Wilko Johnson to play Bingley Music Live

The final line up announcement of Bingley Music Live has revealed that Wilko Johnson has been added to the bill for this year’s edition of the festival.

The former Dr Feelgood guitarist was sadly diagnosed with terminal cancer in January. Fortunately he has remained healthy enough to undertake a series of live performances over the summer. This includes an appearance on the Main Stage at Myrtle Park on Saturday 31st August.

Since the 1970s the singer, guitarist and songwriter has been credited for his enormous contribution to the British rhythm and blues scene, firstly in Dr Feelgood and later as a member of Ian Dury and The Blockheads.

Widely hailed as one of the founding influences of the punk movement, Wilko conceded in a recent interview with The Guardian that his illness has lent him fresh perspective and given rise a particularly fertile creative period, admitting: 'I still feel like a hero on stage'.

Being a national rock'n'roll hero is what Wilko does best and Bingley can revel in Wilko’s distinctive choppy guitar sound and famous ‘duck walk’ one final time.

Wilko will be joined by the likes of Primal Scream, Chic feat. Nile Rodgers, The Human League, The Cribs, The Fratellis, The Neville Staple Band, Tinchy Stryder and Katy B during the much loved, three day Yorkshire festival which runs between Friday, 30 August and Sunday, 1 September.

Chic feat Nile Rodgers set for Bingley Music Live

We’re absolutely thrilled to announce that the undisputed champions of disco funk CHIC featuring Nile Rodgers will be bringing their unique and revolutionary sound to this year’s Bingley Music Live.

They will appear at Myrtle Park between August 30th-September 1st alongside Primal ScreamThe CribsThe Human League, The Wonder Stuff, The FratellisLucy SpragganCharlie BrownThe Lake PoetsThe Temperance MovementLoveable Rogues, Summer CampThe StrutsThe Electric Swing Circus,Natasha HawsRose and the Howling North, and Holy Moly and the Crackers.

With an ever-expanding line up of impressive acts – with more to be announced next week – this year’s festival once again offers a truly eclectic musical mix; all at the easy-on-the-pocket price of £45 (+ booking fee) for a three day ticket.

Nicknamed ‘The Hitmaker’ Nile Rodgers’ biography as a musician, composer, arranger and arguably one of the world’s most influential producers, reads like a who’s who of contemporary music from the 70s right through to the current singles chart number 1 – Daft Punk’s Get Lucky. He’s collaborated with Luther Vandross, Sister Sledge, Diana Ross, Debbie Harry, David Bowie, INXS, Duran Duran, Grace Jones and Madonna (to name a few), as well as being name checked by a multitude of other esteemed pop, RnB and hip hop stars for his significant contribution to our recent musical history.

Nile Rodgers

Yet it’s the enduring disco hits such as Le FreakI Want Your Love, Everybody Dance and Good Times that will undoubtedly generate a rapturous reception from Bingley’s expectant audience.  Are you ready to shimmy on down to the soundtrack that has defined some of the best nights ever?

Big Heart, Big Sounds

Following an amazing 2012 we’re really excited to build on last year’s successes. Everyone from our loyal following of festival goers to performers and press have showered us with praise for our friendly and professionally organised festival. Not prepared to rest on our laurels we’re gearing up for another three days of superb music.

For the 7th year the beautiful surroundings of Myrtle Park will allow you the chance to get up close and personal to your favourite bands. With a three day ticket costing just £45 (+ booking fee) and a limited number of children’s tickets at £30 (+ booking fee) for 3-12 year olds (under 3s are free) , we pride ourselves on being accessible to all, so more people can eagerly anticipate getting to the heart of the action.

Bingley Music Live add The Human League and more!

The Human LeagueSummer CampThe Struts and The Electric Swing Circus are the latest acts to join the line-up for this year’s Bingley Music Live.

They will appear at Myrtle Park between August 30th-September 1st alongside Primal ScreamThe Cribs, The Wonder Stuff, The FratellisLucy SpragganCharlie BrownThe Lake PoetsThe Temperance MovementLoveable Rogues, Natasha HawsRose and the Howling North, and Holy Moly and the Crackers. With such an eclectic mix of artists already confirmed, this year’s festival once again offers something for everyone AND all at the purse-pleasing price of £45 (+ booking fee) for a three day ticket.

