signals festival

Signals Festival

Crich Tramway Village, Derbyshire

New festival promises a Grand Day Out in an English best-kept-secret tourist spot – with The Charlatans, The Cribs and This Is The Kit, alongside hand-picked new artists and — vintage trams! New artists represent a blossoming new midlands music scene in Nottingham, Derbyshire and South Yorkshire

LINE-UP including: The Charlatans, The Cribs, This Is The Kit, Tim Burgess, Liz Lawrence, Peaness, Fiona Bevan, Cucamaras, Crich Brass, Déjà Vega, Riding The Low, Claire Welles, Dirty Laces, The Red Stains, Dean McMullen, Tim Peaks DJs, Young Decades, The Rosadocs, Catmilk, Shadows Of A Silhouette, King Blonde, Ami Sharpe, Melonade, ALT BLK ERA, Estella, Isaac Neilson, Fellow Braves, Mat Whitecross

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SIGNALS Festival – the totally unique one-day festival with headline act The Charlatans– is delighted to announce line-up additions inc. This Is The Kit, Fiona Bevan, Crich Brass, Riding The Low, The Rosadocs, Catmilk, Shadows Of A Silhouette, Melonade, ALT BLK ERA, Estella, Isaac Neilson and Fellow Braves, taking place on Saturday 11 June 2022, at Crich Tramway Village, Derbyshire. Celebrating music of the future in a world of the past. First Release tickets are £55 and on sale here.

Debuting in 2022, SIGNALS offers festival-goers a different kind of experience, stepping back in time to the Victorian village and light-transit-enthusiast-nirvana of Derbyshire’s Crich Tramway Village. A spectacular one-day bash, it’s that most British of institutions – the summer day trip – turned up to 11. Festival-goers will find themselves in the heart of one of England’s best-kept secrets, the picturesque Derwent Valley. Home of Crich Tramway Village, a unique and beautiful venue set in the Derbyshire countryside. It’s really a perfect setting for a festival with The Charlatans at its heart. Because they, too, have always been a bit different – too Cheshire to truly be Manchester; cool older brothers of the Britpop kids; survivors of the landfill years. Now, with their seminal album Tellin’ Stories celebrating its 25th anniversary, they remain in a league of their own, a band whose own story is one of triumph over tragedy and tenacity over turbulence. And now: trams. Their headline set is sure to be the ultimate experience for fans. Plus! SIGNALS will mark a very rare occasion where you can catch The Charlatans and Tim Burgess (solo) in the same day.

The artists joining the line-up represent the cutting edge and the classic. What does that mean in practical terms? It means Nottingham sisters ALT BLK ERA sharing their voice for change but also it means Crich Brass opening up the main Labyrinth stage, with some classic songs. The additions celebrate artists from a difficult-to-pigeonhole region that’s always punched in pop’s big leagues, taking in acts from Nottingham, Sheffield and Derby among those from (a little) further afield.

The new names are offbeat singer-songwriters This Is The Kit, Fiona Bevan and Estella, 4- piece folk/ grunge band Catmilk, Sheffield indie upstarts The Rosadocs, guitar-slingers Shadows Of A Silhouette, Buxton’s Isaac Neilson, indie-rockers Melonade and new alt-folk project Fellow Braves.

They join previously announced acts including The Charlatans, The Cribs, Tim Burgess (solo), Liz Lawrence, Peaness and more on a line-up put together to celebrate a brand new generation of talent alongside the big names. If you leave buzzing about finding your new favourite band while idly humming One To Another, then it’s worked. A mixed-arts event, accomplished British director Mat Whitecross will be on-site to talk about his work in the fuzzy space between music and film and introduce his Oasis movie Supersonic and Coldplay’s film A Head Full of Dreams. And there will also be a screening of the cult British comedy-horror movie Sightseers by acclaimed director Ben Wheatley. Why? Because the film used Crich Tramway Village as one of its locations.

There’ll also be a pop-up of the travelling Tim Peaks Diner hosting gigs and DJ sets, as well as an all-new live, in person version of Tim’s Twitter Listening Parties. Billed as a family-friendly festival, SIGNALS welcomes little ones and big ones for fun-filled tram rides, an adventure playground for them to let off steam and programme of activities to keep everyone entertained.

SIGNALS is a one-day festival, but there are plenty of options to stay locally and appreciate good old Derbyshire hospitality. Signals Festival Directors, Gareth Murfin and Anthony Clements, say – “We’ve been planning this for three years now and the result is something really unique that we’re proud of. Where else can you get a vintage tram ride across the Festival site?! Now we just can’t wait for everyone to come and enjoy what we’ve been planning. We fell in love with this charming venue as soon as we saw it, so to be able to programme some of our favourite established artists, alongside some incredible emerging talent that we’ve unearthed locally in the regions, is something very special for us. Expect a beautiful and relaxed setting, where you can take time to explore the Victorian village, before hopping on a tram up to the music stages.” It will, we hope, be a grand day out.

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