First Timers 2017 weekend 6th & 7th May

🎉 First Timers returns Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th May! 🎉


Playing live for the first time will be…

📅 Saturday 6th May

15:30 – Macadamia Sluts
16:00 – Downlands Cancara
16:30 – Magpie
17:00 – Hysteric
17:30 – A Film By Kirk
18:00 – Lane
18:30 – scared of commitment
19:00 – Strong Arm
19:30 – The Hey Hoes
20:00 – Secret Power
20:30 – Dorothy & George
21:00 – Cysta Cysta
21:30 – Jellie Rolls
22:00 – Clitoris Allsorts
22:30 – Whitelands

📅 Sunday 7th May

15:00 – Girl Shaped Woman
15:30 – Cutlery
16:00 – Bitch Hunt
16:30 – Panic Pocket
17:00 – Lizard Horse
17:30 – The People That We Like
18:00 – Technocrone
18:30 – FishandTanks
19:00 – Soft Sevens
19:30 – Grace Speed
20:00 – Blood Moon
21:00 – Les Putains
22:00 – fatberg
22:30 – Peelers

💰 £6 per day (+booking fee) tickets:

🙌 PA and carers free / nobody turned away for lack of funds, email us for cheap/free tickets:

❓Any questions, email:

First Timers is about getting new faces and voices in bands, and doing something about the lack of diversity in the make-up of the DIY music community. This weekend all the bands have said YES to at least TWO of these statements:

One or more of us has never played in a band before.

One or more of us identify as one (or more!) of the following: disabled (visible or non-visible), trans*, queer, non binary, LGBTQIA+, a person of colour, a woman.

One or more of us is playing or doing something in this band that they have never played or done before.

Flat access / Gender Neutral Accessible toilets
Full access info:
If you’d like to contact us about any access requirements please email:

First Timers is a season of workshops followed by a weekend of gigs where every band plays its first show.

We want to provide a supportive context for people new to playing music before, during and after First Timers season!

We celebrate demystification! All the bands have to be able to say yes to the following in order to sign up:

1. One or more of us has never played in a band before
2. One or more of us identify as one (or more!) of the following: female, trans*, queer, LGBTQIA, a person of colour
3. One or more us is playing something in this band that they have never done before

The festival is taking place on May 6th & 7th 2017.

First Timers Poster


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