BEACONS METRO ANNOUNCE FIRST EVENTS FOR 2015 + VENUES FOR LEEDS AND MANCHESTER

CUTTING EDGE MUSIC, FILM, ART COMING TO NORTHERN CITIES THIS AUTUMN

“Forward-Thinking, Beacons is a world away” PITCHFORK

“Beacons put together an understatedly bold line-up from the music Industry’s twilight zone” THE TIMES

FIRST ACTS:

MAC DEMARCO / PISSED JEANS / HOOKWORMS / FACTORY FLOOR / TITUS ANDRONICUS / EAST INDIA YOUTH / TRAAMS / GHOST CULTURE / LONE LADY / SON LUX / EX HEX + MANY MORE

All tickets available here: http://www.seetickets.com/tour/beacons-metro

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Beacons Metro is extremely excited to announce the first run of acts taking part. Beacons Metro is a brand new metropolitan festival taking over northern cities this autumn. After the announcement earlier in the year that sees the Beacons brand take a break away from the field of Skipton to the city, Beacons Metro will have a series of music, art and food events. Manchester’s venue has been revealed as Albert Hall and Leeds will be the soon to open Headrow House.

Beacons Metro in Manchester features everyone’s favourite gap toothed, slacker rocker Mac Demarco who will headline a special all day event in Manchester’s finest venue the Albert Hall. Taking place on the 12th September with a host of Beacons favourites, the full line up will be revealed very soon. Early Bird tickets are on sale, priced at £20 + booking fee.

Beacons Metro’s Leeds programme begins with a special warm up party featuring Pissed Jeans that will take place at Belgrave Music Hall on the 16th August. Beacons Metro will then move to Headrow House, a new multi level arts and music space in Leeds, where it will programme the new venue for 12 weeks. The first run of events revealed today includes the relentless 303 bass lines of Factory Floor, a special performance run in association with Recon Festival by Hookworms collaborating with Richard Formby (Ghostpoet, Wild Beasts producer). With an impressive run of events also including the riff onslaughts from punk heavy weights Titus Andronicus, TRAAMS & Ex Hex to more subtle and delicate sounds of Son Lux, Lonelady and East India Youth.

A former textile mill, Headrow House is a previously unused gig space in the heart of Leeds City Centre that opens later in the year. More details are to be revealed soon.

Full confirmed listings are below. All tickets available at http://www.seetickets.com/tour/beacons-metro

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PISSED JEANS

Sunday 16 August,

Belgrave Music Hall, Leeds

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MAC DEMARCO

Saturday 12 September

Albert Hall, Manchester

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EAST INDIA YOUTH

GHOST CULTURE

Friday 2 October

Headrow House, Leeds

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LONELADY

Saturday 3 October

Headrow House, Leeds

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TRAAMS / KAGOULE

CRUSHED BEAKS / SAUNA YOUTH

Saturday 10 October

Headrow House, Leeds

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RECON FESTIVAL (with Beacons Metro) present

HOOKWORMS (w/ RICHARD FORMBY)

+ GUESTS

Saturday 17 October

Headrow House, Leeds

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SON LUX / GOLDEN TEACHER

GALAXIANS + SPECIAL GUESTS

Friday 23 October

Headrow House, Leeds

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FACTORY FLOOR / KRYSTAL KLEAR

DIXON AVENUE BASEMENT JAMS / JON K

Saturday 28 October

Headrow House, Leeds

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Ex Hex

Saturday 7 November

Headrow House, Leeds

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TITUS ANDRONICUS

Saturday 14 November,

Headrow House, Leeds

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