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Trance, rock, indie and electro - something for all music tastes at brand new festival

Redditch Editorial 8th Sep, 2017

MUSIC fans are invited to take a look at Birmingham’s brand new music festival set to take the city by storm next weekend.

Beyond the Tracks is a new, three day, green field festival at Birmingham’s Eastside City Park on September 15, 16 and 17 and will feature a stellar selection of firm favourites and bright new stars,

Friday night is set to be a night for partying as electronic music pioneers Orbital headline with the Hartnoll brothers reunited after a five-year hiatus.

Orbital were one of the key acts responsible for taking electronic music into the mainstream and out of the clubs and into live venues and festivals. Their seminal live performances are the stuff of legend and their set is sure to evoke the halcyon days of acid house.

Unforgettable electronic act Leftfield released what is hailed as one of the greatest dance records of all time in Leftism and they will be performing the album in its entirety at the festival. Their progressive mix of house, dub and reggae defined them out as true electronic music pioneers and their performance alongside Orbital is sure to be one of the most memorable moments of the summer festival calendar.

Australian neo psychedelic ravers Jagwar Ma will bring the big hooks and ravey breakdowns of their two albums ‘Howlin; and ‘Every Now And Then’ with a rich journey into unfiltered and infectious modern hits.


Saturday will showcase the best of the midlands, with local heroes Ocean Colour Scene taking to the stage for a euphoric hometown headline performance.

With a catalogue of hits including ‘The Riverboat Song’, ‘The Day We Caught The Train’ and ‘Hundred Mile High City’ their set will have the city reverberating to their guitar anthems. Proud Brummies, their hometown shows are exuberant occasions and not to be missed.

Local boys The Twang are a band the city holds very close to its heart and their rebel rousing swagger and indie rock anthems ‘Ice Cream Sundae’ and ‘Push The Ghosts and the heart-bursting tenderness/euphoria-straddler ‘Either Way’ will be memorable Beyond The Tracks moments.

A spokesperson for the festival said: “We are so excited to be welcoming The Twang back to Birmingham for a performance in their hometown at Beyond The Tracks 2017.

They will be performing on Saturday (September 16) with the likes of Maximo Park, The Coral, and fellow Birmingham legends Ocean Colour Scene.

“We have made it our mission to represent the plethora of talent that resides in this city.”

The Twang are celebrating the 10th Anniversary of their debut album this year and their performance is set to be full of celebration and Brummie pride.


Sunday night will be rocking as Stafford University alumni and Birmingham residents, Editors, strut their stuff.

With their alt- rock, synth heavy, rumbling basslines and electronic tinged anthems such as ‘Munich’, ‘Blood’ and ‘Smokers Outside The Hospital Doors’, the band will take the stage by storm.

Moody, disarming and full of attitude, The Jesus and Mary Chain are know for playing short sets drenched in feedback. Still a potent live force, Beyond The Tracks is proud to host them at the inaugural festival.

With a line-up also including Maximo Park, The Coral, Carl Barat, Wild Beasts and Peter Hook, there is something for all music tastes.

Some emerging acts from Birmingham will also take to the stage including indie-pop band Jaws, Dirty Hit signees Superfood,, 70’s rock evangelists The Americas and art-rock experimentalists Health & Efficiency – with Welsh pop-punk outfit The Sandinistas also leading the new music brigade.

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