Held across multiple venues on Oxford’s vibrant Cowley Road, the second edition of the Ritual Union Festival features some of the best and hottest new talent around, and they’re pleased to announce their next round of artist editions.
Joining the already powerhouse line-up is former Supergrass frontman and local legend Gaz Coombes, ambitious upcomer Kiran Leonard and South London’s post-punk noiseniks Madonnatron.
Following the huge success of the first Ritual Union Festival held last year, The O2 Academies 1 & 2, The Truck Store, The Bullingdon and The Library will play host to this year’s ambitious event, offering the chance for local music fans to congregate and enjoy a stellar line-up of live music. A short journey from the city centre, the festival also enables travellers to enjoy the famously historic Oxford and its beautiful surroundings and the lively atmosphere of Cowley Road itself.
The impressively diverse line-up is a showcase of talent from around the world, while staying true to the festivals ethos of promoting upcoming home-grown artists. Heavily involved in the areas already thriving music scene, the festival is above all a celebration of young bands, fittingly held in the city famous for producing such legendary talent as Radiohead, Swervedriver and Ride. On top of this they’re giving local fans a chance to see quality bands from around the world on their doorstep.
This astounding selection of Oxford-based and international artists also includes the likes of genre-defying titan Ghostpoet, the renowned Jane Weaver, Mercury nominated experimental jazz soloist Nadine Shah, Canadian Krautrockers Suuns and many more.
Ritual Union are cementing themselves as Oxford’s primary tastemakers, bringing the very best upcoming acts to one of the country’s most picturesque cities.
GAZ COOMBES / GHOSTPOET / JANE WEAVER / NADINE SHAH / SUUNS / THE LOVELY EGGS / GNOD / BOY AZOOGA / WARMDUSCHER / KIRAN LEONARD / ALASKALASKA / LICE / CASSELS / FONTAINES DC / HUSKY LOOPS / MADONNATRON / GRAND PAX / THE HOMESICK / SELF HELP / BE GOOD / HAZE / BROOKE BENTHAM / JOHN / LACUNA COMMON / LE FEYE / EASTER ISLAND STATUES / LIFE INC. / VIVE LA VOID (SANAE YAMADA – MOON DUO) / CATGOD / GHOSTS IN THE PHOTOGRAPHS / JUNIPER NIGHTS
DJ SETS FROM STEVE DAVIES & KAVUS TORABI + DROWNED IN SOUND
Cowley Road, Oxford, Saturday 20th October 2018
For more information and for tickets visit www.ritualunion.co.uk