Also announced as part of the full programme happening in the city centre from Friday 5th until Sunday 7th September 2014 are Counting Coins, Mother, Tom Skelly, La Bete Blooms, Ming City Rockers, The Black Delta Movement, EndOfLevelBaddie, The Holy Orders, The Hubbards, Affairs, Young Jack, Dead Hormones, Breeze, Keb Darge, Andy Kershaw, Arun Ghosh, Octopus, Claude Deppa, Al Macween, Hannabiell & Midnight Blue, Rhythm Pixies, Spark, A Dread Supreme, Pearls Cab Ride, Kingston Swing, Paris XY, Tayala, Chiedu Oraka, Streaming Lights, The Hillbilly Troupe, King No One, Smiler, Night Flowers, Mighty and the Moon, Bud Sugar, Jody McKenna, The Quicksilver Kings, Carol Ann Duffy, Dominic Berry, Attila the Stockbroker, Alfie Moore, and Sam Harland.
They join the previously announced Roland Gift, NoFit State Circus, Naturally 7, and Ruby Turner at the family-friendly programme includes more than 200 acts across music, dance, comedy, poetry, spoken word, theatre and more.
This year's line-up also includesTheatre Ad Infinitum's 'Ballad of the Burning Star', Bookworks Theatre's 'The Incredible Book Eating Boy', 'Fish/Girl: What the Little Mermaid found out about the World' and an opening night in celebration of Nelson Mandela, marking the parallels between Mandela’s work and the origins of Freedom Festival in the fight for freedom and equality.
Outdoor arts experts Walk the Plank have been appointed as this year's Festival Directors and will be bringing Acrojou’s The Wheel House, C-12 Dance Theatre’s Trolleys, Keelan Phillips - BMX Flatland, Urban Playground, Spellbound, Chutney in the Street, Halo by Flame Oz, Ready Steady Colour, The Digital Funfair, and the Long Walk to Freedom opening ceremony, featuring Spark!
This year's exhibitions include AI@50 - a collection of Amnesty International posters by artists including Picasso, Miro, Genoves and more, to mark the 50th anniversary of Amnesty International, plus clubbing themed exhibitions held at the world’s only Museum of Club Culture such as Badge Mania, and Dutty Lingo.
Many events will be free including the music events across two stages - The Bridge Stage, and The Yellow Bus Stage.
Tickets for ticketed events are available on the link below.
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