SOFT rock indie outfit Athlete are the latest big name added to the line up at the Bingley Music Festival which kicks off on September 2nd.
Athlete are best known for the mega-selling ‘Wires’, a song inspired by the premature birth of front-man Joel Pott’s daughter. Since their debut album nearly a decade ago they've notched a string of hit singles and an Ivor Novello Award for their song-writing.
The South London quartet, whose melodic brand of indie rock has often seen them compared to Coldplay, are now preparing to release their first retrospective album before the festival.
Grime fans can look forward to a set from the king of the underground grime Dot Rotten, who is set to follow the likes of Wiley and Example into mainstream success. The 22-year-old rapper, who hails from South London, is known for his emotionally driven beats and powerful lyrics taking inspiration from artists as diverse as Timbaland, Bob Marley and Portishead.
Cult three-piece Russs have also joined the festival bill, and the South London act reference Aaliyah and Massive Attack as big influences, combining electronic dance music with the edginess of grime. Formed early last year, they are now a priority act for their record label, and about to release their debut single 'Fool'.
Weekend tickets are now on sale at the following ticket outlets:
HMV Headrow, Leeds
HMV Birstall, Leeds
Leeds Visitor Centre, The Arcade, City Station
Crash Records, Headrow, Leeds
Attic Records, Patrick Pool, York
Jumbo Records, St. John’s Centre, Leeds
Visitor Information Centre, Saltaire
Visitor Information Centre, Ilkley
Visitor Information Centre, Haworth
Town Hall, Keighley
Bingley Council Shop