We’re thrilled to welcome synthpop royalty The Human League to Bingley Music Live.  With an exceptional back catalogue that spans nine studio albums, four EPs, thirty singles and several compilations, they remain as credible and relevant as they were in 1981, when landmark album Dare was released. A shining light on the electronic New Wave scene, the group has not only achieved huge commercial success but also been responsible for influencing everyone from Madonna, Lady Gaga, Little Boots through to the acclaimed dubstep act Darkstar.   Sing your heart out to Don’t You Want Me, Love ActionFascinationThe LebanonHuman and Tell Me When… the list of hits just goes on and on!

Human League

Bringing their beautiful bubble-gum kitsch to this year’s festival is the aptly named boy-girl duo Summer Camp. Their lo-fi, nostalgia-driven, electro grooves cherry-pick samples and cultural references from the 60s – 80s and crafts them into gloriously upbeat, sing-along tunes with an underlying darker narrative. Released in 2011, their debut album Welcome to Condale received many positive reviews with NME awarding it 8/10 and claiming ‘they're back to (re)make hand-holdy couple-pop their own.’

If you’re looking for a healthy dose of rock and roll in both style and substance come and see The Struts. The four-piece from Derby will parade their vintage-clad swagger on stage with a collection of self-penned songs and an ingenious array of covers. Expect the unexpected! The band make pop-belters such as Cheryl Cole’s Under The Sun truly their own.  Sensational live; the lead singer, Luke’s vocal talent is quite unique… so check them out this summer.

Another up and coming band appearing at Bingley Music Live is The Electric Swing Circus. With their debut album scheduled for release later this year, the 6 piece band from Birmingham have been stunning audiences with their unique blend of cool 20's swing, stomping electro beats and soaring harmonies. Fusing everything from breakbeat and house to jungle and dubstep in a dazzling live show these guys are definitely one to watch.

Big Heart, Big Sounds

Weekend tickets have been frozen at last year’s prices making Bingley Music Live incredible value for money.  A three day ticket costs just £45 (+ booking fee), we also have a limited number of children’s tickets at £30 (+ booking fee) for 3-12 year olds (under 3s are free). Tickets are available online at www.bingleymusiclive.com/tickets or call the ticket hotline 0871 220 0260.

The Fratellis, Lucy Spraggan and more added to Bingley Music Live Festival

The FratellisLucy SpragganCharlie BrownThe Lake PoetsThe Temperance Movement andLovable Rogues are the latest acts to join the line-up for this year’s Bingley Music Live.

Covering a multitude of musical genres these latest additions are a fantastic demonstration of Bingley Music Live’s on-going commitment to showcasing the widest variety of established and grass roots talent. They willappear at Myrtle Park between August 30th-September 1st alongside Primal ScreamThe Cribs and The Wonder Stuff.

Myrtle Park is looking forward to welcoming back Jon Fratelli, this time with his band, the recently reformedThe Fratellis. After a three year hiatus the Brit Award winning, Glaswegian indie-rock trio make a triumphant return to the UK festival scene to promote their third album, scheduled for release in September.  The NME revelled in their “bouncing glamorama” and you can expect the entire BML audience to be doing its fair share of pogoing to their classic hit Chelsea Dagger.

Solo musician Lucy Spraggan, who comes from Sheffield, describes her genre as ‘A-Flop’: a winning mix of acoustic, folk and hip hop. Already picked out by Radio One’s Tom Deacon for her “star quality” Lucy has had an incredibly busy couple of years. Not only was she a runner up in the Live and Unsigned competition at the age of 20, she also briefly appeared on X-Factor before sadly withdrawing due to ill health.  Now back to full strength, 2013 could be Lucy’s breakthrough year into the mainstream.

London-based singer-song-writer Charlie Brown is destined to make a mark on the RnB scene this year. With a string of successful collaborations under his belt including working alongside Tinchy Stryder, Alphabeat, Wiley, as well as, previous Bingley Music Live performers Professor Green and Dionne Bromfield. Charlie Brown’ssoulful melodies and pop-sensibilities have quickly cemented his reputation. Signed to Universal’s All Around The World record label, his singles Dependency and On My Way come ahead of the launch of a hotly anticipated album.

