Gaz Coombes has been confirmed for 2018’s Ritual Union Festival in Oxford, which takes place on Saturday, 20 October. Currently promoting his new album World’s Strongest Man, the former Supergrass forntman joins a line-up also including Kiran Leonard and South London’s post-punk noiseniks Madonnatron.
This year’s selection of Oxford-based and international artists also includes the likes of genre-defying titan Ghostpoet, the renowned Jane Weaver, Mercury Music Prize-nominated experimental jazz soloist Nadine Shah, Canadian Krautrockers Suuns and many more.
Held across multiple venues on Oxford’s vibrant Cowley Road, the Ritual Union Festival is now in its second year and it features some of the best and hottest new talent around. Following the huge success of the first Ritual Union Festival held last year, The O2 Academies 1 & 2, The Truck Store, The Bullingdon and The Library will play host to this year’s ambitious event, offering the chance for local music fans to congregate and enjoy a stellar line-up of live music. A short journey from the city centre, the festival also enables travellers to enjoy the famously historic Oxford and its beautiful surroundings and the lively atmosphere of Cowley Road itself.
The impressively diverse line-up is a showcase of talent from around the world, while staying true to the festivals ethos of promoting upcoming home-grown artists. Heavily involved in the areas already thriving music scene, the festival is above all a celebration of young bands, fittingly held in the city famous for producing such legendary talent as Radiohead, Swervedriver and Ride. On top of this they’re giving local fans a chance to see quality bands from around the world on their doorstep.
Ritual Union are cementing themselves as Oxford’s primary tastemakers, bringing the very best upcoming acts to one of the country’s most picturesque cities. Drowned in Sound have described the up and coming event as “Great value and a fantastic day’s worth of entertainment.”
For further information about the 2018 Ritual Union festival, visit the event’s website.