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Bad Pond Festival 2018 Announced 27th-28th Apr – TTNG, Delta Sleep, Cousin Kula, CLT DRP + more TBA

December 10, 2017




Small Pond are excited to present the third instalment of the Bad Pond Festival, taking over both rooms of iconic seafront club The Arch in Brighton on 27th and 28th April 2018; this venue marks a notable step up in size for the festival, building on the huge success of the event over the past two years.

With Super Early Bird tickets selling out in less than 24 hours following the festival’s recent announcement, Second Tier Early Bird tickets are now on sale and moving fast – HERE.

Bad Pond sees the Small Pond crew bringing together some of their favourite established and up-and-coming bands, for an eclectic and adventurous line-up. The first wave of acts to be announced ranges from the experimental rock of internationally acclaimed bands TTNG and Delta Sleep, to the psychedelic jazz-inflected dream pop of rising Bristol band Cousin Kula, via electronic noise rock outfit CLT DRP, self-styled hyper groove merchants Suffer Like G Did, and intrepid instrumental trio Chiyoda Ku.

The second round of acts will be announced in the week of 11th December, with more to come in the New Year alongside news of an official after-party, and a BIMM showcase stage.

Bad Pond is yet another ambitious project from Small Pond. Fully up-and-running for just over two years now, Small Pond is a young music company centred on a thriving recording and rehearsal studio complex in the heart of Brighton, which is becoming a favourite haunt for rising bands and renowned acts alike – many of whom have also stopped by to film intimate live session videos or deliver masterclasses. Turning a hand to all aspects of the modern independent music industry, the company also offers live filming and photography, touring services, and gig promotions, as well as being home to a rapidly expanding record label. Applying the same keen ear for attention-grabbing music to their own roster, the Small Pond label is home to acts including The Physics House Band (a recent Guardian New Band Of The Week) alongside rising artists Natalie Evans, Inwards, InTechnicolour, Wild Cat Strike and Luo.

With previous Bad Pond line-ups boasting standout acts from the UK scene alongside international bands – including Italy’s Valerian Swing, Town Portal from Denmark, and Japan’s Mouse On The Keys and Bo Ningen – this fast-growing event has established itself as a must-do for fans of experimental and progressive live music from across the world.

badpondfestival.co.uk | smallpondrec.co.uk

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