To start, the DiS Acoustic Stage has signed up another three bands (joining the previously announced bands) and they are:
Manchester starlets Lisa Brown (pictured) are going to infect everyone with their pop-tastic tunes. Highly rated on the Manchester music scene, these guys will appeal to fans of Doves, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Sigur Ros and Spiritualized. With their new demo being hawked around at the moment, it would not surprise me if things were really starting to happen come the time of the festival, so keep your eyes peeled!
In what many will consider a strange choice, coming out of Wales we have got Locus of Control. "Why have you got a hard rock band on the acoustic stage?" I hear you ask. The answer to this is very simple: their acoustic stuff is great! Sounding a bit like the Chili Peppers in places, in an acoustic setting they really are a whole new beast and are most certainly out to impress.
Lastly, we have local talent Stuart Masters. The only returning act from last year, Stuart opened the stage in 2004 and impressed all with his Ben Kweller-esque stylings. His solo material is very different from what he does in his band Lizard Called Me, but still of a very high quality.
With regard to the main stages, the first few bands have been announced and are as follows:
Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly. / Septembre / Hallelujah Johnson / Ted Maul / FULC / Naked Ape / Invey / My Awesome Compilation / Absent Kid / The Race / NeedleEye / Djevara / Fighting With Wire / Peace Burial at Sea / Red Nettle / Resin / Smallville Flash / Tensile / Tat / My Own Enemy / Interlock / Star Scream / 3 Miles From
It has also been announced that tickets this year will cost just £10, so now you have no excuse not to turn up! Keep an eye on the official website for all the latest news as well!