The Travelling Band
Pitched somewhere between the heartfelt UK Americana of London’s Grand Drive and the dry, sardonic take on the genre of St. Albans’ The Broken Family Band, Manchester’s The Travelling Band formed in 2006 and made a minor ripple two years later with their debut album, Under the Pavement. A democratic approach to songwriting — similar to that of their predecessors Teenage Fanclub. With their music receiving rave reviews from every critical corner, their growing fanbase swelled considerably after their music feature in Ian Dury rockumentary Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll. Performing at Hungry Pigeon on the back of rave reviews for their latest single Sundial, Band on the Wall is delighted to welcome this glorious Manchester band to its stage.
HUNGRY PIGEON – The Northern Quarter Festival – May 28th-30th 2010ATHLETE*REVEREND SOUNDSYSTEMLIAM FROSTTHE LONGCUTTHE TRAVELLING BANDKID BRITISHLOWLINEMISTY’S BIG ADVENTURETHE JESSIE ROSE TRIPKIRSTY ALMEIDATO THE BONESCLINT BOONloads more!*Guaranteed entry to Athlete @ Piccadilly Garden with a Sat or Weekend wristband / entry without wristband subject to capacity
Hungry Pigeon Festival
Following a hugely successful inaugural year in 2009 which saw 15,000 revellers attend throughout the Bank Holiday Weekend, Hungry Pigeon is back bigger and better for 2010 and will be taking place between May 28th-30th 2010.
Opening up the festival on the Friday night is Hungry Pigeon Vs The Aftershow with a headline slot from the Reverend Soundsystem. Reverend Soundsystem is Jon McClure plus special guests performing Reverend & The Makers songs in an electro style.
With Liam Frost, The Longcut, Karima Francis, Lowline, To The Bones heading up the bill, this years line up celebrates all that is good about Manchester music and is testament to the quality of the bands coming out of the city. Based in the Northern Quarter the music programme with over 150 bands takes over established venues such as Night & Day, Manchester Roadhouse, Moho Live, Dry Bar and of course Band On The Wall involved.
With an incredible schedule live art, poetry, short films, U18s events, art exhibitions, busking and even its very own Northern Quarter art treasure trail, HUNGRY PIGEON really does have something for everyone!
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