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Split Festival line up is complete and ready to rock Sunderland

The Sunderland festival, which is taking place in Mowbray Park for the first time, is locked in and ready to rock

Maximo Park
Maximo Park

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.

David Craig and Ross Millard from the Futureheads
David Craig and Ross Millard from the Futureheads

“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

Dizzee Rascal

Simon & Oscar from Ocean Colour Scene (Acoustic)

Tom Vek

Smoove and Turrell


Hyde & Beast

Punishment of Luxury

The Lake Poets



Gallery Circus

Big Beat Bronson



Goy Boy McIlroy

Cold Committee

Son of Jack


Waste of Space

The Firelight Opera

Sunday, August 10

Maximo Park

The Cribs

Gruff Rhys (Super Furry Animals)

Frankie & The Heartstrings

The Twilight Sad

School of Language

Boy Jumps Ship

Bad Breeding


Shy Nature

Symphonic Pictures


Young Liar

Sons of Bido Lito

Tissue Culture

Barry Hyde

The Generals



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