Figure 8 Festival Announces First Tranche of Acts

Photo of The Goan Dogs © Sarah Gray

One of the newer festival’s on the block, Bristol’s Figure 8 Festival, now in it’s second year, recently announced the first tranche of acts who’ll be playing this years jamboree, along with details regarding how to get tickets.

Apart from being geared towards providing top notch entertainment (largely in the form of live music) the volunteer run festival, helmed by sometime Louder Than War contributor Laura Williams, has a serious side to it – all profits raised go to Macmillan Cancer Support. Last years inaugural event managed to raise a whopping £5,000 for the cause & with your help it’s to be hoped that this year that’ll be topped.

Acts already confirmed for the 2013 festival include several artists y’all should be familiar with if you’re regular Louder Than War readers. We’re talking Bristol’s Goan Dogs, singer / songwriter Katie Malco and London shoegaze troupe, Velveteen. They’ll also be joined by a host of other top Bristol musicians – including Oliver Wilde, Pete Roe and Sarah Proudfoot, multi-instrumentalist She Makes War, former Men Diamler man Richard Abberline and Leeds rockers ALASKA.

The headliner remains to be announced but I think it’s fairly safe to say it’ll be a goodun’ so safest to grab your tickets asap.

Figure 8 Festival Announces First Tranche of ActsAlong with the music there’ll be lots of other stuff going on including a live art auction, delicious cake sale, a generous raffle, a record fayre and great food. The main event starts at 2pm and goes on until the early hours, with some fab DJs in the pipeline.

There will also be a festival pre-party at a secret alternative Bristol venue on Friday September 27 to which all ticket holders will have automatic entry.

This years festival has moved into the heart of the city & will be held at one of our favourite venues, Bristol’s Trinity Centre on Saturday September 28, 2013.  Obviously being central will provide the added bonus of better transport links and accommodation options.

Tickets are now on sale, priced £18.50adv + bf, via Bristol Ticket Shop and TicketWeb. More information can be found at Alternatively just “like” the festival on Facebook or follow on Twitter where the festival is running as @figure8festival.

Words by Laura Williams / Guy Manchester & photo’s © Sarah Gray.

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Guy is a former full time member of the Louder Than War editorial team, who's since moved on to pastures new. Music's been a large part of his life since he first stumbled across Peel on his tranny as a fifteen year old. His whole approach to music was learnt from Peel in fact, which includes having as inclusive a taste in music as possible. Guy devotes most of his time looking for new music & although he's been known to say "the only good music is new music" he pretty much accepts this is bollocks. Favourite band The Minutemen.


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