The Cribs announced as headline act for Saturday main stage at Shrewsbury Fields Forever Festival 2014

English indie rockers and NME award winners The Cribs will be headlining the Saturday of this year's Shrewsbury Fields Forever Festival, organisers have announced.

The three-piece band, originally from Wakefield, West Yorkshire, are twins Gary and Ryan Jarman and their younger brother Ross Jarman and they will perform on Saturday 13th at the West Mid/ Shropshire Showground.

With six albums under their belts and over 20 singles including "Come on, be a No-One" and "Glitters Like Gold", the band have notched up tens of top 40 hits, as well as earning NME award nominations for Best British Band, Best Live Band, Best Track and Hero of the Year for Ryan Jarman.

In 2012, the bands 10th anniversary year, they were honoured with the 'Spirit of Independence' award at the annual Q Awards and several months later, received the prestigious 'Outstanding Contribution to Music' award at the annual NME Awards. Q magazine previously described the band as "The biggest cult band in the UK" and Radio 1 DJ Steve Lamacq was also an early champion.

The band have previously toured the UK and Ireland, Europe, Japan, and the USA where they have appeared on the infamous Late Show with David Letterman, as well as several significant international festival appearances such as Glastonbury, Reading and Leeds, Summersonic, T in the Park, Isle of Wight Festival, Rockness, Primavera and more, as well as appearing alongside bands including The Libertines, Franz Ferdinand, Kaiser Chiefs and The Strokes.

The band famously took to posting their phone numbers and email addresses on the internet, professing to play anywhere for fuel money and a crate of beer after one of their early tours. This DIY approach is something the band say was a key factor in their success, as it helped nurture a strong, passionate fanbase.
 
Festival Director, Dene Edwards, said: "The Cribs have garnered so much critical acclaim from all the highest places like NME, Mojo, The Fly etc and it's not just their fans who hold them in high esteem, but some long-term collaborators including ex-The Smiths and Modest Mouse guitarist Johnny Marr and David Jones of Nine Black Alps who the band currently enlist as a second guitarist for live shows.

"We are delighted to have them performing on stage at the festival and we know they are going to provide the most fantastic live-show. We still have our main headline dance act to announce and more acts are being announced on our website all the time so keep checking it out."

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