The band Cud perform on stage - three men, a singer with a microphone, a bassist and a drummer.

About Ryland Caravan 2024: with headliners indie legends Cud

Get ready for summer with indie legends Cud as the Ryland Caravan rolls into Cannon Hill Park once again.

Hosted by Brum’s finest mashers of country and indie rock, Independent Country, this all-day event in MAC's Outdoor Theatre will treat you to a jam-packed bill and delicious food and drink available from MAC bar and KILN.

Listen to the Ryland Caravan 2024 playlist:


This year features a headline set by some very special guests indeed!

Initially lauded for their quirky Peel session cover of ‘You Sexy Thing’ in 1987, Cud built up a huge live following and buffed up their repertoire with a string of unstraight pop beauties, best exemplified by the 1990 album ‘Leggy Mambo’ and Top 30 hits, such as ‘Rich and Strange’ and ‘Purple Love Balloon’.

Join the army of ‘Space CUDets’, and get ready to sing along and dance the night away.

The band Independent Country: 6 men in country music outfits holding vinyl sleeves of classic indie albums including Never Mind and Definitely Maybe.

Independent Country

Your hosts are 6 cowboys from Birmingham (UK) who take indie classics on a rollicking ride to Nashville and back.

Floppy fringes and baggy jeans are swapped for pedal steel guitars and four-part harmonies as the NME meets The Grand Ole Opry.

They created The Ryland Caravan as a celebration of the music they love, so saddle up your ponies and say hello to the best gang in town.

Full line-up

The Bitter Lemons

The Bitter Lemons bring a blend of classic rockabilly and rock n roll. Expect anecdotal original songs with scuffed up rock n roll covers, all with a layer of 60's garage band grease.

More acts to be announced soon!

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