Rock giants Therapy? Have been announced as the headline act for Glasgowbury 2012 joining an impressive cast list that also includes The Japanese Popstars and Fighting With Wire. The “Small But Massive” festival has been making exclusive line-up announcements all week and already have more than 20 fantastic acts lined up for the July 21 celebration.
And today we can exclusively reveal that local nine-piece ska legends Pocket Billiards will also join Northern Ireland’s Best Festival following the release of their much-anticipated second album at a Mandela Hall showdown next weekend. They join an ever-growing festival lineup which last night also saw the introduction of two stage headliners in the form of LaFaro and Paddy Nash & The Happy Enchiladas as well as The Wonder Villains and Marc O’Reilly.
The Sperrins spectacular are pulling out all the stops for the mountain madness with some of the best in local music being selected to perform across SIX iconic stages at the spectacular Eagle’s Rock location. The bill so far includes Axis Of, Runaway GO, Best Boy Grip, Soak, Sons Of Caliber, Farriers, Silhouette, Pretty Child Backfire, Amidships, VerseChorusVerse and Our Krypton Son.
While enlisting the help of the team behind the massively successful Celtronic Festival, Glasgowbury will up the ante on the electronic front with exciting performances from Psycatron, Deep Fried Funk, Boxcutter presents The Host, Space Dimension Controller and Ryan Vail.
The man with the plan, Mr Paddy Glasgow said: “Having Therapy? play the festival is something we’ve been trying to make a reality for a few years now and I’m delighted we can make it happen.
“As always, Glasgowbury attempts to programme a festival based around the best in homegrown talent and I think this year’s event will be testament to that.”
It’s a line-up that’s shaping up nicely and given that only half of the announcements have been made, the guys down in D’town are promising many more surprises to come as they complete their 60+ act line-up. Glasgowbury 2012 takes place on Saturday July 21 and “early eagle” tickets are available until the end of May at 2010 prices. See www. glasgowbury.com