The fine folks at The Maze are renowned for the huge role they play in the Nottingham music scene, it probably wouldn’t be wrong to say that pretty much any band, past or present, that have started up in Nottingham have, at some point played the venue.
Now though The Maze team have decided to take their gig running expertise and use it to put together a fantastic looking festival that will take place over the weekend of 7-8 September.
Amazement Festival – can you see what they did there – will take place at the Nottingham Racecourse in Colwick and features a fantastic line up.
Topping the bill will be 90’s dark indie band SPACE, best known for the hit single Female of the Species. Joining them over the weekend will be over SEVENTY top Nottingham acts with the line up reading like a who’s-who of Nottingham music.
The Saturday main stage will see, along with headliners Space, sets from THE ESTABLISHMENT, THE AFTERDARK MOVEMENT, INKRUMENT, ORIGIN ONE, I AM LONO, ONEGIRLONEBOY, THE SWIINES, KATH AND THE KICKS, TIEN, FLYING ROBOT PIMP and THE SILHOUETTES.
Meanwhile on Sunday Leicester ska band THE SPLITTERS will headline proceedings and will be joined by EZIO, FEROCIOUS DOG, BREADCHASERS, ROUGHNECK RIOT, JAMES WARNER PROPHECIES, MONSTER JAW, JAZZ MORLEY, FRANKIE RUDOLF and CADETS.
The good folks at I’m Not From London and Audacious Face will be bringing their KERBLAMMO! club night to the festival in the guise of the second stage on Saturday, featuring what promises to be the biggest and best BAMMA LAMMA SING SONG to date. There will also be sets from TRAY ELECTRIC, ULYSSES STORM, WHISKY STAIN, IRON SWAN, FRESH EYES FOR THE DEAD GUY, HAGGARD CAT BOTHDAY PRESENT, MAMMOTHWING, HMS, BAND OF JACKALS, THE AMBER HERD and PRIVATEERS.
Sunday on the second stage will see a headline slot from RESISTANCE 77 plus sets from THE INSIDE IS LIVE, LONG DEAD SIGNAL, ROGER THE MASCOT, PREFONTAINE, GREAT BRITISH WEATHER, JAKE BUCKLEY, THE MADELINE RUST, SEA MONSTER EYES and THE MOST UGLY CHILD.
The D.I.Y Stage will feature CECILLE GREY, MARITA & THE PEACHES, 94 GUNSHIPS, STEPHEN LANGSTAFF, UBUNTU, JAMES GOOCH and JOHNNY & THE RAINDROPS on Saturday. Sunday’s line up will consist of STUCK IN 2ND, THESE SKIES, THE CTRL, BRAD DEAR and IN BETWEEN THE ODDS. FUNHOUSE COMEDY will also take over this stage between 3-6 on each day.
Finally on the acoustic stage you can catch HEAVYHEADS, SWINGBOX DJ’S, ASHMORE, WINTERHOUSE and DIXIE JACK (Saturday).
SAM JONES, BEN HAYNES and MAELOR HUGHES (Sunday) with sets by JACKPOT DJ’S and WHAT THE FUNK DJ’S on both days as well as an OPEN STAGE session.
As if that wasn’t enough there is LOADS of other stuff going on as well, including a ROCK N ROLL BIKES STUNT SHOW, KYBIRD FACE PAINTING and a FUN FAIR & BOUNCY CASTLE.
All in all this is going to be awesome, and it’s not just about having a great day, it’s also about raising money for some great causes, with three Nottingham charities being supported by this year’s festival.
FRAMEWORK supports Nottingham’s homeless by preventing rough sleeping and offering new opportunities to those who need it. NG7 FOOD BANK is a local community project that aims to provide food to individuals and families in immediate need, and the LEE BONSALL MEMORIAL FUND is a group that raises support and awareness for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Tickets for the festival are selling like hot cakes and are just £20 for the whole weekend, U18’s just a fiver, or if you can only make it for one day they’re priced at £15 for Saturday and £10 for the Sunday.
We’ll have plenty more on the festival over the next few days however in the meanwhile for more information, and tickets, head on over to the official festival website