Famed alt-rockers Embrace are to stage a secret festival in West Yorkshire.
And lead singer Danny McNamara, who remained tight-lipped on the details of the one day festival, said he could not wait for both events, which he described as a “homecoming” for the five-piece band.
The festival will be the second of its kind for the group, who last year took over Knebworth Park near London to host a full day line up to 1,500 fans. It also has a secret line up which will not be announced until the day.
See pictures from last year's warm up gig at the Picturedrome below
“We only released details of the event a few days before and it went really well.
“No one seemed to mind not knowing where we were playing or who was going to be there– I think it adds to the fun.
“We were lucky to get people from the Zutons, Magic Numbers and Gomez and because of the success of it this year is going to be even bigger.
“We’ve had a whole year to plan it instead of just two months like this year and our fans have come together to create areas for us, each themed around our albums– it seems like we have a more dedicated following that other bands, which is great.
“And to celebrate being back in Yorkshire we’ll be holding a sports day as part of the event, while people with tickets can pitch up the day before on the Friday.”
It is the latest venture for the band, who formed in 1993.
Talking about the Holmfirth gig, Danny said: “At our warm up gig at the Picturedrome last year we got the audience to dress up as zombies and as soldiers who roamed around town, which was hilarious.
“We’re encouraging everyone to do fancy dress again, whatever that may be.”
The festival has been organised amidst a 10 date tour of the USA supporting Starsailor.
They have also been working on their new record, which could be released next year.
Danny said: “Starsailor are a great band and one of my favourite gigs was at Webster Hall in New York, where 50 bands from the UK came over to see us – it was really cool to see so many people we knew at the front.
“As for our new album, we’re working on it and have recorded about half of a 10 to 11 track record.
“We’re only writing when it feels right and hopefully we should get it out next year.
“Aside from that, we’re looking forward to playing Kendal Calling and Bingley Music Live, where fans who can’t get tickets for our secret festival will be able to see us.”
Tickets for the Holmfirth warm up gig cost £16.50 discount rate and £21.50 full rate, while festival tickets cost £53.50 for adults, £22 for children and camping tickets for £11.
Watch the video for Embrace's hit Gravity!