PINS and Kevin Rowland to headline Blackburn’s Confessional Festival

PINS and Kevin Rowland will headline Blackburn’s Confessional Festival on Saturday 8th September.

PINS, who are readying the follow up to 2015’s acclaimed ‘Wild Nights’ – and who last year collaborated with Iggy Pop on single ‘Aggrophobe’ – join a line-up that includes Glasgow post-punk outfit the Ninth Wave, rock’n’rollers Paves as well as others such as New York Tourists and Fruittones.

Closing the night will be Kevin Rowland – legendary vocalist with Dexys (formerly Dexys Midnight Runners) who enjoyed their first top 10 record for 25 years in 2016 – who will be DJing (and singing over) soul, pop and reggae choice cuts.

Taking place at the Holy Trinity Church in Blackburn – abandoned until Confessional took up the site in 2015 – the festival follows a successful, sold-out 2017 event which included performances by Cabbage, She Drew the Gun and Amber Arcades.

Promoter Pete Eastwood of Confessional said “I must admit, after last year I did consider calling it a day as how do we follow that? But I feel Confessional 18 will be even bigger.”

Last year’s festival sold out in advance, and tickets for Confessional 2018 are on sale now for £20 and available via Fatsoma Tickets here.




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