The Split Festival line up is now complete and has much to boast about.
Simon & Oscar of Ocean Colour Scene and Tom Vek offered the final additions to an already terrific two-day melting pot of music in Sunderland’s Mowbray Park.
Dizzee Rascal, Maximo Park, The Cribs, Gruff Rhys (Super Furry Animals), Smoove & Turrell, Frankie & The Heartstrings, Hyde & Beast and The Lake Poets are all signed up to play, to say nothing of turns from School of Language, Gallery Circus and Lilliput.
Futurehead Ross Millard, who curates the event, said: “We’ve had a lot of people request the booking of Simon & Oscar of Ocean Colour Scene for this year’s event. I think they’ll bring some big, festival sing-a-longs to Split this summer.
“Simon’s voice is one of the most recognisable in modern music, so it’s great that he’ll be belting out the hits across Mowbray Park in August.
“It’s also great to get Tom Vek up to Sunderland for Split - our audience appreciate artists like Tom who have retained a DIY ethic. Off the back of his new album I’m looking forward to seeing a great show.”
Fellow Futurehead and festival organiser, Barry Hyde, added: “With forty bands, across three stages, the line-up this year is our strongest and most eclectic yet, it’s the most crucial aspect of the whole festival and now it’s all complete I can’t wait to see it happen.”
* Tickets for the Split Festival, which takes place at Mowbray Park, Sunderland, are £30 for the day or £50 for the weekend. Under 11s go free with a paying adult. For more information and booking, visit www.splitfestival.com
Saturday, August 9
Simon & Oscar from Ocean Colour Scene (Acoustic)
Smoove and Turrell
Hyde & Beast
Punishment of Luxury
The Lake Poets
Big Beat Bronson
Goy Boy McIlroy
Son of Jack
Waste of Space
The Firelight Opera
Sunday, August 10
Gruff Rhys (Super Furry Animals)
Frankie & The Heartstrings
The Twilight Sad
School of Language
Boy Jumps Ship
Sons of Bido Lito
So What Robot