Now in its third successive year, All Years Leaving Festival returns this October to the beating heart of the Midlands for two days taking over the Hare and Hounds in Kings Heath. Curated by local promoters This Is Tmrw in association with DIY Magazine this is a festival born out of a pure passion for promoting new and exciting music through amalgamating emerging local and international acts into genre wide-ranging line ups aimed to inspire.
This year sees the event step up to its most eclectic line up yet with recently announced headliners The Wytches, famous for stirring up a feral crowd in this 250 cap room in the past promising to bring the first night of AYL 2015 to an almighty close. Preceding their set sees Massachusetts’ Speedy Ortiz promoting their sophomore record of noise pop, infectious Seattle pop punk from Chastity Belt, the dark and heavy melodic charm of Nottingham’s Kagoule all raising the temperature in this intimate venue. These, along with locals The Mighty Young and Mutes kicking off the day, set to make Friday one hell of a hot and raucous affair…
Que day two and new local favourites Dorcha’s lucid tones open the Saturday’s line up, along with electronica (Free School), epic dream pop (Chartreuse), sinister dark post punk (Kins), joyous garage indie (Spring King), the poetic romance of Manchester’s MONEY and lastly a much anticipated headline set from Mercury Music Prize nominated East India Youth this promises to be a rollercoaster of genres, making this a varied and uncompromising mix.
A host of DJs over both days will be keeping the festival going throughout and to the early hours, alongside custom visuals & lighting from local production company Namu elevating the venue to full festival potential. Also for the first time in addition to the main stage throughout the weekend ‘The Stable Sessions’ will see local acts such as Yr Friends (Johnny Foreigner side project), Hoopla Blue and Tom Peel perform strip backed acoustic sets in the Hare and Hounds stables which will also play host to live art from Canvas featuring our very own Lewes Herriot. All this along with Pietanic, one of Birmingham’s finest street food vendors, providing culinary delights and Purity Bar on site to keep the crowds well fed and watered this is set to be a weekend not to miss.
Tickets are on sale now via www.hareandhoundskingsheath.co.uk or www.skiddle.com and www.theticketsellers.co.uk