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for Summer 2019, according to Team DIY Emma Swann Founding Editor HOT: The Strokes day of All Points East is nearperfect for me, tbh. NOT: Trying to shoot (photos, not guns, obv) in torrential rain is the worst. See: Shame at Reading 2k18. ............................... Sarah Jamieson Managing Editor HOT: I 10000% cannot wait to see The 1975 take their arena show to festival stages. It’s gonna be cray. NOT: Last year I decided the best thing to do the night before going to not one but TWO festivals was to get horrendously drunk. Let’s just say I won’t be doing that again this year. ............................... Lisa Wright Features Editor HOT: 10 years ago, I missed Foals at Concorde 2 because a boy split up with me (fuck you, Henry). Now, they’re playing a special Great Escape show at the same venue and I get a second chance to right that wrong. Hallelujah. NOT: Please do not let me spend upwards of $70 on novelty tuk tuk rides more than once this

festival season (it has already happened once this festival season). ............................... Will Richards Digital Editor HOT: God, I can’t wait to follow Vampire Weekend around Europe with a margarita in hand all summer. NOT: Hoping to avoid a repeat of almost passing out from the heat while cradling a 24 pack of Heineken like a baby at Castle Cary station en route to Glastonbury. .............................. Louise Mason Art Director HOT: My Uber driver to the airport at SXSW was called Aboubacar. Aboubacar in an Uber car. NOT: SXSW Scooter criticizers. Be the change you want to see. .............................. Rachel Finn Staff Writer HOT: Cider! Sun! Fields! Bands! Overpriced and underwhelming burgers from a van! NOT: Really just hoping to avoid anything like the hangover I had after Field Day 2k17, which I still believe might be the worst hangover ever known to humankind.

It’s official: the clocks have changed, the weather is (sort of) getting warmer and we’re already a third of the way through 2019 - that can mean only one thing! Festival season is right around the bloody corner! And this year’s gonna be a big one. From the return of Vampire Weekend, to Stormzy’s set-to-be-huge headlining slot at Glasto, there’s sure to be more iconic moments than you can shake a pre-loaded wristband at. Alongside a hefty range of comebacks - welcome back Bombay Bicycle Club, The Strokes and many more - a slew of new faves and an undoubtedly bonkers range of stage shows (we see you, The 1975), it’s gonna be one helluva of a summer. So what better way to get prepped for it all than by diving headfirst into our new Festival Guide? Catch up with cover star Sigrid, who we meet fresh from the release of her brilliant debut ‘Sucker Punch’, discover what Bring Me The Horizon have in store for their first headlining stint and learn exactly what makes The Hives so good at stealing the show. Plus, Sports Team give us their tips on motorway etiquette (a la ‘M5’ etc) and we dream up what Kylie might get up to while she’s down on Worthy Farm. It’s obviously very close to reality, we’re sure…

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Contents Founding Editor • Emma Swann Managing Editor • Sarah Jamieson Features Editor • Lisa Wright Digital Editor • Will Richards Staff Writer • Rachel Finn Art Direction & Design Louise Mason. Photographers • Burak Cingi, Carolina Faruolo, Cian Moore, Jenn Five, Lindsay Melbourne, Patrick Gunning, Phil Smithies, Sharon López, Sinéad Grainger. For DIY editorial info@diymag.com For DIY sales ads@diymag.com For DIY stockist enquiries stockists@diymag.com DIY HQ, 23 Tileyard Studios, London N7 9AH

12 Vampire Weekend 14 Comebacks of 2019 16 Stormzy 18 Nick Helm 24 Class of 2019 28 Sigrid 36 Bring Me The Horizon 40 The Hives 42 Anteros 44 Sports Team 46 Kylie Minogue 50 Crossword 52 Festival Essentials 54 DIY Festival Awards 2019 57 Index DIY is published by DIY Music. All material copyright (c). All rights reserved. This publication may not be reproduced or transmitted in any form, in whole or in part, without the express written permission of DIY. 25p where sold. Disclaimer: While every effort is made to ensure the information in this magazine is correct, changes can occur which affect the accuracy of copy, for which DIY Music holds no responsibility. The opinions of the contributors do not necessarily bear a relation to those of DIY or its staff and we disclaim liability for those impressions. Distributed nationally.

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Welcome, one and all, to Festival Season 2019. A time of limitless potential for both success and disaster, where stars will be born, pints will be sunk and all of us, at one point or another, will find ourselves weighing up the idea of pissing in a bottle rather than leaving the safety of our tents for a 4am Portaloo dash. Yet, while we like to think ourselves accurate cultural commentators - hell, maybe even cultural influencers if you really wanted to bestow the accolade (shucks, you’re making us blush) - even we cannot predict what will truly unfold over the coming months... BUT WE’RE GONNA DEDICATE A WHOLE BLOODY MAGAZINE TO TRYING, EH! And so, with that, we bring you DIY’s guide to the summer in the ever-nuanced form of Hot! Or! Not! A handy companion to the must-see shenanigans that’ll sizzle their way into your hearts, and the bogus bombers you should avoid like the plague. Take our hands. It’s getting warm out here... 8

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Flying to Australia and home - then back again.

Pouring 2078 perfect pints of a certain infamous Irish stout.

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Listening to Reel Big Fish’s ‘lovely’ cover of ‘Boys Don’t Cry’ 1826 times.

Watching the whole of Game of Thrones.

Running 13 marathons.

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In 2019, equality is the name of the game, and festivals are finally beginning to celebrate female artists in the way they’ve deserved all along. Interviews: Sarah Jamieson.

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lance back at almost any festival line-up poster from the past decade and one thing is abundantly clear: there’s a whole lotta men. And while few would fancy arguing in favour of tokenism when it comes to festivals booking punters’ favourites, it’d also be naïve to claim there aren’t more than enough women in music to enhance an entire summer’s worth of line-ups.

In 2019, however, there’s finally been a shift. Thanks to a raft of new initiatives and a host of support from across live music, we’re heading into the new season with a host of incredible festival bills, boasting all manner of artists. “I think it’s extremely important,” London-based artist Georgia tells us of the latest actions to encourage more invitations to be extended to female artists. “Festivals have to reflect the changing nature of societies. It’s really exciting with what’s going on with gender equality in the world right now, people are feeling more accepted in places, particularly in the UK. This may not be said about other places, but festivals have to reflect this. The fact that still to this day there is an imbalance of gender equality in the line-ups is really backward. Anything to

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help break these boundaries I’m all for and will support.” “Festivals set a precedent for the wider music scene,” adds Milk Teeth’s Becky Blomfield, explaining that festivals need to lead by example. “People see bands at festivals and then may consequently want to book them at a venue or for their own festival. If the representation isn’t broad not everybody is being given the same opportunity.” With the likes of Live Nation’s ReBalance programme and PRS Foundation’s Keychange initiative, which aims to encourage festivals and conferences to have a 50/50 split on their bills by 2022, already experiencing incredible success - over 45 festivals have already pledged to make this a reality - it’s not just those closer to home that are playing their part. Earlier this year, Barcelona’s Primavera Sound became the first major international festival to boast an equal bill, with the likes of Janelle Monáe, Cardi B and Solange set to appear. Aptly-titling it ‘The New Normal’, the festival made a statement explaining their 2019 approach: “Equality in the line up between men and women, a stylistic eclecticism that is patently obvious and the drive to constantly take risks to connect to the times we live in are central concepts of the Primavera Sound 2019 line-up. It is the culmination of what was intuited at the previous editions of the festival, heralded by the 226 names of which more than 50% are women, with a variety of genres.” So, if Primavera can manage it... It isn’t just major events that are paying attention though: independent festivals such as Standon Calling

have prided themselves on already having a good foundation laid, and look to be using this opportunity to do even more. “We’ve signed up for the Keychange pledge this year,” says the festival’s Ami Lord, “but it’s been important to have female artists represented across the bill for a while now. We’ve had at least one woman headline the main stage each year since 2015, and our second stage, Laundry Meadows has achieved gender parity for the past two years. We need the wider music industry to be more supportive of female artists too – only 17% of songwriters registered with PRS are women, which is a challenge, but it’s not an excuse for festivals to not set an example to the rest of the industry.” There’s no quick fix, but it’s really bloody great to see festivals across the world starting to take action. It’ll make for a bigger, brighter future for summers to come.

BE THERE: GEORGIA plays

Motel Mozaique (18th - 20th April), Northside (6th - 8th June), Bilbao BBK Live (11th - 13th July), Latitude (18th - 21st July), Neverworld (1st - 4th August), Reading & Leeds (23rd - 25th August), End of the Road (29th - 1st September), and Iceland Airwaves (6th - 9th November). GEORGIA plays Motel Mozaique (18th - 20th April), Northside (6th - 8th June), Bilbao BBK Live (11th - 13th July), Latitude (18th - 21st July), Neverworld (1st - 4th August), Reading & Leeds (23rd - 25th August), End of the Road (29th - 1st September), and Iceland Airwaves (6th - 9th November). MILK TEETH play Anti-Fest (23rd May), Slam Dunk (25th - 26th May), Camden Rocks (1st - 2nd June), Mad Cool (11th - 13th July), and 2000 Trees (11th - 13th July), Truck (26th - 28th July).

“Festivals have to reflect the changing nature of societies.” Georgia

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Plastic Bottles The planet may be on fire, but at least we can count on Glastonbury to lead the charge for change. They’ve launched a plan to tackle humanity’s quite frankly ridiculous plastic use by announcing that they won’t be selling any drinks served in single-use plastic bottles at this year’s event in a bid to cut waste. “It’s paramount for our planet that we all reduce our plastic consumption, and I’m thrilled that, together, we’ll be able to prevent over a million single-use plastic bottles from being used at this year’s festival,” says Glasto boss Emily Eavis. “I really hope that everyone - from ticket-holder to headliner will leave Worthy Farm this year knowing that even small, everyday changes can make a real difference. It’s now or never.” ⁣ So throw your own reusable bottle in your camping bag and save the planet in the process. Easy, right?

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Vampire Weekend Return To boss Festival Season Vampire Weekend made a comeback of sorts last year with a four-date run at weekenders in Australia, Japan, the US and an appearance at End Of The Road here in the UK. But this summer they’re set to commit to festival season proper - this time with new album ‘Father Of The Bride’ in tow. “You really need to have a long lead time to put a tour together, so you have to start putting it together with the hope that the album will be done,” frontman Ezra Koenig explains, ahead of a summer which will see the band play Glastonbury, Mad Cool, NOS Alive, Open’er and more. “A couple of times I was just like, ‘The album’s not done’, and they’d have to scrap [the shows]. At first I was like, ‘Ah, I messed up – the album should’ve been out by now’. But then, actually, playing four festivals turned out to be very reasonable, and it did feel like a fun way to dip our toes back in – get used to being back on stage without the pressure of playing anything new, or presenting a whole new era or something.” This time around, however, the band will be fully immersed in their new ‘era’, with the festival debut of new songs such as the giddy, euphoric ‘ H a r m o n y Hall’ and the experimental weirdness of ‘Sunflower’ to look forward t o .

