Here you are again, out with your friends, having a few drinks and a dance, but the music... does every nightclub own the same playlist and simply click repeat? There must be more than the same 20 songs going over and over somewhere?! Welcome to Underground Sound, where we show you the exit from the mainstream. From indie-rock to jazz, dub step to house, find as many genres as you like, find your voice through the varied, inspirational music, served by Birmingham’s best. Over the last few decades, Britain has become known for their music and nightlife, and in the middle of it all is Birmingham. From the early 60’s, Birmingham’s large underground music scene began to attract national and international attention. As Birmingham’s artists began to appear; Jimmy Powell and The Dimensions, who made the first single to be released commercially from Birmingham’s own, The Applejacks to The Fortunes, who brought three major international hits by 1965, in the UK to the US, to Australia. Birmingham’s music was becoming known. By the end of this decade, Birmingham’s musical culture saw the emergence of several highly original bands who would each develop new and distinctive pop sonorities. The first of these was The Move, formed in 1965, with their new eccentric and melodic sound “placing everything in pop to date in one ultra-eclectic sonic blender”. The Move performed across an enormous range of styles, including blues, 1950s rock ‘n’ roll and country and western, with particular strong influences from hard-edged rhythmic soul, and some of their material approaching the sound that would today be identified as heavy metal. The Move were notorious for their confrontational live performances, smashing up televisions, setting fireworks off on stage, and stood up against the government by abusing an effigy of Prime Minister Harold Wilson. From The Move to Traffic, who introduced their multi-instrumental line-up and their incorporation of jazz, folk and Indian influences towards rock, becoming one of the most successful bands of the early seventies internationally, with four US Top 10 albums. Birmingham’s earliest punk bands proceeded throughout the 70’s, beginning with the Swell Maps to The Prefects, who journalist Jon Savage later wrote, “The Prefects were always one of the most hermetic and confrontational groups. They spared no one, least of all the public”. Their first public gig in 1976 ended in a riot when they performed their first song “Birmingham’s a Shithole”, but by May 1977 they were opening The Clash’s “White Riot” tour at London’s Rainbow Theatre. It wasn’t just the rock ‘n’ roll that began to evolve, the black music culture that developed in the West Midlands in 1960s and 1970s was unique, unlike London, they embraced the white music scene, where white and black musicians would continuously be seen jamming together in pubs, in Handsworth and Balsall Heath, “one of the few places left in Britain where it’s still possible for a white man to get into a shebeen without wearing a blue uniform and kicking the door down”. The result was a free exchange of influence and support between the sound systems and local bands of all races and genres, with particularly close relationships growing between the city’s reggae and punk scenes. Even more eclectic in their influences were The Beat, who mixed influences from jazz, West African and Afro-cuban music as well as rock, ska and reggae, while at a similar time, UB40’s edgy, highly original take on reggae, combined British and Jamaican influences, was “revolutionary, their sound unlike anything else on either island”. From the 70’s to the 80’s, Birmingham was the home of a “vibrant
but infamously fragmented and undervalued” post-punk scene. Birmingham began producing a far more varied range of music that while often successful, influential and highly original, showed few signs of forming a single cohesive movement. The genesis of Birmingham’s New Romantic scene, leading to bands like Duran Duran, selling more than 80 million records worldwide. From post-punk and New Romantic, came Dance Music. House had been played from the mid-1980’s and brought electronic artists such as Big Beat , UK garage/house act The Streets, and Electronica bands; Electribe 101 and Avrocar. The city embraced the national acid house scene with ‘Hypnosis’ on a Thursday night at The Hummingbird .Followed shortly after by DJ’s coming in from all doors. This span off into bank holiday all-dayer, with guests including Sacha and Carl Cox. Although illegal acid house parties had been popping up in Birmingham before, the first legal all night acid rave was at The Hummingbird, then spread to the Tamworth area. Pirate stations such as Fresh FM and PCRL help publicize the music and parties, which expanded the scene in Birmingham. Besides popular music on the airwaves, Birmingham was also witnessing a huge explosion in ‘invisible’ music, from the Indian sub-continent and the popularity of gospel and ‘black church’ music. Evolving out of the later musical movement, Birmingham’s a cappella quintet Black Voices, established in 1987, was instrumental in creating a niche with their soulful renditions in both the sacred and secular. Black Voices has continued with that tradition up to the present. By the 90’s, while the rest of Britain was dominated by rave, Birmingham developed an underground scene combining the practices of electronic music with the influence of local black and Asian music, particularly the