This is a busy time of year for Fence Records on the approach to their annual Homegame Festival which takes place over over the 17th, 18th and 19th of April 2009. This well known but intimate event takes place in their hometown of Anstruther in Fife. You can expect to see the Collective artists as well as up-and-coming Scottish and UK acts as well as some special guests. The festival takes place over various halls in Anstruther. They are selling the most tickets ever this year, 700, to be precise, so don’t hang around.
The line-up for this year is looking great:
* KING CREOSOTE * MALCOLM MIDDLETON * EAGLEOWL * ROB ST JOHN * SLOW CLUB * BURNS UNIT * THE PICTISH TRAIL * THINGS IN HERDS * CANDYTHIEF * EMMA POLLOCK * JAMES YORKSTON * DAVID THOMAS BROUGHTON * MEURSAULT * DE ROSA * FOXFACE * THE RED WELL * ROZI PLAIN * RACHAEL DADD * WIG SMITH * ICHI * FOUND * ART PEDRO * ADEM * KID CANAVERAL * SO COW * WITHERED HAND * HMS GINAFORE * LITTLE PEBBLE * MICHAEL JOHNSTON * KARINE POLWART * ADRIAN CROWLEY * PLAYER PIANO * ZIGGY CAMPBELL * STEVEN CRACKNELL (MEMORY BAND) * ANIMAL MAGIC TRICKS * HARDSPARROW * VIKING MOSES * EXPEDITION GUIDE * MELANCHOLICS ANONYMOUSE * GOLDEN GHOST * COME IN TOKYO * ONTHEFLY * LOVE.STOP.REPEAT * WIQWAR * ENGLISH BORE * EMILY SCOTT * THE PHANTOM BAND * LITTLE RAY * DOUG JOHNSTONE * WILL HODGKINSON * STRIKE THE COLOURS * GEORGE THOMAS * MARTIN JOHN HENRY * MARINA & THE DIAMONDS * OLO WORMS * VIVA STEREO * GUMMI BAKO * DJ DOMINIC * BOYWONDER * THE HAND * INSPECTOR TAPEHEAD * JAKE FLOWERS * PANDA SU * FRANÇOIS * THE CHEEK * JOHN B MCKENNA * JONNIE COMMON * DOOGIE PAUL * PETER GREENWOOD * IONA MARSHALL * REPORTER *
We caught up with one of the Homegrown acts ‘Candythief’ who have been friends with fence since 2005 and we’ll be posting up that interview later this week.
In the meantime if you fancy heading up to Scotland for a festival unlike any other then you can get your tickets and find out more by going here:
Also some more exciting news is that Pictish Trail has embarked on a very busy US tour with the lovely Rozi Plain but he is also embarking on a small UK tour with Viking Moses and Golden Ghost at select dates around the UK. They are looking for shows to fill May 5th and 6th … and possibly some shows over May 9th and 10th too! If you’re interested, get in touch with The Pictish Trail via MySpace (www.myspace.com/pictishtrail)
PICTISH TRAIL + VIKING MOSES + GOLDEN GHOST MAY UK TOUR DATES:
Fri May 1 Newcastle – The End
Sat May 2 Hartlepool – Cosmos Club
Sun May 3 Wakefield – Henry Boons
Mon May 4 Manchester – Kings Arms
Thu May 7 London – Luminaire, with Player Piano
Fri May 8 Brighton – Upstairs at The Quadrant
That’s it for now but watch out for our interview with Diana De Cabarrus the founder of Candythief later this week.