Indie heroes Reverend & The Makers have been announced as Craft Drink Festival's Saturday night headliners, topping a genre-hopping bill of alternative, folk, funk and soul that includes a number of breakout Birmingham bands.
Led by songwriter and poet Jon McClure, Reverend & The Makers emerged from the Sheffield music scene in the mid-2000s with a distinctive sound that blended dance elements with classic British indie. They went on to enjoy a string of UK hits, including Heavyweight Champion of the World, He Said He Loved Me, and Shine A Light ? ideal anthems for the outdoor Main Stage on Saturday night.
The festival ? taking place 28-29 July in the gardens of the city's NEC ? will see Birmingham-based artists Ivory Wave, Paper Buoys, The Clause, The Americas, and Alex Ohm complete the Main Stage line-up.
Birmingham bands including The Americas (above), Ivory Wave and The Clause join Reverend & The Makers on the bill
London's renowned Crowd Company will also bring their funky brass sound to the Main Stage on Sunday night, while those with a taste for folk and blues have loads to discover over on the Chill Haze Stage. Headliners Little Folk and Orange Circus Band are joined by BBC award-winning guitarist Sunjay, country band Angels with Dirty Faces, and the likes of Mountainface and C.F. Boneslum, both from North Wales.
Crowd Company bring their "low down funk" to the Main Stage on Sunday evening.
Elsewhere across the weekend, visitors can check out the Comedy Bung, Trade Barrel, Brew Kettle tasting sessions and workshops, and an Outdoor Cinema showing the likes of Back To The Future, The Goonies, Stand By Me, Romeo + Juliet, Ghostbusters and Jaws.
There's also a tonne of tasty street food and booze to try, including craft beer, gin, whiskey, cider and more from a range of breweries and distilleries.