The Charlatans headline new SIGNALS festival at Derbyshire tourist attraction
The first event on June 11, 2022 will also feature The Cribs, Tim Burgess and Liz Lawrence in a strong program of music, arts and films.
Born from the Madchester scene, indie icons The Charlatans headline to perform classic hits like The Only One I Know, North Country Boy and Blackened Blue Eyes from three decades of epic albums.
Tim Burgess fans get a double whammy from this musical genius as he taps into his five albums in a solo on this upper stage.
Independent hero friends Nativity scenesstill reeling from the critically acclaimed success of their eighth studio album, Night Network, will also perform on the main stage.
Liz Lawrence brings her unique combination of upbeat pop and simmering lo-fi folk to the festival.
Other acts taking the Labyrinth stage include Chester’s melodic indie pop trio Peaness, described as ‘one of the UK’s most exciting new bands’ (Vulture Hound) and rising post-punk stars Cucamaras from Nottingham, in an afternoon which will be opened by the historic local brass band Crich Brass.
Away from the main stage, expect a brand new live, in-person version of Tim’s Twitter Listening Parties, which have been a huge source of fun for artists and music fans around the world during the pandemic. . Just one of the eclectic offerings at Tim Peaks Diner, the brainchild of Charlatans frontman Tim Burgess; Both a traveling concert hall and a café, you’ll experience an intimate line-up of music, talks, DJs and more:
Expect a ferocious set from Tim Peaks of Deja Vega, ‘one of the best live bands around’ (Louder Than War), at the end of a UK tour, alongside a solo outing from Dean McMullen from the indie punk heroes of Exeter Muncie Girls and raw, powerful rock & roll from Manchester’s Dirty Laces.
Claire Welles will show why she is one of Liverpool’s best kept secrets, while The Red Stains will bring their contemporary post-punk fueled by chaos and resistance.
Meanwhile, at the bandstand, Midlands band Young Decades will present a powerful sound, fresh off their latest single, Man On Mars; while local Derbyshire acting duo dreamy indie rock quartet King Blonde and singer-songwriter Ami Sharpe complete this latest wave of established musical artists.
Further artists are yet to be announced, and organizers hope to add other emerging artists from neighboring areas of Derbyshire/Nottinghamshire, with local artists encouraged to get in touch with festival organizers via [email protected]
Derby-based independent cinema QUAD will be sponsoring a marquee where music-themed documentaries, films and Q&A sessions will be offered throughout the day. These will include screenings of Oasis: Supersonic and Coldplay: A Head Full of Dreams with director Mat Whitecross appearing as a special guest speaker to talk about the two acclaimed documentaries.
Postponed from last year due to the pandemic, this summer’s SIGNALS lights are green.
Tickets cost £55 for adults aged 17 and over, £25 for ages 6-16, while those aged 5 and under get free entry. Book at www.signalsfestival.co.uk/tickets