2016 tickets

Thu, 4 Feb 2016

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2016 Early Birds

Mon, 7 Sep 2015

Limited edition early bird tickets for 2016 now on sale!

See tickets page for details.

Day Tickets Now On Sale!

Fri, 17 Jul 2015

Day splits have been released and day tickets are now on sale!

Back by popular demand and headlining Friday (4 September) will be fans favourite James. Friday will also feature Liverpool Britpop band Cast, The Beat and Rae Morris.

Multi talented singer, songwriter and producer Labrinth will headline Saturday (5 September). Labrinth will be joined by Ash, Ella Eyre and Carl Barat & The Jackals.

Sunday (6 September) sees Welsh Rockers Super Furry Animals co headline with Scottish Indie Rock stars Idlewild. They will be joined by West Yorkshires very own Embrace, Peter Hook & The Light and newcomers Nothing but Thieves.

Also joining the celebrations will be Radio 1 stars Huw Stephens, Scott Mills and Chris Stark who, alongside Propaganda DJs, will be providing change-over DJ sets between acts over the weekend.

A limited number of single day tickets will be on sale from the following outlets: Bingley Pool, Bingley Arts Centre, Keighley Leisure Centre, Bradford Visitor Information Centre, Saltaire Visitor Information Centre, Haworth Visitor Information Centre, Ilkley Visitor Information Centre, Johnson's News in Bingley, Jumbo Records in Leeds and Crash Records in Leeds. They can also be purchased online at or by phone on the 24-hour ticket hotline - 0871 220 0260.

Day ticket prices are: Friday - £30, Saturday - £33.50 and Sunday £33.50, plus booking fee.

We now also have limited child day tickets on sale: Friday - £25, Saturday - £28.50 and Sunday £28.50, plus booking fee.

Buy tickets here now!



Idlewild and big names from Radio 1 join BML line up

Thu, 28 May 2015

Idlewild are yet another big name to be added to the list of acts secured to play at Bingley Music Live 2015 along with Radio One DJs Scott Mills, Chris Stark and Huw Stephens! They will be joined by Propaganda DJs at the 'North's Last Great Party of Summer'. 

Idlewild, who formed in Edinburgh in 1995, released their eighth studio album 'Everything Ever Written' in February. It has been described as the band's 'most eclectic output to date' with strands of Scottish folk, Americana and 'Hebridean psychedelia'. Over the years Idlewild have been compared to Gang of Four, Pavement, Blur and Fugazi.  

They remerged in October 2014 after a five year haitus with a new line up and an acoustic tour of the Scottish Highlands and islands.

Also joining Bradford Council-run festival, set to run on 4-6 September, in Bingley's Myrtle Park are Radio 1 stars Huw Stephens, Scott Mills and Chris Stark. They will be providing change-over DJ sets between acts. Propaganda DJ's have also been added to the bill.

Huw Stephens, whose show is aired on Radio 1 from 10pm on Mondays to Wednesdays, champions new music. He hosts a weekly BBC Introducing podcast for Radio 1 and hosts his own live music nights in London. His shows have been broadcast as far affield as Texas and Barcelona, while Huw has travelled to Reykjavik, New Zealand, Nashville, Los Angeles and Manchester to seek out new music.

Scott Mills joined Radio 1 in 1998, initially as an early breakfast show presenter. He now presents an afternoon show from 1-4pm. His radio career began at 16, on Power FM, when he was the youngest radio presenter in the UK. He has had stints at GWR FM in Bristol, Piccadilly Key 103 in Manchester and Heart FM. Scott has a number of television credits, including Sky News, programmes for British Forces abroad, a music show for the Middle East and BBC 3's 'Upstaged'.

Chris Stark, who is a regular co-presenter on Scott Mills' show, began presenting on hospital radio at 16. Past work has included Galaxy, Real Radio, Virgin Radio and 6 Music. He is also a club DJ, something he started at 15, and has DJ'd at student nights across the UK.

Propaganda is the UK’s Biggest Rock n’Roll Party with over 20 weekly club nights across the UK as well as regular events in Australia, Brazil and Ibiza. Over 25,000 people attend the club night around the world each week and even more listen to their weekly radio show on Xfm. They’re bringing their legendary audio-visuals extravaganza to Bingley Music Live on the Friday and Saturday of this year's festival.

Tickets are just £49 for adult weekend tickets and £34 for child weekend tickets plus booking fee with an opportunity to still pay in instalments.

