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Britpop rockers heading to Words & Music Fest


The Words & Music festival, Nantwich, is just over a month away and alongside a UK-wide Britpop revival the festival will be hoping to see the classic rock-driven music genre come back to life.

The Words & Music festival takes place in Nantwich, Cheshire, between October 6 and October 12 and champions all things music and words in the Cheshire town with some of the biggest acts to date taking to the stage.

Formed in 2008 the festival was started by Nigel Stonier, Clare Smith, and Thea Gilmore when they decided that Nantwich needed a festival that brought music, poetry, literature, and theatre to the town.

Bringing Britpop to Nantwich

Performing at this year’s festival will be Britpop band Dodgy, who rose to prominence during the Oasis vs Blur era of the 1990s with songs such Good Enough (which charted at 4th in the UK) and Staying Out For the Summer.

Dodgy’s lead singer Nigel Clark took time out from the band in order to pursue a solo career but in 2007 the band reformed and have been touring the festival circuit ever since.

Their last album, Stand Upright In A Cool Place, was released in 2012 through an independent record label and received positive reviews from magazines such as NME and Q Magazine as well as the Guardian.

Dodgy will be performing at the Crown Ballroom, Nantwich, on Monday October 6, and tickets cost £12.

Presenting Janice Long

Also performing at the Words & Music festival will be TV and radio presenter Janice Long, who first appeared on BBC Radio 1 in 1982 before moving on to present a late night music show on BBC Radio 2.

Long will be talking to the Words & Music sharing tales from her time in both the radio and TV world and sharing stories of bands who have mattered the most to her. She will also be hosting two sets from live performers.

Canadian, Mo Kenney and seven piece folk band Flight Brigade will be performing sets hosted by Long at the Malbank Studio Theatre.

Kenney has been described as Nova Scotia’s rising star whereas Flight Brigade have been likened to to musicians such as Arcade Fire and Mumford & Sons.

For more information about the Words & Music Festival as well as information on buying tickets please visit http://www.wordsandmusicfestival.com/


About Matt Jackson

Journalist and football fan. Once described as "politically correct to almost a fault" and "the worst kind of socialist". Always writing, inconsistently blogging.


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