One of the gigs of 2017 was without doubt the Friday night British Sound Project gig with Mallory Knox, Twin Atlantic, Deaf Havana and more gracing two stages at Manchester’s Victoria Warehouse. This year the guys over at BSP have already raised the bar with the first of their announcements. Now in its third year, JD Presents The British Sound Project 2018 promises to be the most impressive event yet, as co-founder Steven Wood enthuses:
“We’re very excited to have Franz Ferdinand on board for our third British Sound Project. With The Cribs and Glass Caves crossing The Pennines to join them – and other big names under our belts – it’s looking like the strongest line up to date.”
It’ll be a bit of a reunion at Victoria Warehouse in September, as the three Jarman brothers – who once boasted Johnny Marr as a full-time Cribs guitarist – worked with Franz Ferdinand frontman, Alex Kapranos when he produced their debut album ‘Men’s Needs, Women’s Needs, Whatever’.
Pontefract’s Glass Caves – who self-funded their debut album and a UK tour through busking – are now busy promoting their current EP ‘I Do’.
For this year’s British Sound Project the age restriction is being lowered, which is great news for younger music fans. Reflecting on this decision, Wood added:
“This year we’ve dropped the age restriction to 14+ to give more people chance to come along and enjoy the music. Plus we’re starting earlier – the doors will open at 2 pm – to allow more bands to play.”
Other bands in this first phase announcement include Prose, Larkins and Berries. There will be more announcements in the coming months.
Keep an eye out on Halfway 2 Nowhere for up to date announcement and show previews in the coming months!