For tickets, regular updates and the full 2015 line up, visit

Emerging Talent Competition Final

Fri, 22 May 2015

Tonight sees 8 fantastic bands battle it out to get through to play at BML 15.

The finalists are:



Rock Bottom Risers


Nervous 'Orse

Lions for a Day

The Incredible Magpie Band

Where Fires Are

Sleepy Jake Segrave

City of Lights

If you want to hear good music played by talented musicians then you're in for a good night.

Starting at 7pm - The Bingley Music Live Emerging Talent Final at The Exchange Music Venue and Arts Centre, Russell Street, Keighley.

Admission is FREE!


Thanks to our partners the Musicians Centre for oranising and hosting the competition.

Super Furry Animals are the latest headliners promised by Bingley Music Live

Wed, 29 Apr 2015

Bingley Music Live announces more acts and four headliners for the first time in Myrtle Park.

Super Furry Animals will join the legends of the British music scene, James, and the multi-talented Labrinth as the festival with the reputation of the ‘North’s Last Great Party of Summer’ on 4-6 September.

The festival, with surely the best value for money around (Just £49 for a three day weekend!), will announce another ‘co-headline’ act shortly.

Super Furry Animals, who formed in 1993, have recorded nine albums. They are probably best known for singles, such as 'Rings Around the World', the Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder inspired ‘Juxtaposed with U’, 'Phantom Power', 'Radiator' and ‘If You Don’t Want Me To Destroy You’.

Libertines front man and lead guitarist, Carl Barat also joins the bill that already includes Embrace, Ella Eyre, Ash, Cast, Scott Matthews, Peter Hook and the Light who will be playing the hits of his former bands New Order and Joy Division.

2-tone Ska band The Beat join this year’s lineup wielding their hits including “Can’t Get Used To Losing You” and “Mirror In The Bathroom”.

True to form, the festival will host some of the very best of both new and undiscovered talent on its Discovery Stage with a range of acts that already promises a collection Radio One favourites and exciting new acts. Rae Morris and Scott Matthews. Fickle Friends, Pixel Fix, Meadow Lark, Adam French, The Black Delta Movement, Weirds.

Deaf School won’t be a name known to everyone up at the Discovery Stage but that won’t stop BML urging music fans to check them out. The band has been together for decades and there may never have been acts like Blur without the influence of Deaf School. The band also includes the wife of Madness star Suggs and Clive Langer – the man behind the production desk of all the hits of Madness and Dexy’s Midnight Runners as well as clocking up international hits with artists like Elvis Costello, David Bowie and Mick Jagger to name just a few.

Tickets are just £49 for adult weekend tickets and £34 for child weekend tickets plus booking fee with an opportunity to still pay in instalments.

For tickets, regular updates and the full 2015 line up, visit



Scott Matthews, Adam French and Kimberly Anne are among other new artists that have been announced for the Discovery Stage!

Fri, 10 Apr 2015

Scott Matthews is probably one of the most talented singer songwriters yet he has so far only brushed with mainstream success – Bingley Music Live are going to do our bit to address some of that injustice. 

Cheshire’s Adam French is an extraordinary talent, playing an array of instruments including guitar, piano, bass and drums. Adam first earned the attention of BBC Introducing having toured Africa with shows in Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia and South Africa.

We first saw Kimberly Anne last year when she supported Ella Eyre on tour. With an EP entitled Bury It There, Kimberly is keen to point out that she is left handed like Hendrix but can’t play like him. Festival goers can be sure not to be disappointed though as Kimberly also points out that polar bears are left handed too and there’s definitely a bit of the polar bear in her performance.

These artists will be joined by Runaway [Go], Sam Brookes, Eoin Glackin, James McLaren and The Carnabys to play on our Discovery Stage this year at Bingley Music Live!

The Discovery Stage will not only bring to BML the very best of new artists and ‘tomorrow’s great artists today but also hidden, eclectic gems of some of the greatest artists in the country yet to achieve what is regarded as mainstream success.

Buy tickets here now: 


Labrinth, Ash, Cast, Peter Hook and the Light, Funeral For a Friend and Rae Morris are the next six acts to join the bill for Bingley Music Live.

Thu, 26 Mar 2015

Labrinth, Ash, Cast, Peter Hook and the Light,  Funeral For a Friend and Rae Morris are the next six acts to join the bill for Bingley Music Live.
These six new names join James, Embrace and Ella Eyre on the line up for Myrtle Park's 'last great party of the summer' on 4-6 September.

