The line-up for the finale of Brewood Music Festival 2018 has now been confirmed. The line-up sees the return of some old friends as well as introducing some fantastic acts from around the UK.

New venue

For the first time the culmination of Brewood Music Festival 2018 will take place away from the square. The event will be held at Brewood Middle School Sports Field, utilising the main stage from the Saturday concert and allowing for a range of other activities for festivalgoers.

Aside from some top musical performances revelers can enjoy a craft fair and music workshops as well as the tantalising and delicious delights of Digbeth Dining Club.

Who’s playing?

 The event, going under the title of ‘Brewood Music Festival’s Sunday Best’ kicks off with gates opening at 1pm.

Fatman Alley

Lighting the touch paper will be local band Fatman Alley.  The band, formed in 2003, offers a unique blend of Classic rock, soul, funk and pop. They recently played a sold out gig at Brewood’s Jubilee Hall as well as a range of other gigs across the region.

The Icon

The Icon have come a very long way in a relatively short period of time. Featuring former members of Noisy Article, the band enjoyed an amazing 2017. They played numerous triumphant gigs across the country as well as promotional appearances on BBC Radio Merseyside and   Solihull Radio. They were heavily involved in Liverpool’s famous International BeatleWeek celebrations with appearances at the Cavern Club and recreating the moment John met Paul with The Quarrymen.

Heavy Beat Brass Band

Heralding from the Birmingham Conservatoire, Heavy Beat Brass Band remix modern Jazz, Pop and Funk music with the sounds of a roaring, heavy New Orleans brass band. Listen out for their take on a Snoop Dog classic tune! Inspired by the heavy drumbeats of modern day second line brass music, Heavy Beat aims to bring the sound of New Orleans to the UK and on the 15th July, to Brewood!!!

The Darker My Horizon

UK based ‘The Darker my Horizon’ was formed late 2014 by former ‘Sacred Heart’ frontman Paul Stead & guitarist Mark Stephenson.  Wasting no time in starting the recording of debut album “Acquiesce”, the album was released to much acclaim in March the following year. It was followed by 2016’s equally well-received “No Superhero”, released through Broken Road Records.

These releases led to high profile supports with iconic rockers ‘Nazareth’, Queensryche founder ‘Geoff Tate’s Operation:Mindcrime’, and legendary metal vocalist ‘Steve Grimmett’s Grim Reaper’ to name but a few.

Influenced by all things hard rock, from the classic stadium fillers of the late 80’s: Guns n Roses, Bon Jovi, Def Leppard, Europe etc, through to modern arena giants: Nickelback, Disturbed, Alter Bridge, Hinder etc – ‘The Darker my Horizon’ offer an incredible & upbeat stage show, mixing rock, metal, pop and a softer side but always full of melody.

The Lagan

2016 festival favourites The Lagan make a long awaited return to Brewood to close the 2018 event. Anyone who saw them last time will know exactly how great they are, sure to provide a fitting finale to what promises to be an amazing weekend. For more information on The Lagan please see our previous article here – http://www.brewoodmusicfestival.com/rockers-return-close-show/

‘Brewood Music Festival’s Sunday Best’ takes place on Sunday 15th July at Brewood Middle School Sports Field. Gates open at 1pm with music and other events running through to 7pm.