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But while Vampy Weeks are firmly cemented at the top of any festival bill these days, the singer’s still just happy to be along for the ride. “On the one hand, every band wants to creep up the poster and get a little closer to darkness, and yet, at the same time, when I think of a few early Vampire Weekend festivals, it was fun being on stage at 1 or 2pm. Our music actually could work then,” he reminisces. “I don’t need to name names, but I have lots of memories of seeing artists at midday at Coachella, and the clothes they wear, they way they look, the way the music sounds, just all felt so out of place! Like, this music is not meant to be heard under sunlight. Whereas I think ours works both ways.” Whether basking in the midday sun, or closing out the stage with a bang, we’ll take Vampire Weekend’s long-awaited proper festival return whichever way they wanna give it.

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VAMPIRE WEEKEND play Hangout (17th - 19th May), Big Weekend (25th - 26th May), Firefly (21st - 23rd June), Glastonbury (26th June - 30th June), Open’er (2nd - 5th July), Down The Rabbit Hole (5th 7th July), Mad Cool (11th - 13th July), NOS Alive (11th - 13th July), Mo Pop (27th - 28th July).

Photo: Katy Cummings

Full of understated bops and classic bangers, Ezra Koenig and co are back to teach the young’uns how to own festivals in the classiest of fashions. Interview: Tom Connick.


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This summer, a host of your faves are returning from their stint in the indie wilderness (or, more accurately, having a bit of time off in their houses) to take their rightful place back on the big stages. Throw your arms out wide and get ready to welcome this lot back into the warm bosom of festival season.

Bombay Bicycle Club

When national institutions BBC (no, not that one) announced their plans to go on an indefinite hiatus at the start of 2016, it sounded like the kind of noncommittal statement that might quietly, sneakily mean the end of the London quartet for good. Singer Jack Steadman released an album as Mr. Jukes and bassist Ed Nash went solo as Toothless, while guitarist Jamie MacColl launched a political campaign helping to get under-30s’ voices better heard within the Brexit debates. In January 2019, however, it turned out that these little jokers had made a collective new year’s resolution and, one rather exciting post to social media later, Bombay Bicycle Club were back in the game. They’ll be making their live comeback at Wilderness on 1st August, and, having already shared news that they’ve been back in the studio, it seems pretty damn likely that they’ll have some new music in tow. Why is this a Very Good Thing? Because across a decade-plus career, the band have gone from teenage indie tinkers to a genuinely experimental, eclectic voice in guitar music. Plus, won’t it be nice to have ‘Always Like This’ back on the main stage? ‘Course it will.

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Together Now (2nd - 4th August), and Wilderness (2nd - 4th August).

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The Strokes

OK, so The Strokes haven’t exactly been prolific in their live outings for a good while – in fact, their last turn on UK soil, headlining Hyde Park’s BST in 2015, was their first since five years previous to that. But this June, the iconic quintet will be revving up the old machine (hopefully not the ‘Comedown Machine’ though – no-one really liked that one, guys...) for their traditional half-decade jaunt over the Atlantic to headline All Points East. Anyone that saw Yeah Yeah Yeahs at the festival last year will know that a good dose of gamechanging New York spirit goes down a real treat in Victoria Park’s spacious surrounds and, frankly, even if they just came out and played half a dozen songs off ‘Is This It’ and left then we’d prob still be happy. Everybody now, “Last niiiiiiiiiiite...”

BE THERE THE STROKES play All Points East (24th May - 2nd June), Governor’s Ball (31st May - 3rd June), Bilbao BBK Live (11th - 13th July), Doctor Music Festival (12th - 14th July), Lollapalooza Paris (20th - 21st July), Lollapalooza (1st - 4th August), Electric Picnic (30th August - 1st September), and Ohana (27th 29th September).


The Distillers

Last year, Brody Dalle’s iconic punks reunited for a string of dates but never made it to UK shores. This year, they’ll return to Reading & Leeds to show all the young bucks exactly what a rock show should involve. Sure Post Malone may be topping the bill, but one look at the effortless cool of this lot and he’ll be quaking in his boots.

BE THERE THE DISTILLERS play Sonic Temple Art & Music (17th - 19th May), and Reading & Leeds (23rd - 25th August).

The Raconteurs

King of multi-tasking Jack White has so many bands and projects going on, it’d almost be easy to have forgotten all about The Raconteurs – his late-2000s collab with (among others) Brendan Benson. If that’s the case then here’s a case for reminding: juxtaposing White’s fizzing turns on ‘Steady As She Goes’ and ‘Salute Your Solution’ and Benson’s more restrained parts on ‘Level’ and ‘Hands’, they’re maybe the most surprising corner of the legend’s canon. Get on board.

BE THERE THE RACONTEURS play All Points East (24th May - 2nd June), Heartland (30th May - 1st June), Best Kept Secret (31st May - 2nd June), Orange Warsaw (31st May - 1st June), Railbird (10th - 11th August, and Woodstock 50 (16th - 18th August).

Gossip

Back in the mid-’00s, Beth Ditto burst through a sea of trilbys and winklepickers to tear the alternative world a new one. Channelling the feminist un-fuck-withable spirit of riot grrrl but spinning it through a dance-punk lens, Gossip were a bright, brilliant force; an unapologetic band of outsiders that stood out like a sore thumb among the groups of skinny-jeaned indie boys that ruled the school. And then there was the little matter of uber-smash single ‘Standing In The Way Of Control’. In 2016, Ditto confirmed that the band had split, however this year they’ll be getting back in the van for a string of anniversary dates celebrating 10 years since 2009’s ‘Music For Men’.

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GOSSIP play Festival Beauregard (4th - 7th July), NOS Alive (11th - 13th July), Somerset House Summer Series (11th - 21st July), and Love Sensation (17th - 18th August).

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Thanks for the memories, certain fields of the UK and beyond... While reasonably new events like All Points East and TRNSMT storm into the festival big leagues, each year we toast the ones that got left behind – the dogs who had their day but have now gone to the big kennel in the sky. Last year saw a glitterspangled hole where Secret Garden Party used to be, and this year we say farewell to Portmeiron’s odd-butexcellent weekender Festival No. 6, massive New York soiree Panorama and Rize: the rebranded version of every TOWIE cast member’s favourite excuse to drink tiny bottles of rosé and watch Dua Lipa, V Festival. That one, we’ll grant, was not that much of a surp-rize. Ho ho ho. Remaining festivals, we salute you, and may the odds ever be in your favour...

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Stormzy’s headlining Glastonbury! Too big for his boots? Michael Eavis certainly didn’t think so when he booked Stormzy for the surprise headline set of the summer. But will the grime star kill it on Glastonbury’s Pyramid Stage, despite having released just one album - 2017’s ‘Gang Signs & Prayer’ - when he was first announced? Here’s Wolf Alice’s Theo Ellis on why he’s sure it’s going to be bloody amazing. “Most of the country is probably a Stormzy fan. I think he’s probably one of the most well-rounded artists in the sense that ‘Gang Signs & Prayer’ has got such a broad scope. Then there’s his social and cultural impact. I think he might be the hardest person to hate. I first got into him when he did a song with Cadet, about four, five years ago, but I’ve never actually seen him live. That’s why I need to somehow get a ticket to Glastonbury next year so I can go and watch him headline. They’re like gold dust. An artist like Stormzy headlining Glastonbury is what should be happening right now and I don’t really see it as a risk in any way because his album is so relevant. I see it as logic. The genre he’s come from and some of the artists he shares an association with are some of the biggest artists in the county right now, so when people say it’s gonna alienate people, who’s it alienating? Middle-aged Metallica fans? There’s plenty to choose from. That’s the beauty of Glastonbury. It’s a very diverse festival of broad scope, so if you don’t like Stormzy that night, there’s a plethora of amazing music you probably do like. You can watch The Killers the next

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day or whoever else. No-one forces you to stand by the main stage. The Pyramid Stage is fucking massive. Wolf Alice played it on our first album, which was definitely a bit too early, but it was absolutely nuts how big it is. Personally, I genuinely think it’s very difficult to headline Glastonbury with one album. Even if an artist is well-known or not, that’s not that many songs. But as a performer, his stagecraft is incredible look at what he did at the Mercury Prize! It will be like a real performance spectacle. I’m interested to see if it’s a live band and if he mixes it up, I’m fascinated. I feel like he’s going to do something really ambitious. I’ll tell you what though, the Glastonbury guestlist is very difficult to get on. This is a public call to Emily Eavis to let me in. If not, I’ll break in. And if that doesn’t work, you know what, I’ll just ask my manager.”

BE THERE STORMZY plays Snowbombing (7th 13th April), Big Weekend (25th - 26th May), Belsonic (12th 28th June), Glastonbury (26th - 30th June), TRNSMT (12th - 14th July), and Pukkelpop (15th - 18th August). WOLF ALICE play Splendour in the Grass (19th - 21st July), Y Not (25th - 28th July), Standon Calling (25th - 28th July), and Truck (26th 28th July).


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NICK HELM DECIDES Sometimes, dear readers, festivals aren’t all about the music. That’s right, other things do happen there too, like yoga classes and stand-up comedy. But rather than quiz a fitness instructor on what they reckon will be the big hit of the summer, we pinned down a real-life funny man to rate (and slate) the biggest prospects of 2019’s festival season. And since he bills himself as a “rock musician” as well - thanks Wikipedia - who better for the job than Mr Nick Helm...