Labrinth is the second headliner announced for this year's Bingley Music Live, joining classic band of the British music scene and champions of the madchester era, James.

The multi-talented Labrinth is no ordinary performer and an extraordinary addition to the bill. With many strings to his bow, including singer, songwriter and producer Labrinth is not constrained by one music genre, straddling R&B, dance, soul, hip-hop, electronic, gospel, drum and bass, dubstep, grime and garage to name a few. Labrinth has collaborated with Tinie Tempah on 'Pass Out', who also featured on Labrinth's 'Earthquake', Professor Green and the number one smash hit with Emeli Sande, 'Beneath Your Beautiful'. Labrinth has also taken time out to feature on Sigma's current huge single 'Higher' further elevating him to one of the brightest stars of today's music scene.

Ireland's favourite sons, Ash will storm into Bingley following the release of their seventh studio album 'Kablammo!'.  They arrive armed with an arsenal of anthemic hits such as 'Girl from Mars', 'Angel Interceptor', 'Oh Yeah' and the Ivor Novello Award winning song 'Shining Light'.
Cast, John Power's band post seminal group The La's, emerged from the mid-1990s Britpop scene, have a string of anthems for festival goers to sing along to, including 'Finetime', 'Sandstorm' and 'Walkaway,'. After a split in 2001, the band reformed in 2010, with the single 'Baby Blue Eyes' released at the end of 2014 and a new album is due for release this year. Power has recently been in the studio writing and producing previous Bingley artist John Lennon McCullagh.
Peter Hook is a senior statesman of the British music scene as one of the founding members of both Joy Division and New Order. Peter Hook and the Light formed in 2010 and members include his son Jack Bates, on bass. The band's Bingley Music Live performance will feature the very best of Joy Division and New Order's albums. Guest vocalists at live shows have included Jane's Addiction's Perry Farrell, Moby and Billy Corgan of Smashing Pumpkins.
Welsh post-hardcore rockers Funeral for a Friend will blast into Myrtle Park. Their has been no let up from the thunder of this awesome rock band since the 2003 release of their debut album 'Casually Dressed in Conversation'. Matthew Davies-Kreye and the band will bring the very best of their previous six studio albums as well as new album, 'Chapter and Verse', released in January 2015.

Bingley Music Live has this year renamed its 'Second Stage' the 'Discovery Stage' bringing the very best of new talent from around the country as well as some more established acts that festival-goers may yet be to discover.

True to mantras of 'next year's talent today' and 'your favourite new bands', the Discovery Stage will continue this commitment that saw last year's second stage give birth to acts like Prides, Port Isla, The Wytches, Neon Waltz, Woman's Hour who have all gone on to great success.

Rae Morris is the first headliner of the Discovery Stage artists to be announced.

Having been long listed in the BBC Sound of 2015 poll, Rae has recently delivered superb sessions for Fearne Cotton on Radio One and debut album 'Unguarded'.

More announcements coming soon!

Tickets are on sale at £49 for adult weekend tickets and £34 for child weekend tickets plus booking fee.

Buy tickets here

Two more join line-up

Thu, 19 Mar 2015

Embrace and Ella Eyre will be joining the already announced 'James' in the line up for the 'last great party of the summer' in Bingley's Myrtle Park on 4-6 September.
Embrace, who hail from Brighouse, have a strong local fanbase. The band's 1998 debut album 'The Good Will Out' reached number 1 in the UK Albums Chart and included the single 'All You Good Good People.' Embrace were chosen to record England's official football World Cup 2006 song 'World at Your Feet' which reached number 3 in the UK Singles Chart. Their Seventh album, 'Embrace', was released last year, and is said to have a "rawer, darker sound".
Ella Eyre has made a splash on the music scene collaborating with the likes of Bastille, The XX, Tinie Tempah and Rudimental. Rudimental's single 'Waiting All Night' which featured Ella's vocals reached number one in the 2013 UK Singles Chart, giving Ella her first UK hit. She has also worked with Naughty Boy, who played BML last year, featuring on the track 'Think About It' from the 2013 album 'Hotel Cobana'. Ella was runner up for the 2014 BRIT Critics' Choice Award, coming second to Sam Smith and won Best Newcomer at the 2014 MOBO Awards. 2015 is already proving busy with her supporting Olly Murs on his arena tour and she co-wrote Germany's entry for the Eurovision Song Contest, 'Black Smoke'.

