Thursday, June 28, 2012

Coming attractions: first weekend in July


WHAT: The greatest indiepop spectacular there is, in the grounds of a railway museum. All our friends, and perhaps some of yours, will be there
WHEN: 6th-8th July
WHERE: Midland Railway Museum, near Ripley, Derbyshire
HOW: £67 weekend
WHO: Allo Darlin', Standard Fare, Summer Camp, Darren Hayman & The Secondary Modern, The Monochrome Set, Gordon McIntyre (Ballboy), Tender Trap, The Vaselines, This Many Boyfriends, The Rosie Taylor Project, The June Brides, Evans The Death, Stevie Jackson, The School, Liechtenstein, White Town, Joanna Gruesome, Veronica Falls, Girls Names, The Just Joans, Tigercats, Jasmine Minks, The Smittens, Go Sailor


WHAT: The glorious Alcopop! Records takes over SW2's most sainted small venue for the day
WHEN: 7th July
WHERE: Brixton Windmill
HOW: £6.66, but hurry. "Physical tickets in the form of a big inflatable beachball to advance buyers only". Well, it is Alcopop
WHO: Stagecoach, Yr Friends (Alexei Berrow), Stephen Davidson (Tellison), Katie Malco, Sam Isaac, Jumping Ships, Gunning for Tamar, Her Parents


WHAT: Feminine-led, charity-aiding weekender promoting arts equality
WHEN: 7th-8th July
WHERE: Music on the Saturday at The Fleece; films, workshops and activities all over on Sunday. See the website for full listings
HOW: £25 for the weekend
WHO: Shrag, Mary Epworth, Rozi Plain, Rachael Dadd, This Is The Kit, She Makes War, The Horn The Hunt


WHAT: A once cosy affair comfortably on the way to outgrowing its expectations while remaining laid back in its own time
WHEN: 6th-8th July
WHERE: Merton Farm, Canterbury
HOW: £53.90 weekend
WHO: Dexys, Chic, Slow Club, Roots Manuva, Niki & The Dove, Ghostpoet, Scratch Perverts, Hooray For Earth, Matthew Herbert's Big Band, The Charlatans, Eugene McGuinness, Theme Park, Mystery Jets, Jamie N Commons, Charli XCX, Kitty Daisy & Lewis, Tom Williams & The Boat, Jake Bugg, The Good Natured, Bastille, Emeli Sande, Swiss Lips, Spector, The Wombats

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