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Lizzo - Juice

I’ve not enjoyed a song like this since my TV got stuck on the Sky Home Screen for an entire afternoon last spring. While furiously trying to work out what the problem was, I found that as the Home Screen music looped round and round it drifted me into a trancelike state of serenity and pretty soon I didn’t care that I couldn’t access my Stored Favourites. The 1975 have gone some distance to turning this hypnotic gibberish into something commercial and that should be applauded. In the case of my Sky Box it turned out that the batteries were running low in my remote and as a temporary fix I simply took the back off, rolled them round a bit and got a bit more juice out of them until I could replace them permanently. 5/5

Billie Eilish - Bury A Friend

Wow. I loved this song. Chilling, scary, catchy, and after I watched a YouTube video explaining it to me, complex to boot. As a die-hard Alice Cooper fan whose interest in popular music stuck fast in 1995, there’s a lot to like here, maybe I’ll update my tastes. 5/5

Post Malone - Better Now

THE Uber anthem of the past three months. I can’t count the number of trips I’ve taken, just about holding my shit together as I passably make small talk trying to maintain my rating of 4.77, while in the back of my brain every fibre of my being has wanted to tear my clothes off and sing this on the front lawn of all my exes’ houses. 4.77/5

George Ezra - Shotgun

George Ezra went on the Spanish package holiday of a lifetime and wrote a song about it. Among the things he enjoyed on his two-week break were the architecture, deep sea diving and lager tops (pint of lager with a splash of lemonade in the top to make it a bit more drinkable). He didn’t have time for the verse where “He’s been wearing chinos / eating food like Nando’s / in a rented condo”, but that’s a small price to pay for a tune so catchy by the fifteenth listen you’ll want an actual shotgun. So not just a catchy song but a clever title. Expect to hear a lot more of this! 5/5

FINALLY a song that totally gets everything that encapsulates all that is me! It ain’t my fault that I’m out here getting loose either! And I’ve been telling people for years to blame it on my juice! This song is so sassy it’s just bumped Lady Marmalade off the Top 5 shortlist of songs to be played at my funeral. 5/5

Foals - Exits

I haven’t gone to the effort of looking up any deeper meaning to this song, but with lyrics like “Now the sea eats the sky / But they say it’s a lie / There’s no birds left to fly / We’ll hide out” and “But the world’s upside down / In a world upside down”, it’s clear Foals are hugely influenced by the 1972 film The Poseidon Adventure and to a lesser extent its sequel and subsequent remake Beyond the Poseidon Adventure (1979) and Poseidon (2006). This song sent shivers up my spine as it took me back to when I was five, sat cross-legged on my grandparents’ living room rug watching the Gene Hackman disaster epic for the first time. Never before has a song so encapsulated a film in my mind’s eye for me than this and it’s just a shame it’s several decades too late to be used over said film’s closing credits. A perfect fit. 5/5

Stormzy - Shut Up

Twitter can be a minefield. Lots of people with opinions out there and more distressingly, opinions that they think I need to be aware of. Well, here is my new knight in shining armour as Stormzy rides up on his steed and tells all the haters to “Shut Up!” or “Shut-tah!” as he puts it. Now instead of blocking or muting people I can simply forward them a link to this song and sit back on my office chair in my two-bedroom flat that I own with my fingers locked behind my head, nodding to myself with my tongue, tonguing my lower lip pocket in satisfaction as I imagine their dismayed reaction. 5/5

IDLES - Never Fight A Man With A Perm

Holy fuck! If you held a very special hypersensitive microphone up then, this song is what raw, unapologetic testicles would sound like. In a good way! Any song that references Michael Keaton and uses the slur “You look like a walking thyroid” gets an instant pass from me. 5/5

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Imagine the scene. You’re driving up the actual M5 with your mates en route to a festival, tinnies in hand (not the person driving, obvs) and blaring Alex Rice and co’s silly ode to the British motorway. Public transport users do not get experiences like this.

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People who like this song can be divided into two camps: 1) those who see it as an important socio-political snapshot of our times, and 2) those who just stan its best line “poison me daddy”. Pick a side wisely.

SUNDARA KARMA Higher States Full of urgent, textured synths, kicking drums and sounding somehow both like 2006 and 2046 at the same time, Sundara Karma’s intergalactic new direction may just be best heard waving some neon glow sticks while dancing in the mud in a field somewhere in Hertfordshire. Maybe.


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OK, so the first time we headed to Madrid it not only gave us rain - but massive hailstones too. Not quite the Spanish Sahara we were after. But with palm trees dotted around its periphery, the perma-green of the astroturf underfoot, once the sun hits, the festival site is hot hot hot.

Grab your pastéis de Nata and head to the Portuguese capital where it regularly hits the high 20s in July, conveniently when this beast of an event takes place in Algès.

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Where else can you combine beach days with Beach House? See Mount Kimbie after climbing Montjuïc? Follow Casa Battló with Battles? The Catalan capital hits the mid-20s with ease in late May - and the music hits its stride after sundown.

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The whole reason for ‘festival fashion’ (and why it’s about as practical as a paper umbrella in northern Europe), the daddy of American festivals takes place in a literal desert, it’s that primed for scorching temperatures. While we’re suffering under April showers, it’ll hit 30 in Indio.

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While we’re big fans here at DIY of getting all ‘metaphorical’ about things, it’s sometimes, very occasionally, helpful to think about the literal. And even for us temperature-obsessed Brits, festivals are the pinnacle of all weather chat.

Never is festival weather more conversationworthy than down at the Eavises. One year sodden and with mud up to our armpits, the next a sea of sunburn on a barren desert, the UK’s favourite festival is famously as unpredictable as they come.


It’s in Scotland. It always rains in Scotland, right?

6TH - 9TH NOVEMBER REYKJAVÍK There aren’t many places in the northern hemisphere that are particularly warm come November, but even with the terror of global warming, the Icelandic capital isn’t likely to have you reaching for your sunnies during the city-wide event.

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15TH - 18TH AUGUST BRECON BEACONS Sticking yourself up a mountain in Wales is probably a pretty assured way of experiencing meteorological disaster as festivals go - but there’s something romantic about a drizzly weekend of floaty indie-rock, isn’t there?

Don’t just take our word on what’s hot to do while band-hopping this summer - here’s LIFE frontman Mez Green with some, ahem, ‘useful’ tips.

HOT Helping your mates back into the tent, despite them projectile vomiting in your pint glass. Heckling anyone in a poncho. Eating cold baked beans from the tin, no shame. Cold beans taste better and Heinz say they’re one of your five a day.

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For some insane reason, becoming so adamant that your belt is a snake that you flush it down a festival toilet. 1 - you won’t get your belt back. 2 - your belt is definitely not a snake and 3 - you might end up with shit all over your ankles. Wearing grey suit trousers when you have something that probably is the norovirus especially when your boxers have already been ditched halfway down Hamburg’s Reeperbahn. Getting a henna tattoo of Keanu Reeves’ face. It will never look like Keanu Reeves. It will look more like Jimmy Carr and he avoided tax. Camping next to the cast of Hollyoaks and thinking it’s funny to run through their tents. While it is funny, it’s not clever.

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City (3rd - 5th May), Handmade Festival (5th May), The Great Escape (9th - 11th May), FOCUS Wales (16th - 18th May), Best Kept Secret Festival (31st May - 2nd June), Rock for People (4th - 6th July), 2000 Trees (11th - 13th July), Pohoda (11th - 13th July), and Pukkelpop (15th 18th August).

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SLOWTHAI

Fresh off the back of his Brexit Bandit UK and European tour, the UK’s fieriest new rapper is set to take a match to this year’s festival season, bringing (more often than not topless) chaos from Glastonbury to Primavera and everywhere in between. He’s bound to exit the summer as a superstar.

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SLOWTHAI plays Primavera Sound (29th May - 2nd June), Glastonbury (26th 30th June), Down The Rabbit Hole (5th - 7th July), Lovebox (12th - 13th July), Melt! (19th - 21st July), Kendal Calling (25th - 28th July), Øya (6th 10th August), Boomtown (7th - 11th August), Lost Village (22nd - 26th August) and Reading & Leeds (23rd 25th August).

STELLA DONNELLY

As her new tour poster states, Stella has finally found some friends! Touring with a band for the first time, and with debut album ‘Beware Of The Dogs’ in her back pocket, the Aussie is set to make her mark on 2019’s festival season, her tongue-in-cheek social commentary winning over crowds the world over. Don’t miss it.

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STELLA DONNELLY plays Liverpool Sound City (3rd - 5th May), Vida (4th - 6th July), Boomtown (7th - 11th August), Haldern Pop (8th - 10th August), Green Man (15th-18th August), End Of The Road (29th August - 1st September) and Golden Leaves (31st August - 1st September).

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Fresh from a wild London headline at Electric Ballroom and a hedonistic run through this year’s SXSW, Sports Team are garnering a growing reputation as a fantastic, chaotic live band that can turn even the most placid of crowds into a fervent, sweaty, moshy mess. They did just that at the likes of Truck and Reading & Leeds last year, and their 2019 festival season could be when they really show their teeth.

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SPORTS TEAM play Live At Leeds (4th May), Hit The North (5th May), Best Kept Secret (31st May - 2nd June), Loose Ends (23rd June), Rock Werchter (27th - 30th June), Tramlines (19th - 21st July), Y Not (25th - 28th July), Kendal Calling (25th-28th July), Truck (26th - 28th July), Hardwick Live (17th-18th August) and Reading & Leeds (23rd - 25th August).

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AMYL AND THE SNIFFERS

One of the most talked-about names at this year’s SXSW, Amyl and the Sniffers are hellbent on creating chaos everywhere they tread, all led by the effervescent Amy Taylor. With their self-titled debut album landing just in time for festival season, they’ll have plenty of grubby punk anthems to showcase.

BE THERE: AMYL AND THE SNIFFERS play Motel Mozaique (18th - 20th April), Primavera Sound (29th May - 2nd June), NOS Primavera Sound (6th 8th June), Maifeld Derby (14th - 16th June) and Rock Werchter (27th - 30th June).

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As a recent London headline show at The Dome showed, Bakar is currently making a name for himself around sweaty, fantastically messy live shows. The Londoner’s genre-bending mix of mid-‘00s indie and rap is an intoxicating cocktail, and one that’s bringing fans of opposing genres together in adoration. Playing Reading & Leeds and more, this is when he steps up.

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BAKAR plays Coachella (12th - 14th and 19th - 21st April), All Points East (25th May) and Reading & Leeds (23rd - 25th August).

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These Irish boys can’t move for being labelled as the most exciting band around at the moment. Sold out UK tours, support bills with IDLES and topping everyone’s buzz-list from Austin’s SXSW, it’s for good reason. And their debut album is only just out! Once ‘Dogrel’ settles in - a barrage of punk poetry and rousing, rattling instrumentation - they’ll be on their way to becoming festival headliners. Catch them in tiny tents while you can - they’re playing a lot of ‘em this summer!

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FONTAINES DC play Motel Mozaique (18th - 20th April), Immergut (30th May - 1st June), Loose Ends (23rd June), Dour (10th - 14th July), Citadel (14th July), Y Not (25th - 28th July), Truck (26th - 28th July), Deer Shed (26th 28th July), All Together Now (2nd - 4th August), Haldern Pop (8th - 10th August), Ypsigrock (8th - 11th August) and End Of The Road (29th August - 1st September).

As summer approaches, a host of bands inducted into our Class Of 2019 at the end of last year are being let loose on festival season, tinny in hand. Your new fave is just around the corner, here’s where they’ll be.

