley 2016:

Aztec Doll from Barnsley
An alternative rock band that gel post-punk, krautrock and dream pop, Aztec Doll have supported Nine Black Alps on tour and have been described as “delicately haunting and scathingly sharp” by Whisperinandhollerin. You can check out Aztec Doll at Barnsley Rock & Blues (Polish Club) on Friday 29th April.
Twitter: @AztecDollUK

Four Authors from Penistone
Currently touring the north of England in support of their recently released ‘Chapter II’ EP and described by BBC Introducing Sheffield’s Christian Carlisle as “Pop/rock at it’s finest”, Four Authors look set to be one of many highlights of this year’s festival. For a taste of what’s to come this summer, catch Four Authors during their set at Barnsley Rock & Blues (Polish Club) on Friday 8th April as part of the Live In Barnsley Taster Tour.
Twitter: @FourAuthors

Pistol Pete Wearn from Stafford
Described by Stafford Radio as a “local blues legend”, Pistol Pete Wearn’s music has been played on BBC Radio 6 and earned him support slots with Stefan Grossman and The Stray Birds. If you appreciate foot-stomping, rustic roots music, Pistol Pete Wearn is the guy for you.
Twitter - @PistolPeteWearn
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Ricky Fleming from Leeds
You’ll be hearing a lot more from soulful singer-songwriter Ricky Fleming in the coming months with his recently released four-track EP ‘We Could Be More’. Be sure to check him out before his Live In Barnsley performance.
Twitter - @RickyFleming
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Jack the Lad from Rotherham
Rapper and DJ Jack the Lad will give Live In Barnsley a new dimension this year with his straight-talking lyrical assault. He was recently the main feature in the Rotherham Advertiser’s pullout ‘Scene’ and played at the Leadmill in Sheffield in support of his EP ‘Believe’.
Twitter - @JackTheLadVT
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Minus One from Barnsley
Brand spanking new Barnsley based Minus One are building up some momentum en route to this year’s Live In Barnsley with a stop off at Barnsley Rock & Blues (Polish Club) on Friday 1st April supporting BBC Introducing Humberside darlings Recruits.
Twitter - @MinusOneUK
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Figure of Speech & Mr P from Barnsley
Experimental hip-hop artist Figure of Speech will be joined by Mr P (Peter Jnr of Abstract Methods) for this year’s Live In Barnsley.
Twitter - @AnalogFidelity
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Shades from Bradford
Rap/grime artist Shades is a young talent to watch out for with five years of music making defying his young age and a richer repertoire than his 19 years would suggest.
Twitter - @ShadesBradford
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Electric Luddites from Sheffield
Five-piece rock band Electric Luddites by their own definition specialise in “original songs with anti-establishment sentiments and left-leaning tendencies which they belt out with gusto”. Enough said.
Twitter - @electricluddit1
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Nova Hands from Huddersfield
The alternative metal/prog rock band will be playing the Huddersfield leg of the Live In Barnsley Taster Tour at the Parish on 2nd April hot on the heels of their ‘J-EP’ release earlier this year.
Twitter - @NovaHands
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Framing Witches from Rotherham
With an EP on the way and a reputation for lyrical scepticism, Doncaster based Framing Witches will also be playing the Rotherham leg of the Live In Barnsley Taster Tour at the Trades tonight (Friday 25th March). Not to be missed!
Twitter - @FramingWitches
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