Local acts for Bikefest line-up

Further attractions announced for family festival.

Three Birmingham music acts have been announced to play at BikeFest, the free, family friendly festival taking place in the city on Sunday 13th September.

The event, which will run from 10am–6pm in Eastside City Park, will see performances by Wolverhampton four-piece indie rock outfit Jump the Shark, solo guitarist Barnesy and female Dhol Drummers, Dancers and DJ’s, Eternal Taal.

All three acts have been making waves in the city and beyond, with an impressive back catalogue of gigs and accolades which include a 2015 BRIT Award for The Next Big Thing Music Project, a Glastonbury Festival Performance and a supporting slot for James Walsh of indie group Starsailor.

Theo Williams of Jump the Shark, a band whose musical influences include Hendrix and Primal Scream, and who are due to record a session at the world famous Abbey Road Studios as part of the BRITS backed award, said of their involvement, “We are delighted to be announced as part of the BikeFest line-up. Playing a gig to a home crowd is always special and the reception from Birmingham is always the best!”

Parv Kaur, who founded Eternal Taal 15 years ago by simply bringing friends together to play music said, “You certainly won’t be able to miss us at BikeFest, you’ll hear us coming! We were delighted to be asked to perform at BikeFest and love nothing more than playing to a diverse crowd of all ages – we love getting families up and dancing with us.”

BikeFest is expected to attract up to 15,000 attendees and will include a closed-road one mile ‘Family Ride’, stunt performances from World Champion riders, a ‘have-a-go’ stunt session and a kid’s Strider Adventure Zone. There will also be specialist cycling retailers and regional food and drink traders.

To find out more, visit: www.birminghambikefest.com and follow at @BCRBikeFest