Easy Life

We’ll be honest here: we can’t even slightly count on sunny weather at this summer’s festivals, especially in the UK, but if the sun does peek out at any point, Easy Life are gonna be the band you’ll want to catch. Fresh from releasing new mixtape ‘Spaceships’, they’re perfect for that fuzzy early evening before things take a turn for the worse.

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EASY LIFE play Coachella (12th - 14th and 19th - 21st April), Live At Leeds (4th May), Hit The North (5th May), The Great Escape (9th - 11th May), Hangout (16th - 19th May), Boston Calling (24th - 26th May), Governors Ball (31st May - 2nd June), Parklife (8th - 10th June), Barn On The Farm (4th - 7th July), Tramlines (19th - 21st July), Y Not (25th 28th July), Kendal Calling (25th - 28th July), Truck (26th - 28th July), 110 Above (2nd - 4th August) and Boardmasters (7th - 11st August).

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Matching bold, euphoric pop with an incredible work ethic, we meet Sigrid just after the release of debut album ‘Sucker Punch’ as she gets ready to take on her biggest summer yet. Words: Rachel Finn. any wannabe musicians spend their formative years dreaming of performing to arenas of screaming fans or spending their summers travelling around the festival circuit. Not so for Sigrid. A couple of years before breakout track ‘Don’t Kill My Vibe’ arrived in February 2017, the singer was considering a very different path indeed, tossing up the noble decision of whether she should become a teacher or a lawyer. “I wanted to work for the Norwegian government. I was dreaming of the UN or the EU or something like that, international law…” she remembers of her early career plans. “I never dared to think music was possible for me and I had no plans of becoming a musician. I thought I was going to university to study, but I think I always had that little music thing in me.” Clearly the singer had big ambitions either way, but it wasn’t until she moved from the small coastal town of Ålesund, where she was born and raised to Bergen after finishing high school that she began to think music was even a remote possibility. Fast forward a few years and, rather than carving out a career in parliament or in a classroom, Sigrid is currently backstage at The O2 in London, preparing for another show on her run supporting George Ezra, performing in front of thousands of people each night.

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Alongside early hit ‘Don’t Kill My Vibe’, and the oft-told tale of how it was inspired by feeling patronised by older men during a writing session, another track ‘Business Dinners’ is in a similar vein, a glitchy, off-kilter number about the experience of potential labels trying to mould her image before she was signed. It’s a stab at an industry that just wants her to be “sweeter, better, angel / pictures, numbers, figures / deeper, smarter,” summing up the contradictions facing many young female artists trying to break. Sigrid meanwhile, “standing on the shoreline”, just wants to “swim and float”.

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choruses and earwormy hooks, ‘Sucker Punch’ may be an album custom-made for festival crowds, but there’s more bite within its twelve tracks than your average radio-friendly collection. Sure, it treads some well-used pop tropes - there’s the song about the all-consuming crush (the title track), another about relationships that aren’t quite relationships (‘Mine Right Now’) and one that implores you to stay out all night and dance away all your troubles (‘Don’t Feel Like Crying’) - but there’s depth there too.

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“I studied politics for like, one month and I dropped out,” the 22-year-old recalls. Perched on a sofa, sipping on a bottle of water, she seems completely at home in these daunting surroundings and totally committed to becoming even more successful; dropping out, it’s safe to say, was probably the right choice. Within her first few months in Bergen, she met her management and began travelling to London for writing sessions, while her friends remained scattered around Europe, studying medicine, law and other such traditionally academic pursuits. “It’s very different. I had a music column [in a student newspaper] and I was in the studio a bit, but during that half year I began to understand that I really wanted to do music because it didn’t just, like, happen. I understood that I really needed to work for this.”

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This summer will also see Sigrid return to Glastonbury after she made her debut at the festival in 2017, a highlight among her relentless touring schedule and a long-time career goal. “Something I love with British festivals is that it just seems like people don’t really care about the weather - you just go hard anyways and I love that, I love that attitude! Glastonbury was one of the first festivals I heard about from Norway, because growing up in a country like that, I think we’re very influenced by Britain on the music side. And I found out right before I went on stage that Glastonbury is the size of my hometown in Norway multiplied by six!”

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2013: Sommerfesten

Sigrid made her festival debut at the tender age of 16, performing at Sommerfesten on the tiny island of Giske in Norway. “It gave me music joy and it was the first time I really felt like performing in front of people was exciting. I felt like I had something to bring with me in a way,” she remembers.

Debuting at the Park Stage at Glastonbury two years ago proved to be somewhat of a ‘pinch-me’ moment for the singer: “I remember that was one of the moments [I remember] the most, going off stage and being like, shit! Then we went we up the hill, walking up in the sunshine. My whole team was there and we had a beer and looked over the whole thing. It was incredible.”

2018: Electric Picnic

The inspiration for her song ‘Sight Of You’ and one of her favourite festival performances of all time, Electric Picnic in Ireland was one of the first shows where Sigrid remembers being truly overwhelmed by the crowd: “It almost hurt in my ears and I was just really touched by the whole thing. I was crying after the show because I was like, ‘I don’t wanna leave! Can we stay? Can we just hang out in Ireland?!’

In an industry where any vague deviation from ‘the norm’ can be used as a PR angle, much has been made of Sigrid as an ‘anti-popstar’, with her chill attitude, casual way of dressing and nofrills stage show. Her identity is one that seems a world away from the extravagant imagery of some of the past decade’s most noted pop stars - the kitsch, colourful world of Katy Perry or Lady Gaga’s high-concept aesthetic. Yet Sigrid isn’t so fussed about whether she’s part of a new movement of pop or not. Questions about her image, she stresses, “[are] totally cool”, but she’d rather just keep things about “my music and my way of communicating emotions”. “[Lady Gaga] is one of the artists I respect the

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“Oh, I always have ideas. I never stop writing. I think I’m always humming something new or listening to new music that inspires me. I am extremely ambitious and I have big goals, but it’s a bit important for me to keep them a bit to myself. What if it doesn’t happen, you know?” she says, carefully. “But what I can say is that I think my biggest goal is to just be happy with what I do and I am right now. Always keep it about the music and keep writing, because that’s where I think everything comes out from. I’m super positive about everything that’s gonna happen. It’s gonna be a very exciting year - and years - ahead of me.”

‘Sucker Punch’ is out now via Island. DIY

BE THERE: SIGRID plays Primavera Sound (30th May - 1st June), Isle of Wight Festival (13th - 16th June), Tinderbox (27th - 29th June), Konsberg Jazzfestival (3rd - 6th July), Ruisrock Festival (5th - 7th July), Mad Cool (11th - 13th July), TRSNMT (12th - 14th July), Malakoff Rockfestival (18th - 20th July), Latitude (18th - 21st July), Osheaga (2nd - 5th August), Øyafestivalen (6th - 10th August) and Lollapalooza Berlin (7th 8th September).

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One such account (@sigrid.as.cats) posts near daily photos of Sigrid alongside a suspiciously similar looking cat, striking the same pose or wearing the same outfit as the singer. “Nothing I do is safe!” she laughs. “I had a cat growing up so cats are my main thing. I’ve never met the person who runs it, but it’s a really funny account. [My fans] are really sweet.”

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Ah, music fandoms. You’ve got your Beliebers, your Swifities and your Sheerios (that’s Ed Sheeran fans, believe it or not). But although Sigrid fans have yet to adopt an official name for themselves (Sigridios? Sigrideers?), they have come out in full force to show their devotion in full meme-form.

Right now, however, Sigrid is mainly focused on her own busy next few months ahead and dealing with the strange experiences that can come with a steadily-rising mainstream pop career. One of the weirdest, she admits, is being recognised in public, something that’s happening more and more frequently as her star continues to ascend. “It’s mad, like people are coming up

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Not content with just performing, she’s keen to stress her hands-on approach to making her music, as a co-writer and co-arranger of all her songs. She’s also recently started writing for other artists as well, with a credit on Rudimental’s new song ‘Adrenaline’, and describes herself as open to collaborating with other artists in future. “It was like my first proper big cut, so I’m really really proud of that,” she explains excitedly of the track. “I think I always put so much of myself and my personality and my style into everything I write, so I guess I always have me in the back of my head. But I thought it would be really cool to try and write for someone else.”

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Ahead of their biggest summer of festivals yet - including a headline spot at this year’s All Points

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ring Me The Horizon are no strangers to a challenge. After all, for the best part of their fifteen-year lifespan, the quintet - who, admittedly, have come in a series of different guises along the way - have all too frequently found themselves noseto-nose with all manner of hurdles.

the precipice, with a summer of festivals awaiting them. And this time, they’re topping the bill.

2015’s ‘That’s The Spirit’ – saw the band flirt with electronics, it’s on ‘amo’ that they seem to master it.

“Right from the beginning, we knew we wanted to push for something that felt exciting and different for us,” begins keyboardist Jordan Fish, on the headspace that the band found themselves in during the early writing sessions for ‘amo’. Arguably their bravest, most sonically ambitious record to date, it’s an album that defies their

Take, for example, their first time at Reading & Leeds back in 2008, which saw them brought in as a last-minute Main Stage opener, after an entire reshuffle caused by Slipknot’s cancellation. The resulting set wasn’t what anyone might call a success – the band spending their set dodging all manner of flying objects – but as the saying goes, what doesn’t kill you...

“We’ve never really repeated ourselves,” confirms bassist Matt Kean. “I guess the main difference between ‘Sempiternal’ and ‘That’s The Spirit’,” picks up Jordan, “was that it was almost a refining of what we had dabbled in. Whereas between these latest two, it was very much about us saying, ‘Let’s not do that’ and we tried to avoid using any of the same tricks that we’ve relied on.”

