New Music Stage


Bad Luv are a new young band from the Barnsley area that are already causing a stir on the local music scene following the release of their debut, self titled EP earlier in 2019. This high energy four piece have already made a name for themselves with their live performances and have supported Sheafs at Sheffield University Foundry and played Tramlines Festival and Peakender Festival.


Sheffield trio, The Floodhounds have been building up a large and loyal following on the Yorkshire music scene for a few years now that has seen them lately selling out headline gigs in London and Sheffield and playing support slots for the likes of The Blinders, Calva Louise, Avalanche Party and played ever bigger festivals, including Tramlines and the Isle of Wight Festival. They rounded off 2018 with a debut international gig at iconic Parisian venue Supersonic and kicked off 2019 with a sold out hometown show alongside BlackWaters & Avalanche Party.
Championed by BBC Introducing Sheffield, and winners of a Pirate Studios’ National apply to play competition, and joint winners of Sensoria Festival’s Composition award, presented to the band by Steel City musical icon, Richard Hawley.
FloodHounds latest release, ‘Take It Too Far’ is a “psychedelia-packed beast of a tune and is out now.


Henderson are a young four piece indie band from Sheffield that have already had some notable support slots with the likes of Twisted Wheel and October Drift, appeared on the Crystal Stage at Tramlines Festival in 2017 and 2018 and took part in this years BBC Music Day at The Leadmill in Sheffield. The bands latest single, ‘Make My Day’ has been played regularly by BBC Sheffield Introducing and is out now.


Kath and the Kicks are often described as filthy garage rock meets Jack White. A blistering power trio from Leeds led by the indominatable Kath Edmonds. Kath has been a stalwart of the West Yorkshire scene for many years and while the Kicks may change, Kath is always the constant.
Their latest single, ‘Let It Out’ is a monster of a tune that has kept fans old and new very happy indeed. Support from BBC Introducing West Yorkshire and BCB Bradford Radio has seen them continue to grow and develop in to the fearsome live act they are today.


Long Story Short are a three piece from Rotherham comprising of Ricky – Guitars & Vocals, Matt – Bass & Vocals and Paul – Drums. Formed in 2017, the lads have played extensively in the South Yorkshire area building up a solid following for their American alt-rock sound.
The band released their debut album ‘Crash Land’ in 2017 and followed that with their second album, ‘No Gravity’ in 2018.


Many of you may remember Tom from his days as the frontman for popular pop/punk band Taxi for Bob. Their debut EP ‘Stuck In Here’ was released in February 2015, followed by endlessly playing shows across the UK.
After building a fanbase and following through their reputation of high-energy live shows, they released their second EP ‘Joke About It’ in April 2016, which received great praise and radio airtime. Taxi For Bob continued to gig continuously, including support slots with Louise Distras and 999, along with festival appearances at Sheffield’s Tramlines Festival, LIVE in Barnsley and saw them play a packed New Music Stage at 2018’s Wentworth Festival.
Tom has now gone solo and see’s him bring his unique brand of acoustic punk to this years festival. His first single, ‘One for Us’ is out now.


The band originally formed in 1985 and since 2010 have featured original band members Dave Pearsall – vocals, Steve Clifford – Guitar and Matt Townsend – Drums and Perry Duke – Bass. Their mix of uptempo rock marries the styles of Van Halen, The Wildhearts, Therapy and Alice Cooper. In 2012 they released the critically accalimed album, ‘Growing Old Disgracefully’ and released the popular singles, ‘Sin City’ and ‘Year and a Day’, gaining airplay on BBC Sheffield Introducing and rock radio stations across the UK. Their latest single, ‘Fall into the Sun’ is due out soon on the bands own Crazyflowerpot Records label.