It’s no secret: band’s festival is the best

Embrace (l-r) Mike Heaton, Rich McNamara, Danny McNamara, Steve Firth, Mickey Dale.
Embrace (l-r) Mike Heaton, Rich McNamara, Danny McNamara, Steve Firth, Mickey Dale.

Brighouse band Embrace is celebrating after winning an accolade for its secret festival.

Following on from its unique series of Secret Gigs, the band curated its very own Secret Festival on September 6 in the grounds of Knebworth House.

It was nominated in five categories at the UK Festival Awards and came out on top in the Best New Festival category.

Danny McNamara said: “What started off as a crazy idea on a beach in front of a handful of our craziest fans has spiralled and spiralled and got more and more out there.

“We’ve broken into the Big Brother house, we’ve had paint fights in boxing arenas and spawned the guerrilla gig movement along the way.

“We’re making a documentary film about it because I can’t tell you in just a few words what we have done to get here.

“But finally, in 2014 we launched our own Secret Festival, and we were so pleased to win the Best New Festival award.

“We’re really grateful to all our fans for voting for the festival.

“We want to create a festival where people can be themselves, where people can have fun and not worry about how they are or what hat they are wearing.

“Our own little world where everything is a fun adventure.

“Watch this space. This is just the beginning.”

The first Secret Festival sold out in just a few days.

After months of planning, the five piece indie rockers will unleash The Secret Festival 2015, which will take place on Saturday, September 5.