King Creosote and Ballboy set for Charity Baw II
After welcoming acts like Vashti Bunyan, Aberfeldy and Meursault last year, (meanwhile raising thousands of pounds for charity) the ‘Baw’ is back with an even bigger line-up.
Acoustic folkster King Creosote will be headlining the ‘main stage’, giving fans another chance to hear tunes like ‘Coast On By’ or ‘You’ve No Clue Do You’. Good news then, if you were one of the unlucky punters who didn’t get Fence Homegame, or Away Game tickets – after both sold out in minutes.
‘It’s looking really, really good this year. It’s probably one of the best line-ups we’ve had, and I’m really excited about it,’ says Charity Baw organiser Mike McLeod.
John Peel favourite ballboy, will also be there, playing beautifully unique tracks from latest album I Worked on the Ships, plus Edinburgh’s art-pop trio Found (now with added Scottish BAFTA appeal) and Fife singer Panda Su.
Three Blind Wolves headline in The Roxy Room with their country and blues sound with a glimmer of gospel, supported by rockers The Sexual Objects (fest ex-Fire Engines and Nectarine No 9’s Davey Henderson) and folk band Maple Leaves, as well as Glasgow pop double-act Over the Wall.
‘I’ve followed Three Blind Wolves for a long time now and I’ve seen ballboy a few times in the past, so it’s a pleasure to have them at the event and watch them perform,’ says McLeod. This year’s Baw will raise money for Edinburgh charity Artlink, which provides opportunities for disabled or disadvantaged people to take part in the arts.
‘There will be some classic tunes, some new tunes and a crowd who are really up for it, all raising money for a really good cause.’
The Roxy Art House, Edinburgh, Sat 17 Jul