Charlie Brown

Described by the only permanent band member Martin Longstaff as "a collaborative scene in Sunderland" The Lake Poets music is an enthralling blend of acoustic indie-folk.  The fluid and ever evolving line up brings together a plethora of instruments and sounds. With a name that pays homage to a group of 19th Century English romantic writers, The Lake Poets’ music is equally emotive. Our intimate, tree lined venue provides the perfect arena to witness Martin and co.’s haunting performance.

The Temperance Movement in their own words “carry a torch for a fading generation of live bands” which sounds like the perfect reason to catch them doing what they do best at this year’s Bingley Music Live. But what to expect? Recent EP Pride offers a sublime blues drenched fusion of explosive, passionate and soulful music – all played very LOUD. With sell out shows from London to Glasgow The Temperance Movement are causing quite a stir, so come and see for yourself what the commotion is all about.

As a family-friendly event, we are thrilled to bring an element of pure pop to proceedings. Coming to Bingley Music Live this year, Loveable Rogues are not your standard boy band. Signed to Simon Cowell’s Syco label, the three London lads rose to fame by reaching the final of Britain’s Got Talent in 2012. So far, so familiar? Yet Eddie, Sonny and Te write and perform their own songs and are building an impressive fan base. Having recently supported Olly Murs, the boys’ popularity is sure to grow during 2013.

Primal Scream, The Cribs and more set for Bingley Music Live

Primal ScreamEveryone at Bingley Music Live will undoubtedly come together to give a massive welcome to Primal Scream. Since the release of the inaugural Mercury Music Prize winning Screamadelica in 1991, the band has achieved the rare feat of becoming part of the shared consciousness of a generation of music fans. See the legendaryBobbie Gillespie performing classic hits from the band’s back catalogue, as well as new tracks from their forthcoming 10th album More Light, which is scheduled for release in May.

The three brothers from Wakefield that are The Cribs bring their brilliantly subversive, full throttle, indie mayhem to Bingley in a Yorkshire festival exclusive performance.  Hailed by Q magazine as "the biggest cult band in the UK", Gary, Ryan and Ross Jarman have enjoyed 10 successful years producing exceptional indie tunes. 2013 has got off to a flying start with the release of their ‘best of’ 22 track compilation Payola, as well as collecting theTeenage Cancer Trust Outstanding Contribution To Music Prize at the recent NME Awards. See what occurs whenThe Cribs’ famous ‘chaos element’ hits the main stage.

After frontman Miles Hunt and violinist Erica Nockalls’ star performance at last year’s BML we’re delighted to announce another exclusive Yorkshire festival set from The Wonder Stuff.  The West Midlands’ finest-ever export will bring their life-affirming exuberance to stir up the loins of Bingley with an outstanding discography that continues to stand the test of time. Expect the eight-legged groove machine to have everyone up on their feet. You’ll be going home with a big silly grin!

The acerbic tongued, South Shields songstress Natasha Haws is receiving some well-deserved radio airplay with her single Stranger which was picked as a BBC Introducing Discovery track at the end of last year. Singer-songwriter Natasha has won a devoted Northern following with her down-to-earth and often sarcastic tales about real-life experiences in her coastal hometown.  Selected for The Sun’s ‘One to Watch 2013’ list, Miss Haws has been praised for her ‘flawless vocals’ and mesmerising performances. Catch her at Bingley Music Live before she hits the big time.

Originating from Wakefield, Rose and the Howling North released debut album Cuckoo earlier this month. An exciting newcomer, Rose has an impressive musical heritage including singing at the Royal Albert Hall and filling Kate Bush’s shoes to duet with Peter Gabriel on tour. A festival veteran, Rose draws inspiration from many diverse influences with the album’s title track conjuring up images of Nancy Sinatra performing a QuentinTarantino soundtrack.

Holy Moly and the Crackers are a young indie-folk outfit from Newcastle making a name for themselves on the festival scene with their engaging and eclectic mix of sea shanties, hillbilly lullabies, bin-fire blues, gypsy dances and soul-searching ballads. Come and tap your toes along to the accordion, fiddle, guitar and the Holy Moly busking drum kit – complete with feathers and all.

Big Heart, Big Sounds

Early bird tickets for 2013 have now sold out but don’t worry! As a huge ‘thank you’ for your ongoing support, weekend tickets have been frozen at last year’s prices.  At just for £45 (+ booking fee) for a three day ticket, Bingley Music Live is a must for celebrating the end of summer in style and offers incredible value for money. 

