Birmingham’s One Beat Festival is set to return on July 25th with a line up once again brimming with the most exciting upcoming bands.
The festival that first began back in 2012 by the Birmingham-based record label of the same name has seen some of the finest talent from around Birmingham and afar play in past years. None other than the Midlands’ very own God Damn head up this year’s line up. God Damn, who have recently supported the likes of Foo Fighters, are set to bring their grunge-rock to the MAC’s outdoor arena at the city’s Cannon Hill Park next weekend, no doubt playing tracks from their stomping debut album ‘Vultures’. They’re possibly one of Britain’s loudest bands of the moment, so expect vigorous drumming and hearty guitar riffs.
Playing alongside them are Brighton-based quartet, The Magic Gang who will also be taking their slacker-rock on tour with B’ham’s Swim Deep later in the year. Self proclaimed ‘Brummie sex-punks’ Youth Man, get to prove themselves on home turf, as do the majority of the bands announced including, Cold Ocean Lies, Faux Palms, Field Harmonics and Kioko who are also all Midlands based bands.
Also announced were the North London trio of sisters Jagaara and Kagoule from Nottingham. The former’s experimental-electronica has landed them spots at some of the best festivals including Latitude, whilst the latter will bring their 90s indie rock to the festival after gaining touring experience with some of the country’s best new bands.
Furthermore, a new DJ venue has been set up for this year in the name of ‘JB’s Party Shed’, dedicated to the festival’s co-founder and late Charlatans drummer Jon Brookes. Dj sets from last year’s headliners Jaws and Tom Holloway of The Sunflower Lounge venue too will take place there.
An after party till late will commence at the Bull’s Head in Moseley too for 18+ attendees.
Earlybird tickets are priced at £15, with tickets at £17.50 on the day.