production techniques of dub reggae, to create a highly psychedelic downtempo sound that reinvented trance music. Rockers Hi-Fi was formed in 1991 by the former punk Richard “DJ Dick” Whittingham and rock & roller Glyn Bush, who’d both fallen under the influence of Jamaican dub in the Birmingham club scene of the mid-1980s. Their debut album Rockers to Rockers marked the first fusion of influences of dub and house music, and “redefined dub for the acid house generation”, defining the sound that would later become known as trip hop. In 1993 Whittingham and Bush formed the Different Drummer record label, which quickly grew an international roster of artists and became “the premier outlet for forward-thinking dub productions”, building links with wider scenes including German and Austrian nu-jazz. Since 2012 the Digbeth-based B-Town scene has attracted widespread attention, led by bands such as Peace and Swim Deep, with the NME comparing Digbeth to London’s Shoreditch, and The Independent writing that “Birmingham is fast becoming the best place in the UK to look to for the most exciting new music”. Critics identified a common element as how the bands “all incorporate a slightly flippant attitude to their music, not concentrating on polishing their records to perfection, but playing for the joy of creating music and for entertaining their audiences.” The nightlife we have today has come from years of experimental artists, developing and embracing the music on their doorstep. Bringing new music to life, giving people a wave of sound which they can relate to and the relieves stresses of everyday life. The atmosphere, the bass, the people: a night where you can taste freedom, equality and a passionate appreciation for music. Don’t deny yourself this, embrace what Birmingham has to offer, explore and live.
BUSKING IN BIRMINGHAM
MELISSA HASSAM FEATURE
OLLIE LLOYD INTERVIEW
VENUE GUIDE & GIG GUIDE
usking is when people perform in public places for rewards like money, food, drink or gifts. Many different kinds of people do this because they want to get into music or like playing music. Some people do it outside of their day jobs like a policeman in Birmingham called Iain joined a busker in the centre of Birmingham playing a guitar and singing. The term busking was first known in the English language around the middle 1860s
ferent types of music and different musical instruments if they use them. In Birmingham it is a very mixed society and therefore we hear lots of different types of music. Some people start off with busking so that they can be seen and hope to get a music career and others just do it for fun to show people their talents. Busking is legal is Birmingham but you have to get a music licence to be able to sing and perform on
about 50 meters of another performer so that you donâ€™t have problems with the different music. You have to keep the music that is being played quite up beat and good so that people like it and want to listen to more. Also buskers just enjoy themselves because they are doing what they want to do and people are praising them for being good. There is many different forms of busking, not just music, people that mime, or dance or just any street
â€œ93% of people believe that music plays a valuable role in their livesâ€? in Great Britain. Up until the 20th century buskers were normally called minstrels in the United States, Europe and other places. Many people did this as a form of work, to earn a bit of money. There are street performances everywhere throughout Birmingham, they all perform in different ways, with dif-
other peoples land. Also if you are singing other people songs you have to get there confirmation that you can do it. Before you can perform on the streets you have to check you are legally allowed to be there. There is a few things to think about before you set up busking, check that you are not playing within
performers are known as buskers. But these happen everywhere but are rarely noticed but music plays a main role in everyone lives.
elissa Hassam is a 19 year old singer/songwriter from Birmingham who is currently working with record label Ras Blinger records and reggae airways to promote her music. Melissa has been singing from the age of 6 she became interested in music when her brother , who was an MC at the time, would record her singing and show his family and friends what she was capable of. Melissa soon realized that she had a talent. From the age of 13 she began to write her own songs she explained “ I don’t write songs about particular people but the songs I write are usually about real life experiences or even just based on how I feel at the time.” There is not a particular genre that the singer is a part of as she tries to be versatile with the
music she writes in order to attract a wider audience. Melissa has not only been inspired by life experiences but has also been inspired by the musical talents of singers : Michael Buble, Amy Winehouse , Frank Sinatra and Etta James just to name a few who have inspired her own musical talents and song writing Last year she was a part of a gig that was held at The Rainbow Venue in Digbeth , this event allowed her to showcase her music to family and friends as well as the general public and experience the idea of a live audience. She found the experience interesting as it allowed her to perform her music right in front of people and allowed her to see the first hand reactions they had when watching her perform.
