Guillemots to play Galtres Festival
20 Apr 2012
We're trying, but we just can't Get Over It (the excitement, that is): Guillemots are added to the Saturday line-up for Galtres Festival 2012. They will play the Duke stage, second from top.
Guillemots are a BRIT Award nominated indie rock band formed in November 2004 by Fyfe Dangerfield. The band consists of 4 members: Fyfe Dangerfield, MC Lord Magrão, Aristazabal Hawkes & Greig Stewart.
Guillemots return to rural North Yorkshire after playing an intimate acoustic show at Nunnington Hall last June. The performance marked the launch of a collaborative exhibition of drawings, photographs, sculpture, film and journals, which gave an incredibly rare insight into one of the country’s most enigmatic and creative music forces. Galtres Festival scouts were there, and are delighted to have secured the band to play our festival just a few miles down the road from Nunnington.
Although formed in Birmingham and now based in London, the band's members have been compiled from England, Scotland, Brazil and Canada. Their first album, Through the Windowpane, was nominated for the 2006 Mercury Music Prize.
The band has experienced chart success, with their single "Get Over It" reaching number 20 in the UK Singles Chart in March 2008. Their second album, Red, reached number 9 in the UK Albums Chart in the same month. After touring all through 2008 and Fyfe releasing a solo record the band finished their third record Walk the River released on April 18, 2011. Look forward to what promises to be a great performance at Galtres.