“We wanted to push for something that felt exciting and different for us.” Jordan Fish

2019 sees the band as an entirely different prospect to the scrappy metalcore teens which performed that day. A decade on, with a slew of arena shows to their name, and recent Number One album ‘amo’ now firmly in their back pocket, they’re no longer a niche concern, bullied by the media, while still leading a pack of screamo scenester bands that time has since done its best to forget. Instead, following the release of their genre-twisting new record, they’re standing on

place as a stereotypical ‘rock band’ and elevates them to entirely new ground. Collaborations with the likes of Grimes and Rahzel offer up a slicker, more varied look at the ways in which heavy music can be warped, and while their previous records – 2013’s ‘Sempiternal’ and

Therein lies one of the band’s greatest strengths. “I think one thing with rock music is that it doesn’t change,” Matt comments, touching upon the idea that rock as a genre has a tendency to feel less progressive, “and every other genre does.” “For me, the rock genre itself doesn’t really reward experimentation,” adds Jordan. “It seems to rely on the same chord progressions, patterns and things, and that’s why it feels quite stuck in time. When you look at our Spotify related artists, that always, to me, is a sign that there aren’t many bands who are willing to enter that middle ground between rock music and pop, or electronic, or dance music. There aren’t many bands in that void, but that’s definitely where

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we are and it’s what we’re more interested in exploring.” “People have eclectic tastes so why not have an album that explores that?” joins in Matt. “Rather than just stay in a lane that so many other bands do.” Whether or not you agree with their assessment on the current state of rock, it’s clear to see that Bring Me The Horizon’s approach is paying off. Fresh from a UK tour ahead of ‘amo’’s release – which saw them play The SSE Hydro in Glasgow for a second time, before rounding off the tour with two almost intimate shows at London’s Alexandra Palace – the band have now set their sights on festival season once again, with one particular jewel in their crown: a headline spot at All Points East, alongside a bill curated by the band. And

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while a handful of the acts do cater to the band’s heavier fanbase – Architects and While She Sleeps still get prime spots – they’ve also invited along a raft of artists who feel to be making a statement right now, from the likes of hip-hop legends Run The Jewels to DIY faves IDLES, via up-and-coming trap rapper Scarlxrd. “It’s either artists making a statement,” Jordan confirms of their choices, “or those who are pushing forwards musically. It’s basically artists who are interesting to us – they’re all people who are doing their own thing.” “We’ve also always had more fun playing at festivals which are more diverse,” admits Matt. “People seem more open to stuff. We’ve played a lot of festivals in the past where we would be the heaviest band on the line-up and we’d go

down well. I think people aren’t given enough credit for being more open-minded when it comes to music.” Have no fear, though: if the growled vocals and blast beats of ‘Count Your Blessings’ are still more your thing, the band haven’t abandoned them completely. “We look back on those songs fondly,” confirms Matt. “This is our fifteenth year of being in a band, so it’s kinda like looking back at old photos of yourself. When there’s only a few years between then [and now], you kinda think, ‘Oh god, I can’t believe I used to look like that’, but as you get older you reminisce and miss those days a little bit, and it feels like we’re at that stage of our career now.” “Now there’s no real need to justify who we are,” Jordan takes over. “We’re past trying to prove that we’re not your average scene band.”


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BACKDROP Bring Me The Horizon are no strangers when it comes to stage production – after all, their final arena run for ‘That’s The Spirit’ in 2016 saw them perform against a huge, seamless set of video screens, which dwarfed the stage itself. Unsurprisingly, then, they’ve got something pretty special up their sleeve for this coming festival season...

“It’s gonna be our biggest show we’ve ever done, and our most ambitious,” confirms Matt, looking ahead to their headline slot at London’s All Points East. “A lot of work is going into it and it’s gonna be really crazy. We don’t really have any restraints at all with an outdoor festival; in arenas you have the venue [to take into account], obviously, or if you’re at a festival that’s not your own... But because it’s our own festival, we can basically do what we want! Our only limitation is our imagination. And maybe finances...” “Basically, everyone else is gonna have to squidge into a tiny part of the stage,” laughs Jordan, “because we’re gonna have layers upon layers of production.” Consider that an official heads up to everyone on the bill that day.

It’s an incredible place to find the band in: entirely comfortable within their own skin, not only have they overcome all manner of hurdles thrown their way – you name it, they’ve almost certainly been handed it – but they seem to be at the height of their strength. “We do have this thing where, when the pressure’s on, generally our band is at its best,” confirms Jordan, looking ahead to their next feat. “Festivals very much provide that environment. You know, when you look out, you can think, ‘I don’t know if these guys are gonna like us’ and sometimes it feels like it could be a real stinker, but usually we’ll go on and everyone will just go crazy.”

BE THERE: BRING ME

THE HORIZON play Welcome To Rockville (3rd - 5th May), Sonic Temple Festival (17th - 19th May), All Points East (24th May - 2nd June), Rock Im Park (7th - 9th June), Rock Am Ring (7th - 9th June), Pinkpop (8th - 10th June), Provinssi (27th - 29th June), Rock Werchter (27th - 30th June), Rock For People (4th - 6th July), Roskilde (3rd - 6th July), Main Square Festival (5th - 7th July), Park Live (12th - 14th July), U Park (16th 18th July), Electric Castle (17th - 21st July), Lollapalooza (1st - 4th August) and Rock En Seine (23rd 25th August).

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Stealing The Show The Hives’ Guide To

Perennial festival favourites and the original greatest showmen The Hives have been slaying festival stages for yonks now. A high-kicking, monochrome-suited rock’n’roll machine, the Swedes know exactly how to pull focus in the best possible way. Chief ringmaster Howlin’ Pelle Almqvist is here to let you in on his secrets. Interview: Lisa Wright.

When It’s Bad, Sometimes It’s Still Good

“We have some influences, but mainly we were influenced by bad shows we did in the beginning - being bad and trying to make those shows better. Just years of trial and error. Although I do think even when everything we did was horrible, we were still fun to look at. It was entertaining even when it was horrible. I guess also I was influenced by one New Year’s special I watched when I was seven or eight and James Brown and The Who were on it. That’s pretty much where I got everything from – from those ten minutes of television when I was seven years old. I’ve been working it since then and it still seems to be working now.”

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Be Brave...

“There was a Japanese punk band called Guitar Wolf and they were saying what was important in rock’n’roll, and I think they’re right. They said first off, it’s about looks and jumping. Jumps are a very important factor. People go to rock shows to see bravery, to see people do something that maybe they wouldn’t have the confidence to do – kind of like watching someone stage jumping off a skyscraper, which I wouldn’t do but it would be entertaining to watch other people do it!”

… But Not Too Brave

“I once tried to jump around a corner; it didn’t work and I ended up in a hospital wth concussion in Switzerland. I was absolutely certain I could do it at the time.


It seemed plausible because I was so pumped up on rock’n’roll, and being a star and shit that I tried to jump around some metal scaffolding, which I know can’t be done. Then I landed on my head and I had to go to hospital. I finished the gig though. I went back on stage right away! I didn’t know I had concussion until someone said they saw me pass out after.”

frontman is good when he looks like he’s practised a lot; sometimes it’s good when he looks like he’s never practised. There are different ways of being good. Where do I land? Well, obviously at the very top. Being in The Hives makes me feel invincible, and they make me feel like I can jump around corners. I live for anything that makes you feel like you can jump around corners.”

Be A Leader

Keep Searching For The Highs

“[Talking on stage is] a way for me to rally the troops. If I say ‘We’re the best band in the world!’ then everybody knows they’ve got to step up. Like shit, we’ve got to concentrate.”

It’s Cool To Care

“In the beginning, in terms of show, there wasn’t much competition; it was so out of vogue to be entertaining. It was more in vogue to try consciously to not care, which led to a lot of people not being very entertaining at all. I think a lot of bands that act like they don’t have a dress code, they’re still wearing their favourite wornout T-shirt and their favourite worn-out jeans; even if people look like they don’t care then they do because you want to look your best when you’re on stage. I guess we’re just not pretending like we don’t care – of course we care.”

Trust The Magic

“Last weekend, we played to 65,000 people in Mexico City with Arctic Monkeys and I think that was our best show so far, so that’s good that the curve is still rising.”

Be Your Own Biggest Fan

“All I hear people say is, ‘You are the best band of the festival’. So people should go and see us because we’ll be the best band of the festival, pretty much regardless of who’s playing. And you shouldn’t take that from me: you should take that from our millions of fans.”

BE THERE: The Hives play Sonic Temple (17th

- 19th May), InMusic (24th - 26th June), Lollapalooza Stockholm (28th - 30th June), Festival Beauregard (4th - 7th July), Mad Cool (11th - 13th July), Sjock Festival (12th - 14th July), Estivale Open Air (31st July - 3rd August), Sound of Glarus (22nd - 24th August), Victorious (23rd - 25th August)

“I think you just know a good frontman when you see them. I don’t know if it’s magic or something you practise. I like all the ones everybody else likes, Mick Jagger and James Brown and Nick Cave. Sometimes a

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ANTEROS

Let’s start off easy: you’re packing for Glastonbury and dreading the endless crawl from bus to campsite. Do you suck up the slog and drag the kitchen sink across Worthy Farm or just pack some pants and a smile and skip merrily along freely? It depends on how long you’re staying for. If it’s two nights, pack the basics and skip away. If it’s three or more, I feel like a comfy tent is essential. The slog will be worth it when you wake up in your blissful cocoon.

Navigating the perils of festival s e a s o n can be a challenge at the best of times, but when you’re knee-deep in mud and a bit tiddly from that 8am wine binge, things can get even more precarious. L u c k i l y , L a u r a Hayden of Anteros is on hand to dish up all the best advice to help out.

You look up during the middle of watching your fave band and find yourself plastered over the big screen - what do you do during your five seconds of fame? Pull a very weird face and stare straight into the camera, then maybe add a creepy wave.

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be something quite cool about every girl in the same costume, like we’re all together in this. Imagine a festival where every girl and woman was wearing a crocodile costume... can we do this?

It’s day two. You’ve accidentally spent your entire festival budget on a slightly-too-bigThursday in the cocktail tent. How do you get through the rest of the weekend? I always pack snacks so that I can keep the food budget to a minimum should I be caught in that predicament (this is where the slog to the campsite pays off). As for booze, I feel like my mates wouldn’t let me go dry for the rest of the weekend! We’d figure something out.

Your phone runs out of battery and you have not one damn clue where you’re camped. How do you survive the night? Must. Find. Friends. If that fails, must. Make. Friends. If that fails, party on until daylight. Seriously though, one of my biggest festival dreads is having to sleep in a mud bath. I don’t leave my tent until I am 100% certain I can find my way back.

You spot your absolute favourite musician strolling in your direction on their own, looking pretty cheery. How do the next five minutes unfold? They say never meet your heroes, I disagree! I would walk up and say thank you for making *insert album / track title here*, then wish them a good set. I go by the less is more rule on this occasion, as I definitely, most certainly will freeze at any given moment. I don’t tend to ask for a photo, I see it as a nice memory that I keep for myself.

You’ve got a v cool fancy dress outfit. You’re excited. You put it on, come out the tent and literally every girl in the campsite is wearing the same thing, WHAT DO YOU DO? If you can’t beat them… join them! I feel like there would

BE THERE: ANTEROS play This Is Tomorrow (24th - 26th May), Neighbourhood (25th - 26th May), Tramlines (19th - 21st July), Y Not Festival (25th - 28th July), 110 Above (2nd - 4th August) and Reading & Leeds (23rd - 25th August).

