First acts announced for Now We Are Weekender!

Allo Darlin’, Darren Hayman and Johnny Foreigner are amongst the first acts to be announced for the Now We Are Weekender this May.

Taking place over the bank holiday weekend of Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 May 2013, the region’s newest independent mini-festival will celebrate the thrills, spills and bellyaches of indie-pop ‘n rock, with some of the finest bands from across the West Midlands and the UK.

A co-promotion between London-based Funny Looking Cat and The Public, Now We Are 2013 promises to be bigger and better than before with further acts to be announced within the next few weeks.

Allo darlinBritish/Australian foursome, Allo Darlin’ are a lighthearted twee indie pop outfit from London.  Fronted by the talented Elizabeth Morris, the ukulele-based pop outfit’s two highly acclaimed albums are packed full of hummable melodies, clap-along rhythms, and distinctive charm.

Darren HaymanDarren Hayman first made a name for himself as the lead singer and main songwriter in UK indie rock band Hefner – big favourites of the late John Peel.  Since their split in 2002, Hayman has released multiple studio albums, with his most recent, The Violence, a double concept album inspired by the seventeenth century Essex Witch Trials.

Johnny ForeignerJohnny Foreigner are an indie-rock band hailing from Birmingham, currently signed to Alcopop! Records.  Having risen to prominence with debut album, Waited Up ’til It Was Light, in 2008, the four-piece have toured across the globe with their brand of energetic noise-pop.

Emma Cooper, Manager of Funny Looking Cat said: “We’re absolutely delighted to see the Now We Are Weekend return to The Public for a second year.  In 2013 some of the best bands in the indie scene will be coming together at one of the most iconic venues in the Midlands, so we are certainly anticipating a weekend to remember.”

The Now We Are Weekender will take place at The Public on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 May 2013.  Early bird tickets will be available throughout February for just £16.50.  Thereafter weekend passes will be £23 with day passes £16.50.

For tickets visit or call 0121 533 7161

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