Weekend tickets are available online at www.bingleymusiclive.com/tickets or call the ticket hotline0871 220 0260 (£45 + booking fee).

2012 was a phenomenal year for Bingley Music Live and being shortlisted for the UK Festival Awards Best Medium Sized Festival was a major achievement. Feedback from performers and festival-goers alike continues to be incredibly positive and the media seem unable to hold back the love with Virtual Festivals giving us a rare 10/10 review.

The beautiful surroundings of Myrtle Park will for the 7th year play host to an intimate, friendly and professionally organised three day festival that has won a place in the heart of its loyal following. The chance to really get up close and personal to your favourite bands is one of the event’s stand-out features and means that festival goers can eagerly anticipate getting to the heart of the action.

Day splits announced for Bingley Music Live

We’re also thrilled to spill the beans on three more exciting Main Stage acts – The Jim Jones RevueL Marshall and a specially selected BBC Introducing band from the Hackney Weekend. Meanwhile the Raise the Roof stage has another nine incredible bands that are well worth closer investigation. Juan ZeladaKarima FrancisLilygreen & MaguireMe and My FriendsSpirit of JohnThe MilkMatt Belmont, Nico Cara andMaquipucuna further enhance our dizzying list of performers, which now splits as follows:

Friday 31st Aug

Saturday 1st Sept

Sunday 2nd Sept

Main Stage

The Charlatans

Martha Reeves and the Vandellas

Kids in Glass Houses


BBC Introducing band


DJ Fresh Live

The Pigeon Detectives



The Jim Jones Revue

Black Spiders

The Chevin


Plus Special Guests

Maverick Sabre



Band to be announced


L Marshall

Raise the Roof Stage

Miles Hunt & Erica Knockalls

Skinny Lister

Sadie and the Hotheads

Matt Belmont

Spirit of John

The Lancashire Hotpots

King Charles

We Were Evergreen

Jake Bugg

Karima Francis

Lilygreen & Maguire


The Milk

The Idiot B*stard Band


Yes Sir Boss

Ellen and the Escapades

Juan Zelada

L&U Competition Winners
Me and My Friends

Nico Cara

The Musicians Centre Stage

all too human / Ballyhoo Eventide / Bearfoot Beware / Control is Dead / Dan Audio / Deadwall / Den Miller / Down The Machine / Eskimo Fandango / Foxes Faux /

Gods of Hellfire / Joe Tilston / Lunar Coup / Return to Ajustrel / Small Words / Talking To Strangers / Ti Amo / The Coopers / The Simon Pollard Band /

Tom Savage & The Hash Mafia

Opening proceedings on the Main Stage on Friday afternoon we have some special guests performing for us. The band is still to be revealed but they will be one of 18 acts specially selected by a panel of judges to perform on the BBC Introducing Stage at the Hackney Weekend festival this Saturday and Sunday. This initiative is a partnership between the Association of Independent Festivals (AIF) and the BBC to bring new music to a wider audience. 

Winners of Artrocker magazine’s inaugural ‘Best Live Band Award’ last year The Jim Jones Revue have an unprecedented reputation for their onstage performance. This 5-piece bring a no-holds-barred energy to the fore and a unique take on blues-tinged, punk rock that has a truly vital, life affirming feel. Their speaker-ripping frenzy of furious, pounding sound has earned them an army of followers and you too can be blown away this summer. As lead singer and eponymous band member, Jim, explains it’s a role that “you just feel in your bones.” Here! Here!

The name L Marshall may as yet be unfamiliar but you’re likely to have heard his music. An exceptionally talented songwriter he’s already scored two top 5 hits with Loick Essien’s How we roll and Wretch 32’s Traktor. Now stepping into the limelight, this London born 24-year old will take to the Main Stage to display his incredible vocal talent that melds rap with song in a genre-refining style. Currently busy recording his debut album, BML audiences can experience for themselves the tempo-twisting tunes that range from grime to RnB… catch him while you can.

Over on the Raise the Roof stage, Juan Zelada comes armed with a simple manifesto… toshow everyone “what a good time people can have if they go for it”. Born in Madrid, Juan attended Paul McCartney’s Liverpool Institute of the Performing Arts, where Macca even presented the young Juan with a songwriting prize. Fast forward a few years and the hardworking lad has been signed to Decca Records with recent singles from his debut album High Ceiling and Collar Bones receiving heavy airplay on Radio 2. 

