Skip to main page content.

Tasmin Little Music Centre

The Sense of Adventure Tape Deck Orchestra at Folk Narratives 08/12/12

Bradford Threadfest 2013

On the spring Bank Holiday Weekend 24 – 26 May Bradford Threadfest returned for a second year of independent live music celebration. After a successful and vibrant debut, Threadfest 2013 sees even more venues, collectives, musicians, bands and promoters join forces to offer a free taste of the city’s DIY and grassroots musical activity.

See All Events and Artists for confirmed events and acts. 

Bradford has a rich history of self-organised cultural activity, reflected in venues like the 1 in 12 Club, the heyday of the people-led Bradford Festival and Mela, and many community-focused arts and music initiatives. Likewise it has more than its fair share of unique spaces that regularly host local and international acts attracted to the alternative character of the city. Threadfest aims to pull this activity together into a weekend that connects and showcases the various scenes and communities.

The thread between these events takes the form of a Bradford Music Map that helps audiences new and old navigate the city. There is no specified path or correct order of things, no headliners and support acts, just music that you hopefully haven’t come across all at once. Come along and help join the dots.

With Live Music and Events from: Hawk Eyes, Shopping, The Hobbes Fanclub, mini-mekons, Yo El Rey, Koala, Monster Killed by Laser, Ruby Tombs, Kogumaza, Dean McPhee, Blacklisters, The Horse Loom, Jer Reid and Stevie Jones, Mick Flower and Neil Campbell, Rivals, Mother Earth, Oriental Arts, No Hands, NGOD, Cut Yourself in Half, M@BU, Birchall/Cheetham Duo, Serious Sam Barrett, DIY or Die, Blood Sport, Bare Plume, Voltage Studios, Idiot Box, What The Folk?, Cafe Despard, Cameron Deas, Rockers and Rollers, Illusory Centre, Alchemy/Schmalchemy and more.

At venues including: The New Bradford Playhouse, Delius Arts and Cultural Centre, The 1 in 12 Club, The Sparrow, Malik House, The Beehive Inn, The Black Swan, and more.

Bradford Threadfest is a joint effort by a collective of individuals, groups and organisations with support from University of Bradford and Bradford City Council.





The Mirrored Hammer: Threadfest Special Pt 2 by Andy Abbott on Mixcloud