A place of reverence becomes a place of revelry in a night of music, art, performance and creative freedom, with the fourth year of CONFESSIONAL FESTIVAL returning to Blackburn, Lancashire after last years’ incendiary visit of punk-politicos CABBAGE and SHE DREW THE GUN. Dragging some of the UKs most exciting bands off the road and into church, both TRAMPOLINE and PINS are announced to play this year’s event on Sat 8 September 2018 at a fantastically fancy-dressed Holy Trinity Church, Blackburn.

A 10-hour music and arts festival that centres on an annual theme, 2018’s celebration of all things ‘Out of this World’ brings the kitsch of mid-century sci-fi and space travel to the lavishly and lovingly planned festival. Bringing artistic other worlds vividly to life in a 40 year career, Dexy’s Midnight Runners legend, KEVIN ROWLAND will crate his finest records for a special DJ show, while similarly not-of-this-planet Glaswegian gothic post-punks, THE NINTH WAVE are also feeling confessional.

Alongside the explosive line up of live bands, Confessional Festival expands minds with a curated mix of spoken word, live art, creative market stalls, art installations and high-quality, handpicked food and drink. The confirmed line-up for Confessional Festival 2018 is:

• Kevin Rowland DJ Show
The Ninth Wave 
New York Tourists
Fruit Tones
The Racket
Matt Abbott
• Confessional DJs

Pete Eastwood, Organiser of Confessional Festival, says: “This is no ordinary gig in a church; it’s a transformation of the space to donate it fully to the spirit of creativity, with every detail taken care of to make sure every moment is unforgettable. When Cabbage and She Drew The Gun played for us last year the level was taken up a notch, leaving this year’s stage open to Trampolene and PINS to build on the electricity we created. Unmissable.”

For updated event details, line-ups and ticketing, visit the Confessional Festival Facebook event page.

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