wordWITCH

wordWITCH. electro-dance-spoken word. if Sleaford Mods had mated with Sylvia Plath to make a leetle friend for him from The Streets, who trailed round after him in dance tents, dummy in mouth, agog- this is her. music collabs from synth musicians across the country. visual and film collabs from all over the world. words and slinky dancing all her own extra terrestrial invention. wordWITCH is one half of electropunk duo Slummy Eve. Follow Website | Instagram | Twitter | Facebook

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Blind Fiction

Carlisle based alternative pop rockers, utilise the talents and experience of all 5 members to unleash a diverse range of influences that includes post-punk, reggae, folk, pop and rock, resulting in music that’s hard to pin down. The band has received a wide variety of comparisons including “a cheerier Joy Division”, “Echo and The Bunnymen” and even “Fleetwood Mac goes surf”. Having played as a band for 5 years, including sets at Solfest, Tuzina Groove in Slovakia and regular gigs around the North West & Scotland, each member is clearly comfortable in stage and the band deliver a high-energy, exciting set of songs. Follow Website | Facebook Listen

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Broomhead

Broomhead are a 5 piece Alt-Rock band hailing from Manchester, England. Formed in early 2017 they have gone from strength to strength and building a sizeable following. They released their debut recording Petrichor part 1 on november with RGM Magazine stating that it was a ‘collection of songs that bring with them great musicianship and powerful influence.’ also calling the lead track Lucas Lane ‘a masterpiece’ The band have an extremely busy summer ahead with gigs in support of Amnesty International and Musicians Against Homelessness with a highlight being playing Tatton Park in July along with various other festivals. Broomhead have gone from strength to strength and in 2018 that shows no sign of slowing down! Follow Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter  Listen

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Sarah Hardman

Sarah is a Wigan girl through and through. She first performed at Wigan Live Festival after completing her Music Degree from York St John University and has been performing at the festival every year since. Sarah hopes to have you up and dancing with some covers and a few originals thrown in too. Though Sarah performs alone sometimes, you can also often see her with cajon player and percussionist Chris Hardman, son of Derek Hardman who had jazz bands. Music truly is in her blood. Sarah is also a part of Playing 4 Time, a four piece band that are also playing the festival for the first time this year. Follow Instagram | Faceook | Twitter Listen  

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Glen Hartmann

Glen Hartmann is a solo artist and songwriter based in London, United Kingdom, whose hometown is Cape Town, South Africa. His music is a union of acoustic and electronic sounds with a substantial EDM/pop influence. Glen’s song, “Home, I Saw”, demonstrates his acoustic roots where his musical journey began, while songs like “Ready to Fight This” and his collaboration in “Unsure” represent the electronic/acoustic direction his music is going. Glen’s latest track, “Heartbeat”, blurs musical boundaries in being not only acoustic and electronic, but manages to place itself within both chill and upbeat genres. Of Glen’s music it has been written that, “there is a wide variety between tracks that keeps you captivated and makes you want to come back for more.” And, “Lyrically you get a depth

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Alec Martin

The man Bob Dylan went to see, and the man credited with starting the open mic scene with his Buskers Ball, almost a quarter of a century ago! Alec is frontman with the blues/rock band NIGHT TRAIN (who are celebrating their 40th anniversary this year) but he will be wearing his acoustic ‘hat’ for this year’s festival. His solo material runs the full range from self penned to covers interspaced by some very dry comedy. Alec was also one of resident singers at Poynton Folk Centre the year it was voted national folk club of the year, has been featured on BBC radio many times as well as appearing on BBC4’s ‘Unsigned Bands’ feature….and his Buskers Ball was even mentioned on a McFly album, as it was there Danny Jones performed regularly. His solo

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Sally Pepper

I am a pop-punk singer-songwriter, originally from Stoke-on-Trent, but now based in Blackpool. I have toured the country extensively as both a headline and support act, and have shared the stage with big names such as Lucy Spraggan and Mallory Knox. My latest single, “Sepia”, is available on all major digital platforms, as well as previous releases, some of which have been played on match days at Anfield, the home of Liverpool FC. Follow Facebook | Instagram | Twitter Listen  

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KingFast

KingFast is a singer/Songwriter creating pop flavoured soul. In 2017 KingFast was crowned winner of Merseyrail Sound Station Prize. In 2018, KingFast has played at Aintree; Ladies Day with Radio City and at Threshold Festival, Sound City, Smithdown Road Festival, Alsager Festival, Liverpool International Music Festival and has appeared in Cannes to perform in the midst of the Film Festival. Getintothis – “a solo singer and guitarist who packs in considerable energy and geniality to his shows… [he has] Stevie Wonder-style vocals, along with that beaming, infectious smile.” Bido Lito – “Stunning looped guitar acrobatics and soulful pop numbers.” Planet Slop – “Aside from the earworm hook and KingFast’s irresistible voice, the self-created

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Quaintest Show On Earth

An alternative folk band from Wigan The band was formed in 2013 and has featured a variety of musicians and song writers, they played locally perfecting their show then started to expand by taking it to larger and further afield audiences. QSOE have played main stage along side artists from all over the world at festivals such as the Ukulele Festival of Scotland and the Grand Northern Ukulele Festival. The Wigan band has released three full studio albums of original music and one live album, now available on most online stores. Listen on Spotify , iTunes , Bandcamp Their music has been featured on highly successful advertising campaigns reaching 100s of thousands. They have had extensive radio play, contributed to film soundtracks and were recently asked to submit their music to the

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The River Men

New to the Scene but not new to music. The RiverMen bring you acoustic loveliness having previously brought you “Now That’s What I Call Acoustic Loveliness”. They said it wouldn’t work. It did. The River Men are Peter McPartland and Vincent Gillespie. Come by get involved, get on google and see our back catalogue. We prefer the new stuff. Listen

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Mat Bianco

Brought up on a mixture of rock, soul, folk and pop, Mat Bianco brings his popular eclectic mix of songs from across the eras as part of his “Big Singalong”. Whatever your musical tastes, there’ll always be something you can sing along to, clap along to, tap or dance to. It’s all about the fun! Follow Facebook | Instagram | Twitter  

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My Only Solution

We are a 3 piece Alternative-Rock band from Manchester! Our aim is to make you jump around and have a good time when listening to our music! We have just released our debut album “From Zero To Panic” which we spent a year writing, producing and releasing all independently, check us out! :) Follow Facebook | Instagram | Twitter Listen

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