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SALFORD MUSIC FESTIVAL 2016 SEES THREE FREE NIGHTS OF SHOWS
 

Star date: 25th September 2016

FROM THE SALFORD ARMS TO WANGIES BANDS PLAY FREE

7th Salford Music Festival
Thursday 29th September - Saturday 1st October
Various venues free

The 7th Salford Music Festival returns this week with over six dozen bands and DJs playing free in ten venues all over the city. Here, Ian Leslie picks out some highlights, from Shinny filming his Christmas single at the Salford Arms, to Death To The Strange at The Crescent, and Blaney plus guests at the Sacred Trinity Church.

Full details here...


No over-priced drinks, no wristbands, no tickets, no wellies. Just great live music... Salford Music Festival is back for its 7th outing and promises an outstanding line-up of talent, a wide range of venues hosting an eclectic mix of great local music and much more.

Billed as 'the best new and under the radar artists', there are many highlights, from established acts to lesser known bands. Fresh from their appearance at The Kings Arms Festival, Crimsons (Thurs 29th, 10:15pm) at the Salford Arms is a must see, along with Blaney playing the Sacred Trinity Church (Friday Sept 30th starts 7:30pm) with very special guest, poet JB Barrington, plus Jess Kemp, Sound of Thieves and Cabbage.

Local heroes, Death To The Strange, play The Crescent (Sat 1st Oct 10pm), before an upcoming tour and lead singer, Daniel Clarke, says he is looking forward to the event... "Salford Music Festival is always a pleasure to play, while The Crescent is our home and we love to play there" he explains "We always seem to get a good crowd in there and the sound engineer, Jim Watts who is also in Blaney, is spot on."

For those looking to start the festive season early, Shinny will be launching his bid for the Christmas Number One slot. He will be debuting his new single, Christmas Number 1, at the Salford Arms (Friday 30th, 8:30pm) with filming for the official video taking place on the evening. Shinny is encouraging people to come down in Christmas jumpers, Santa hats and to bring tinsel.

An online campaign is beginning to rival the X-Factor release and grant Salford its very first Christmas number one, and Mike Sweeney has thrown his weight behind the bid. Shinny says the track is "about ruining Christmas; I've done that a few times", and asked whether he'll be wearing a Christmas sweater if he makes Top of the Pops Christmas Day Special, replies "If it gets to Number One, I'll do it in high heels mate..."


As with all festivals, you can check out some great headliners, but it's definitely worth also having a good look around to discover an amazing new act.

7th Salford Music Festival
Thursday 29th September - Saturday 1st October
Various venues free

For the full line-up see www.salfordmusicfestival.co.uk  

Update: 29th September: For a full interview with SMF founder Ed Blaney plus more highlights click here


Words by Ian Leslie

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