Melissa believes that Birmingham is a good place for musicians as it has a very eclectic music scene. Also there are a variety of different venues where people are able to perform such as The Rainbow, The Yardbird, HMV Institute, 02 Academy, The Ballroom and many others. When it comes to creating tracks Melissa uses a particular studio setting to give her music a professional feel , her music can be found on youtube under ‘melissahassammusic’ as well as her new track “ I wanna hold you tonight “ that is being played on the online FM radio show Reggae Airways. Melissa’s advice to upcoming musicians is to take their time and get to know the artist they wish to be.
ituated in Paradise Forum, central Birmingham, ‘The Yardbird’ stands proud as the face of jazz and funk in the city. Built in the 1970’s, next to the Old Library, as a council social club, previously named ‘The Stage’, it hosted music nights targeted towards a much older audience than today. Up until now it has never been an enticing and vibrant place attracting very few people throughout its years as a social club. In December 2006, with ownership being passed over to now owner Ollie Lloyd, the venue closed for
2 months over the winter period where intensive and dramatic refurbishment took place converting the venue into the vibrant and enticing place it is now. Since February 2007, The Yardbird, named after Charlie Parker a famous jazz musician, has established itself to be one of the best live music venues in Birmingham today, showcasing underground and unheard music from an array of artists and genres 7 nights a week. The Yardbird is a great platform for artists to share their talent with the city with numerous open mic nights being schedueld
“The Yardbird is a great platform for local artists””
throughout each month. Artists are able to simply get on stage and show the audience what they’re made of. At the heart of the venue is a clear love and passion for music supporting musicians not only a national scale but most importantly a local one. Diversity is a key theme in this venue, embracing the versatility of Birmingham’s musical culture from jazz to funk, folk to indie, to just a lone-man playing a sitar on the open stage. It is clear when entering The Yardbird that there is a very unique vibe, one that is not pretentious, one that does not discriminate, it is one for all. The past few forma8|UNDERGROUND SOUND
tive years for The Yardbird really has put Birmingham music on the map attracting music lovers from all over the UK to this very special Jazz Club. It’s interesting to notice that behind the facade of the venue is, what many would describe, a musical soul. One that clearly bursts with musical goodness for everyone to wrap their ears around. There is one thing The Yarbird does that nowhere in the city can, and that is to provide a community, one that can come together in perfect harmony and happily enjoy a collective musical experience.
llie Lloyd (35) is the local venue owner of The Yardbird. Originally from High Wycombe and having travelled around the world experiencing some of the best jazz clubs, he has finally found his own. Taking ownership of The Yardbird in 2006 and carrying out intensive renovation to what was previously a council social club, it is now one of the ‘go to’ places for underground and unheard musicians across the city. We sat down with him to find out exactly what his aspirations are and find out his real thoughts about music in Birmingham.
WHEN DID YOU FIRST BECOME THE OWNER OF THE YARDBIRD? “I took the venue on in December 2006, it was a knackered old pub previously called ‘The Stage’, an old council social house, we closed for 2 months over the winter and reopened in late February 2007.” DID THE BUILDING HOLD ANY MUSIC EVENSTS BEFORE YOU TOOK CHARGE? “Yeh it did, but targeted towards 50/60 year olds, just a guy with keyboard on a stage basically to make the place a little more interesting.” HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN PROMOTING YOURSELF THROUGH THE YARDBIRD? “We’re open 7 nights a week, so we
hold music nights 7 times a week, I deal with the Friday and Saturday music nights, which are the main nights. On other nights of the week promoters deal with booking artists.” WHAT SORT OF MUSIC DOES THE YARDBIRD SHOWCASE? “I mean it’s called a Jazz Club but it is very loose in those terms, there’s a main jazz event on a Thursday night which has been running for the whole 7 years, Friday/Saturday are more Funk/Soul nights, we even have a Hip-Hop/Ska and Reggae too, there are always jazz elements to it. Tuesday is more of an openmic acoustic evening , Wednesday splits between Jazz and Indie. We work with ‘Birmingham Promoters on Wednesday’s and Sunday’s who
also deal with other venues in Birmingham.” SO BIRMINGHAM IS OBVIOUSLY FAMOUS FOR THE LIKES OF ‘BLACK SABBATH AND ‘DURAN DURAN’, WHY DO YOU THINK IT IS IMPORTANT TO SUPPORT LOCAL ARTISTS? “I think particular with what we do we have quite a niche in the city with the kind of music we put on, other venues do songwriter nights but we do more Funk/Soul/Jazz, there’s not many venues in the city where local musicians who are into that can play, so this is their home to do that. That was the idea behind the venue showcasing that music where other venues are kind of Indie/Alternative. We really do support local artists that play jazz.”
