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Festival: Killing Moon Stage At Underground Festival


We like festivals, despite our belly-aching to the contrary. Our beef is usually with camping. The weather. Availability of booze, that kind shit. You know how it is. Oh yeah, and ridiculously over-priced tickets and/or limited scope for blagging abilities, that winds us up too. Anyway, all that crap aside, aren’t festivals just the best? We’ve had some small adventures into this area ourselves, given that our previous abuses of taking over certain Great Escape stages, for example, is quite well documented (on the blog at least) for the past two years. So, we met this guy Joe back in, like, October or something. In he came to our town, atop a steed of Idle Hands Clubbiness, giving all this, that and the other. He mentioned to us he ran a wicked-cool thingy called Underground Festival. We had heard of this event previously, by virtue of chums like Bluebell and Duologue having been invited to play in previous years. We heard it was good, right and proper. So we were, like, “sort us out”. He was, like, “are you legit?”. So we said “yeah, probably”. Then, much to our amazement, he said “YEAYUH OKAY”. So, that was that. As a result of all of this high-brow executive-level style bartering, we’re pleased to announce that we have been given a stage of our very own at Underground Festival 2013, which will feature the following members of our ever-growing and now alarmingly-extensive musical family:









Plus acts curated by BBC Introducing in conjunction with Gloucester City Council:

House Of Thieves

Ella Martini

Joe Richardson

Cool? Cool. Oh yeah, it’s completely FREE ENTRY as well. Now watch this press release…


So. Here we go again. This is 4th year of the Underground Festival at the Guildhall. Last year’s event saw over 1200 people pass through the building over two days. One of last year’s headliners, Bastille, went on to have a number 1 album, and loads of others have gone on to similar success. So no pressure then?!

We’re delighted to announce the 2013 festival will be headlined by LEWIS WATSON (Sat) and MALLORY KNOX (Sun). Lewis played the festival last year, headlining the 2nd (then BBC Introducing) stage. He came back to the venue in March for a sold-out show on his EP tour, so this is the next progression for an artist we’re really excited about, and really happy to keep supporting. Mallory Knox have been all over Radio 1 for most of this year, so it’s a massive coup that we’ve been able to secure them, especially as they’re opening the main stage at this year’s Reading and Leeds festivals, one of the biggest festivals in the UK.

Also performing on the main stage are The Family Rain, Superfood, Night Engine, Seasfire, MT, and Astronomyy on the Saturday. On the Sunday joining Mallory Knox are Marmozets, Natives, Gnarwolves, I Divide, Scholars and The First. So a really great spread of rising acts from across the board of UK music.

As with every year, the festival picks a local band to champion and has them open the main stage, giving a local band the opportunity to perform alongside the ‘next big thing’. This year is no different and Gloucester band The Tommy Drums have been selected for the privilege.

We’re delighted to be continuing our association with well respected web site and magazine This Is Fake DIY as our main festival and main stage sponsor. But the festival is not just about what’s on the main stage, there’s some really exciting acts playing elsewhere around the venue. We’ve teamed up with two of our favourite UK record labels in Killing Moon and LAB Records, to curate the second stage on the Saturday and Sunday respectively. And with previous third stage sponsor Risk and Consequence now defunct, local clothing label Cub Clothing will now be covering the third stage.

As ever, the festival will be completely free entry, with wristbands issued on a first come, first serve basis on each day.

We’ve worked really hard on this lineup, and we hope you’re as pleased with it as we are. Head to the line-up page now for the full list of artists performing.

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