71 Bands For Simon Says Festival
The full line up of 71 bands has now been confirmed for Simon Says… 2016 by organisers De Montfort Hall, The Donkey,
Firebug and The Musician.34 bands will be playing Simon Says… for the first time from headliners The Wonder Stuff
and Ferocious Dog to gypsy-swing band The Gadjos, self-styled champions of ‘vague’ pop, Lacura and doom metal band Mage, all of whom hail from Leicester.
2016 newbies also include ‘nu soul grungers’ Not My Good Arm, a catalogue of classic tunes from The Moonlights, guitar-lead Jesuscarfish, and melodramatic DIY guitar-pop from Kermes.
Simon Says… will once again be a stage for new talent via the BBC Introducing programme which was established in 2007 to support unsigned, undiscovered and under the radar musicians.
Simon Says… 2016 is on 23 and 24 July and tickets are on sale now. Weekend tickets at special advance purchase prices, cost £30 for adults, £20 for students, £10 for under 16s and £7.50 for under 10s. Under-5s get in free but still need to book a ticket.