Back for the second time, Cardiff’s Immersed Festival has recently announced a colossal line-up. It succeeds in showcasing the best of South Wales’ music and boasts some impressive headliners, all whilst in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust.
The first of these is Richard Ashcroft, famed frontman of The Verve. His solo career began in the early 2000s after The Verve’s first split in ‘99. With an extensive back-catalogue, Ashcroft’s addition to Immersed Festival aims to cater to a wide audience.
Offering a slightly different vibe is Tom Grennan. He flew to fame after he collaborated with Chase & Status’s hit ‘All Goes Wrong’. Since then, he’s released his debut album Lighting Matches and sold out tours left, right and centre. Immersed at Tramshed is the perfect opportunity to see Grennan in a reasonably small venue before he inevitably tours arenas.
‘Escaping From A Violent Time’ is Bad Sounds’ latest creation, due to be released shortly before Immersed. Their bad sound melds hip-hop with soul and R’n’B. They’ve had tracks dubbed as some of the “hottest records in the world” by Radio 1 DJ Annie Mac and are favourites of the music press.
Each headliner offers a different vibe which should work perfectly with Immersed’s new format. They’re offering three stages which will host 27 bands across the day. Joining Ashcroft, Grennan and Bad Sounds will be some of Cardiff’s most exciting new bands.
Hand-picked by Daniel Minty of Minty’s Gig Guide to Cardiff, Bloom!, Year of the Dog, Rosehip Teahouse, Clwb Fuzz, and Nightlives will be in attendance, alongside Adwaith, Al Moses, Bandicoot, French Alps Tiger, Versify, Shlug, Blackelvis, and Church Place.
Immersed’s final offerings are a DJ set from Boy Agooza and a final acoustic stage which will host Sonny Winnebago, Yasmine and the Euphoria and so many more.
Tickets are available now from Immersedfestival.co.uk. Immersed Festival takes place at The Tramshed, Cardiff on January 30th 2020.