Mudhoney and the Vaselines to Play Edinburgh . America Mudhoney and the Vaselines to Play Edinburgh n grunge band, Mudhoney, should need no introduction. Formed in Seattle in 1988, the release of ‘Touch Me I’m Sick’ and the ‘Superfuzz Bigmuff’ EP on Sub Pop inspired a generation. This dirty, high distortion sound would characterize grunge; the sound that dominated the early 90′s producing bands like Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins, Pearl Jam, Sonic Youth and Soundgarden to a world wide audience. After a 20 year absence from Edinburgh, Mudhoney return on October 9th to take the HMV Picturehouse on Lothian Road by storm. Not only will this massive cult act play, but they will be accompanied by fellow grunge-rockers The Vaselines. Formed in 1986, The Vaselines are an Indie Pop band from Scotland. The band released 2 EP’s, ‘Son Of A Gun’ and ‘Dying For It’, and the album ‘Dum-Dum’ before splitting in 1989. In 1990 Kurt Cobain asked them to reform as support for Nirvana’s upcoming gig in Edinburgh. The Vaselines reformed in 2008 for Tigerfest, with members of Belle and Sebastian completing the line-up. Since then they have gone on to play their first concerts in America and their first visit of London in 20 years. Support for the two legendry acts comes in the form of St. Deluxe, another band who may be on the left of the mainstream, but with the new love of indie have every chance of breaking through. Mixing howling guitars and My Bloody Valentine-style vocals with the harmonies of Teenage Fanclub, the band, who are led by BMX Bandits regulars Jamie Cameron and Martin Kirwan, are already doing well in Germany. Tickets are £17.50 and available from www.ticketweb.co.uk Stay tuned into www.music-news.com for details on how to win tickets to the event
This 2 day entertainment extravaganza boasts 12 arenas in the midst of the beautiful Scottish Coastline, with each day running for 14 hours. The festival has already confirmed a prestigious line up of many big name, credible artists across numerous genre’s including; Tom & Gary (Snow Patrol see photo on the left). Babyshambles DJ set featuring Adam Ficek, Chris Geddes (Belle and Sebastian), Teenage FanClub DJ set ft Norman Blake, Utah Saints DJ set, Masters at Work, Taio Cruz, Lisa Lashes and Reverend and the Makers …to name just a few!
Kicking-off the festival season in glorious technicolor, Homecoming is your explosive springboard onto the UK festival calendar after a lengthy biting winter. One glance at the veritable smorgasbord of acts confirmed for Homecoming Festival, and you’ll see the cream of the beat-busting genre-crossing crop, all with one theme in common -’let’s boogie’. Whether you’re riotous rocker or raring raver, Homecoming is the place for you to party, get your rocks off and ‘ave it large.
High on the Homecoming agenda is eliminating the typical mud-drenched drudgery of normal festival protocol. Happy campers will be treated to the cockle-warming ‘Homecoming Village’ which includes a licensed bar, comedy tent, camping store, exclusive food vendors, ATM machines and a fairground, alongside toilets, shower and washroom facilities.
Homecoming festival will take place at the stunning setting of Irvine Beach Park, Ayrshire, Scotland, over the May Bank Holiday weekend (Saturday 2 May and Sunday 3 May). May is one of the best months for weather in Scotland, giving the lowest rainfall and highest number of hours of sunshine all year. And… as the site is sand-based with every arena undercover, it can easily stand any rainfall and not leave big puddles –it’s a weatherproof festival!
Homecoming festival is easily accessible by air, road, sea and rail! Ryan air offer cheap flights to Prestwick, which is only two train stops away from site. It also has great links from Ireland. See website for full travel details.
Full line-up to be announced very shortly.