Cambridge's hottest new festival is set to return for it's sophomore year, with Therapy?'s Andy Cairns and Wildhearts' main man Ginger set to headline the event. Taking place on Saturday 15th September, Subterranean is a 12-hour music marathon, in the the confines of Cambridge's Corn Exchange.
The rock and indie festival which was launched in 2017, saw Scottish songstresses The Amorettes, rising stars Stone Broken, and up and comers PINS headline the inaugural event. A huge success, hundreds poured through the venue doors for the event.
Buoyed by it's success, Subterranean returns this September. Cambridge Live Operations Director and Festival co-curator, Neil Jones says: "After the success of the inaugural Subterranean last year, Cambridge Live is really pleased to once again be providing a platform for some of the amazing talent from the rock and indie scene in the region. The music scene is currently in rude health in Cambridge and we look forward to seeing some of the cream of the crop join our headline touring acts for what promises to once again be a fantastic day of music".
Repeating the same format, the Corn Exchange will be transformed into a four-stage music mecca, bursting with richly creative local talent alongside touring headliners. Three stages will be placed inside the auditorium - the Underworld, Labyrinth and Inferno stages - and as one band finishes on one stage so another starts on the next, giving people the chance to enjoy them all. Outside of the main space there’s also a chance to experience the pared back beauty of The Lair, an exclusively acoustic stage.
The line-up features a number of bands from Cambridge and the surrounding areas, each bringing their own distinctive style and energy to the Festival. Playing alongside these local musicians will be some of the brightest names from the indie and rock scene.
Acts already confirmed are: headliners, Ginger Wildheart lead singer of The Wildhearts and Andy Cairns front man of Therapy?; Belfast two-piece band REWS; Austin Gold, winners of Cambridge Band competition, indie and rock band Flint Moore; classic rock band The Brink; The Rose Affair, indie/alt band from Cambridge; Alter the Sky, Cambridge-based hard rock band; Cambridge-Rock Band, False Hearts; Spalding-based punk band, I Got Spiders; Cambridge metallers One Less God; rising local rock band The Hot One Two; ‘math-pop/indie’ band Fes, indie/alternative act Among The Citizens; singer songwriter, Tom Lumley, Bury St Edmunds' three-piece, Garage rock band, and Gaffa Tape Sandy also seen on the BBC Introducing stage at Glastonbury.
This year’s Festival has been co-curated by Neil Jones, Operations Director for Cambridge Live, Cambridge 105 presenter/NMG Awards Tim Willett, Jude Clark (Cambridge Independent) and Tom Simkins from BBC Introducing. Acoustic acts still to be confirmed.
Tickets for Subterranean are £16 on sale now from www.cornex.co.uk, and the venue box office on 01223 357851.