More announcements coming soon!

Buy tickets here

Emerging Talent Competition

Mon, 16 Mar 2015

BML has once again joined forces with Musician Centre to launch a competition to find the best artists and bands in the region to play at this year’s event.

The winning artists will have the chance to take to the stage and play one of two slots on the main stage and one of two slots on the second stage.

For more details of the competition and to apply click here.


Legendary James have been announced as the first headliner to play Bingley Music Live 2015!

Wed, 4 Mar 2015

The legendary James have been announced as the first of the headliners at Bingley Music Live 2015! This iconic British rock band is not to be missed as they bring the party to us this summer.

An incredible £49 for three days of international acts with the option to pay by instalments for those that are quick off the mark.

This year’s Bingley Music Live will take place on 4th – 6th September. Tickets to see three days of international acts are now on sale at £49 for adult weekend tickets and £34 for child weekend tickets plus booking fee with the option to pay by instalments for those that are quick off the mark. See our tickets page for details.


Wed, 25 Feb 2015

First headliner to be announced 7pm Wednesday 4th March.

Early Birds Sold Out

Wed, 26 Nov 2014

All the adult and child early birds have now sold out.

Tickets for the 2015 festival can be purchased here.

The Countdown Has Begun

Wed, 20 Aug 2014

With 9 Days to go until Bingley Music Live it's time to get your tickets for the North's last big party of summer!

The Bingley Music Live team are getting geared up to go and supermarkets are quickly running out of tin foil as people get making their robot costumes for Sunday! Don't forget to join in with the fun and get your costume sorted now!

Buy your tickets here now -

You can now buy tickets from Keighley Leisure Centre!

Wed, 16 Jul 2014

The Leisure Centre at Keighley are now selling Bingley Music Live 2014 tickets! Go get yours now!

Child Weekend Tickets Have Almost Sold Out!

Wed, 7 May 2014

Get your child's weekend ticket before it is too late! The last few tickets are up for grabs.

Only £34 + bf and not to be missed ... or pay £11.33 + bf a month when signing up to our 3 month payment plan!

Final Line Up confirmed for Bingley Music Live 2014!

Tue, 29 Apr 2014

BBC Sound of 2014’s Nick Mulvey is included in the final wave of artists confirmed to play the North’s last big party of summer! The Mispers, Woman’s Hour, Georgia Harrup, Dexters, Charlie Cunningham and Carla are also the latest editions to be added to the bill.

Headliners Pet Shop Boys, Example and Shed Seven are joined by over 40 other incredible acts to make up the FULL line up for Bingley Music Live 2014!

Get your tickets while you can!

More amazing acts confirmed to play BML 2014!

Thu, 27 Mar 2014

Bingley Music live are excited to announce another wave of seven artist for this year’s festival ranging from recent number one artists to a heritage ska act. Jess Glynne has featured on two of the highest selling Number One singles of the year! Having already leant her distinctive voice Clean Bandit’s 600,000 single selling Number One dance smash ‘Rather Be’, Jess sang Route 94’s incredible Number One ‘My Love’. The Strypes and Selecter have also been confirmed along with The Sherlocks, Emma Garrett, Port Isla and Neon Waltz.

Bingley Music Live searches for the next big thing!

Fri, 14 Mar 2014

Bingley Music Live has always supported new talent, giving up and coming acts from the region the chance to play alongside global names like Calvin Harris, Primal Scream or Nile Rodgers and Chic.

This year Bingley Music Live has teamed up with The Musicians Centre to launch a competition to find the best artists and bands in the Yorkshire region to play at this year’s festival.

Artists will have the chance to play one of two slots on the main stage at this year’s Bingley Music Live and one of two slots on the second stage.

The best 24 will be shortlisted, based on criteria including vocals, lyrics, arrangement and technical skill.

The 22 April will see the first of four separate heats, with performances from six of the shortlisted artists. Two talented finalists from each heat will then go through to perform in the final on 16 May for the chance to join this year’s astonishingly great line-up at Bingley Music Live, from 29 to 31 August.

Closing date for applications is 11 April.

Visit the site here to apply.

Good luck!

Bingley Music Live recruits legendary headliners

Tue, 11 Mar 2014

Headlining the North's last big party of the summer this year will be non other than the legendary Pet Shop Boys, chart topping hip-hop artist Example and Yorkshire heroes Shed Seven.

