Two more for our birthday bash: The Men They Couldn't Hang and Blackbeard's Tea Party
The Men They Couldn't Hang will return to Galtres Parklands Festival in 2014, to celebrate their own 30th anniversary as well as the festival's 10th birthday.
They played Galtres in 2011 and 2012 to huge audiences, endearing themselves to the Galtres crowd as one of the best bands we've ever had. They've announced a new fan-funded studio album due out next year, just before a big show at Shepherd's Bush Empire.
Championed by the late John Peel, their first single 'Green Fields of France' (1984), became a big hit on the UK Indie charts and a staple of Peel’s festive 50. It then appeared on their first album, "Night of a Thousand Candles", which was released in 1985. No less than 15 more albums followed, with the most recent and acclaimed 'The Godforsaken Voyage' becoming an Amazon and ITunes hit. > More about TMTCH
They join Levellers and Bellowhead at a festival which has always been strong on folk-punk acts (among other genres) along with York-based folk-rockers Blackbeard's Tea Party who are back for their fourth Galtres outing.
Funky folk tunes, storming songs and an infectious stage energy, Blackbeard's Tea Party mix fiddles & squeezeboxes, guitar noise & synth bass, and a feast of international hand percussion to bring to Galtres an unforgettable folk-rock extravaganza. They're playing just after Levellers on the Friday, on the Oxman Stage, which will be a rapturous close to a storming first day of Galtres 2014. > More about BBTP
This announcement comes on the last day of their UK Autumn tour, which concludes tonight at York Duchess.