Bingley Weekender 2019 Preview

While Bingley Music Live might be no more, the same team now bring Bingley Weekender to Bradford & Bingley Rugby Club, Friday-Sunday, August 30th to September 1st....
Bingley Weekender

Bingley Weekender 2019 Preview

While Bingley Music Live (QRO 2018 recap) might be no more, the same team now bring Bingley Weekender to Bradford & Bingley Rugby Club, Friday-Sunday, August 30th to September 1st:



Main Stage

Ocean Colour Scene, 20:30 – 22:00

Britpop survivors Ocean Colour Scene (QRO photos) have kept going well into the new millennium, with records like 2007’s On the Leyline (QRO review), 2010’s Saturday, and 2013’s Painting, now returning to Bingley (QRO photos from Bingley Music Live ’14).
Ocean Colour Scene
IDLES, 19:00 – 20:00

Bristol’s young punks IDLES (QRO live review) – even if they don’t like that title – have had two widely acclaimed records, 2017’s Brutalism and last year’s Joy as an Act of Resistance.
Gang of Four, 17:45 – 18:30

The original post-punk comes to Bingley in Gang of Four (QRO photos at a festival). They date all the way back to when punk was punk in the seventies, but have always been ahead of the curve.


Louis Berry, 16:45 – 17:15

Gang of Four

Discovery Stage

James Walsh, 20:00 – 20:30

Kawala, 18:30 – 19:00

Gauranga, 17:15 – 17:45

Cruel Hearts Club, 16:15 – 16:45

James Walsh

New Music Stage

Fling, 19:45 – 20:15

The Lathums, 18:45 – 19:15

Ørmstons, 17:45 – 18:15

Venus, 16:45 – 17:15




Main Stage

Doves, 20:30 – 22:00

While the Lower East Side hipsters were all rediscovering rock at the start of this century/millennium in New York, Cheshire’s Doves (QRO photos) had never forgotten the brand of driving alt-rock with albums like 2003’s Some Cities. After 2009’s Kingdom of Rust (QRO review), the band went on a hiatus that lasted forever – until an online fan petition for a reunion helped bring them back, including to Bingley and this “Black and White Town”.
Tom Grennan, 19:00 – 20:00

Tom Grennan (QRO photos at a festival) was almost a professional footballer, but first got notice singing on Chase & Status’ 2016 single “All Goes Wrong” and Later… with Jools Holland.
Tom Grennan
Circa Waves, 17:30 – 18:30

Liverpool’s Circa Waves (QRO photos) have been making waves in British alt-rock circles, with third album What’s It Like Over There? out earlier this year.
Circa Waves

Marsicans, 16:30 – 17:00

Craig Charles Funk & Soul, 15:00 – 16:00

Catherine McGrath, 14:15 – 14:45

Twisted Wheel, 13:30 – 14:00

Sauce, 12:30 – 13:00

Craig Charles

Discovery Stage

The Blinders, 20:00 – 20:30

Sports Team, 19:00 – 19:30QRO photos

Zuzu, 18:00 – 18:30

Touts, 17:00 – 17:30

Only the Poets, 16:00 – 16:30

Sunshine Frisbee Laserbeam, 15:00 – 15:30

Baltic, 14:00 – 14:30

Saint Agnes, 13:00 – 13:30

Sports Team

New Music Stage

Dead Naked Hippies, 18:30 – 19:00

The Elephant Trees, 17:30 – 18:00

The Big Peach, 16:30 – 17:00

Apollo Junction, 15:30 – 16:00QRO photos at Bingley Music Live ‘15

Park Fires, 14:30 – 15:00
Apollo Junction




Main Stage

James, 19:30 – 21:00

James (QRO spotlight on) are back! You fell in love with the group (QRO live review) thanks to wonderful 1993 single “Laid”, but they were already part of the ‘Madchester’ scene since the late eighties. The group (QRO live review) went on a hiatus as singer Tim Booth (QRO interview) did solo work, but reunited (QRO photos at a festival) behind a string of great new records, 2008’s Hey Ma, 2010’s The Night Before The Morning After (QRO review), 2014’s La Petit Mort (QRO review), 2016’s Girl At the End of the World (QRO review), and last year’s Living In Extraordinary Times (QRO review). They bring their wonderful live show (QRO live review) back to Bingley (QRO photos at Bingley Music Live ’15).
Echo & The Bunnymen, 18:00 – 19:00

Bingley welcomes back (QRO photos at Bingley Music Live ’16) one of the most iconic eighties new wave acts, Echo & The Bunnymen (QRO live review). Perhaps only Joy Division could rival The Bunnymen in sharp darkness on such seminal albums as Crocodiles (QRO live review), Heaven Up Here (QRO live review), and Ocean Rain (QRO live review). They reunited long before today’s alt-reunion craze, and even if 2014’s Meteorites (QRO review) wasn’t on the same level as the classics, this is a classic act (QRO photos at a festival).
Echo & The Bunnymen
Miles Kane, 16:45 – 17:30

Former frontman for The Rascals, Miles Kane (QRO photos) has since made his own name (as well as side team-up with Arctic Monkey’s Alex Turner as Last Shadow Puppets – QRO interview), and brings the dancefloor of last year’s Coup de Grace (QRO review) to Bingley.
Miles Kane
Billy Bragg, 15:30 – 16:15

England’s Billy Bragg (QRO photos at a festival) has been mixing folk & punk about as long as the latter has existed, crafted into protest material. He’s worked with everyone from Wilco – putting folk legend Woody Guthrie’s unrecorded lyrics to music in Mermaid Avenue & Mermaid Avenue Vol. II – to ska-punks Less Than Jake for “The Brightest Bulb Has Burner Out” on 2004’s Rock Against Bush. Lately, he’s been making trouble in his native Great Britain, including advocating Scottish independence and Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party, tactical voting, and withholding payment of income tax over bank bailouts.
Billy Bragg

Ten Tonnes, 14:15 – 15:00

King No-One, 13:15 – 13:45

The Marble Arches, 12:15 – 12:45

Ten Tonnes

Discovery Stage

The Night Café, 19:00 – 19:30

The Snuts, 18:00 – 18:30

Anteros, 17:00 – 17:30

Rothwell, 16:00 – 16:30

Patawawa, 15:00 – 15:30QRO photos at a festival

Rivet City, 14:15 – 14:45

Arcade Hearts, 13:30 – 14:00

Reflekter, 12:45 – 13:15

The Night Cafe


New Music Stage

The Indigo Project, 18:30 – 19:00

Tranqua Lite, 17:30 – 18:00

Dirty Laces, 16:30 – 17:00

Sounds Like a Storm, 15:30 – 16:00

Fudge., 14:30 – 15:00

Koyo, 13:30 – 14:00