QMU Live Fest to celebrate 125 years of Queen Margaret Union
- Kirstyn Smith
- 8 March 2016
Festival features Tijuana Bibles and Tuff Love in headline slots
Over the years Queen Margaret Union has hosted the likes of The Smiths, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Queen and Nirvana, and now it's finally getting its day in the sun. QMU Live Fest is set to celebrate 125 years of the union and its role in supporting local bands and championing live music.
QMU Live Fest is a one-day music festival on Sat 12 Mar, taking over all three floors of Queen Margaret Union with a mixture of signed and unsigned, local and not-so-local bands. Co-headliners of the festival are Tijuana Bibles and Tuff Love.
Tijuana Bibles are purveyors of brooding indie pop, on the up-and-up after selling out King Tuts, appearing at the last two T in the Parks, as well as Wickerman, Belladrum and Isle of Wight festivals. They've also supported The View and the Alabama 3 and are just off the back of a European tour. Not bad for the past 18 months.
Tuff Love recently released their kinda debut LP, Resort, an amalgamation of three EPs, Junk, Dross and Dregs, a beautiful blend of indie fuzz and dream pop. They've also recently played with Ride and Paolo Nutini and can be caught at Reading and Leeds festivals this August.
As well as the two headliners, other acts appearing at QMU Live Fest include Good Cop Great Cop, Proud Honey, The Insomniac Project, Forest Fires, Fair Weather Friends, Woodwife, The Flying Penguins and many more.
QMU Live Fest takes place on Sat 12 Mar at Queen Margaret Union