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Float Along Festival As if the line-up wasn't spectacular enough, Crack Cloud, Honeyglaze and Human Interest have been added to the 2024 roster

If the April announcement of Shame, Antony Szmierek, Fat Dog and Snapped Ankles wasn't enough to whet your appetite for Sheffield's best one-day festival of the year, you'll be thrilled to know that the second wave of artists has just been announced by Float Along. And what a smorgasbord of stellar, sonic satisfaction it is.

What's that? Get on with it? Sure, but where to start?

How about with Canadian musical collective Crack Cloud, currently assaulting everyone's aural sensibilities – in the best possible way – with latest single 'Blue Kite', a banger of a tune that's garnered airplay on 6 Music's Riley & Coe show.

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There's also London trio Honeyglaze, who in embracing the chaos and creativity of their recent rise, will no doubt be showcasing upcoming new LP Real Deal out in September on Fat Possum Records.

FA have once more gazed into their cosmic crystal ball, the mists clearing to reveal some new, exciting, up-and-coming bands of whom big things are expected in 2025.

Festival organiser, promoter, fan and curator extraordinaire Mark Dunn explains: "Fans of Black Country, New Road should keep an eye on The Orchestra (For Now) and the Talking Heads-esque Formal Sppeedwear". No, that's not a typo.

Mark continues: "We also have rock'n'rollers Human Interest as well as alt-R&B newcomer Dove Ellis. We're also excited to be collaborating with BBC Introducing who'll be running a stage featuring the pick of exciting new artists from Sheffield and Leeds."

There's also a welcome return for 6 Music legend Steve Lamacq who, in his third appearance at FA, will be 'In Conversation' with two special guests that at the moment are under wraps. Contain yourself people.

The Festival itself takes place on Saturday 28 September across a variety of iconic Sheffield venues, and you can get tickets now via the link below.

Go on. Do it. You know you want to.

Access info

This year's Float Along Festival takes place at The Leadmill, Sidney + Matilda and Corporation. Leadmill has step-free access, whereas accessibility at Corporation and Sidney + Matilda varies by room. You can find full accessibility information for:

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