The Charlatans headline new SIGNALS Festival at Crich Tramway Village - here's how to get tickets

Indie legends The Charlatans will headline a new festival in Derbyshire by performing at Crich Tramway Village next summer.

By Gay Bolton
Friday, 27th November 2020, 11:00 am
The Charlatans

The first edition of the SIGNALS Festival on June 12, 2021 will include live shows by The Cribs, Ghostpoet, Tim Burgess and Liz Lawrence.

Tickets go on sale on Friday, December 4, at 9am.

Set in the Derbyshire countryside, Crich Tramway Village offers a family-friendly backdrop to a strong programme of music, arts and film.

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Born from the Madchester scene in the Nineties, indie icons The Charlatans are best known for hits such as The Only One I Know and One To Another and will perform choice cuts from their albums.

The Cribs have had four top ten albums in the past three years and won the NME’s Outstanding Contribution to Music award in 2013. They have racked up seven top 40 singles, including Men’s Needs, Mirror Kissers and Hey Scenesters.

Twice Mercury Prize nominated artist Ghostpoet, brings his dystopian lyrics, brooding electronica and alt-rock beats to the stage with tracks that’ll keep you on edge, including some from this year’s I Grow Tired But I Dare Not Fall Asleep album.

Fans of The Charlatans get a double hit of frontman Tim Burgess’s musical genius as he draws from five solo albums, including this year’s self-penned I Love the New Sky, released to rave reviews. Away from the main stage, expect a live version of his Tim’s Twitter Listening Parties, which have been lapped up by artists and music fans across the globe during the pandemic. Part travelling music venue, part coffee shop, fans will experience an intimate line up of music, talks and DJs.

Combining pop with her lo-fi folk style, Liz Lawrence brings upbeat energy to the stage after the success of her second solo album Pity Party.

Derby-based independent cinema QUAD will sponsor a marquee where the Oasis Supersonic Documentary will be shown with a spotlight on its director Mat Whitecross as part of a series of films and Q&A sessions.

Tickets cost £55 (adults, 17+), £25 (6-16 years old) while children five and under admitted free. Go to signalsfestival.co.uk/tickets