Arts Derbyshire


Charlatans and more announced for Signals Festival in Derbyshire


12 June 2021, Crich Tramway Village, Derbyshire
The Charlatans, The Cribs, Ghostpoet, Tim Burgess, Liz Lawrence & more.

The brand new SIGNALS Festival bursts onto the calendar next June with indie legends The Charlatans headlining an outstanding musical line up. Add in the likes of The Cribs, Ghostpoet, Tim Burgess and Liz Lawrence this 1st edition of SIGNALS Festival promises a lot for it’s intimate size.

Set deep in the Derbyshire countryside, the beautiful grounds of Crich Tramway Village offer a family-friendly backdrop to a strong programme of music, arts and film that’s sure to entertain.

Arguably the most enduring band born from the Madchester scene, indie icons The Charlatans top the bill to perform classic hits from three decades of epic albums. This line up of indie heroes is joined by The Cribs, still reeling from the critically acclaimed success of their eighth studio album, Night Network.

Twice Mercury Prize nominated artist Ghostpoet, brings his dystopian lyrics, brooding electronica and alt-rock beats to the stage with tracks that’ll keep you on edge, including some from this year’s pertinent I Grow Tired But I Dare Not Fall Asleep album. Tim Burgess fans get a double hit of this frontman’s musical genius as he draws from five solo albums, including this year’s self-penned I Love the New Sky, released to rave reviews.

Combining pop with her simmering lo-fi folk style, Liz Lawrence brings upbeat energy to the stage after the success of her second solo album Pity Party.

Away from the main stage, expect an all-new live, in person version of Tim’s Twitter Listening Parties, which have been a source of huge enjoyment for artists and music fans across the globe during the pandemic. Just one of the eclectic offerings at the Tim Peak’s Diner, brainchild of Charlatans frontman Tim Burgess; part travelling music venue, part coffee shop, you’ll experience an intimate line up of music, talks, DJs and more.

Sponsored by the respected Derby-based independent cinema QUAD, our QUAD film marquee will offer music themed documentaries, films and Q&A sessions throughout the day. We’ll be showing the electrifying Oasis Supersonic Documentary with a spotlight on it’s director Mat Whitecross, plus more to be announced soon.

Having turned out some of the biggest names in music, we’re excited to have BIMM, Europe’s leading music college programming our BIMM at the Bandstand stage. Welcoming everyone as they arrive at the Festival, expect some exceptional emerging talent and stars of the future.

Whether it be exploring the sculpture trail on the Woodland Walk, taking a Victorian tram ride into the Derbyshire countryside or stumbling into a good old knees-up round the Festival pub piano, SIGNALS Festival offers a one-day experience, we’re excited to share.

The lights are green, come join us.

The full music line up plus film, arts and kids programmes will be announced in the New Year.

Tickets on sale Friday 4 December 2020 at 9am
Adults 17+ £55, 6-16 year olds £25, 5 and under FREE

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