Hinterland music event announces first 30 acts
- 9 December 2008
Hinterland, a single ticket multi-venue art and music event taking place in Glasgow on April 30th and May 1st 2009, has announced the first 30 acts who will be performing. The festival will see over 80 bands playing in 15 venues across Glasgow over two days.
Of the 30 acts announced, over 20 are from Scotland, in line with the organisers' wishes that around 50% of the final line-up is Scottish. Acts announced include hotly tipped acoustic indie group Pearl and the Puppets who supported the Sugababes earlier this year recorded with producer Stephen Street (Blur, The Smiths), and trio Zoey Van Goey, whose two singles to date were produced by Belle and Sebastian's Stuart Murdoch and Franz Ferdinand producer Paul Savage respectively.
Hinterland founder Mike Oman said "The interest in Hinterland from the industry has been phenomenal. Our committee members have been instrumental in helping us find some of the best underground talent Scotland has to offer. I'm very proud that 20 of the first 30 bands we have confirmed are Scottish. Over the coming weeks we'll be announcing some nationally recognised acts that will make Hinterland tickets worth their weight in gold."
Tickets for Hinterland are priced at £42 for a two day ticket and £23.50 for single day tickets. A limited number of discounted early bird two day tickets will initially be available priced £35. They are available from www.hinterlandfestival.com and go on sale on December 9th.
Hinterland's committee has also added new members as the festival draws closer. In recent weeks Q Radio, Domino Records, Lucky Me Collective, Rockfeedback, Transgressive Records, This Is Music and 50 Bones Records have all signed on to be part of Hinterland's ever growing committee.
The first 30 bands to be confirmed for Hinterland are:
Brother Louis Collective
Come on Gang!
Geordi La Force
My Tiger My Timing
Pearl & the Puppets
Pulled Apart By Horses
Punch & The Apostles
Three Trapped Tigers
We Have Band
We Were Promised Jetpacks
Zoey Van Goey