Top rockers Primal Scream headline Bingley Music Festival

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Primal Scream's Bobby Gillespie Primal Scream's Bobby Gillespie

Primal Scream, The Cribs and The Wonder Stuff are the first acts to be confirmed for this year’s Bingley Music Live.

The annual festival, now in its seventh year, will be held at Myrtle Park between Friday, 30 August and Sunday, September 1.

Primal Scream have established a ferocious reputation for their live performances, which are held together by charismatic frontman Bobby Gillespie.

The Glasgow band helped to shape an entire generation with the release of the Mercury Music Prize winning Screamadelica in 1991, which combined acid house with indie rock.

They’ll be performing hits from their extensive back catalogue as well as tracks from their tenth album, More Light, to be released in May. The Cribs have been hailed by Q magazine as “the biggest cult band in the UK”. The Wakefield trio have enjoyed ten years of producing infectious indie tunes and working with acts such as Johnny Marr and Sonic Youth’s Lee Ranaldo. The three brothers recently collected the Teenage Cancer Trust Outstanding Contribution To Music Prize at the NME Awards.

The Wonder Stuff will perform an exclusive Yorkshire festival set in support of Oh No… it’s The Wonder Stuff, their first new collection of original material in seven years.

Councillor Andrew Thornton, Bradford Council’s Executive Member for Leisure, said: “I am thrilled at the high standard of acts confirmed for this year’s Bingley Music Live. With more great names to follow, I would strongly recommend that people act fast and buy a ticket now to avoid being disappointed.” Bingley Music Live, organised by Bradford Council, is also supporting up-and-coming talent including singer-songwriter Natasha Haws, whose single Stranger was picked as a BBC Introducing Discovery track at the end of last year. She has also been selected for The Sun’s One to Watch 2013 list.

Holy Moly And The Crackers are a Newcastle indie-folk group that, despite only forming last January, have already released an album and performed at the Hopfarm Festival alongside Bob Dylan and Ray Davies.

Newcomers Rose & The Howling North recently released their debut album, Cuckoo. Rose grew up in Wakefield in a house surrounded by music: her father played in folk luminaries Hedgehog Pie while an uncle was in Lindisfarne. Last year’s festival, which was shortlisted for the UK Festival Awards Best Medium Sized Festival, had performances from Jake Bugg, Razorlight and Nero.

Three-day weekend tickets are available for £45 (plus booking fee) from www.bingleymusiclive.com/tickets or by calling 0871 220 0260.

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2:49am Thu 28 Mar 13

RollandSmoke says...

I cannot find the words to express the size and scale of the (regulars will know the rest)
I cannot find the words to express the size and scale of the (regulars will know the rest) RollandSmoke
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6:32am Thu 28 Mar 13

Albion. says...

So the Poplar House area residents will be booking their holidays for late August/early September this year?
So the Poplar House area residents will be booking their holidays for late August/early September this year? Albion.
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7:35am Thu 28 Mar 13

ANY WHERE BUT HERE says...

Well done to whoever got them signed up, it's getting bigger.
Well done to whoever got them signed up, it's getting bigger. ANY WHERE BUT HERE
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8:32am Thu 28 Mar 13

JAtkinson says...

Brilliant! So good to have Bingley and Bradford District attracting such big names.

It's going to be great!
Brilliant! So good to have Bingley and Bradford District attracting such big names. It's going to be great! JAtkinson
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9:25am Thu 28 Mar 13

RonnieRhino says...

As a Bingley resident I bloody love this Music Festival.
It brings much needed revenue to the Town, which is what we want isn't it?

Wasn't too keen on the acts last year but those 3 already have made up for that.

Good work!
As a Bingley resident I bloody love this Music Festival. It brings much needed revenue to the Town, which is what we want isn't it? Wasn't too keen on the acts last year but those 3 already have made up for that. Good work! RonnieRhino
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1:00pm Thu 28 Mar 13

basil fawlty says...

The only downer for me are the early finishing times on both Saturday and Sunday. It only happens once a year so I dont think the local residents would have much cause for complaint if the hours were extended.
It will be interesting to see what the Council's approach will be for the new concert events to be held at Odsal Stadium on a regular basis.
The only downer for me are the early finishing times on both Saturday and Sunday. It only happens once a year so I dont think the local residents would have much cause for complaint if the hours were extended. It will be interesting to see what the Council's approach will be for the new concert events to be held at Odsal Stadium on a regular basis. basil fawlty
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4:16pm Thu 28 Mar 13

I can see clearly now... says...

basil fawlty wrote:
The only downer for me are the early finishing times on both Saturday and Sunday. It only happens once a year so I dont think the local residents would have much cause for complaint if the hours were extended.
It will be interesting to see what the Council's approach will be for the new concert events to be held at Odsal Stadium on a regular basis.
I'll tell you what, why don't you try living next to something that is extremely loud and nauseating to you for three days and see how you like it. In any other circumstances, the Environmental Protection officers would probably be within the law to close it down!
[quote][p][bold]basil fawlty[/bold] wrote: The only downer for me are the early finishing times on both Saturday and Sunday. It only happens once a year so I dont think the local residents would have much cause for complaint if the hours were extended. It will be interesting to see what the Council's approach will be for the new concert events to be held at Odsal Stadium on a regular basis.[/p][/quote]I'll tell you what, why don't you try living next to something that is extremely loud and nauseating to you for three days and see how you like it. In any other circumstances, the Environmental Protection officers would probably be within the law to close it down! I can see clearly now...
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9:34pm Thu 28 Mar 13

cockadoodledo says...

So great for the organisers!What do people of Bingley get out of this? TOILet block in Bingley only open I n MYrtle place only open during this event 'Local councillors don't seem to care anymore.Could give us free tickets for ruining the park could be a good idea?
So great for the organisers!What do people of Bingley get out of this? TOILet block in Bingley only open I n MYrtle place only open during this event 'Local councillors don't seem to care anymore.Could give us free tickets for ruining the park could be a good idea? cockadoodledo
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