Kill Your Television Festival – At last the secrets are out!

Kill Your Television Festival – At last the secrets are out!Kill Your Television Festival – At last the secrets are out!

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Ever since the announcement of Kill Your Television Festival earlier this year Ned’s Atomic Dustbin have kept details about the event very close to their chests – up until now!

We can now reveal the rest of the bill for the inaugural KYTV Festival at Wolverhampton’s beloved Civic Hall on its final Saturday night before it closes for refurbishment and we can also herald the one-night-only return of the Midlands biggest and best Indie Club Night.

The Wedding Present will be very special guests, which delights the Neds who have for some time wanted to a play a live show in the Midlands with a band who were already building the foundations for a flourishing indie scene when Neds were first formed.

Around the same time that members of Neds were getting acquainted a certain Coventry band called The Primitives were topping the charts with their huge hit ‘Crash’. Having inspired 5 young snotty indie students back in the late 80s, The Primitives are still a force to be reckoned with today and a very welcome local addition to the bill.

When Neds landed their very first proper nationwide support tour with The Wonder Stuff back in 1989 the main support were an exquisitely unique band called Eat. The two bands became good friends and all these years later they are looking forward to sharing a stage again, not least because Malc Treece (former guitarist of The Wonder Stuff) has joined the line-up of Eat.

Absolutely pivotal to the rise and rise of the early 90s indie wave in Birmingham and The Black Country was a certain promoter named Dave Travis. Dave promoted all four of the aforementioned bands several times over back then before branching out into promoting record-breaking world renown club nights so…..

Just when you thought we were all done with the detail… We are proud to announce the one-night-only return of Blast Off which will be holding Blast Off Xmas Party from 10pm in the Wulfrun Hall and then in both Civic and Wulfrun Halls following the KYTV Festival! The indie club night, which has pulled in more than 1 million customers in its long and illustrious history, will help to see an appropriate end to such a great era in the life of Wolverhampton’s favourite venues on their final Saturday night before they close for refurbishment.

Kill Your Television Festival

In July 1990 Kill Your Television shot straight to #1 in the Indie singles chart and sent Ned’s Atomic Dustbin on a collision course with the pop charts.

Being their ‘cross-over’ single, Kill Your Television the song, the slogan, the t-shirt and the ‘get off your backside and do something’ sentiment still stand as the deepest footprint that the band have left on the indie rock planet and 25 years later the band (all 5 original members) are looking to cement the legacy with the launch of Kill Your Television Festival.

The inaugural KYTV Festival will be held at the band’s spiritual home – Wolverhampton Civic Hall, scene of many of their end-of-year home-coming shows attended historically by audiences from across the globe; seekers of that magical atmosphere that only this venue evokes for the fans of Ned.

Tickets for KYTV Festival priced £27.50 (£25.00 Ticket + £2.50 Booking Fee) are available from Midland Box Office: 0870 320 7000 or online at

N:B: Entry to Blast Off Xmas Party requires purchase of separate ticket and is not inclusive of KYTV Festival ticket.

Tickets for Blast Off Xmas Party priced £6.60 (£6.00 Ticket + £0.60 Booking Fee) are available from Midland Box Office: 0870 320 7000 or online at

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