Beyond The Tracks is a brand new, three day, green field festival taking place at Birmingham’s Eastside City Park this September. Featuring some of the most revered names in UK music and the brightest new stars, the festival is a welcome addition to the musical offering of the UK’s second city!

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Friday night sees electronic music pioneers Orbital  after a five-year hiatus with their seminal live performances are the stuff of legend and their set is sure to evoke the halcyon days of acid house. Support comes from seminal electronic act Leftfield performing ‘Leftism’ in its entirety at Beyond The Tracks.  Faithless released some of most anthemic singles in dance music history with ‘Insomnia’, ‘God Is A DJ’ and ‘We Come 1’ and will play a very special DJ set.

On Saturday local heroes Ocean Colour Scene will take to the stage for a euphoric hometown headline performance. With a huge catalogue of hits including ‘The Riverboat Song’, ‘The Day We Caught The Train’ and  ‘Hundred Mile High.Proud Brummies, their hometown shows are joyous, exuberant occasions and not to be missed. Support will include  Maximo Park with a powerful live performance, along with The Coral  and local boys The Twang.

Sunday night will be closed by huge multi-million selling headliners. Editors, Stafford University alumni and Birmingham residents, the band have always had a love affair with the second city and are undoubtedly one of the best acts the region has ever produced.   Support comes from a band who have had a huge  huge effect on musical culture, as The Jesus and Mary Chain. Their attitude alone, dressed in black, angry with the world, playing short sets drenched in feedback, set the bench-mark in the post Sex Pistols music scene of London and their seminal debut album ‘Psychocandy; would go on to change the course of popular music.  Other support acts for the Sunday include Wild Beasts and Peter Hook & The Light.

The venue, Eastside City Park,  will be a giant patch of grass bounded by Park Street, Fazeley Street and New Canal Street close to Eastside Park, Millennium Point and the site of the future HS2 station close to the old Curzon Street Station.

Beyond The Tracks is produced by the local promoters behind Moseley Folk Festival , Mostly Jazz Funk & Soul and Lunar Festival .One of the key figures is John Fell, lead singer and guitarist of Glastonbury Festival veterans Goodnight Lenin, who are also on the bill. John says: “We are expecting healthy ticket sales on the Friday and over the first weekend.”

Tickets are available HERE  with ticket prices beginning from £45.00.

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