Sunderland band to return to Leicester festival


Indie band Cohesion have expressed their joy after announcing their return to the Simon Says Festival in Leicester this summer.

Cohesion made their debut at the festival last year and have confirmed they will be heading back to Leicester in July.

Making the announcement on their Facebook page, Cohesion said: “Delighted to announce that we will be returning to Leicester to play Simon Says Festival!

“We had an amazing time last year and we’re over the moon to be invited back.”

The announcement highlights the bands desire to be heard by a wider audience, having been a constant figure in the Sunderland music scene in recent years, performing at venues such as Independent and Pop Recs, as well as the final Split Festival in 2014.

Bassist, David Wright, 22, said: “We love playing in Sunderland. At our last couple of launches we’ve had a packed out crowd and the gigs just feel so natural.

“We’re always thinking about trips around the country to play to new people and to see how our tracks go down with them.

“It’s a whole different experience going to places where you don’t know anyone, and we’ve enjoyed it so far.

“It was such a brilliant day last time, we got a great reception and people really got into it.

“It was one of the best shows we’ve played.”

The indie outfit went down well on their last trip to the festival, and Wright “can’t wait” to return.

On the band’s last visit to Leicester, they paid tribute to former Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson, and this year they plan to salute Foxes striker and Premier League top scorer Jamie Vardy.

This is the fourth edition of the Simon Says Festival, and Cohesion will join headliners The Wonder Stuff in Leicester.

The festival takes place at De Montfort Hall on 23 and 24 July, with weekend tickets priced at £30.

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