Reverend & The Makers, simply one of the best live acts ever to emerge from the North East, will be crossing the country to perform at HOPE & GLORY this August.

Five Top 20 albums in, and with latest album ‘Mirrors’ hailed as a masterpiece by the mainstream music press as well as bands like The Libertines and Noel Gallagher, Reverend & The Makers show no sign of letting up.

Led by irrepressible frontman Jon McClure, the band grew out of the indie rock renaissance of 2005/6 and were at the forefront of a resurgent Sheffield scene, along with friends and collaborators like ArcticMonkeys and Milburn. By 2007 the band had released ‘Heavyweight Champion Of The World’ and the following year were playing festivals such as Glastonbury and T in the Park.

2009 album ‘A French Kiss in the Chaos’ rode back into the top 20 and saw the band invited out on tour with Kasabian and The Enemy for Oasis’ now legendary final shows. At such a point in a music career, one could be forgiven for playing things safe. Reverend & The Makers did anything but, working feverishly instead on side-projects, setting up their Reverend Soundsystem club nights and co-curating a festival.

Armed with their monster tunes,HOPE & GLORY is going to be a win-win for festival-goers when this band take to the big Great Exhibition festival stage where they belong.