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Playing Aloud Stage @ Festival 8 - Friday 20th July


Cabourne Parva, Lincolnshire, Friday 20th July 2018 - Playing Aloud will be taking over one of the stages at Festival 8 2018. We'll be bringing you the best local talent from Lincoln and surrounding areas. From post-rock to funk-rock, indie to math-rock, we've got you covered. You'll find band bios below, with links to all the usual media below that!

Head over to our stage from 6pm on Friday 20th July and check it out.

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Tiger Warsaw

For more than a decade, Lincoln’s Tiger Warsaw have been ploughing a charged, yet introspective furrow. Post-rock influences fight with heavier riffs to produce what is an exhilarating live performance. Lyrics deal with anything from film stars to deeply entrenched in-jokes, creating an atmosphere bristling with tongue in cheek menace.



Formed in 2008,Phoenician play funked-up stoner rock and have played with many notable bands within the genre (Ten Foot Wizard, Regulus, Batallions, Boss Keloid, Bendal Interlude) and beyond (Goldie Lookin Chain, Mungo’s Hi Fi, Lonely The Brave). Keep an eye out for their new single ‘Barren Sands’, due for release 20/06/18.



Albany are a four-piece indie rock band bringing an edge into 2018. Anthemic 90's British melody mixed with the punk of The Sex Pistols, meets the other side of the pond with Green Day and Kings Of Leon.
They have one unanimous goal - to resurrect the British guitar appeal with relatable, melodic and addictive songs that tell a story.

Thus far, Albany have released two EP'S (June 2015 & May 2017) and on the back of these, have been selected by BBC Introducing in Lincolnshire as 'Track Of The Week,' and played alongside Marsicans and Total Stone Roses at The Engine Shed in Summer 2017. Now having signed to SoundHub records, Albany intend bringing people together to write the ultimate story.


Your Your Cat Is A Landmine

Your Cat Is A Landmine are an alt-rock trio looking for the missing link between Jimmy Eat World and Pelican, which they believe is to be found somewhere in the gaps between quiet/loud/quiet/loud. Oddball lyrics and a prize fighter's attitude combine well to create uncompromising post-rock geek chic.





Noisey, fast punk-grindcore hailing from the flatlands of Lincolnshire. Mothcob have been making waves across the UK for the last 2 years. A serious audible feast to fill your musical bellies! YES COME ON!!!!!!!!!! 



Bear Makes Ninja

Bear Makes Ninja are a Math/Alt-rock band from Sleaford, UK - Formed six years ago, the trio have been hard at work building their repertoire and touring all over the UK, Ireland and Europe, releasing two EP’s in that time and even playing ArcTanGent festival in 2014. March ’16 saw them release debut album ‘Shenanagrams’, produced by Rocky O’ Reilly of And So I Watch You From Afar, Axis Of and Oppenheimer fame. The band continue performing across the country and plan to write and record a follow up album over the next year.

“If you’re unfamiliar with Bear Makes Ninja then you may just be about to find your new favourite band.” – Alt Dialogue

“Sleaford might have already got the Mods, but now they’ve got the math, and Bear Makes Ninja are making all the sums add up perfectly.” – Orsinos Lair

 Every song is as catchy as the next, and each one will, in turn, become your new favourite song."” – Onebeat

 "A fine blend of many hard rock styles." - BBC Introducing


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Sick Bookies

Sick Bookies are 4 gentlemen who make rock music dusted with a pinch of weird. Sometimes its off-kilter, lo-fi indie songs, with earworm hooks and arrangements that leave the well worn path where it belongs. Then sometimes it’s a bit more experimental, exploratory and transcendental with a foot bothering groove showered with sonic washes and dissonant waves. 

Since getting together in 2013 Sick Bookies have released 4 albums and 2018 see the release of the difficult 5th album; “Ad Nauseam”. In 2017, the album “Analogue Viral” was issued as an official Cassette Store Day release. Their music has been featured on the radio with BBC6music’s Steve Lamacq, Gideon Coe and Stuart Maconie’s Freak Zone all playing their tracks to great acclaim. 

You can buy all of their  physical and digital output from Or stream/download from all the usual suspects.

“Rather good, I think” - Gideon Coe, BBC6music

“Great album” - Stuart Maconie 

“Sick Bookies show the endless possibilities they have with their art.“ - Ioan Humpreys, Louder Than War



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Festival 8

A celebration of the senses.

July 20th to 22nd 2018