Fifteen bands lined up for Music in the Mill ‘13

Music in the Mill organiser Rob Hawkins at Torr Vale Mill in New Mills
Music in the Mill organiser Rob Hawkins at Torr Vale Mill in New Mills

Tickets go on sale next month for the eagerly-awaited Music in the Mill, which returns following a successful debut outing in 2012.

Fifteen electric and acoustic acts will perform over two stages during a 12-hour marathon of live music inside the historic Grade II* listed Torr Vale Mill in New Mills on Saturday July 20.

Headlining the line-up of locally-based bands and performers at the former textile mill will be popular Manchester-based 1920s mobster rock-punk band Coroner for the Police.

The iconic former cotton mill hosted Music in the Mill for the first time in 2012, and organiser Rob Hawkins, director of events production company Seeta Agency, said the event went down a storm.

“The company that I run, the reason I set it up was because there are lots of local unsigned bands in the area who have nowhere to play, yet we are surrounded by lots of great local venues,” said the 19-year-old.

“It’s also a perfect opportunity to bring people into the town.

“The venue is an iconic building in New Mills. It’s always been here and people see it every day, so we thought it would make a great place to feature an event - last year proved us right.

“As well as listening to some great bands, it gives people the chance to come and take a look inside the mill.

“Last year local residents were very supportive, with many coming down to enjoy the music and have a look around.”

The full line-up for Music in the Mill 2013 is: Moose Patrol, Conor Muir-Cochrane, The Groove Diggers, Sean Rogan, No Hot Ashes, I Set The Sea On Fire, Air/Lock, MyLyricalMind, Bobby Grant, Bethany Rose Burnett, SidewinderZ, Gina Boardman, Risin Tides, Crimson Moons, Coroner for the Police.

The music will get underway at 11am and continue until 11.45pm.

Organisers are also “going big” on the effects in 2013, so festival-goers can expect improved lighting effects.

Tickets for Music in the Mill 2013 go on sale on April 1, priced £7 in advance or £8 on the door.

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Organisers are also appealing for volunteers who can act as stewards on the day. Further details are available on their website.