Curated by Futureheads’ guitarist Ross Millard the Fringe Stage this year sees two days of performances from the best local and national acoustic acts, and on Sunday night it will showcase some fantastic national and local comedians.
Headline acts this year include Brit Award winner and twice Mercury nominated artist Beth Orton, Michelle Stodart (The Magic Numbers) who are both playing on the Saturday and Jarvis Cocker endorsed act Withered Hand.
Other notable acts performing on Saturday include:
Paul Mullen (formerly Yourcodenameis:milo, The Automatic & current Young Legionnaire)
The Lake Poets
Chased by Wolves
The Union Choir
This Little Bird
Sunday will play host to:
Kurran And The Wolfnotes
The Railway Club
Sunday evening is rounded off with comedy presented by North East comedy night Laughing Penguin’s co-founder and resident MC, Tony Jameson. Headlining the comedy tent will be Jason Cook, who has appeared on shows such as ‘Russell Howard’s Good News’ and ‘Dave’s One Night Stand’, and was a guest on Chris Ramsey’s ‘In Search Of Happiness’ show for BBC Radio 4.
Local acts confirmed to perform include Andy Fury, Nick Cranston, Lee Kyle and Marc Smethurst, along with Laughing Penguin New Act of the Year, Richard Gadd.
Split Festival takes place across September 17 and 18 at Ashbrooke Sports Club in Sunderland and will be showcasing some of the UK’s best loved bands including The Charlatans, The Drums, Frankie & The Heartstrings, Mystery Jets, The Rifles, The King Blues and Dinosaur Pile-Up – to name but a few!
Now in its third year, Split Festival has expanded massively for 2011 with internationally renowned bands headlining the festival and if that’s not enough, thanks to our massive new marquee, which was used at Glastonbury; we can guarantee that whatever the weather everyone at Sunderland’s very own premier music festival will remain dry and happy.
The line up for this year’s main stage is as follows:
Saturday, September 17
Beth Jeans Houghton
We Beat the System
James and the Wolf
Sunday, September 18
Frankie and The Heartstrings
The King Blues
Hyde and Beast
The Dauntless Elite
Tomahawks For Targets
Early Bird Tickets (ends 31/08/11)
£35 Weekend ticket
Standard tickets (from 01/09/11)
£40 Weekend ticket
Ticket link: http://split.over9stores.co.uk.