70s/80s band Wire have curated a new and exciting multi-venue festival, this year hosted in Brighton.
The band have gathered together a wealth of talent for the weekend long event with a fusion of already established bands and new emerging artists just at the beginning of their careers.
Having already seen the festival in London and Seattle in 2013, Brighton is the chosen location for Drill festival 2014. The event runs similarly to that of The Great Escape, with a collection of 14 different venues for artists to perform in and with more than 100 bands appearing alongside exhibitions, talks, films and artists.
The festival sees performances from not only the band itself but These New Puritans, Swans and Savages as well as singer-songwriter Courtney Barnett, well known for her witty lyrical mastery.
Other bands to note are this year’s Mercury prize winners Young Fathers and nominated East India Youth, plus appearances from The Wytches, Telegram, Toy and Blood Red Shoes.
Bringing a spectrum of alternative talent and a whole host of one-off collaborations with Wire, this festival will certainly establish itself as one to watch out for in the future, wherever it may be…