A Greener Festival is releasing a new double CD featuring some of the best of British new talent with bands tipped from bookers at six of Britain's best loved festivals including the City Showcase, Glastonbury, Isle of Wight, T-in-the-Park, Kendal Calling and Solfest.
‘Festival Harvest’ will be released as a limited edition double CD and will carry the IG (Industry Green) mark, the award from cross music industry climate change initiative Julies Bicycle which identifies a product as committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. It will also be available to download.
The album, manufactured and produced by Disc Manufacturing Services, will dispense with the plastic jewel case and will be sold only in 100% card sleeves and as a download.
Featured bands include the recently crowned Glastonbury Festival Emerging Talent Competition winners Ellen And The Escapades, UK Festival Awards critic nominees Yearner Babies, the outstanding four piece all women group of songsters from Plymouth The Orkid, the brilliant and innovative urban act from London Lykez, Doncaster’s hot new talent The Beaus along with outstanding contributions from Mayhew and A Band Called Quinn, both from Scotland.
A Greener Festival co-founder Ben Challis who compiled the album said “Working with six of the top music festivals and two regional music initiatives really unearthed some magical talent. It is an added bonus for us that they all have agreed to support green festivals and the fight against climate change.”
Asked about the bands on the album, producer Luke Westbury said “We asked everyone to put forward their top tips – in any genre – and it was interesting to see that some of the acts like Lincoln’s Changing Horses, Kent’s Tom Williams And The Boat and Leeds based Tiger Shadow were tipped by two or more different festivals. Regional music groups Music South West and Doncaster Music Week both put forward some fantastic choices and the festivals’ choices, including Glastonbury, T-in-the-Park and City Showcase, really helped us to cover the length and breadth of Britain in our search for the best new talent. Many of the acts will be playing live at Festivals across the Britain this year.”
The double album features 28 acts – representing the 28 week UK festival season that runs from the 5th March (Cwlym Celtaidd, Porthcawl) to the 19th September (Alchemy Festival, Lincolnshire).
‘Festival Harvest’ will be officially launched at the Great Escape festival and music convention in Brighton on the 14 May before it is released on 1 June.
The Acts featured on FESTIVAL HARVEST are:
CD1: Ellen & the Escapades / Changing Horses / Mirrors / Scott Raba & the Ace / Hereldeduke / The Morning Orchestra / Rebecca Mayes / Family Machine / My Luminaries / Tom Williams & the Boat / The Shutes / The Secret Cinema band / Mayhew / Faded Cadence
CD2: Fangs / A Band Called Quinn / the Beaus / Lykez ft Raggz, D.tail & Bitter i Mopp ft Beth / Goodbye Stereo / Lightguides / Tiger Shadow / Washington Irving / Montage Populaire / The Orkid / Woodenbox with a Fistful of Fivers / Yearner Babies / The Moles