The first of its kind in Scotland, the Hinterland Festival is a brand new two day event in the same vein as London’s Stag and Dagger, Camden Crawl and Concrete & Glass and the Great Escape in Brighton. Over the course of 30th April and 1st May 2009, Glasgow will open up its venues in order to host a plethora of exciting new bands and cutting edge artists. No line up has been announced as yet, but it is thought that 50% of the acts will be from Scotland and the Hinterland Committee will advise upon the event line-up.
The Hinterland Committee is made up of key music personalities and companies from around the UK. Scottish committee members include Jim Gellatly (BBC Radio Scotland), Tam Coyle (Scottish DJ/promoter), Glasgow School of Art and Diverse Promotions – an independent Scottish based promotions company. Other committee members include Gigwise, 1965 Records (The View and Toddla T), Moshi Moshi records (Kate Nash, Late of the Pier and Hot Chip), This is Fake DIY, Rock-A-Rolla Magazine and A Badge of Friendship (independent music promoters).
Mike Oman, Hinterland organiser said of the two day event:
“Scottish people are driven by art, music and fashion. Glasgow provides the ideal backdrop for a one-ticket multi venue event like Hinterland. This will be the first time an event of this structure and on this scale has been held in Glasgow. There will be two days of art and music that will allow people to really experience the level of established and underground talent that Scotland, and the UK, has to offer.
The city has a rich heritage and history in the fields of both art and music. At the turn of the century Glasgow’s very own Charles Rennie Mackintosh – who was the UK’s leading exponent of the Art Nouveau movement – developed what is now commonly known in the art world as the ‘Glasgow’ style. In the world of music the city has also nurtured numerous world-recognised bands and musicians including Simple Minds, Wet Wet Wet, AC/DC’s Angus and Malcolm Young and more recently bands like Glasvegas and Biffy Clyro.”
Hinterland’s music events will be staged in around 12 city centre venues that will range from smaller intimate 100 capacity venues to larger 1500 capacity spaces. Bands will run from 7-11pm and will be followed by DJ sets and guest appearances in clubs running into the early hours on both days.
Although the event structure is still being finalised it will include a visual art element within galleries and venues, site-specific projects and public works en-route between venues. This will ensure the visual art program is fully integrated within the festival and provide a distinct backdrop for the experience.
Event pricing and how to buy tickets and the first confirmed acts will be announced in November. To register for updates and the latest news about Hinterland please go to www.hinterlandfestival.com or www.myspace.com/hinterlandfestival
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