Selling more than 50 million records worldwide in a career spanning over 30 years The Pet Shop Boys are the most successful UK electronic act and duo of all time, with a career spanning over 30 years. They have clocked up no less than 42 Top 30 singles and 22 Top 10 UK singles hits.

The six times Grammy nominees have won three Brit Awards, including the 2009 award for outstanding Contribution to Music Award. The Ivor Novello Outstanding Contribution to Pop Music and the 2013 Q Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music are just two more of the band’s many accolades.

Example returns to BML after first appearing in 2010 and is the first artist to ever return as a headliner. Elliot Gleave (his real name) hit the big time with his second album 'Won't Go Quietly' which peaked at number 4 on the UK album charts. This saw two top 10 singles - 'Won't Go Quietly' and 'Kickstarts'.

Yorkshire’s favourite sons, Shed Seven, tore up the Britpop scene in the mid-90s and amassed no less than fifteen Top 40 singles and four Top 40 albums, acquiring a loyal and dedicated fanbase along the way. In 1996, singer Rik Witter and the band had more hits than any other act that year in the UK! Anthems ‘Getting Better’, ‘Going For Gold’ and ‘Chasing Rainbows’ have stood the test of time.

Other acts announced include: Gorgon City and MNEK (fresh from their joint top five smash ‘Ready For Your Love’), Naughty Boy and festival favourites Simon and Oscar from Ocean Colour Scene.

This year, Bingley Music Live has artists from every genre including the best of new talent and promises the most complete lineup in its history. See who else is playing this year here.

At just £49 plus booking fee for the three-day festival it has to be the steal of the festival season!

Some of the best new acts in the UK confirmed for Bingley Music Live 2014!

Fri, 28 Feb 2014

Bipolar Sunshine, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Eliza and the Bear, Night Engine, Ultimate Power, Natasha North, D/C and We are Catchers are the first names to be announced for Bingley Music Live this summer. You may not have heard of some of these newcomers yet but these are some of our tips for success.

Not to be missed Bingers! Get your tickets now!

Keep your eyes out for the platinum selling artists that we will be announcing next week!

Are you the face of Bingley Music Live?

Wed, 12 Feb 2014

Fancy a Face Off? GET IN!!!

Are you aged 1 – 121?
Do you have the grumpiest of grumpy faces?
Do you own the biggest grin in Yorkshire?
Are you cuter than a baby giraffe?
Could you win a world gurning championship or a beauty contest?
Yes? Nice one! WE NEED YOU!

If you’re reading this, chances are you already know Bingley Music Live is one of the most fun festivals in the country and we’re looking for eight people to be the Face of Bingley Music Live.

“But I’ve a face for radio”, we hear you sob. Great news, this is not a beauty contest (though don’t be put off just because your pretty!); it’s a search for the faces of the North’s last BIG PARTY of summer.

We’re looking for eight faces to splash across Twitter, Facebook and err bus stops and stuff. Fame beckons – YEAH BABY!

Anyone wanting to submit their faces will be able to submit their faces in one, or more, of 3 ways:
1. Upload your photo at
2. DM or post your photo to the BML Facebook pages.
3. Tweet your photo to @BingleyFestival with the hashtag #FaceofBML

On Monday 24th February Bingley Music Live team will post a winners shortlist on the festival website and friends, families and festival-goers will be invited to help choose the lucky winning eight by voting on Twitter and Facebook. Don’t worry if you’ve got a great face but haven’t got great photos as the Bingley Music Live photographer will take your photo for the posters. BOOM!

This year's event will be on 29th, 30th and 31st of August with the first few acts announced later this month.

For the latest news or to buy tickets swing by or follow them on Twitter @BingleyFestival or Facebook at

A Festival For Under 10 A Month!

Wed, 12 Feb 2014

Get your BML weekend ticket for UNDER £10 per month with our five month payment plan!

Our new monthly payment plans mean that BML stays affordable to all! Sign up before the end of March 2014 and just pay £9.80 in five instalments on the 28th of each month and receive a free lanyard and laminate (worth £5) thrown in for good measure!

Bingley Music Live 2014 Weekend Tickets now on sale!

Mon, 6 Jan 2014

Our limited number of early bird tickets have now completely sold out, weekend tickets which cover Friday / Saturday / Sunday are now available.

Get yours now for only £49 + booking fee!

Special childrens tickets are also available for £34 + booking fee.

Visit our tickets page for your weekend tickets while you still can!

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