Away game line up announced

by backpackingbongos

A quick sidestep away from all that hiking and backpacking lark.  I have just found out the full line up of the Away Game festival that I managed to get tickets to a while back.  At the end of September my partner and I will be joining 150 other festival goers on the stunning Isle of Eigg for a very intimate music festival with the fence collective.  The line up is looking pretty awesome and it should be a pretty unique experience going to a festival in such an amazing location.  Lets hope that the weather is kind to us!  The words and pictures below are copied and pasted from the Fence website, I am sure that they would not mind…………………….

Away Game Line-Up Revealed!

By The Pictish Trail • Aug 15th, 2010 • Category: News

Fence Records’ first ever Away Game is taking place over the 24th and 25th of September, on the Hebridean island of Eigg … and it looks set to be the best Fence event yet!  Tickets sold out within 6 minutes of going on sale – and now we can announce the line-up …

BRITISH SEA POWER

JON HOPKINS

SILVER COLUMNS

KING CREOSOTE


HUMAN DON’T BE ANGRY (Malcolm Middleton)

JOHNNY FLYNN // WALLS // DAIMH

DARREN HAYMAN // THE PICTISH TRAIL // ADEM


FOUND // MEURSAULT // WITHERED HAND // ROZI PLAIN

KID CANAVERAL // COME ON GANG! // LENDF (Pip Dylan)

FRANÇOIS & THE ATLAS MOUNTAINS // ONTHEFLY (DJ)

GUMMI BAKO // OVER THE WALL // THE MASSACRE CAVE

THE OATES FIELD // IONA MARSHALL // PLAYER PIANO

SWEET BABOO // BLOOD MUSIC // GORDON McINTYRE (Ballboy)


... AND MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED!

Here’s some more info from The Pictish Trail …

“Now that our first ever Away Game event has SOLD OUT, we can know let you know a few details!

“Why Eigg? Well, we realised the reason a lot of folk make the pilgrimage to Fife for Home Game is because Anstruther is a pretty sea-side tourist town, and it feels like a bit of a holiday. With Away Game, we fancied putting on an event where it feels like we’re ALL on holiday! Our pal Sarah invited us over to Eigg a few years ago, for a birthday party – and we’ve been hatching plans to put on an event over there ever since. It is such an intensely beautiful island – and its population (about 70 people) are all party animals. I’ve been hanging out with them all this past week, and they’re extremely excited about meeting every single one of yiz!

Silver Columns are gonna be hosting the first night of Away Game entertainment, with the music taking a definite dance slant. We’ll be playing a live set in the middle of the evening – bringing up all our lights, our smoke machine and (oh yes) our disco ball – getting the crowd all buzzed up for a weekend of amazing music. We are literally going to force you to dance! YES! DANCE!

“Fence Collective acolyte, and Domino Records alumni Jon Hopkins will be headlining the Friday – with a live set of his joyously melodic, pulsating and exhilarating electronica. Having toured his amazing album INSIDES around the world this past year, we’re thrilled to have Jon join us. He’s a true Home Game legend, and we know that he’ll go down a storm at Away Game.

Moshi Moshi DJ’s and OnTheFly (DJ ) will keep us all moving until very much later in the night, going into early morning, when there’ll be a rare live performance from recent Kompakt signings, WALLS. Their blissed-out, mind-warping self-titled debut is one of my favourite albums of this year – and will make the perfect soundtrack to the sun coming up over the campfire.

“The Saturday afternoon will start off very much on a softly-softly note. We’re bringing over our friendly local Fife bakery – Fisher & Donaldson – to cure hangovers with cups of soup, stovies and spinach & ricotta rolls. A nutritious selection of singer-songwriters will also be on display, with solo performances from Darren Hayman (he of Hefner fame), Gordon McIntyre (he of Ballboy fame) … and the debut of a new project from Malcolm Middleton (he of Arab Strap and, er, Malcolm Middleton fame!). His new project is going under the working title of Human Don’t Be Angry, but he tells me that there’s every chance it’ll be called something else come September! Whatever name he chooses to go with, we’re massive fans of Malc’s music – and we’re properly honoured that he’s chosen Away Game to showcase his new material.

Johnny Flynn, Sweet Baboo, and Rozi Plain will keep the singer-songwriter quotient up – and i’m going to attempt to perform a Pictish Trail set consisting of all 50 songs from my forthcoming album IN ROOMS. Don’t worry, they’re all 30 seconds long.

“My good pal, and Fence Records co-hort, King Creosote, will steadily make things louder again – performing with a full Fence Collective band. He’s the heart and soul of the label – and is performing at the exact time of the day when you’ve had a few drinks in you, and you’re at your most emotionally vulnerable. You’ll be crying and then laughing and then cheering! Braw!

“And then, when you’re all warmed up, we’ll get one step louder … we’ve got the incredible British Sea Power performing. These guys are no strangers to gigs off the beaten track – so we know we’re in capable hands. So excited to have them up – and really looking forward to seeing them perform their stomping proto-glam pop anthems, on a stage adorned with bracken and woodland shrubbery! With just the right amount of whisky down us, we’ll all be ready for Daimh’s high energy reels and jigs – bringing a true, fiery, West Highland flavour to the proceedings. The night will end with a set from The Massacre Cave, Eigg’s very own metal band – who will grab everyone by the throat, and throttle every last ounce of energy out of you!

“I’m really chuffed with this line-up … and there’s so much more happening over the weekend. It’s definitely the strongest roster we’ve had for any Fence event – and I can’t wait to see you all up here!”.

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2 Comments to “Away game line up announced”

  1. Cripes! Apart from BSP and Adem, I’ve not heard of any of the line-up except for dear old Malky Middleton of course. Wonder what his new ‘project’ will be like. In a way, the music is just a part of what looks like it will be a fantastic event – a real festival in the true sense, devoid of all the corporate bollocks and stovies for breakfast!

    • Thats the good thing about t’internet is that you can look up all those bands you have never heard of before, I too had only heard of a few playing but there are now many more I am looking forward to. I just hope that Mr Middleton is a little more cheery this time round (not in the musical sense more in his demeanor!). I can’t do festivals these days that have a big fat sponsor, I prefer it all to be about the music. I think just being on Eigg for a long weekend will be magical in itself (esp if the sun shines).

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