Back with renewed vigour and vitality after a two-year absence, Karima Francis is famed for being able to hush a crowded gig into complete silence with her bare-to-the-bone sound and raw emotion. Produced by Flood, Karima’s new album The Remedy is due for releaseon 13th August. This extraordinary singer songwriter from Blackpool is set to captivate our BML audience with her highly charged lyrics and potent stage presence.

Fresh from supporting Olly Murs and Westlife on their arena tours, the two Jons, Lilygreen & Maguire have already established a loyal following and look set for big things with a record deal with Warner Bros and the release of new single Ain’t Love Crazy. With their clean cut looks, pitch perfect harmonies and acoustic guitars the duo from Newport, Walesare pure pop magic.

Me and My Friends are the perfect band for a gloriously sunny afternoon at a festival. ThisLeeds based five-piece promise to deliver a healthy dose of musical sunshine that’s sure to bring a smile to your face. Mixing seemingly disparate styles and influences together, the group has mastered creating unified and infectiously upbeat melodies and rhythms. A big, warm musical hug is in store for everyone in attendance.

Acoustic two-piece Spirit of John deliver a raw, rasping and sometimes rowdy sound that evokes the Deep South of last century rather than modern day Halifax! Signed toYorkshire’s dedicated roots music label ‘Ginhouse’ the duo effortlessly encompass blues, country, skiffle, folk as well as occasional punk influences. Regularly joined on stage by guest musicians they deliver a rich earthy sound and robust live performance.

The Milk are four guys from Essex on a mission to ‘bring proper music to the charts’. They succeed in achieving a soulful sound that has something of a retro vibe about it. New singleEvery time we fight is released next week (look out for the video featuring Jay from ‘The Inbetweeners’) and with a string of live dates over the summer and debut album Tales from the Thames Delta to follow later in the year; 2012 could well be the year that The Milk gets the cream.

Leeds based singer-songwriter Matt Belmont has spent the last 12 months tirelessly touring the UK. Matt’s debut EP Not Coming Down was released in February this year,reaching the Top 30 of the iTunes Alternative Chart and picking up airplay on various radio stations including Alan Raw’s BBC introducing show. Expect original arrangements, faultless playing and a confident, mature voice – definitely one to watch.

Originally from London, 16 year old Nico Cara is now based in Richmond, North Yorkshire.Blessed with an extraordinary musical talent, his songs have a worldly-wiseness about them and include some cracking titles such as Back away you stupid bint. As yet unsigned, the teenager possesses a distinctive vocal style that’s sure to have plenty of appeal.   

Macquipucuna (that’s pronounced Mack-wi-pa-coona just so you know!!) will be bringing the sound of the Balkans to Bingley. Expect a high-energy musical riot that delivers frenetic Eastern rhythms by a band of super-skilled West Yorkshire based musicians. Formed in 2010 by German violinist Brigitte Mallon, the band’s sole intent is to cause widespread uncontrolled and uncontrollable dancing… something BML audiences always excel at.

Bingley Music Live announce Razorlight

Taking to two of our three stages in Myrtle Park from 31st August to 2nd September, they’ll be joining: Nero, DJ Fresh, The Pigeon Detectives, Hard-Fi, The Charlatans,Maverick SabreDelilahKids in Glass HousesKatzenjammerThe Idiot B*stard Band, StooSheYes Sir Boss, Miles & Erica, Skinny ListerCitizens, King Charles,The ChevinSadie and the HotheadsEllen and the Escapades and The Lancashire Hot Pots.


Razorlight secured their headine status shortly after the release of debut album Up all night in 2004. Since then Johnny Borrell’s band continue to make an impact on the indie rock scene with their brilliant pop songs, exceptional live performances and confident swagger. Expect Razorlight to tear the place up with a stream of massive hit singles including AmericaIn the morning, Golden Touch and many more that are guaranteed to get the Bingley Music Live audience fired up.

