Bingley Music Live: Labrinth, Ash, Cast, Peter Hook and the Light, Funeral For a Friend and Rae Morris added

These new names join James, Embrace and Ella Eyre on the line up for Myrtle Park's 'last great party of the summer'. 4th to 6th September.


Labrinth is the second headliner announced for this year’s Bingley Music Live, joining classic band of the British music scene and champions of the madchester era, James.

The multi-talented Labrinth is no ordinary performer and an extraordinary addition to the bill. With many strings to his bow, including singer, songwriter and producer Labrinth is not constrained by one music genre, straddling R&B, dance, soul, hip-hop, electronic, gospel, drum and bass, dubstep, grime and garage to name a few. Labrinth has collaborated with Tinie Tempah on Pass Out, who also featured on Labrinth’s Earthquake, Professor Green and the number one smash hit with Emeli Sande, Beneath Your Beautiful. Labrinth has also taken time out to feature on Sigma’s current huge single Higher further elevating him to one of the brightest stars of today’s music scene.

Ireland’s favourite sons, Ash will storm into Bingley following the release of their seventh studio album Kablammo!. They arrive armed with an arsenal of anthemic hits such as Girl from Mars, Angel Interceptor‘, Oh Yeah and the Ivor Novello Award winning song Shining Light.

Cast, John Power’s band post seminal group The La’s, emerging from the mid-1990s Britpop scene, they have a string of anthems for festival goers to sing along to, including Finetime, Sandstorm and Walkaway. After they split in 2001, the band reformed in 2010, with the single Baby Blue Eyes released at the end of 2014 and a new album is due for release this year. Power has recently been in the studio writing and producing previous Bingley artist John Lennon McCullagh.

Peter Hook is a senior statesman of the British music scene as one of the founding members of both Joy Division and New Order. Peter Hook and the Light formed in 2010 and members include his son Jack Bates, on bass. The band’s Bingley Music Live performance will feature the very best of Joy Division and New Order’s albums. Guest vocalists at live shows have included Jane’s Addiction’s Perry Farrell, Moby and Billy Corgan of Smashing Pumpkins.

Welsh post-hardcore rockers Funeral for a Friend will blast into Myrtle Park. Their has been no let up from the thunder of this awesome rock band since the 2003 release of their debut album Casually Dressed in Conversation. Matthew Davies-Kreye and the band will bring the very best of their previous six studio albums as well as new album, Chapter and Verse, released in January 2015.

These five new names join James, Embrace and Ella Eyre. Returning Manchester indie legends James were voted the act that most fans would like to see return to Bingley and they return to the festival to headline the event this year.

They are joined by Ella Eyre who is ready explode onto the British Music Scene with her debut album, Feline out this May it will also her Top 20 hits ‘If I go’ and ‘Comeback’. From her collaborations with Rudimental on their UK number one single Waiting All a Night to her smash hit Gravity with DJ Fresh, Ella is fast becoming one of the most sought after new UK acts.

While Yorkshire’s favourite sons Embrace have also been added to the bill. The band’s debut album, The Good Will Out, was one of the fastest selling releases in British history.

Having already clocked up three number one albums with Brits Award winning producer Youth, six top ten singles and a string of sold out arena shows. Embrace have plenty of their own self-penned mobster tracks though and will treat the Bingley Music Live crowd to a host of anthems such as Come Back To What You Know, Fireworks and All You Good Good People ringing out around Myrtle Park.

This year Bingley Music Live has renamed its ‘Second Stage’ the ‘Discovery Stage’ bringing the very best of new talent from around the country as well as some more established acts that festival-goers may yet be to discover.

Staying true to the mantra of giving a platform to discovering ‘next year’s talent today’ and ‘your favourite new bands’, the Discovery Stage will continue this commitment that saw last year’s second stage give birth to acts like Prides, Port Isla, The Wytches, Neon Waltz, Woman’s Hour who have all gone on to great success.

Rae Morris is the first of headliner of the Discovery Stage artists to be announced. Having been long listed in the BBC Sound of 2015 poll, Rae has recently delivered superb sessions for Fearne Cotton on Radio One and debut album Unguarded.

Tickets are now on sale at £49 for adult weekend tickets and £34 for child weekend tickets plus booking fee at

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