Artists ga­lore for Beat The Streets

Loughborough Echo - - LEISURE -

CHAR­ITY fes­ti­val Beat The Streets has an­nounced the first wave of artists for its 2019 edi­tion.

Among the 40-plus acts con­firmed so far is pop­u­lar metal band Evil Scare­crow, as well as a for­mer For­est and Eng­land foot­baller Stu­art Pearce in con­ver­sa­tion with RamAl­bumClub.

Tak­ing place on Sun­day, Jan­uary 27, the fes­ti­val spans over 10 stages in venues across the city cen­tre. All pro­ceeds raised from ticket sales, mer­chan­dise, and bar sales in DHP venues will be do­nated to Frame­work.

Not­ting­ham met­allers Evil Scare­crow have been cap­ti­vat­ing au­di­ences for many years. From play­ing in lo­cal pubs, to hold­ing their own on Blood­stock Fes­ti­val’s main stage, the band are renowned for their epic live shows. This year saw the re­lease of their highly an­tic­i­pated fourth al­bum, ‘Chap­ter IV: An­tartarc­tica’, which they’ll be tour­ing through­out the UK in Jan­uary 2019.

Stu­art Pearce is a name beloved by many a foot­ball fan. The for­mer For­est cap­tain is best known for his 12 years with the club and win­ning the League Cup twice. He also had stints with Coven­try City, New­cas­tle United, West Ham United and Manch­ester City, while gar­ner­ing 78 caps for Eng-

land and help­ing the in­ter­na­tional side reach the semi-fi­nals of both the 1990 World Cup and Euro 1996. Pearce later went on to a ca­reer in man­age­ment, look­ing af­ter Eng­land’s Un­der 21 team and the GB foot­ball team in the Lon­don 2012 Olympics. A long-term punk fan whose favourite band is The Stran­glers, Stu­art will be in con­ver­sa­tion with RamAl­bumClub’s Martin Fitzger­ald.

Else­where on the line-up is a host of up and com­ing lo­cal artists, show­cas­ing the breadth of ta­lent within the city. Rock-pop duo Broth­er­hood, for­mer Fu­ture Sound of Not­ting­ham win­ners, played their biggest head­line show to date ear­lier this year with a sell-out gig at Res­cue Rooms.

Al­ter­na­tive folk-artist Keto, a BBC 6mu­sic favourite, has played Green Man Fes­ti­val and Glas­ton­bury Fes­ti­val, toured with the likes of Ju­lia Jack­lin and Low and was se­lected for PRS For Mu­sic’s ‘Women Make Mu­sic’ fund.

Don’t For­get Ru­pert have gone from strength to strength this year, play­ing sold-out shows in Res­cue Rooms and Rough Trade, re­leas­ing their EP ‘Full Cir­cle’ and per­form­ing sets at Splen­dour Fes­ti­val and Tram­lines.

Acts con­firmed for the first an­nounce­ment are: 94 Gun­ships, Abii, Amule, Ben Haynes, Broth­er­hood, Buenos Tree­house, Bus Stop Madon­nas // Caius Burns // Clonk! // Crosslight // Dif­fer­ent Life Col­lec­tive // Dis­tant Blue // Don’t For­get Ru­pert, Emzae, Evil Scare­crow, Fat Digester, hash­tagobi, Keto, KOMINO, Lacey, Lois, Ma­jor Ruse, Nick As­lam, Pretty Babs, Pri­mal, RamAl­bumClub vs Stu­art Pearce, Re Teu, Re­flek­ter, Shift­work, Sun­daze, The Am­ber Herd, The Col­lid­ers, The DandyLions, The Fine Art So­ci­ety, The Hip Priests, THE IDOLINS, The Mock­ing Jays, The Outrid­ers, Tilly Green­tree, Tow­ers, and WHISKY STAIN.

Beat The Streets is be­ing de­liv­ered by DHP Fam­ily in col­lab­o­ra­tion with lo­cal or­gan­i­sa­tions and mu­sic groups in­clud­ing I’m Not from Lon­don; Farm­yard Records; Hock­ley Hus­tle, and Rough Trade. Tick­ets priced £6 are on sale now from www.alttick­ets. com and will al­low ac­cess for 14+ to all par­tic­i­pat­ing venues. Fur­ther line-up an­nounce­ments are due to fol­low shortly, keep an eye on the so­cial chan­nels for up­dates.

Par­tic­i­pat­ing venues are Rock City, The Black Cherry Lounge, Stealth, Res­cue Rooms, The Bodega and Rough Trade.

Keto will be per­form­ing.

Evil Scare­crow.

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