Next up, we have one of the world’s truly great performers, Detroit’s finest diva and Motown legend Martha Reeves. A sensational vocalist with undeniable star quality, Martha continues to delight audiences with an incredible back catalogue consisting of some of the 60’s most enduring hits including Nowhere to Run, Jimmy Mack and Dancing in the Street.  Her live appearances during 2010 earned her two nominations for the UK Festival Awards, as ‘Best Headliner’ and ‘Feel Good Act of the Summer’. Come to this year’s Bingley Music Live and catch some of that feel good vibe for yourself.

Recently reunited after a 6 year break, Liverpool’s Space are set to make a triumphant return to the stage at BML. Bringing their unique brand of darkly humorous pop to the proceedings you can expect all your favourite 90’s hits such as Female of the Species,NeighbourhoodAvenging Angels and The Ballad of Tom Jones as well as new material from their new album Attack of the Mutant 50ft Kebab. Brilliantly bizarre!

For those looking for a much rock-ier tip there’s the Sheffield based Black Spiders.  Their debut album Sons of the North released in 2011 received plaudits across the board, with Rock Sound Magazine proclaiming “their apocalyptic… axe assault is awe-inspiring.” They’re busy thrilling audiences across the UK and mainland Europe and have up coming gigs at Sweden Rock festival, Download as well as BML. One of their tour highlights so far was being selected to open for Ozzy Osbourne.  We look forward to some serious moshpit action.

New kid on the block, Jake Bugg, has had an already impressive musical adventure since his appearance at Glastonbury last year at the tender age of 17. A confident singer-songwriter, Jake recently featured on ‘Later with Jools Holland’ performing his new singleLightening Bolt. We highly recommend you check out Jake’s distinctive voice and mature lyrical content. 

Also confirmed for the Raise the Roof stage we have We Were Evergreen. This Parisian, alternative folk-tinged, indie-electro-pop trio are currently creating a huge buzz in the UKwith The Evening Standard hailing them as “the rarest of things: a band with something new and brilliant to offer.” Listen out for new single, Baby Blue, which is due for release on 4 June.

Nero, Kids in Glass Houses and more set for Bingley Music Live

Taking to two of our three stages in Myrtle Park between August 31st and 2nd September these latest additions join: DJ Fresh, The Pigeon Detectives, Hard-Fi, The Charlatans, Maverick Sabre, Delilah, The Idiot B*stard Band, StooShe, Yes Sir Boss, Miles & Erica and The Lancashire Hot Pots.

NeroGuaranteed to instill some full-tilt revelry, Nero bring their expansive electronic soundscapes to proceedings on the Main Stage.  With three successive singles selected as the ‘Hottest Record in the World’ by Radio 1's Zane Lowe, the London dubstep pioneers are enjoying a meteoric rise. Having recently told the Wall Street Journal that dubstep is, “almost the new rock… we sort of feel like rockstars now,” you can expect nothing less than a blindingly awesome performance.

Also on the Main Stage, energetic Welsh rock band, Kids in Glass Houses bring their blazing guitars to Bingley. Having charted three top 30 albums in four years, this relentless five-piece serve up a heady mix of monster riffs, hook-laden anthems and sing-along choruses; all delivered at maximum volume.

Delivering sets on both the Main and the Raise the Roof stages are the all-female Norwegian four-piece, Katzenjammer.  Famed for mixing musical genres and switching instruments at a frenzied pace, their sets includes as many as 25 different instruments. Their latest album A Kiss Before You Go follows three years on the road and is shaped by multiple influences all wrapped up with Katzenjammer’s distinct character.

Bolstering the folkie vibe on the Raise the Roof stage are Skinny Lister. This eclectic, earthy sounding five-piece group has truly blossomed into something exceptional after a period of extensive touring. Their live performances deliver a galvanized, singular sound. Fronted by Yorkshire-born songwriter Dan Heptinstall and saucy female vocalist Lorna Thomas, gigs are a riot of sound and fun. So prepare to be infected by their jovial, foot stomping, high kicking free for all.

Vibrant psyche-inflected folk-popster King Charles has been proclaimed ‘too cool for the charts’ by the Guardian. Having toured with Laura Marling, Noah and the Whale and Mumford and Sons, the classically trained cellist, chorister and winner of an International Songwriting Competition, is set to release his debut album Loveblood on 7th May. We’re waiting in eager anticipation to see what all the fuss is about.

Big Heart, Big Sounds

Now in its 6th year, Bingley Music Live has firmly established itself on the festival circuit; consistently impressing audiences and performers alike with its intimate, friendly atmosphere and professional organisation. The chance to really get up close and personal to your favourite bands is one of the event’s stand-out features and means that festival goers can eagerly anticipate getting to the heart of the action.

