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CavFest 2013 Line Up...


Stage Times


12:00 Doors
12:30 Good Times Soul Club (DJ Set)
13:20 Crossfire Hurricane
14:00 The Lazy Maybees
14:40 The Cornelius Crane
15:10 Dawn Acton (DJ Set)
15:40 Seventh House
16:35 The Slow Readers Club
17:35 The Suns
18:15 The Whip (DJ Set)
18:55 The Minx Band
19:55 The Rainband
20:35 Clint Boon (DJ Set)
21:05 Badly Drawn Boy



Badly Drawn Boy


Badly Drawn Boy


Mercury Award winning artist Badly Drawn Boy headlines CavFest 2013.


Penning the soundtrack to last year’s Caroline Aherne film The Fattest Man in Britain sparked a period of unprecedented creativity for Gough, resulting in a wealth of great new songs. Invigorated and inspired by the approach of artists like mid-period Bob Dylan or Neil Young.


Being back on his own label, and working closer again with longtime collaborator Andy Votel, has also reenergised Gough. "It feels like everything has reconnected to what I'm doing." Having originally made his name on Twisted Nerve, the label he founded in the late 90s with Votel, there feels a certain synchronicity with Gough, having spent much of the decade on major labels, being back on his own label. "I don't want to slag off major labels," he stresses, but with the industry going through a period of flux, "things have almost by default come back to my way of thinking."


"He's the Chorlton-cum-Springsteen anti-superstar" - Paul Morley


The Rainband




Manchester band The Rainband played an incredible set featuring Rowetta on vocals at CavFest 2011 and have maintained a relationship with the school ever since. The Rainband guys come in to do workshops with the kids and have become an integral part of the CavFest Team.


Hotly tipped by Johnny Marr and Liam Gallagher, they’re unstoppable, playing Glasto this year and we can’t wait to see them take the stage at CavFest 2013.


"On the cusp of something major" Liam Gallagher


"The ones to absolutely believe in... & I do." Jim Kerr (Simple Minds)


The Suns


The Suns


Chester groovsters The Suns performed a storming set at the last CavFest and we are delighted to welcome them back.


"The Suns are one of the few bands around making real garage music with a totally contemporary feel. Live, they’re brilliant. They’re the kind of band I want to be in" Clint Boon of the Inspiral Carpets and XFM Radio


"A little bit of Jagger’s swagger, a hint of Hendrix and a double dose of Morrison’s madness." Telfords Warehouse


"Jono's deep croon, heavy use of maracas and Rutter's glorious spaghetti-western guitar lines all pile up into an intoxicating stew that manages the rare and impressive trick of being universally likeable yet intriguingly original." Manchester Music Dash review


The Minx


The Minx


The Minx are an exciting new five-piece band from Manchester. They released debut single No Friends in July last year and have just released a new EP Hey Mr Warden!, following a recent tour with Inspiral Carpets.


They’ve already won over the hearts of Manchester scene luminaires such as Pete Jobson from I Am Kloot who described them as “the most exciting new band I’ve heard in years, a ferocious live proposition”, Tom Hingley, Clint Boon, John Robb and Mike Joyce.


Debut three-track single No Friends caused a real stir around Manchester with its energetic punk approach and Chris Haddon’s no-nonsense vocals. They have transferred that to the live shows with their effusive energy, Chris’s jack-in-a-box stage presence and a fierce rhythm section.


Louder Than War Review


The Cornelius Crane


Cornelius Crane


The Cornelius Crane Manchester’s own alt/country collective release their second EP on StereoKill Recordings. The Cornelius Crane are; Steve Wilson guitar/keys and vocals, Mark Adams bass/backing vocals and Dan Adams drums/backing vocals plus pedal steel guitar and between them have put a dream of an E.P together.


"First off its ‘Americana’ soaked influences, which are all easy to pick up on- CSN&Y, The Band, Neil Young and co are all there - but its the way they harness them and bring some thing very British to it all which makes it something their own. Louder Than War


The Slow Readers Club


The Slow Readers Club


The Slow Readers Club are performing at CavFest to promote their new single 'Forever In Your Debt' which will be out at the end of September.


Fresh from working in the studio with producer Phil Bullymen (Dutch Uncles / Delphic / The Wombats etc) they are back and ready to unleash their new material on the world.


Their self titled debut album was released in 2012 and received great reviews. Highlights of last year included headlining a home town BBC Introducing gig and having their music featured on BBC6music as well as features in NME and Q TV.


"This is a band who have blurred the edges between genres, merged the sounds of various decades from the 80’s through to now and who have captured the essence of urban life in an armful of essential, unforgettable musical episodes" Album of the Month -


The Lazy Maybees


The Lazy Maybees


The Lazy Maybees have a sound which ranges from funky summer riffs to heart achingly beautiful acoustic ballads, and stop off everywhere in between. Honest, rhythmic and always soulful.


Their own journey has seen the band self-release their debut album “Lining Up Spoons”.


They have featured on BBC Radio 6 Music - (Edith Bowman) for their track “Loaded Up” in the section “Best Song I’ve Never Heard” and played various festivals far and wide.


“The Lazy Maybees opened the Main stage on Sunday - Opening acts on a Sunday aren’t meant to be this good!!” Ramsbottom Festival 2012 – Andrew Allcock Photography


Seventh House


Seventh House


Seventh House are a mellow soul acoustic harmony five piece from Manchester formed in March 2013 around the beautiful voice and songs of Rod Smith - the band have all played with one another in various bands (e.g. Paris Angels) and after an evening out, it was decided to get it together.


The resulting group draws influences from cool soul classics like Curtis Mayfield, Bill Withers and Marvin Gaye mixed with a late Beatles/Floyd sound to create a mellow sunny soul vibe. Seventh House are planning to record material for release in Autumn.


Crossfire Hurricane


Crossfire Hurricane


Hailing from our very own Burton Road, Crossfire Hurricane are regulars on the local circuit and play popular covers from the likes of Rolling Stones, Primal Scream, The Beatles, Oasis and Kasabian.


Clint Boon (DJ Set)


Boon Army


We are delighted to welcome Clint Boon on board this year who will play a blistering DJ set before he dashes off to South Nightclub.


We are also pleased to support Hector Boon’s charity with a percentage of ticket sales earmarked to


The Whip (DJ Set)


The Whip


Having recently supported New Order, we're delighted to confirm The Whip will be performing a DJ set at CavFest


We'd like to say a huge 'Thank You' to all of the artists who have offered to play. The lineup is now complete and we are unable to accommodate any further offers, but really appreciate all of your fantastic support. We hope to see you all at CavFest.