24 February 2014

Detestival 2014 announces first acts

Detestival 2014

Detestival 2014 announces first acts

Following a stellar 2013 event, the Sheffield-based festival DETESTIVAL (in association with Bulliet Bourbon) returns for a second year with an extended three-day event on April 18th-20th 2014.

Originally founded and curated by the cult Yorkshire ‘death blues’ duo Wet Nuns in 2013, last year’s festival saw a sold-out two-day event featuring the likes of Toy, Hookworms, Temples, Wolf People, Bo Ningen and John J Presley. The 2014 edition now returns with three nights of decadence and a line-up of some of the most progressive and exciting acts around.

The first wave of artists for 2014 can now be announced as Sleepy Sun, Turbowolf, PINS, Slaves, Lola Colt, God Damn, Brown Brogues, Vladimir, Happyness, Big Difference, Bad Guys and Jazz Hands.

Festival curator Rob Graham said of this year’s event; “This year we're back and we're bigger. Same as last year we stuck to the idea of trying to put a line-up together that was populated with acts that we like, both on an artistic level as well as personal one.

Since last years event we've seen: Toy better their first record with the beautiful and brave 'Join The Dots', Hookworms go from playing mid-bill to playing the final ATP at camber sands and releasing probably the album of the year, and Temples support the fucking Rolling Stones at Hyde park. Here's to another great weekend of bands that will blow everyone's minds and make waves!“.

With more artists and special guests to be announced over the course of the coming weeks, this year’s Detestival is already looking set to be an essential weekend.

Detestival takes place at The Queen’s Social Club in Sheffield over the Easter weekend of April 18th-20th 2014. Weekend tickets are on-sale now for just £30 in advance from, seetickets,com, and


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