Glasgowbury line up grows and grows

Our Krypton Son, who will be playing the Glasgowbury Festival this July. (100712JC5)

Our Krypton Son, who will be playing the Glasgowbury Festival this July. (100712JC5)

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Glasgowbury, the best ‘small but massive’ festival in Ireland, has announced another raft of top quality acts for this summer’s festival.

Last night organisers confirmed the talented bunch of acts including: Our Krypton Son, The Clameens, Susie Blue, The Wonder Villains, Those Ghosts and VerseChorusVerse, would be joining the bill.

Those bands join a line up already featuring the best acts in the country, such as, And So I Watch You From Afar, The Answer and Derry’s finest The Japanese Popstars and Little Bear.

Tickets holders will also be treated to the return of Jetplane Landing.

With so much talent on offer no wonder organisers decided this was the year to extend the festival to cover two days.

Other acts, which were announced on Monday evening, include Axis Of, Ed Zealous, In Their Thousands, More Than Conquerors, Million Dollar Reload, Trucker Diablo, The Bonnevilles, Runaway GO, PigsAsPeople, Vanilla Gloom, The Wood Burning Savages, Pretty Child Backfire, Furlo, Robyn G Shiels and Rosie Carney.

Glasgowbury festival organisers have promised as many as 50 more acts to be announced.

Glasgowbury will also link with Derry-based CultureTECH festival to bring a technology inspired tent to the plethora of attractions.

The tech tent will feature screenings, gaming and interactive activities to help keep the mind active over the long weekend.

Creative Director, Paddy Glasgow, said: “Every year, Glasgowbury aims to reflect the great success of our homegrown music scene and 2013’s line-up is arguably one of our best and most vibrant.

“The beauty of the festival is that we can have acts such as ‘And So I Watch You From Afar’ and ‘The Answer’, who are representing Northern Ireland on an international scale, alongside bands and artists fresh on the gig circuit, playing their first festival slots.

“The acts so far announced reflect less than half of the overall line-up and with a full festival programme combining comedy, street theatre, samba and technology, this could be the most exciting Glasgowbury ever.”

The 13th annual instalment of Glasgowbury will rock the Sperrins on the weekend of July 19/21.

Tickets for Glasgowbury 2013, priced from £35, are on sale now from www.glasgowbury.com