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Motorway ETIQUETTE (For Getting To And From Festivals…)

Travelling is, let’s face it, part and parcel of being in a touring band, but if anyone claims to know the rules of the road better than this M5-loving lot, well, they’re probably lying. Here, Sports Team’s Alex Rice runs the gamut of roadside banter. Interview: Will Richards. This summer, countless groups of mates will pack into a Peugeot 206 and head down to their festival of choice. As you’ve shown in your ‘M5’ video, you seem like experts in doing things properly - what’s your one tip for a successful trip down to a festival? Try and take command of the middle lane as soon as possible then tread a steady 60mph.

with the Wetherspoons. Think we once had a showdown arranged with Shame there. Got cold feet. Imagine I’d like it there though. Have you got any specific tips to keeping morale up in the van and stopping you from getting at each others’ throats? We’re pretty happy on tour really. Good music helps. A nice reminisce about the previous night’s show. The community group make nice cruel memes about us which we always enjoy.

“The seats are really moulded to us.” - Alex Rice

Are there any big no nos in the Sports Team van? Eating hot food? Juuling? Back row is me, Rob [Knaggs, guitar] and Ben [Mack, Tic Tacs / chewing gum / Bez dancing] . We’ve all got juuls now. We watched Zulu on the way up to Glasgow the other day. Tried to maintain a constant volley of creme brulée flavoured smoke during scenes involving musket fire. Just our way of keeping everyone involved y’know. How long is a fair amount of time for each member to be in control of the stereo? Are there any song choices that lead to you being immediately kicked off? Oli [Dewdney, bass] is the DJ. Henry [Young, guitar] had a short and muchhated stint at the helm but it’s all over now. To bring back an old DIY favourite, what’s your service station of choice and why? We’re yet to stop at the Beaconsfield one

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What’s your #1 driving game? I-Spy gets old after a while… Wheelies. It’s a pretty intense decision, deciding who gets the front seat: is it done on a rotation system, a game of shotgun, a simple fight to the death or your very own form of battle? Front is actually not where you want to be. You can’t see the screen, which is in the back. You’re also burdened with the added pressure of making patter with ticket attendants, drive-through operators, and immigration authorities. Oli’s had a tough time of that in the past. I think we’ve all settled into our positions quite nicely now though, the seats are really moulded to us.


SPORTS TEAM’S MOTORWAY PLAYLIST

Spo(r)t The Difference

Sports Team are having a jolly old time driving down the ‘M5’, but in one of these pictures, some things are not quite right... Can you spot the five differences?

NRBQ Magnet

Th’dudes Bliss

Eddy Current Suppression Ring Which Way To Go

Jonathan Richman Summer Feeling

Scott Walker 30th Century Man

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Kylie wakes up after a heavy night and starts the day… slow. She tries to clean her ears but a cotton bud falls down into her ear. “I just can’t get you out of my head!” she cries.

Kylie at Glasto

The Legends’ Slot at Glastonbury is always a highlight, but this year they’ve truly outdone themselves, bringing the one, the only Kylie to Worthy Farm. Aside from her performance though, how will she spend her days down at the farm? Dear readers, we have some theories…

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The booze is kicking in, and, unable to throw some shrimp on the barbie (festival health and safety these days, huh?), she heads down to the food trucks. Oh, an ostrich burger? That’s love at first sight.

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Wandering through the site, Kylie happens across her old mucker Michael Eavis, who, as it turns out, is in a bit of a pickle: his tractor’s broken down! No problem for Kylie though: with plenty of experience from her Neighbours days, she gets it up and running again in no time.

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Braving one of the festival’s pretty gruesome long drops, Kylie’s disgusted to open the door to discover that the seat is covered in some kind of piss.

Things start to get looser as the day progresses, though Kylie is increasingly distracted by text after text from Jason Donovan, who’s stranded outside the festival without a ticket. “No,” she repeatedly insists, “I can’t get you on the list”.

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As we know, Aussies stick together, and before long, she’s tracked down Kevin Parker, who, as we know from 2017, is an expert in having a herculean Glasto bender. Soon, they’re off to the farm’s notorious South East Corner.

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As part of her Worthy Farm journey, Kylie’s decided to be a good samaritan and volunteer down in the kids’ field. After all, she doesn’t mind doing it for the kids.

Upon reaching the mecca that is Shangri-La, Kylie decides that the pair will head to the Hell section of the Heaven and Hell installation. After all, she tells Mr Tame Impala, it’s better the devil you know.

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Emerging from her tent, she’s horrified to realise upon wandering through the campsite that, for once, she’s not the only person around wearing gold hot pants.

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Heading down to the coffee van to grab a caramel macchiato to get the day started, Kylie realises she’s left her wallet in the tent - before she knows it, she’s spinning around back up the hill.

AM After stumbling back to her tent following a mega night, Kylie stays up for hours chatting to the lovely folks in the camp next door. They talk at an increasingly relentless pace about life, death and everything in between. A truly heartwarming end to the day, when good neighbours really do become good friends.

Be There KYLIE plays Glastonbury (26th - 30th June), Rock Werchter (27th - 30th

June), Festival Cruilla (4th - 6th July), and Lytham Festival (10th - 14th July).

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TAKING ONE FOR THE TEAM Have any of your favourite bands made like Fyre Festival’s Andy King and gone above and beyond to help their mates out at a festival? “Download 2012, worst weather I’d ever experienced at a festival. It was the 4th day in, I’d popped back to camp to get some water and was on my way back to the festival site in a hurry because I didn’t want to miss Megadeth when suddenly this guy begs me for help. His gazebo had blown off his camp and needed to carry it back. He kept reassuring me it wouldn’t take long as his camp is near. Long story short, he was actually stealing the gazebo to take back to his camp the other side of the festival and I missed Megadeth.” Eddy Geach, JAWS BE THERE: JAWS play Tramlines (19th - 21st July).

“Tents never work, at least in my experience. They never have the right amount of pegs in the bag, you never know which pole is which - they’re a recipe for disaster. So I’ve definitely been the friend who has helped re-pitch a number of sunken tents over the years and saved mates from waking up with the tent ceiling on their face.” Alex Lahey BE THERE: ALEX LAHEY plays Gold Sounds (11th 12th May), and Dot to Dot (24th - 26th May)

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“One year at Reading, Oscar was the only one who could get a ticket. Luckily he was able to slip his wrist band off and managed to get it passed back to us, waiting at the gate and one by one we slipped past the security. Bish bash bosh, time for a lager.” The rest of Sundara Karma BE THERE: SUNDARA KARMA play Live at Leeds (4th May), TRNSMT (12th - 14th July), Winterthurer Musikfestwochen (7th 18th August), and Reading & Leeds (23rd - 25th August).

“Once very late at night I fell in a river outside of a festival in rural Germany. I couldn’t claw my way out because the mud was so thick, and nobody was around except for this one dude who saw me fall and managed to pull me out. “Danke, Kumpel!” wherever you are.” Tyler Parkford, Mini Mansions BE THERE: MINI MANSIONS play Live at Leeds (4th May), Hit The North (5th May), The Great Escape (9th - 11th May), Dot To Dot (24th - 26th May), Openair Gampel (15th 18th August) , Pukkelpop (15th - 18th August), and Reading & Leeds (23rd 25th August).

“My mate lost his [redacted] at Reading 2012, so I let him share mine even though I really didn’t want him to.” Tav, FUR BE THERE: FUR play YES Fest (26th May).

...and have any of them been those helped out? “I used to work at festivals on a theatre cafe bar called The Hurly Burly, it was a cushty gig because it sailed through all the festivals from Glastonbury to Bestival. We used to do various kinds of performances and I remember meeting a lovely human being called Ruby, I thought she was top notch so rallied up the 20 odd staff to perform a weird and wonderful flash mob performance in her honour... She was dead chuffed to say the least!” Sam Cox, Lady Bird BE THERE: LADY BIRD play Printemps de Bourges (16th - 21st April), Live at Leeds (4th May), Hit The North (5th May), The Great Escape (9th - 11th May), Bearded Theory (24th - 26th May), and Truck (26th - 28th July).

“I remember back about 8 years ago my band was doing a festival in the UK and it was our first time headlining so we really wanted to do something fun and special. So we called up our friend Brian to see if he would want to get up and maybe do a song with us. Brian ended up clearing some things from his schedule and invited us to his house the day before the fest in order to rehearse. The next day my friends and I [those little-known lads My Chemical Romance, fact fans - Ed] headlined Reading Festival and Brian May got up on stage and played two songs with us: ‘We Will Rock You’ and ‘Welcome To The Black Parade’, helping me out by making a memory I will never forget and will always look back in awe on.” Frank Iero BE THERE: FRANK IERO AND THE FUTURE VIOLENTS play Warped Tour 25th Anniversary (29th 30th June and 20th - 21st July), and 2000 Trees (11th - 13th July).


LIAM GALLAGHER

SKEPTA THE ROOTS CHARLOTTE GAINSBOURG

LYKKE LI THE 1975

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POHODA FESTIVAL

MURA MASA LIANNE LA HAVAS MICHAEL KIWANUKA

DEATH GRIPS VITALIC

JEFF MILLS

DREAM WIFE

TROJAN SOUND SYSTEM PENELOPE ISLES LIFE SINK YA TEETH SHOW ME THE BODY SNAPPED ANKLES HAIKU HANDS

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ALXNDR LONDON

NATALIE SHARP BAZZOOKAS BUHAKARA EMMANUEL JAL & NYARUACH NOGA EREZ ILLNURSE FAKA CARI CARI KOKOKO! EKMAN DONNY BENÉT

& MANY MORE

AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE AND PASSION

TAKE A STAND AWARD

TRENCIN SLOVAKIA

SOFI TUKKER MORGAN HERITAGE LOLA MARSH DIMENSION AMADOU & MARIAM & THE BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMA CALYPSO ROSE IC3PEAK SUDAN ARCHIVES SHO MADJOZI VIAGRA BOYS BABA ZULA

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ACROSS 1 Catatonic_ _ _: Blaenavon’s recent comeback banger (7) 4 County that plays host to Latitude Festival (7) 6 Jack White’s fellow singing Raconteur (7,6) 8 Spanish weekender headlined by Bon Iver, The Cure and more (3,4) 9 Are you going to Reading? They’d love it if you made it (3,4) 10 The Hives’ frontman’s preferred type of shout (4) 13 Super-cool American who surprise-dropped ‘When I Get Home’ in

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March (7) 15 Field Day’s new location for 2019 (8,5) 16 After much speculation, Vampire Weekend’s FOTB actually turned out to be... (6,2,3,5) 19 The Mediterranean Sea’s largest island, home to Ypsigrock (6) 21 Who does goth pop queen Billie Eilish want you to bury? (1,6) 23 Irish punks who’ve got something in common with Washington (9,2) 24 Northampton rapper who’s not so speedy (8)

DOWN 2 Is this singer-turned-actress happy to be playing Community Festival? She’s all a-Glow (4,4) 3 Oxfordshire knees-up, featuring Foals and Two Door Cinema Club (5) 5 Hello... Is it Stevie Wonder’s BST support act you’re looking for? (6,6) 6 We’ve got a feeling... that they’re gonna be supporting Robbie in Hyde Park this summer (5,5,4) 7 Wireless headliner Cardi’s favourite colour (6) 11 Returning indie heroes who had a few Decent Days and Nights (3,11)

12 Spanish festival implementing a full 50/50 gender split this year (9) 14 Lipstick-wearing frontman headlining Glastonbury, among many others (6,5) 17 Glastonbury’s late night party zone, home to a giant metal spider (7) 18 How many dollars does All Points East headliner Chris have? (4) 20 Super Bock Super Rock and NOS Alive both take place in this Wolf Alice song (6) 22 Marcus and his pals are Gentlemen of the _ _ _ (4)


Fun & Games! DINGBATS

WHO ARE YA?

