Super Fury Animals, Television, Badly Drawn Boy and more announced for Lunar 2016

Now in its third year, Lunar festival has announced its first wave of acts set to appear in Tanworth. 

The first announcement sees Welsh psychedelic rock and electronic experimentalists Super Furry Animals grace the line up, as well as 90s rockers Mercury Rev. With their devout worldwide following, New York outfit Television will no doubt draw a crowd to the festival. As diverse as ever, Lunar also welcomes Badly Drawn Boy to the mix – the Mancunian singer-songwriter who’s set to bring his lyrical power, humour and charm to the festival.

Adding more psych to the lineup, 60s group The Zombies will also appear following the release of their latest album Still Got That Hunger. With 50 years behind them, their cult following is showing no sign of cracking. Speaking of cult followings, Os Mutantes bring their own to Lunar with their Brazilian Tropicália and psych-pop, whilst Matt Berry and The Maypoles weave their culturally eccentric prog-rock and folk together.

Lunar also welcomes Birmingham electronic outfit Bentley Rhythm Ace, African and electronic genre-benders Ibibio Sound Machine and Stealing Sheep’s electronica/Morris Dancing. Elsewhere on the lineup fellow Liverpudlian Bill Ryder Jones and Arctic Monkeys collaborator will grace the Umberslade Farm, as well as Amber Arcade with her floating pop melodies.

Lunar takes place from 3rd – 5th June 2016 at Umberslade Farm Park in Tanworth.

Full lineup so far:

Super Furry Animals / Mercury Rev / Television / Badly Drawn Boy / The Zombies / Os Mutantes / Matt Berry and The Maypoles / Bentley Rhythm Ace / Ibibio Sound Machine / Bill Ryder Jones / Amber Arcades / Bangkok Paradise Molam International Band / Martin Carthy / Alessi’s Ark / The Mariachi’s / Josefin Orhn + The Liberation / Victories At Sea / Stick In The Wheel / Ashley Hutchings / Seeland / Table Scraps / Flamingods and The Good Water / Tales of HP Lovecraft


Melissa Svensen

Melissa Svensen

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