BRIGHTEN THE CORNERS FESTIVAL
FRIDAY 9TH & SATURDAY 10TH JUNE 2023
SECOND WAVE OF ACTS ANNOUNCED – INCLUDING THE GO! TEAM, GENGAHR, PULLED APART BY HORSES, BABA ALI, NUHA RUBY RA
THEY JOIN 86TVs, THE LOUNGE SOCIETY, COOPS, ROZI PLAIN, DEATHCRASH, MOREISH IDOLS, KYOTO KYOTO & MORE
Brighten The Corners Festival adds a raft of new acts for their 2023 event, taking place on Friday 9th & Saturday 10th June in five venues throughout Ipswich town centre.
Leading the new wave of additions to their inclusive and exciting line-up are headliners cult Brighton indie-pop heroes The Go! Team, established London icons Gengahr and punk rabble-rousers Pulled Apart By Horses. Alongside them is influential UK rapper Jehst, psychedelic multi-instrumentalists Triptides, exciting and provocative new act Nuha Ruby Ra and alternative rap sister-duo ALT BLK ERA.
They join the already announced 86TVs, the new project from The Maccabees’ Felix and Hugo White, and The Lounge Society, Rozi Plain, deathcrash, Coops, Moreish Idols, Kyoto Kyoto, alongside a selection of the finest talent in emerging music. The festival’s late-night electronic programme and in-conversations will be announced in the coming weeks.
The multi-venue event, formerly known as Sound City Ipswich, saw editions in 2019 and 2021 and has brought artists such as Yard Act, Working Men’s Club, The Murder Capital, Novelist and others to the town.
The team behind the festival also run live music venues The Smokehouse and The Baths and are set to open St Stephen’s Church as a venue and cafe bar in spring 2023. This continues the festival’s dedication to community and arts revitalisation in the town as part of their mission alongside the main event – as detailed by NME. These three venues will be used for the festival in addition to the Corn Exchange and a stage on the Corn Hill, all within Ipswich’s easily accessible town centre.
Detailing the line-up expansion, Head of Programming Marcus Neal explained: “We’re really excited to announce the next wave of artists confirmed for our festival in June. Headliners The Go! Team are guaranteed to bring the party to the Corn Exchange and we’re thrilled to have them alongside other new additions to the bill ranging from UK hip-hop figurehead Jehst, sax and drums duo O. and Hindustani psych band Karma Sheen, to jazz collective Ishmael Ensemble, sibling metallers ALT BLK ERA and the warped indie dance of Baba Ali. More artists, including our late night electronic programme and our in-conversation sessions are to be announced in the coming weeks.”
Performing at this year’s edition will be 86TVs, ALT BLK ERA, Antony Szmierek, Baba Ali, Butch Kassidy, Cherrym, Coops, Cowboyy, Deathcrash, DITZ, Flip Top Head, Gaffa Tape Sandy, Gengahr, Group Listening, Isaiah Dreads, Ishmael Ensemble, Jehst, Jords, Joshua Idehen, Karma Sheen, Kyoto Kyoto, Lande Hekt, Lounge Society, Memorials, Moreish Idols, Muva Of Earth, Naima Bock, Nuha Ruby Ra, O., Pulled Apart By Horses, Rozi Plain, The Go! Team, Triptides.
Tickets for Brighten The Corners 2023 are on sale now priced at £50 + booking fee HERE