We've all been overwhelmed with the amazing messages we've received about SG#22 The Secret Festival. It makes us really happy that you enjoyed it as much as we did. The uniqueness and positivity of the festival hasn't gone unnoticed in the outside world and we are extremely excited to announce today that it has been nominated in 4 categories at this year's UK Festival Awards. The categories are:
- Best New Festival
- Best Small Festival
- Best Family Festival
- Best Grass Roots Festival
The winners are all decided by public vote. We think this is very apt since every one of you who came, dressed up, built a tribute area, made friends, helped to clear the litter, cooked sausages and sang along were responsible for making it the best day ever. Every vote cast for The Secret Festival will be a vote for you all.
The voting opens today and closes on 27th October. The shortlist is announced on 4th November and the winners on 1st December. Please click here to vote and ask your friends and families to do the same. Please note that it is listed as “Secret Festival, The”. Please don't get it mixed up with The Secret Garden Party!
Let's see if we can make it an award winning year. It might even persuade us to do it again!
We're going to be playing a series of shows across the UK - and our first shows in Belfast and Dublin in years - this November and December. The full list of dates is as follows:
27 - Bournemouth - Academy
28 - Norwich - UEA
29 - Wolverhampton - Wulfrun Hall
01 - Middlesbrough - Empire
02 - Warrington - Parr Hall
03 - Stoke - Victoria Hall
05 - Oxford - Academy
06 - Sheffield - Academy
08 - Coventry - Kasbah
09 - Cardiff - University
10 - Leicester - Academy
12 - Dublin - Academy
13 - Belfast - Limelight
Presale tickets are available now from Ticketweb. General onsale is this Friday 22nd August 9am.
A little more information about our Dunfermline Live gig next month.
Every £20 ticket purchased WILL include GUARANTEED ENTRY to see our performance at Lourenzos. This also includes entry into each of the other participating venues as capacity permits.
Tickets must be exchanged for wristbands at the exchange point based at Lourenzos bar, and are available for purchase here.
Embrace return in 2014, releasing their first album in eight years with their self-titled new album ‘Embrace’ released on 28th April through Cooking Vinyl.
With three #1 albums, six top ten singles, sold out arena shows and well over a million album sales behind them, Embrace were on the crest of a wave when they suddenly vanished without a trace. But now they are back with a fantastic new album conveying a rawer, darker sound whilst still keeping their signature anthems and huge choruses. Embrace are set to return with a bang. A big bang.
Danny: "The album feels like we've come full circle to the band we were before we even got signed, but the clock is ticking louder than it ever has before and everything feels more do or die now. All our original influences have floated back to the surface. I have to say that for my part, we've never felt more focussed or distilled. I think we've done it at last - we've finally made an album that's better than the first one."
The album is available to pre-order now from the band's official store on four different physical formats, with the Super Deluxe Box Set including seven different pieces of exclusive merchandise that won't be available anywhere else:
- Standard CD (signed)
- Deluxe Edition CD / DVD (signed)
- Gatefold White Double Vinyl LP (signed)
- Exclusive Super Deluxe Embrace Album Box Set
Talking about the Super Deluxe Box Set, Danny said: "We've never really done one of these before but there has been so much extra material that we've built up over the years working on this album that it felt right to do it now. I have hundreds of notebooks with song ideas that never made it to the album, and lyrics for alternative versions of songs and a million other things. I imagine people sitting down with an acoustic guitar and playing some of these songs and they will be the only people to hear them apart from the band. We also made a really fucked up piece of art called "Al's Tribute" from all the pictures fans gave us of things they have been obsessed by."
To view further details of the different physical formats of the album and pre-order your copy now, visit the band's official store here.