SHIIINE ON WEEKENDER ANNOUNCES FIRST NAMES FOR 2017 EVENT
Following the sell-out success of their 2015 and 2016 events, the award nominated Shiiine On Weekender announces it first names for their 2017 instalment.
Playing the festival for the first time will be the Levellers. Earlier this year the band celebrated the 25th anniversary of their all-time classic album ‘Levelling The Land’ with a huge UK tour whilst also announcing plans for a new album in 2017.
Their platinum-selling 1991 album ‘Levelling The Land’ features the hit singles ‘One Way’, ‘15 Years and Far From Home’ plus ‘The Game’, ‘Liberty Song’, ‘Sell Out’, ‘Another Man’s Cause’,
‘Riverflow’, ‘Boatman’ and the incendiary ‘Battle Of The Beanfield’. During the summer of 1991 ‘Levelling The Land’ redefined the UK’s musical landscape. Levellers provided the soundtrack for a
society fed up with the twin evils of Thatcherite politics, and the post-80’s, pre-grunge musical wasteland.
Also joining the bill for the first time is Stourbridge’s finest Pop Will Eat Itself.
Taking their name from an NME feature on the group Jamie Wednesday (later to be known as Carter the Unstoppable Sex Machine), the archetypal grebo band Pop Will Eat Itself formed in in 1986. Comprised of vocalist/guitarist Clint Mansell, keyboardist Adam Mole, drummer Graham Crabb, and bassist Richard March, PWEI began their existence as a Buzzcocks-influenced indie guitar band, and issued their self-produced debut EP, ‘The Poppies Say Grrr’, in 1986.