As if by stealth, this year’s Galtres Parklands Festival has slowly been creeping up on us. Late last year it was announced that those two great live acts Levellers and Bellowhead were going to be topping Friday night’s bill on the main Duke Stage. Then we were drip-fed the names of one of rock n roll’s greatest failures John Otway, the death defying British festival perennials The Men They Couldn’t Hang, occasional Daintees’ frontman and general cheeky-chappy Martin Stephenson, plus local legends and good friends of the festival Chris Helme, Holly Taymar and Boss Caine. But then it all sort of went quiet.
That is until yesterday when first Public Service Broadcasting and then The Human League were unveiled, with those genuine pioneers of futuristic electronic dance music headlining the main stage on Sunday night and bringing the festival’s tenth birthday celebrations to what will undoubtedly be a suitably euphoric close with their timeless pop tunes.
In the weeks and months ahead and as we edge ever nearer to the event’s traditional August Bank Holiday slot expect many more names to be added to the Galtres Parklands line-up, including that of the Saturday night headliners, eventually swelling the number of acts to more than 100 who will be performing on the festival’s eight stages over those three days.
Galtres Parklands Festival will be held from Friday 22nd to Sunday 24th August 2014 at Duncombe Park, Helmsley, North Yorkshire.
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