THE organiser of a one-day music festival spread across venues in Oxford's Cowley Road has revealed its first bands.

Ghostpoet, Jane Weaver and Nadine Shah are among the bands booked to play the second Ritual Union festival on October 20.

Hosted by venues including the O2 Academy, Oxford, The Truck store, The Bullingdon and The Library, the indoor festival will also feature sets by Suuns, The Lovely Eggs, Ghod, Boy Azooga, Warmduscher, Lice, Cassels, Husky Loops, Fontaines DC, Self Help, The Homesick, John, Lacuna Common, Brook Bentham, easter Island Statues and Vive La Void. There will be DJ sets from Steve Davies amd Kavus Torabi and Drowned in Sound.

Simon Bailey of Oxford promoters Future Perfect, who organises the festival said: "This year’s ambitious event offers the chance for local music fans to congregate and enjoy a stellar line-up of live music.

"The impressively diverse line-up is a showcase of talent from around the world, while staying true to the festival's ethos of promoting upcoming home-grown artists.

"Heavily involved in the area's already thriving music scene, the festival is above all a celebration of young bands, fittingly held in the city famous for producing such legendary talent as Radiohead, Swervedriver and Ride. On top of this we are giving local fans a chance to see quality bands from around the world on their doorstep."

Simon, who also organises shows in the Midlands, added: "We at Ritual Union are cementing ourselves as Oxford’s primary tastemakers, bringing the very best upcoming acts to one of the country’s most picturesque cities.

Organisers have promised more acts to be announced over the next few months and tickets priced £25 are now on sale.