The newly improved Raise the Roof stage will include a bigger tent, beefed-up production and a new musical policy to provide a point of difference to the main stage while maintaining a high calibre of bands. This year also see the introduction of a new third stage. Organised in association with the Musician’s Centre the new stage is dedicated to local talent and will focus all its attention on uncovering the latest unsigned talent. Details of how to apply will be revealed soon.

BML also benefits from its amazing venue, Myrtle Park, the perfect festival location. Set in a natural amphitheatre and bordered by stunning mature woodland near the pretty river Aire, first timers are always blown away by the beauty of this hidden gem.

With its picturesque backdrop BML is a great destination for families of all ages wanting to share the festival experience. Not only is there space to chill out under the shade of a tree there are also a whole host of specially organised kids activities in a dedicated family area which are being further improved for 2012.

For those looking for a little luxury or an alternative destination to celebrate a special birthday or hen-do then BML VIP ticket is a must for you! Receive exclusive treatment including; priority parking, jump the queues into the VIP area including bar and luxury loos. There’s an escorted back stage tour + a delicious festival hamper including wine per person and a goodie bag all for £250 per person per day.

Throwing its gates open to over 15,000 happy revellers per day for three glorious days of diverse music, Bingley Music Live not only delivers ‘Big Heart, Big Sounds’ but also has a reputation for offering real value for money. At just for £45 for a three day ticket Bingley Music Live is a must for celebrating the end of summer in style.

Bingley Music Live team up with Live and Unsigned


Bingley Music Live has risen from humble beginnings to a festival that in only its 6th year is nationally heralded as one of the UK’s major festivals.

With no key sponsor in place Bingley Music Live is funded in the main by Bradford Council and is organised by a small team who through a dedicated and hands on approach, a mutual love of music and a passion to make the festival one of the most memorable for bands and audiences alike, have developed the festival consistently each year.

Bingley Music Live 2012!

There has been strong growth in the festival’s following which has resulted in sell out crowds for the past three years seeing notable performances from Chase and Status, Maximo Park, Feeder, James, The Enemy, Public Image Ltd, Seasick Steve, Editors, Calvin Harris, Doves, Fun Lovin’ Criminals as well as breaking acts such as Wretch 32, Eliza Doolittle, Example, Professor Green, V.V. Brown and Kassidy.

Chris Grayston, managing director of Live and Unsigned, said; ‘We’re really starting to put meat to the bones of our winner’s tour now and I can’t think of many festivals better to do that than Bingley Music Live. The line-up over the last 6 years has grown in magnitude for every outing; this year can only mean big things for the festival and our winner!

The Tour

So far the winner of Live and Unsigned 2012 is confirmed to be going to Bingley Music Live, Norfolk Spectacular, Boardmasters, Strawberry Fields Festival, Brownstock, ButserFest, London Summer Jam and Lancaster Music Festival, and this list is only set to grow!

Live and Unsigned is the biggest unsigned music competition for original unsigned bands and artists in the UK. It offers the finalists the chance to play at The O2 in London alongside some of the UK's best musicians at Live Fest, London’s biggest indoor festival. There’s also £100,000 worth of prizes to be won, including an additional new main cash prize of £10,000 for the winning act to spend on development.

Auditions will begin in January 2012 and all acts in the competition are auditioned live. Acts that make it through the audition stage will get to perform to industry judges, A & R associates and celebrity guests. Judging last year’s competition and hopefully set to join the panel again in 2012 include; Radio 1 DJ’s Annie Nightingale, Ras Kwame, Tom Deacon and Daniel P Carter; Kerrang’s Alex Baker; and Happy Mondays star Bez.

If you are interested in playing the best festivals of 2012, including Bingley Music Live 2012, click here to check out all the festival partners for Live and Unsigned 2012.

Bingley Music Live 2012 Earlybird Tickets On Sale

With headliners Chase and Status, Fun Lovin’ Criminals and Maximo Park playing massive sets at Bingley Music Live this year, who knows what 2012 will bring?

A limited number of Early Bird ticket for Bingley Music Live 2012 are on sale now through seetickets.com for £40 (plus booking fee)

Grab your tickets now!