Yes we are now less than 10 weeks away from the best one day music event Essex has to offer! TMF is back yet again at the Orsett Showground near Thurrock on Saturday 6 August but I know all you care about is who the hell is playing this year. Well, I will tell you by firstly announcing the full line up for the DiS Acoustic stage.
As previously announced our headliner is Martin Grech with Chris TT, Christopher Rees, Dave House, Piney Gir, Fly 66, 21gunsalute, Lisa Brown, Locus of Control & Stuart Masters providing an equally amazing supporting cast... but we did not finish there, not by a long chalk!
Traveling from Hastings we have the 20 year old acoustic dynamo that is Zoe Konez. Described as the middle ground between PJ Harvey & Ani DiFranco this one woman mission is out to show all why she works so hard in what she believes in (supported by the fact that straight after her set she has to leg it back to Brighton to play at another festival that afternoon!)
From Leeds we have managed to talk Vib Gyor in to playing a set. About a year ago following a lot of favourable press (including our own!) the band were clambered on by labels left, right and centre trying to tie them down. Sensibly the band took time out to take stock of the situation and are now back and ready to hit the world with their Elbow-esque stylings and we can't wait!
Now, while we could not get David Holmes to make an appearance we did manage to get another member of The Free Association in the form of the divine Petra Jean Phillipson (pictured). Fresh on the heels of the release of her debut album ('Notes On Love') and confirmation of her forthcoming Turin Brakes support tour, we were quick to snap her up to perform for you guys! Described by the NME as “…a chanteuse who purrs like Billie Holiday back from the grave that should have a green eyed Shirley Bassey growling jealously.”
Lastly we managed to confirm just yesterday the services of the simply sublime Sweet Billy Pilgrim. Moving quietly in the musical underworld but that could all be set to change very soon. Their split release with Spoilt Victorian Child has set a lot of tongues wagging and quite rightly too!
So that is the DiS stage sorted, who is headlining the main stages? Well let me tell you!
The Others / Raging Speedhorn / The Duke Spirit / Sikth / Art Brut / Fony / Queen Adreena / Electric Eel Shock & Engerica will all be kicking ass and taking numbers in the name of music but that's not all. In total there are over 100 acts performing on the day including the likes of Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly. / Septembre / FULC / Absent Kid / Fighting With Wire / Peace Burial at Sea / Red Nettle / Jacksons Warehouse & Xavier Floyd Firebird as well as a whole host of other bands (which you can find by clicking here)
So how much is this all going to cost you? One whole english tenner! That's right, just £10 for all that action (that works out at 10p a band folks) and where the hell are you going to see Art Brut, Raging Speedhorn, Queen Adreena and the DiS crew for that measly amount? Nowhere! Tickets are now on sale online at the following link:
Get buying, get preparing and get ready because this year is set to be a little bit special!