“I had nowhere to go and listen to good music”
THERE ARE BIG VENUES IN BIRMINGHAM LIKE THE 02 ACADEMY, THE BALLROOM AND THE INSTITUTE, SO IT IS GOOD THAT YOU’RE SUPPORTING LOCAL ARTISTS THAT PROBABLY WONT HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO PLAY THOSE VENUES. “Absolutely, I mean that is where other promoters come into it, they’re booking local artists and national aswell but on a Tuesday night you might have 3 songwriters with an open-mic which is just to showcase local artists.”
ARE THERE ANY LOCAL ARTISTS THAT YOU WOULD RECOMMEND THAT ARE SET FOR BIG THINGS? “The kind of scene and the music that we deal with it’s kind of a small scene in the UK. I mean there are definitely people into it but it seems to be a minority. We have had big artists in the jazz genre like ‘Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings’, ‘Marva Whitney’ who used to work with ‘James Brown.
GETTING A LITTLE PERSONAL, WHAT MADE YOU WANT TO BEGIN PROMOTING YOURSELF? “When I opened the venue in 2007 there wasn’t much going on in the city at all showcasing the music I wanted to put on, I had nowhere to go to have a drink and listen to good music... I mean I thought to myself, I like Funk, Jazz and Soul, so why don’t I set somewhere up? The reason I set up this place was to bring proper music back to Birmingham and educate people about different types of music that they might not have seen otherwise”. UNDERGROUND SOUND|11
WHAT ARE THE HIGHLIGHTS FROM WORKING AS A PROMOTER/ OWNER OF THE YARDBIRD? “The highlights from having this venue have been to being bands/artists to the city that wouldn’t otherwise play and even if the gneral public might not know who these bands are, it’s educating people and getting them to experience something new. I’m very proud because this place has been going for 7 years and it does really well and its got a team of staff and it’s genuinely just a great pleasure to be involved”. WHAT ARE YOUR PERSONAL ASPIRATIONS FOR THE YARDBIRD, WHERE WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE IT IN 5 YEARS? “Our lease is coming to an end soon, although we will be trading here for another couple of years because they are demolising all of the Paradise Forum area. I am currently
looking for another venue, somewhere a little bigger, but still retain that ‘intimate vibe’, with a little bit more room for seating because it’s not a totally practical layout in here, it never had been, the stage take up a large area. I mean in 5 years I want to keep trading in another venue with a similar style set-up”. THERE IS MUCH CRITICISM IN THE PRESS ABOUT TALENT SHOWS LIKE ‘X-FACTOR’, WHAT DO YOU THINK NEEDS TO CHANGE ABOUT THE MUSIC INDUSTRY? “I try and stay clear of it to be honest, it does frustrate me and winds me up, I can see why these shows are there, it’s certainly good that people can get out there and show their talent but they way it’s orchestrated there is people there with amazing voices but they might not fit the ‘mould’ of the package for marketing. It should just be
about talent. I mean when we have a 9-piece band here, they might not be the prettiest people in the world but the atmosphere and music they create is amazing. I guess they just want pretty boys and girls”. WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE LOCAL UP-AND-COMING ARTISTS? “As a venue owner and a promoter aswell, I think if they want a gig they’ve got to hound venue owners and promoters, they need to be persistent and enthusiastic. I also think that they need to package themselves, create a promotional product/image, demo CD so that it’s all there and easy to go through. Basically create a ‘promotional pack’ that people can take away, like me, put a CD in their car and understand what the artist is actually about, otherwise it’s just another artists wanting a gig.
