Yorkshire Glee: A Bingley Music Live 2012 preview
Look at who's playing in Myrtle Park this weekend
Chris Eustace - 29 August 2012
So what’s the deal?
Bingley Music Live takes place at Myrtle Park in Bingley from 31 August – 2 September. That’s this weekend!
Ok, tell me more…
Well, the first Bingley Music Live took place in 2007, replacing the previous ‘Party In The Park’-style events that took place every summer. Since then, the likes of Chase and Status, Maximo Park, Feeder, Mystery Jets, Stereo MC’s, James, The Enemy, Public Image Ltd, Seasick Steve, Editors, Calvin Harris, Doves, The Zutons, Example and Professor Green have all given Yorkshire festivalgoers something to jump about to.
So who do I get to jump about to this year?
Indie stalwarts The Charlatans, Johnny Borrell’s revamped Razorlight and dubstep chart-stormers Nero are this year’s headliners. If you’re feeling creative, you could always turn up to watch them in fancy dress – there’ll be prizes for the Best Male, Best Female, Best Group and Best Other.
I’ve got my fingers crossed for the ‘Best Other’ award! But who else can I mosh to while dressed as a banana?
We don’t think you should split (sorry) before seeing this lot:
Kids In Glass Houses (Friday)
The Welsh emo-pop titans have been busy impressing festivals the world over this year. 2011’s ‘In Gold Blood’ was a step-up for them, and their new beefed-up sound should see those choruses soar once again here.
Jake Bugg (Saturday)
Everyone’s talking about Jake Bugg right now – he’s a bit folk, a bit country, a bit indie, and very talented. Both The Stone Roses and Noel Gallagher (whom JB will be supporting in the US shortly) are confirmed fans, so time to add your voice.
King Charles (Saturday)
The most hard-working man on the 2012 festival circuit? He’s playing so many this year that if you decide to hold a barbecue this weekend, he’ll probably be knocking on your door after a few minutes asking to play a few songs. Give a listen to his 80’s pop mixed with Mumford-style folk, and you’ll be inviting him in for a burger and a sing-song without fail.
Clement Marfo & The Frontline (Sunday)
Fresh from scoring a Top 40 hit with ‘Champion’, the hip-hop collective are on a roll right now. Marfo is fast proving to be as good a festival frontman as he is an MC, and with a set bursting with catchy tunes, he could well be the next in line after the success of Tinie and Wretch.
It’s no wonder that Alex Kapranos was so taken with Citizens! that he ended up producing their album ‘Here We Are’ – he probably saw a bit of his own band in them, as no-one has managed to fuse art-rock and the dancefloor this well since the mighty Franz first appeared. If you’re into Pulp, Two Door and Hot Chip, make sure you’re in attendance too.
White Lies, Maverick Sabre, DJ Fresh, Martha Reeves & The Vandellas, Hard-Fi, Stooshe, Delilah and The Pigeon Detectives are all on the bill for this year too.
Duly noted! So how do I get tickets?
Bingley Music Live tickets are on sale now, with Weekend tickets priced at £45 + £4.50 booking fee.
A limited number of advance day tickets for the event are also available, with a Friday ticket costing £17.50 (+ booking fee) and tickets for Saturday or Sunday priced at £30 (+ booking fee).
Click here to buy Bingley Music Live tickets.