Do we have to spell it out for you? Well yeah, kind of. But in pictures! And these ones spell out some festival favourite artists. Guess ‘em, then, why dontcha.

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Remember Catchphrase? This is a bit like that. Work out the song names by deciphering these incredibly clever and not at all tenuous puzzles.

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Get The

Gear In Don’t be that guy spending the whole of Glastonbury wandering forlornly around lost with plastic bags over your shoes harvesting an increasing stench. It’s 2019 and we’re better than this. Get prepared with our selection of handy festival life hacks: thank us later, babe.

practical Vango Santo 400 Tent

Invest in a good tent and you’ll be a happy camper. This one sleeps four and inflates, meaning even if you’re already half a crate deep, you’ll have it set up without getting poked in the eye by a pole in no time. RRP: £375 Buy it: Outdoor World Direct

Handy Lux

Get illuminated with these cute and colourful tent lights – string ‘em up, pull the switch and you’ll be able to see all your tent mess in full clarity. It’s for the best. RRP: £19.99 for four Buy it: JML Direct

Storm Tear Aid

Ripped your waterproofs? Pissed-up punter put a hole in your tent? Stick this durable guy over the problem area and you’ll be fixed up and looking sharp in no time. RRP: £7.50 Buy it: Stormcare.co.uk

Klean Kanteen

This year, Glastonbury has got rid of singleuse plastics; help the cause in style with this flask and thermos. Keeps your hot stuff hot, and your cold stuff cold. RRP: £29.95 Buy it: Kleankanteen. co.uk

Travelpack 3 Sleeping Bag A good sleep can make or break you. Lightweight and with a built-in mosquito net, this guy will have you getting those zeds without any nasty surprises. RRP: £49.95 Buy it: Snugpack.com

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Snuggy Pillow

Who can be fucked to take an actual normal pillow with them to a festival? Not us. Who can be fucked to take a tiny squishy bag that pops out into a super-comfy travel pillow? *Raises both hands* RRP: £6.95 Buy it: Snugpack.com


Day2 Dry Wash Spray

treat yo’self Vie Recovery Patches

Hallelujah - there is a god. Stick this patch on before you start drinking and its blend of natural ingredients will seep in and kill off your hangover for the next day. And they actually do work. RRP: £7.95 for six Buy it: Viehealthcare.com

Dr. Bronner’s 18-in-1 Peppermint Soap

Don’t waste space on toiletries; this multi-tasking magic soap can be used on your face, body, hair AND TEETH. No, seriously. RRP: £2.15 Buy it: Drbronner.co.uk

The eternal festival question: packing light vs smelling nice. Have the best of both worlds with this spray that’ll clean and decrease your garms with one easy spritz. Good as new. RRP: £4 - £7.50 Buy it: Wilkinsons, Waitrose

Little Miracles

Pack an instant pick-meup to beat those Day Three endurance woes with these cheap-andtasty juice shots. Packed full of good stuff to give you a natural energy boost, they’ll have you back in the pit in no time. RRP: £1.59 Buy it: Wholefoods

DJ’s Cold Infusion Pockets

Turn a boring drink into a superlative drink in one easy step. Just dunk this infusion pocket in your budget bev and hey presto: you’ve got a delicatelyflavoured cocktail. RRP: £39.99 for a full gift box Buy it: coldinfusion.co.uk

Lambrini Sparkling

Want to feel like a fancy betch, but on a budget? Every student’s favourite cut-price plonk Lambrini now does a fizzy version and it’s less than the price of a festival pint. A campsite staple. RRP: £5 Buy it: Asda

technical Tile Pro

No sense of direction? No problem. Attach this little guy to your tent, your bag or even your mate and it’ll tell you where they are. RRP: £30 Buy it: tile.com, Amazon, John Lewis

Juice Jumbo Marshmallow Speaker

When the stages have stopped, keep the party going with this perfectly portable bluetooth speaker. It’s even got a carry strap, in case you feel the need to advertise your DJ skills around the campsite. RRP: £20 Buy it: Argos

GP 5000 Powerbank

Don’t run out of juice, keep one of these slim-line chaps in your bumbag and you’ll get two full smartphone charges out of each go. RRP: £19.99 Buy it: uk.gpbatteries.com

SanDisk 32GB Flash Drive

Shit! You’ve run out of iPhone storage space just before Kylie’s about to come and shake her thang on the Pyramid stage! No bother, stick this drive in your phone, load it up and free up those sweet, sweet MBs. RRP: £30 Buy it: Amazon

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Festival AwardS 2019

Sure, awards seasons traditionally tend to come after the events they’re celebrating have occurred, but over here at DIY we’re mavericks. Renegades. Psychics possibly even – who can really say? And so, with this in mind, we’ve gazed into our crystal ball and discovered those mostly likely to rule Festie Season 2k19 in their own special ways. Don’t say we didn’t warn you...

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Spend 99% Of The Summer In His Pants

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Announce An Album And Then Regret It

MARK BOWEN

MATTY HEALY

IDLES

The 1975

IDLES’ moustachioed axe-wielder loves running around the stage in his kecks. He does it during most shows; he does it posing in photos; heck, we’re surprised he didn’t turn up to The BRITs with just a pair of boxers and a cheeky grin. This year, the glorious punks are spreading the love around the globe and, frankly, if you can’t cool off in yer undies in 30 degree Spanish heat, then when can you?

Last time The 1975 headlined a festival (Latitude 2017, FYI), the singer spent the whole set repeating “The first of June, The 1975”, leading fans to jump to the notexactly-outrageous conclusion that he might be referring to an album drop date. Fast forward a year and our optimistic hero was sat in the page of this very magazine, telling us the record was “nowhere near done”. This year, the band headline Reading & Leeds. Let’s see whether he’s learnt from his mistakes, eh.

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Ban All Food Produce LIAM GALLAGHER

MOST LIKELY TO...

Get Punched In The Face ALEX RICE Sports Team Our Alex loves a good beef. Over the course of Sports Team’s short but sizzling career to date, the gobby frontman’s tried to start a banter-ful war of words with – among others – Shame, HMLTD and “all those Irish punk bands” (sorry Fontaines DC). Normally, these beefs occur behind the safety of Twitter; put him in out in the wild, however, and well... best get the arnica in.

At last year’s Benicassim festival, LG stopped his Sunday night headline set midway through after a front-row punter unceremoniously lobbed a fish at him on stage. “Fucking stinky, smelly fish” he commented, accurately. Previous to that, the singer played an intimate show during which someone slowly peeled a potato throughout, like a strange, starchy protest. The answer? Get rid of temptation. Because fuck it, the only thing you need to actually consume at a Gallagher show is pints.


The Comet is Coming, Gruff Rhys, Lubomyr Melnyk, Gazelle Twin, Bill Ryder-Jones, Maps, Black Midi, Du Blonde, Szun Waves, Rozi Plain, Laurence Pike, Anne Müller, Stewart Lee and Michael Cumming present ‘King Rocker’, Will Burns and Hannah Peel, Virginia Astley, Black Country, New Road, TVAM, W. H. Lung, Pip Blom, Death & Vanilla, You Tell Me, Deep Learning, The Nightingales, Doomsquad, Sandra Kerr and John Faulkner perform the music of Bagpuss, Pale Blue Eyes, Michael Clark, Lecu, Hearing Aid Beige, Dawn Chorus Ignites and more...

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april

SÓNAR HONG MOOGFEST 25th - 28th April KONG Various venues, Durham, 13th April

Hong Kong Science Park

SNOWBOMBING

MØ, JOHN TALABOT, THUNDERCAT, RYAN HEMSWORTH FT. YURUFUWA GANG -sonarhongkong.com

NC

KIMBRA, US GIRLS, MOUNT KIMBIE DJ, MARTIN GORE moogfest.com

a RALEIGH-DURHAM

a HONG KONG

STORMZY, KURUPT FM, FATBOY SLIM snowbombing.com

a MUNICH, INNSBRUCK, SALZBURG

TREMOR 9th - 13th April

São Miguel, Azores

HALEY HEYNDERICKX, JACCO GARDNER, MOON DUO tremor-pdl.com

LE PRINTEMPS DE BOURGES 16th - 21st April

Various venues, Bourges

IDLES, BEIRUT, AMYL AND THE SNIFFERS, LADY BIRD printemps-bourges.com

a

BOURGES

a JOÃO PAULO II

ZERMATT UNPLUGGED 9th - 13th April

Various venues, Zermatt

JESSIE J, BOY GEORGE & CULTURE CLUB, JAMES BAY zermatt-unplugged.ch

a GENEVA, ZÜRICH, BASEL

COACHELLA 12th - 14th & 19th - 21st April

Empire Polo Club, Indio, CA TAME IMPALA, CHILDISH GAMBINO, THE 1975, ARIANA GRANDE, CHVRCHES coachella.com

Various venues, New Orleans, LA

C/O 1st - 5th May

25th April - 5th May

KATY PERRY, PITBULL, BIG FREEDIA, LEON BRIDGES nojazzfest.com

a NEW ORLEANS

MOTEL MOZAIQUE 18th - 20th april

Various venues, Rotterdam

AMYL AND THE SNIFFERS, FONTAINES DC, NILÜFER YANYA motelmozaique.nl

a

ROTTERDAM THE HAGUE

GROEZROCK 26th - 27th April

Meerhout

DEFEATER, JOYCE MANOR, EMPLOYED TO SERVE, JAWBREAKER groezrock.be

a BRUSSELS SOUTH CHAR-

LEROI, ANTWERP, BRUSSELS ZAVENTEM

LES NUITS 23rd April - 5th May

Various venues, Brussels

HO99O9, KATE TEMPEST, GIRL IN RED, PANDA BEAR botanique.be

a BRUSSELS

Returning to last year’s home of the city’s industrial Baltic Triangle, it’s a mix of brand new talent and old(er) favourites heading up to Merseyside this May, as Shame, The Magic Gang, Blaenavon, Loyle Carner, Halfnoise, LIFE, Our Girl and King Nun sit alongside Boniface, Lazy Day, Penelope Isles, and Jelani Blackman.

