Embrace take secret gigs to next level with festival

Brighouse band Embrace’s successful return continues to go from strength to strength as they announce plans for a secret festival.

After returning from an eight year absence with a new album earlier this year, the five piece of brothers and former Hipperholme Grammar School pupils Danny and Richard McNamara, Steve Firth, Mickey Dale and Mike Heaton will be headlining the Tour de France 2014 Opening Ceremony and Team Presentation at the Leeds Arena.

Now they have revealed they will be staging their own Secret Festival on September 6.

Talking about the Secret Festival Danny said: “We’ve been doing our secret gigs in weird and wonderful places for as long as we’ve been a band, the Secret Festival idea just seemed like a natural extension of that.

“We want to extract the DNA from each of the secret gigs we’ve done so far and transplant it into a private outdoor area in the middle of nowhere and see how it works.

“The last few have been getting progressively larger and scarier, but this one is by far our most ambitious.

“ I don’t know how on earth we are going to follow this, it’s like the secret gig to end all secret gigs,” he added.

“ Expect some big surprises at this one, we want to create something that people will remember for the rest of their lives.”

The band have a long history of staging secret gigs in unusual locations, from forest to caves, beaches to blacked-out basements, stately homes, the Big Brother house and even a luxury yacht in the Mediterranean.

To find out more about the concerts and further details on and for tickets visit www.embrace.co.uk or secretgig.com.