South Yorkshire festival line-up grows

Redmist Destruction, Barnsley's favourite thrash metal band
Redmist Destruction, Barnsley's favourite thrash metal band

Eight more bands have been confirmed for the line-up of a South Yorkshire music festival.

More than 3,000 music fans are expected to flock to LIVE in Barnsley, a free music festival, which will be held for the second year running on June 21.

Organisers have today announced The Torn, Andwhatarmy, Ante Saint,Black Vines, Black Moon Rising, Dislocator, Red Jester and Redmist Destruction will join the line-up of more than 100 bands already set to perform at over a dozen venues in the town.

And organisers have already announced the festival will team up with WAB Radio to launch a LIVE in Barnsley Radio Show when it opens.

Dave Pearsall, organiser, said: “This is an exciting opportunity for us to get even more local music heard.

“Lots of people have been supportive of the festival in the last 12 months and are as keen as we are to showcase the talent in this town.

“The radio show will advertise gigs, chat with local bands and hopefully feature some ‘unplugged’ sessions from various performers.

“We will also be posting podcasts from the WAB shows on our website for those who can’t tune in.”

John Backhouse, a fellow organiser, said: “Myself, Dave and the other organiser Steve Clifford are going to present the show, which should be fun.

“I’m sure the banter will be flying around once we get started.

“It’s going to be a great mix of local music and the latest music from the indie, alternative, rock-metal music scene.

“We’re going to ensure that at least 50 per cent of the music at the festival comes from local bands.”