Number one pop star set to play Nottingham all-day festival

Luke Haines

An 1990s alternative music pioneer and a number one artist from Derby are set to headline at a Nottingham all-dayer music festival.

The Nottingham Pop All-Dayer, on Saturday 7 October, is celebrating it’s 10th anniversary this year, and has attracted Luke Haines, the former frontman of 1990s band The Auteurs, and White Town, from Derby, who had a 1997 number one hith with ‘Your Woman’.

Haines later had chart success with Black Box Recorder. A published author whose 2009 book Bad Vibes: Britpop and My Part in Its Downfall is regarded as one of the best accounts of the Britpop era, Haines is sure to bring his customary wit and crafted song-writing to the Nottingham stage.

Another coup for fans and organisers alike comes in the shape of Jyoti Mishra, aka White Town. In 1997 Mishra made headline news when his track ‘Your Woman’ – recorded in his bedroom in Derby – hit number one in the UK pop charts. This is a rare opportunity to see White Town play live and one not to be missed.

Tickets priced £20 (+ £2 booking fee) can be purchased here.




The Nottingham Pop All-Dayer line-up in full (running order TBA):
Luke Haines (London)
White Town (Derby)
Fever Dream (London)

Jyoti Mishra of White Town

The Electric Pop Group (Gothenburg)
Night Flowers (London)
Garden Centre (Brighton)
Slumb Party (Nottingham)
Porridge Radio (Brighton)
Protection Spells (London)
Oh Peas (Cardiff)
Pete Dale (Alsager)

The event has sold out for the past four years and advanced booking is advised.

All-dayer co-promoter Ian Evans said: “This year’s line-up is the strongest yet. We’ve had a lot of great bands and artists play the pop all-dayer over the years – Allo Darlin’, Withered Hand, Pete Astor from the Weather Prophets, The Lovely Eggs, Milky Wimpshake – but this is the first time we’ve booked a number one pop star. Jyoti doesn’t play many gigs, so we’re privileged to be able to welcome him to Nottingham. We’re also very excited about Luke Haines. Luke’s band The Auteurs were a crucial part of the early Britpop scene, and his later work with Black Box Recorder – another band that enjoyed significant chart success – will be familiar to many. With the Electric Pop Group coming all the way from Sweden, shoegaze heroes Fever Dream, Nottingham’s Slumb Party and many more in tow, it promises to be a fantastic day.”

Fever Dream

Fellow organiser Andy Hart, added: “We’ve been very lucky over the last ten years in having the support of venues around the city who’ve hosted the All-dayer: Lee Rosy’s, The Chameleon, Bunkers Hill and for the last five years The Maze.

“The audience the alldayer attracts travel from around the UK and beyond to be there: they are amiable and enthusiastic, the Nottingham Pop All-dayer has become something of an event in the calendar for a particular type of music fan, even if most of Nottingham and the world doesn’t even know it’s going on or, if they do, much care. We call it ‘indie pop’ and that either means nothing to most or has connotations of four lads with fringes and jangly guitars singing fey slightlydelic songs and there may be a bit of that going on, but ‘indie pop’ is a broad church and today bears parallels with the post-punk scene of the Eighties: a diverse range of voices, styles and approaches and a creative practical DIY ethos.

“We hope this year’s line up, as with previous years, bears this out.”