New Caring is Creepy music festival to launch in Cliftonville

Teleman will headline the festival

Tickets are on sale now for a new three day music festival in Cliftonville.

Caring is Creepy, organised by Margate promoters Art’s Cool and fellow Margate residents Moshi Moshi Records, will feature acts at five venues from May 25-27.

Headlining the festival will be Teleman, returning to Margate for the third time in recent years and showcasing tracks from their forthcoming third album. It will be their first official show since finishing the album recording so the first chance to hear the new material played live anywhere.

Rhythm Method is vocalist and lyricist Joey Bradbury and songwriter Rowan Martin. Counting the likes of Mike Skinner and Suggs as fans the duo have carved out a unique space for themselves in the musical landscape and produced something which is both familiar and unique at the same time.

Benin City is London-based three-piece comprising vocalist and poet Joshau Idehen, vocalist Shanaz Dorsett and multi-instumentalist Tom Leaper. Their new album Last Night, an ode to London’s nightlife, is released on Moshi Moshi Records in June.

Blending wiry post-punk with unpredictable art-rock, Drahla have established themselves as a formidable and distinctive band across their two sold out 7” singles and the ‘Third Article’ EP.

More acts are due to be announced.

The venues for the festival will  Lido Cliff Bar, Cliff’s, Tom Thumb Theatre, Radio Margate and Transmission Records.

Caring Is Creepy is intended to be an alternative to the By The Sea Festival (Moshi Moshi’s other Margate festival run in partnership with RFB), focusing on new bands. The intention is expand the number of venues and artists playing each year.

Margate based promoters Art’s Cool are a collective created in early 2013.

Moshi Moshi Records is a highly-respected independent record label celebrating its 20th birthday this year. Label bosses Stephen Bass and Michael Mcclatchey moved to Margate in 2014 and started a monthly gig night at the Tom Thumb theatre soon after. In 2015 they teamed up with Rockfeedback to put on the first By The Sea Festival with headline sets from Foals and Hot Chip.

Caring is Creepy tickets are £22. Book here