Washing lines hail the arrival of Barnaby
THE arrival of ‘Barnaby Washing lines’ strung up across the town centre has hailed the start of the town’s biggest festival.
The Barnaby Festival, which celebrates arts and culture in the town, returns with a whole series of events planned throughout the festival running from Friday, June 17, until Sunday, June 26.
This year’s theme is ‘Space’, and organisers have now announced the musical line up, with John Bramwell, frontman of Mercury Prize nominated I am Kloot, and Sam Duckworth’s ‘Recreations’, formerly known as Get Gape. Wear Cape. Fly, revealed as joint headliners.
The exclusive double bill will run back to back on Saturday, June 18, in candlelit St Michael’s Church in the Market Place.
John Bramwell performs as a trio with piano and cello in this collection of great songs and stories, and Recreations is the product of two years of investigation by Sam Duckworth. Tickets cost £16.
Manchester born Gideon Conn will lead a line up of singer songwriters at ‘Acoustic Sanctuary’, an intimate evening of unplugged music at King Edward Street Chapel on Friday June 24. Artists include Kezia, Dave Hudson, Tom Linton and Tim Woodhouse. Tickets £10.
A marquee on the lawns of St Michael’s Churchyard will become the ‘Gimp Twister Lounge’ for the weekend with Macclesfield bands dominating the line up, including tropical three-piece Cassia, Florin - recently returned from touring Brazil, dream-pop from Glass Ankle and critically acclaimed genre-straddling Hot Vestry - who despite their young age have played every Barnaby Festival.
There’s also a post carnival parade ‘Space’ themed samba jam, a DJ set from New Order’s Stephen Morris and Gillian Gilbert with final shindig from the infectiously exuberant Hope & Social.
Full details of all events and tickets available at www. barnabyfestival.org.uk.
●● Barnaby washing lines have been strung up around the town centre, below, John Bramwell, from I am Kloot, is headlining the music event