News & Insights 16 June 2013

Lightyears to play Willow Festival 2013

We’ve been booked to play one of the Main Stages at Willow Festival 2013 in Peterborough on Sunday 14 July. Visit the GIGS page for full details.

We’ll be onstage at 7.30pm, although exactly which stage that will be is currently a secret. Even from us. We are hoping they don’t stick us behind the Portaloos. That was really quite embarrassing at Download.

Willow is one of the UK’s best indie music festivals, and attracted in excess of 50,000 visitors in 2012. My brother recently asked me if the dwarf from the film ‘Willow’ (respected tiny actor Billy Barty) would be present, and I replied that no, he would not, because he is dead.

The Lightyears actually have a long and illustrious history with the city of Peterborough, having released a charity single with the football club in 2008 and an Olympic anthem with a huge community choir last year. Click on the links for more:

The Lightyears release a single with Peterborough Football Club
The Lightyears perform Olympic anthem ‘There With You’ with 600 singers and drummers

We’ll be playing lots of our new material at the Willow Festival gig, and look forward to premiering it on a big festival stage. Our set will definitely include this one, Wait Forever, which in the video below we are performing next to a massive lake in Cumbria. For some reason.

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