“Everyone is welcome, have a drink, listen to good music and have a good time” WHAT MAKE THE YARDBIRD SO SPECIAL OUT OF ALL THE VENUES IN BIRMINGHAM? “We don’t have a dress code, everyone’s welcome. On a typical friday night you might have an 18 and 80 year old playing, it’s all about the music. I don’t want to restrict people just because of what they’re wearing, stopping them coming in and enjoying music. The styles of music we have here lends itself to creating a good atmosphere, it’s a friendly vibe, it crosses boundaries, whatever people are into musically they can access that here because it is powerful and well played music. It really is the atmopshere that makes it, it’s just a ‘hangout’ for musicians, everyone’s welcome, no one is prententious, have a drink, listen to good music and have good time” 12|UNDERGROUND SOUND
WHY IS BIRMINGHAM THE BEST PLACE FOR MUSIC? “Having this place as my own, it’s nice to go and have a drink in someone else’s venue. There’s a big upsurge here, there is loads of live music in the city, there is more independent venues opening. Not to put to Birmingham down, there is so much talent and creativity here musically, there just needs to be someone young in the council to reallly give music a marketing push as they only market Birmingham as Broad Street or The Arcadian really.” HOW CAN LOCAL ARITISTS GET IN TOUCH WITH YOURSELF? “I’m here all of the time, staff are always here, artists/bands are always welcome to drop demo’s in (firstname.lastname@example.org).”
FINALLY, WHAT ARE YOUR 3 MOST IMPORTANT ATTRIBUTES AN ARTISTS MUST HAVE? “Organisation is a massive thing, I don’t like to deal with bands who turn up late for sound-check, we have a tight ship to run to ensure that the gig is as good as it can be. Also, having confidence on stage, you might have artists who are really talented but don’t engage with the audience when they’re on stage. I think it’s really important to interact with audiences because that can really make the difference of people’s perception of you. Finally, ensure that you have a ‘promotional pack’ with a promo photo, demo CD, flyers etc. It makes it alot easier to promote a band where everything is easily accessible.”
he hidden city of Birmingham , the things that may be hidden right now can evolve from the unknown into a huge success stories . The underground scene in Birmingham such as the Rainbow may have started off small but the success now have is huge. The Rainbow venue started off a lot smaller than it was now with small groups attending the events weekly but over time it grew into something bigger and better holding very known events. The Rainbow Venue is located in Digbeth and is known for hosting some of the biggest underground events events in Birmingham . Owner Lee Mcdonald has transformed many empty industrial spaces in the UK whilst still maintaining a raw underground edge. The Rainbow venues are a series of non-commercial independently owned spaces which have been transformed from abandoned buildings, that have been refurbished to the creative and imaginatively thought through designs we see today, which host events that encourage and support home grown talents as well as some of the worlds most known underground artists. Not only are the spaces used for the house raves but also fashion shows ,film shoots, cinema, burlesque events, fairs, car boots, charity events and theater shows have all taken place within the walls of the rainbow venues.
The Rainbow is made up of 5 main rooms : The Pub , The Courtyard , The cellar, The garden and The warehouse . These 5 spaces allow the rainbow to hold many different events within one night . The larger scale events are held within the Warehouse and garden areas (located in the rear end of the building) where weekly events tend to be held within the pub , courtyard and cellar areas (located at the front of the building). FACE , 10:31 , 2:31 , Shadow city , Fidget Fridays , GLASS , seedy sonics are just some of the events that have been established at Rainbow and that hold regular events at the venue. The Rainbow garden is a recently refurbished space within the venue that was first discovered abandoned railway viaduct which started off as an unused space which was an outdoor area to the warehouse . The Rainbow team brought this area back to life with a clear marquee roof and astro turf creating a new space for events to be held. Rainbow has not forgotten about its students though as events such as FACE do provide student discounts to their weekly Saturday nights as well as this The Rainbow have dedicated weekly Wednesday nights to the newest student event in Birmingham “Uncle Zubos rambunctious little house party” which showcases 3 areas of music and £1.50 drinks all night .
