Thursday 23 February 2017
Headlining the Underworld stage are Scottish three-piece rock band The Amorettes who will be bringing their distinctive style to the Festival. Since they exploded onto the music scene with the release of their album Game On, they have toured extensively, garnering huge critical and popular acclaim and will be on tour this spring as official support to Black Star Riders.
Indie band PINS will be headlining the Labyrinth stage. Their ‘tightly-honed melodies’ and ‘performances filled with energy and drama’ (Guardian) have won them legions of fans and praise from critics. They have released two albums to date (Girls like Us and Wild Nights), both celebrated for their highly energetic and assured musical style. The band have worked with many famous faces, their current single, Aggrophobe, features the iconic artist Iggy Pop.
Stone Broken are the final headliners of the festival and will be appearing on the Inferno stage. Having recently toured with rock legend Glenn Hughes, the 4-piece hard rock band have made a name for themselves with their big rock sound with huge choruses which has seen them added to national rock radio playlists as well as the bill of this year’s Download Festival.
As well as the headliners, Subterranean also features acoustic performances from InMe lead singer Dave McPherson and rousing rock band Ducking Punches alongside some of the very best Cambridgeshire rock and indie talent from the likes of Hollowstar, Beverley Kills, Sweet Crisis, Seasons, Phoenix Calling , Mammoth Penguins, The Extons, The Baby Seals and Staycations.
Subterranean is an all-day event, aimed at music fans of all ages. The venue will be used in a new creative way with three stages (The Inferno Stage, The Labyrinth Stage and The Underworld Stage) placed inside the venue's main auditorium rotating to provide the very best local talent alongside some national bands from the worlds of rock and indie. The upstairs bar of the venue will become The Lair, featuring the very best in acoustic rock and indie. The event will also have festival shopping area and food.
The Festival has been co-curated by Neil Jones, Operations Director for Cambridge Live, local journalist Jude Clarke and Cambridge 105 presenter Tim Willett.
Speaking about the new Festival, Cambridge Live’s Neil Jones said: “Subterranean is aimed at all ages and offers a great line up from the worlds of indie and rock. Cambridge Live is particularly pleased to be able to offer a platform for so many of the great local bands to play the biggest venue in the city”.
Jude Clarke said: “I'm thrilled with the line-up of brilliant local talent for this first Subterranean Festival. What a great showcase of our area's talent - and alongside some pretty awesome headliners too. Roll on 23rd September!”
Tim Willett said: “It's fantastic that Subterranean is giving local bands the opportunity to perform at one of the city's most prestigious venues alongside exciting up and coming bands from the national scene. The atmosphere will be incredible, I can't wait!”
Subterranean is supported by: Cambridge News, Star Radio, Cambridge 105, Millers Music and Audiolease. Official retail partner: Black Barn Records