Beam Me Up Festival UK adds more homegrown talent!

Beam Me Up Festival UK 2023 news

Beam Me Up has added a slew of local homegrown artists to the bill for the new music festival coming up at The Drill, Lincoln (10th February) and O2 Academy in Oxford (11th February 2023).

COACH PARTY, OPUS KINK, PRIMA QUEEN and PLAY BLUE EYES play the main stage of both cities with a number of local acts handpicked to join the bill.

Playing in Lincoln on the ‘Back to Mono’ stage will be BEN SIMMONS, JAZ BEESON, TALMONT AND SUKKO and a special guest to be announced.

Oxford sees JOELY, DANNY MELIN, APHRA TAYLOT and EMILY JEFFRI take to the Truck Store stage, also with a special guest still to be revealed.

We’re delighted to be bringing some of the finest local acts to the second stage at Beam Me Up. We have been lucky enough to team up with Truck Store in Oxford and Back to Mono in Lincoln to highlight the best each city has to offer, and we are sure everyone who comes along to this first Beam Me Up will love what is on offer.

Jake Pell, Beam Up Me

Indie rock quartet COACH PARTY have been acclaimed by the likes of Annie Mac, Huw Stephens, Steve Lamacq and Radio X’s John Kennedy who dubbed them as ‘primed to explode’. Picked up by London label Chess Club famed for breaking new talent such as Wolf Alice and Jungle and with a well received EP under their belt, anticipation is high for their brand of pop delivered with plenty of wit by this Isle of Wight band.

Already earning a reputation for their exhilarating live shows OPUS KINK are a six piece from Brighton who bring a brass-infused rock n roll to the stage. Somehow apparent chaos transforms into deep grooves from these exciting jazz-punks who released their debut EP on the tastemaker label Nice Swan records earlier this year.

Label stable mate PRIMA QUEEN are an all-female indie/alternative rock band fronted by songwriting duo and best friends Louise Macphail (Bristol, UK) and Kristin McFadden (Chicago, USA). Combining vulnerable and nostalgic story telling with light-hearted lyrical imagery, their bitter-sweet and gritty style draws influences from artists such as Alvvays, Julia Jacklin, Phoebe Bridgers and Lucy Dacus.

Expect modernist pop music from PALE BLUE EYES, a trio who released their debut album with Full Time Hobby, the indie label that champions original and creative new music. The sweet synth lines and metronomic guitar riffs give the album a transportive, mind-shifting mood and show the band reacting to difficult times by making an album that pulses with exhilaration, beauty and joy.

Joining the line-up on the Lincoln bill are L.A.SUNDAY and MIDNIGHT RODEO while SELF HELP and THE PEOPLE VERSUS are on the Oxford leg.

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