Johnny Foreigner among the headliners for Midlands music festival

Allo Darlin’, Darren Hayman, Kid Canaveral and Birmingham favourites Johnny Foreigner will headline Now We Are Weekender, which returns to the West Midlands this May.

The weekend music festival takes place at The Public arts centre in West Bromwich over the bank holiday weekend of May 25 and 26, and follows the success of the in- augural event last year. Curated by London-based promoters Funny Looking Cat, it specialises in quirky indie pop, off-kilter rock and cutting edge new music.

Allo Darlin’ are a ukulele-toting twee pop Aussie/Brit hybrid, Darren Hayman made his name as frontman of Hefner before going on to release a series of critically-acclaimed solo records, while Kid Canaveral are an energetic indie outfit from Scotland, whose forthcoming new album is set to earn them plenty of new admirers. Indie rockers Johnny Foreigner (pictured) will be well known to many local music fans and make a welcome appearance on the bill. Further bands announced so far include God Damn, Shatter Effect, Ace Bushy Striptease, The Traps, Bad for Lazarus, Thee Faction, Victoria and Jacob, Shana Tova, Bombergs, Hey You Guys, Cosines, Bombers, Eat Y’Self Pretty, Penny Orchids, August Actually, Milky Wimpshake, Two and Eights, The Joy of Sex, MJ Hibbett and Jenny Said Yes.

Tickets are on sale now priced £23 for weekend tickets, £16.50 for day tickets and £10 for under 16s. Tickets are available here.

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