Everything you need to know about Friday at Warrington Music Festival

Today sees Warrington Music Festival return across 12 different venues across the town centre. With a mammoth 29 bands and artists playing, you can feel rather spoilt for choice.

[WAM] have put together a handy Clashfinder guide which you can use on your phone/tablet or print out to plan your night. Click here to get yours

Remember both Friday and Friday are free events and no ticket is required!

Friday 26th May Warrington Music Festival Lineup 2017
Friday 26th May Warrington Music Festival Lineup 2017

The lineup


FORT MYERS, 7pm, alternative band who formed in Birchwood, influenced by Catfish and the Bottlemen, Florence and the Machine and Two Door Cinema Club.

STRANGERS, 8pm, indie trio from Widnes

EDITS, 9pm, atmospheric rock duo from Manchester with electronic influences

PACIFIC, 10pm, piano-led alternative band who have been played on Radio 1 and backed by broadcaster Mark Radcliffe

16 JACKALS, 11pm, three-piece rock band


METROTONE, 7.45pm, funky acoustic band

ADAM BRADBURY, 8.45pm, acoustic pop/rock artist who once supported Bryan Adams

CHRIS TAVENER, 9.45pm, satirical singer-songwriter known for his witty lyrics

GEORGE EVITA, 10.45pm, alternative artist from Stoke

JAM NIGHT SESSIONS WITH DIZ, 11.30pm, an evening with the frontman of Darkdaze, a heavy metal band with blues influences


THE BEARD BAND, 10pm, Wigan artist James Ball will be bringing his band to the town


SLOWHANDCLAP, 7.30pm, alternative/grunge trio

THE CAPITALS, 8.30pm, a group of brothers and friends who make diverse music that covers everything from indie and rock music to the psychedelic and folk genres

PETER ROCH, 9.30pm, soulful indie singer

POLAR STATES, 10.30pm, Liverpool band championed by BBC Radio 1’s Huw Stephens, BBC Radio 6’s Steve Lamacq and Chris Hawkins and BBC Introducing’s Dave Monks

THE GRAND ILLUSION, 11.30pm, psychedelic space blues. The Warrington band was formed from the ashes of The Phoenix Experiment and The 66


WYNN WARLOW, 7.30pm, acoustic artist

BEN ROBINSON, 8pm, an 18 year old singer-songwriter from the Wakefield area

MATT MCCLURE, 8.30pm, acoustic artist

EVIL PICCOLO, 9pm, an artist who brings heavy rock influences to his acoustic show

MATT KING, 9.30pm, a solo artist who combines folk, punk and blues influences

SYMBIONT, 10pm, quirky acoustic duo from Warrington


JOE HATTON, 7pm, former Sir Thomas Boteler CE High School singer who has been a familiar face at the festival since it launched in 2007


KOJO, 9pm, covers band


DELECTRIFIED, 9pm, Delta and Piedmont-style blues guitar and harmonica


MONTY DUO, 9.30pm, electro-acoustic duo


KIERAN GALLIMORE, 10.30pm, acoustic/folk singer-songwriter from Warrington who has been a regular at the festival


FREAKS OFF THE STREET, 10pm, funky rock


JOE TAYLOR, 9.30pm, acoustic artist

Band summaries courtesy of Warrington Guardian.

If you still want to know more about this weekends artists, Warrington Guardian have put together a fantastic 12 Weekend special with interviews with Luke Scott, previously of The Stocks who worked with all of Friday’s venues to get them involved. There is also an interview with Kye Jones who is curating the Barley Mow stage.

Have you downloaded the Free Warrington Music Festival Compilation yet?

(download here)

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