Event Information

Sat 27 May | 3.30pm – 10pm (doors from 3pm) | Tickets from £27.50* 

Enjoy a rare set from Gerry Love, known by audiences the world over as the enigmatic and elegant bassist of much-loved indie legends, Teenage Fanclub. 

His stellar songwriting credits include some of the band's most gorgeous tracks, including Star SignSparky's Dream and Ain't That Enough. Since leaving the band, his focus has turned to his solo project, Lightships.

Gerry leads The Ryland Caravan line-up as local indie cowboys Independent Country take over MAC’s Outdoor Theatre with non-stop live music, DJs, food, craft beer from Attic Brewery, podcasting, craft stalls and more. 

Full line-up in order of appearance

MC Adrian Goldberg
James Summerfield
Swampmeat Family Band
Laura J Martin
Independent Country
Gerry Love (Ex Teenage Fanclub) & Band

Attic Brewery Guest Bar and MAC Bar open from 3pm, food available from 4pm.

Plus don’t miss our marketplace featuring some of Birmingham's finest independent makers, artists and stall-holders including The Piece Crafting Studio, Sublime sparkle, Chris Cowdrill Illustration, Working Clasp, Penny Jane Designs, Moseley Record Fair, Automaton Ceramics, Anaisarts, Print Dye Weave, Karoline Rerrie, Hot Wax Studio, Wendy Tournay Ceramics, and Tom Woolley Illustration.

Like an old-time travelling show, The Ryland Caravan - a tip of the hat to Cannon Hill Park benefactor, Louisa Ryland - pulls into MAC with a rollickin’ good line-up:

  • Soak up a rare set from headliner Gerry Love, as he reimagines his peerless songbook from his years as one of the main songwriters and vocalists with Scottish indie legends Teenage Fanclub and from his stunning solo album Electric Cables.
  • Floppy fringes and baggy jeans are swapped for pedal steel guitars and four-part harmonies as Birmingham’s own Independent Country mash up UK and US indie classics with country stylings, delivering a sound that has won admirers on festival stages from Bournville to Nashville.
  • Mercurial live performer Laura J Martin interweaves vocal loops, flute, mandolin and electronics to bewitching effect. The talented multi-instrumentalist has toured regularly across the UK and Europe and supported acts such as PJ Harvey, Teenage Fanclub and Cate Le Bon.
  • PLUS blistering punk edge guitar energy from Swampmeat Family Band

...and much more!

Ain't that enough? Then treat your ears to the brilliant Ryland Caravan playlist on Spotify now.

Jo Carr, Performances Producer at MAC says:

“We’re crazily excited to be hitching our wagon to Independent Country this summer to kick off our outdoor season with The Ryland Caravan. Our Outdoor Theatre will be buzzing with live music, DJ sets, incredible craft stalls from local makers, delicious food and locally brewed beer – what’s not to (Gerry) love? Grab your tickets now and come along and enjoy this homegrown festival right on your doorstep.”

Presented by Independent Country in association with Midlands Arts Centre.