Lancaster Music Co-op's 25th birthday Weekender takes place this weekend at The Yorkshire House, Lancaster, with Morecambe's The Heartbreaks headlining the special music festival.
The band have been heard a lot on national radio and have been tipped for the top by the NME. Thy're to record with Ivor Novello Award winning Scottish musician Edwyn Collins soon, so it's a real coup for the Co-op to get them to headline.
Some 15 bands will take to the stage on Friday 12th and Saturday 13th November for a two day festival showcasing some of the area’s best new music.
“We’re really looking forward to it,” says David Blackwell, director at Lancaster Musicians Co-op. “We've picked bands that do their own original material so there’s going to be everything from metal and indie to folk and alternative rock. It really reflects the diversity of bands and music played at the Co-op at the moment.”
The non profit making rehearsal rooms and recording studio in Lodge Street was set up by a group of students in 1985 and has seen a number of famous faces pass through its doors including Tom English from Maximo Park, Mark Hunter from James and Keith Baxter from Three Colours Red.
“We’ve being doing things all year to celebrate," David explained. “This is just a bit of a party at the end of the year to celebrate the importance of having a place where people can develop their own skills in their own time in a dedicated space.”
Friday night kicks off at 8pm with performances by Consecrated Flesh, The Charm, The Dead Puppeteers, Joyeaux, Stuart Anthony, Sound Assembly and Three Dimensional Tanx. Saturday’s entertainment starts at 7.30pm and includes sets from Beyond The Sun, Phonefish, Miniking, Pick Up The Gun, Liar Liar, The Lovely Eggs, Orphans and The Heartbreaks.
• The Weekender costs £4 on the door each night. All proceeds to Lancaster Musicians Co-op. Web: www.myspace.com/lancastermusiccoop
Full Line Up
8.30-8.50 CONSECRATED FLESH
9-9.20 THE CHARM
9.30-9.50 THE DEAD PUPPETEERS
10.30-10.50 STUART ANTHONY
11-11.20 SOUND ASSEMBLY
11.30-11.50 THREE DIMENSIONAL TANX
8-8.20 BEYOND THE SUN
9.30-9.50 PICK UP THE GUN
10-10.20 LIAR LIAR
10.30-10.50 THE LOVELY EGGS
11.30-11.50 THE HEARTBREAKS