Face is an event held at the Rainbow Venue in Digebth , which is owned by Scott Bleepz and Elliott Croft. On Saturday 19th October 2013 the event hosted “Face’s 4th Birthday” in celebration of 4 successful years since it began. Face is a weekly event that is put on at the Rainbow every Saturday night and is known for its good
vibes a friendly crowds which the face team pride themselves on co owner Elliot Croft believes that all round face is “a very social party.” Face first began its journey as an event known as “FUSE” in 2009 which Scott Bleepz was apart of . The event was created due to lack of constancy on a Saturday night
which was a result of different promoters and nights featuring each week . Fuse then evolved into “Face” and Elliott joined the Face team shortly after. The event has always been held at The Rainbow over the 4 years as it was the cool underground venue, both the event and The Rainbow itself has evolved into major successful busi-
“the focus is the music” ness from when they first began . What makes face different from other events is the fact that they concentrate a lot on making their brand successful as they are very particular about making sure their brand is strong allowing it to always evolve into something bigger and better. Elliott is not only part owner of the event but also creates all the designs for promo-
tion, his work is very distinctive to the brand as Elliott believes that “the focus is the music but a lot of people come because they know it is Face” Scott added “we have a constant party which people recognise when going to Rainbow to a Face event; they know what they are going to get.” As well as both owners being DJ’s themselves, Scott added
“what we always try to do is book the biggest international underground and house DJ’s at the event “ setting Face aside from other commercial venues and adding to the underground style. Scott and Elliot also DJ at their events promoting their talents through their events which is what they do for many upcoming DJ’s . Both owners started DJ’ing with-
in their college years. Scott was driven by his passion for music as he always wanted to be involved in an event rather than just a part of the crowd, Elliott discovered his talent when testing out a friends equipment giving him a buzz for it. Their inspirations lye with other DJ’s such as “A-Fex Twin” and “DJ
Sneaks” to name a few. They also recommended that “DJ Bunny” who is a strong resident at Face is also one to look out for. What makes this event successful is the fact that they started small and built themselves up which is also Scott’s advice to upcoming event holders; “successful events
can start small and grow slowly ones that start off with a ‘big bang’ tend to have nowhere to go after that.” Elliot added that “there are big events that have had to go smaller or completely stop so it is kind of hard to get a consistent weekly party so the main thing you need is your little networks” which
“the main thing you need is your little networks” Face has managed to gain over the years as they have built there business up from something small to something huge. For the future face plan to get bigger and bigger. Over the next year they wish to get involved with various festivals as well as continue with events they have already been a part of such as hideout
and snowbombing . As well as this the event also has some big shows lined up for next year which will showcase big DJ’s that they have never had before. Face are building a brand new website which will be hosting interesting content and blogs as well as chats that people will be able to get involved with as for now
people can find out about all Face events and information via their Facebook page which already has nearly 12,000 fans. They also have a lot of promotional content down to flyers and posters which are always around for the public to see across Birmingham.
LOCAL VENUES 02 Academy: Horsefair, Bristol St B1, 0844 4772000 The Institute: High St, Digbeth B5, 0844 2485037 The Yardbird: Paradise Forum B3, 0121 2122524 The Rainbow: High St, Digbeth B12, 0121 7728174 Scruffy Murphy’s: The Priory Queensway B4, 0121 2122524 The Wagon & Horses: Adderley St, Digbeth B9, 0121 7721403 The Asylum: Hampton St, Hockley B19, 0121 2331109 The Sunflower Lounge: Smallbrook Queensway B5, 0121 632 The Glee Club: The Arcadian, Hurst St B5, 0871 4720400 Island Bar: Suffolk St B1, 0121 6325296 Bull’s Head: St Marys Row, Moseley B13, 0121 44434725 Alexandra Theatre: Station St B1, 0844 8472302 Hare & Hounds: High St, Kings Heath B14, 0121 4442081 The Victoria: John Bright St B1, 01216339439 The Flapper: Kingston Row B1, 01212362421 The Actress & Bishop: Ludgate Hill B3, 0121 2367426 Town Hall: Victoria Square B3, 01217803333 The Jam House: St Pauls Square B3, 01212003030
GIG GUIDE THURSDAY, NOV 14 Chase & Status | NIA Escape the Fate | 02 Academy Silhouettes | The Actress & Bishop Skinny Dream | The Actress & Bishop Mutya Keisha Siobhan | The Institute Strfkr | The Sunflower Lounge Har Mar Superstar | Hare & Hounds Monster Ceildh Band | Hare & Hounds
SATURDAY, NOV 16 Editors | 02 Academy The Rails | The Actress & Bishop Norm & The Nightmares | The Adam & Eve Brothers Of Caedmon | The Flapper Fenech Soler | The Insitute Reef | The Institute Thee Emperors | Wagon & Horses Big Tent & The Gypsy Lantern | The Cross
FRIDAY, NOV 15 Thirty Seconds To Mars | NIA The Assist | 02 Academy 3 The Payback | The Actress & Bishop Capture The Crown | The Asylum Josh Herring & The Steady Hands | The Flapper Naughty Boy | The Institute Young Kato | The Institute
SUNDAY, NOV 17 Zee Khattak | The Actress & Bishop Retarded Rats | The Adam & Eve Klasside | The Flapper The MP2 Band | The Flapper Luke Concannon | The Glee Club Blue October | The Institute The Free Love Club | The Sun On The Hill