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Various venues, Cologne COCAINE PISS, SCOOTER, TOCOTRONIC c-o-pop.de

a COLOGNE

3rd - 5th May

r Liverpool Lime Street

SHAM 69, SLAUGHTER AND THE DOGS, PENETRATION, GBH undercoverfest.com

MAY

LIVERPOOL SOUND CITY soundcity.uk.com

Boston Music Room / Tufnell Park Dome, London

NEW ORLEANS JAZZ & HERITAGE FESTIVAL

a LOS ANGELES

Various venues, Liverpool

26th - 28th May

r TUFNELL PARK

8th - 13th April

Mayrhofen

UNDERCOVER

CHELTENHAM JAZZ FESTIVAL 1st - 6th May

Various venues, Cheltenham

JAMIE CULLUM, KATIE MELUA cheltenhamfestivals.com

r CHELTENHAM SPA


SHAKY KNEES 3rd - 5th May

Centennial Olympic Park, Atlanta, GA TAME IMPALA, BECK, IDLES, FIDLAR, SHARON VAN ETTEN shakykneesfestival.com

a ATLANTA

TEDDY ROCKS 3rd - 5th May

Charisworth Farm, Blandford

THE DARKNESS, THE ZUTONS, BANG BANG ROMEO teddyrocks.co.uk

r POOLE

WELCOME TO HANDMADE LIGHTNING 5th May ROCKVILLE IN A BOTTLE Various venues, Leicester 3rd - 5th May METRONOMY, BLACK HONEY, Metropolitan Park, Jacksonville, FL KORN, TOOL, EVANESCENCE, BRING ME THE HORIZON, FEVER 333 welcometorockvillefestival.com

3rd - 4th May

Recinto Ferial de la Fica, Murcia NOEL GALLAGHER’S HIGH FLYING BIRDS, TWO DOOR CINEMA CLUB, TEENAGE FANCLUB warmupfestival.es

a MURCIA

Buena Vista Lake, Kern County, CA

FLYING LOTUS, DISCLOSURE DJ, TORO Y MOI, SANTIGOLD, ELOHIM lightninginabottle.org

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a

a JACKSONVILLE

JUST LIKE HEAVEN 4th May

Queen Mary Park, Long Beach, CA

YEAH YEAH YEAHS, THE RAPTURE, THE FAINT, PHOENIX, GRIZZLY BEAR justlikeheavenfest.com

a LOS ANGELES

WARM UP ESTRELLA DE LEVANTE

8th - 13th May

LIFE, HEAVY LUNGS, THE FUTUREHEADS handmadefestival.co.uk

LIVE AT LEEDS 4th May

Various venues, Leeds

SUNDARA KARMA, BLACK HONEY, DREAM WIFE, GOAT GIRL, SWIM DEEP, METRONOMY liveatleeds.com

HIT THE NORTH 5th May

Various venues, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

BLAENAVON, METRONOMY, SUNDARA KARMA, LADY BIRD hitthenorthfestival.co.uk

r NEWCASTLE

EPICENTER 10th - 12th May Rockingham, NC

FOO FIGHTERS, BRING ME THE HORIZON, BUSH, TOOL, THE CULT epicenterfestival.com

a

SOUNDS FROM THE OTHER CITY

5th May

Various venues, Salford

BLACK MIDI, THE ORIELLES, BLACK COUNTRY, NEW ROAD, PENELOPE ISLES soundsfromtheothercity.com

MEADOWS FIELD

CHARLOTTE

ARCOSANTI 10th - 12th May Arcosanti, AZ

FLORENCE + THE MACHINE, SKRILLEX, MIYA FOLICK, SASAMI, SNAIL MAIL, VAGABON experienceform.com

a PHOENIX

r SALFORD CENTRAL

r LEEDS

CANADIAN MUSIC WEEK 6th - 12th May

Various venues, Toronto

SUNFLOWER BEAN, DANDY WARHOLS, NICK WATERHOUSE cmw.net

a TORONTO PEARSON

MALLORCA LIVE 10th - 11th May

Calvià, Mallorca

TWO DOOR CINEMA CLUB, JAMIROQUAI, LAURENT GARNIER mallorcalivefestival.com

a SON SANT JOAN

THE GREAT ESCAPE 17th - 19th May

Various venues, Brighton

Oh how we really do like to be beside the seaside. May will once again see Brighton’s venues ransacked in the name of finding various Next Big Things. Artists such as Fontaines DC, Black Country, New Road, Pottery, 404, Lucia, Italia 90, Jockstrap, Biig Piig and Squid will make their way to the South Coast to show off a bit in the name of success. greatescapefestival.com

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SHAKY BEATS 10th - 11th May

Centennial Olympic Park, Atlanta, GA MARTIN GARRIX, SNAKEHIPS, SAN HOLO shakybeatsfestival.com

a ATLANTA

FOCUS WALES 16th - 18th May

Various venues, Wrexham

CATE LE BON, BOY AZOOGA, KERO KERO BONITO, LIFE focuswales.com

r WREXHAM GENERAL

BOSTON CALLING

LONDON CALLING

Harvard Athletic Complex, Boston, MA

Paradiso, Amsterdam

24th - 26th May

TAME IMPALA, JANELLE MONÁE, CHRISTINE AND THE QUEENS, KING PRINCESS bostoncalling.com

24th - 25th May

GENTLY TENDER, ANOTHER SKY, MUNCIE GIRLS, CHAI londoncalling.nl

a

AMSTERDAM

a BOSTON LOGAN

CORONACAPITAL GUADALAJARA

11th - 12th may

Akron Stadium, Guadalajara

VIAGRA BOYS, HARKIN, ALEX LAHEY, POTTERY

HANGOUT 16th - 19th May Gulf Shores, AL

VAMPIRE WEEKEND, THE 1975, SHAME, CARDI B, JUNGLE hangoutmusicfest.com

a PENSACOLA

11th - 12th may

Brudenell Social Club, Leeds VIAGRA BOYS, WH LUNG, ALEX LAHEY, HARKIN

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24th - 26th May

Napa Valley, CA

MUMFORD & SONS, JENNY LEWIS, PHARRELL WILLIAMS, HALFNOISE bottlerocknapavalley.com

SEA CHANGE 24th - 26th May

Various venues, Totnes

METRONOMY, PIP BLOM, THE COMET IS COMING, YOU TELL ME seachangefestival.co.uk

r TOTNES

a OAKLAND, SAN

FRANCISCO, SACRAMENTO

a GUADALAJARA

GOLD SOUNDS

BOTTLEROCK

SONIC TEMPLE 17th - 19th May

Mapfre Stadium, Columbus, OH

SYSTEM OF A DOWN, FOO FIGHTERS, BRING ME THE HORIZON, ACTION BRONSON, THE DISTILLERS sonictemplefestival.com

a COLUMBUS

DOT TO DOT 24th - 26th May Various venues, Manchester, Bristol, Nottingham

SWIM DEEP, DREAM WIFE, MINI MANSIONS, 404, HEAVY LUNGS, VIAGRA BOYS dottodotfestival.co.uk

WE ARE FSTVL 24th - 26th May

Airfield of Dreams, Upminster

ARMAND VAN HELDEN, THE BLACK MADONNA, BASEMENT JAXX (DJ SET), BIG SHAQ wearefstvl.com

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UPMINSTER

r MANCHESTER PICCADILLY, BRISTOL TEMPLE MEADS, NOTTINGHAM

BEARDED THEORY 23rd - 26th May

Catton Hall, Derbyshire

SUEDE, OH SEES, LADY BIRD, HEAVY LUNGS beardedtheory.co.uk

r LICHFIELD TRENT VALLEY, BURTON-ON-TRENT

LES 3 ÉLÉPHANTS 24th - 26th May

Various venues, Laval

JEANNE ADDED, COLUMBINE les3elephants.com

a

RENNES-SAINT JACQUES

BIG WEEKEND

25th - 26th May

Stewart Park, Middlesbrough

THE 1975, VAMPIRE WEEKEND, BILLIE EILISH, PALE WAVES, SIGRID bbc.co.uk/radio1

r

MARTON

THIS IS TOMORROW 24th - 26th May

Exhibition Park, Newcastle

Newcastle’s Exhibition Park will host acts including headliners Foals, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds and Stereophonics, plus The Vaccines, Johnny Marr, You Me At Six, Anteros, Editors, Whenyoung and Ride across the weekend.

thisistomorrow.co.uk

r Jesmond

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LOVE SAVES THE DAY 25th - 26th May

JUNE

Eastville Park, Bristol LILY ALLEN, LITTLE SIMZ, FLOHIO, PEGGY GOU lovesavestheday.org

ALL POINTS EAST 24th May - 2nd June

Victoria Park, London

If the return of The Strokes wasn’t enough to get excited about (and if it’s not, why are you here?!) then a bill that boasts The Raconteurs, Christine and the Queens, James Blake, The Chemical Brothers, Primal Scream, Bring Me The Horizon, Run The Jewels, Bon Iver and (breathe) John Grant will. See you at the front. allpointseastfestival.com

r Mile End

r STAPLETON ROAD

NEIGHBOURHOOD WEEKENDER

24th - 26th May

Victoria Park, Warrington SLAVES, THE VACCINES, GEORGE EZRA, KATE NASH, WHENYOUNG, JADE BIRD nbhdweekender.com

a

WARRINGTON BANK QUAY

RIVERSIDE 25th - 26th May Riverside Museum, Glasgow

BICEP DJ, DANIEL AVERY B2B SLAM, DAPHNI B2B HUNEE, JON HOPKINS, TODD TERJE riversidefestivalglasgow.com

r PARTICK

SLAM DUNK

HEARTLAND 30th May - 1st June Egeskov Castle, Funen

SOLANGE, THE GOOD, THE BAD & THE QUEEN, HATCHIE, INTERPOL heartlandfestival.dk

a ODENSE

IMMERGUT

30th May - 1st June

Neustrelitz, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

PRIESTS, CATE LE BON, BLACK MIDI, FONTAINES DC, DEERHUNTER immergutrocken.de

a BERLIN TEGEL

PRIMAVERA SOUND 30th May - 1st June

Parc del Fòrum, Barcelona TAME IMPALA, JANELLE MONÁE, CHARLI XCX, SOLANGE, JAMES BLAKE primaverasound.com

a BARCELONA-EL PRAT

25th - 26th May

Temple Newsam, Leeds / Hatfield Park TURNSTILE, ALL TIME LOW, GLASSJAW, TOUCHE AMORE slamdunkfestival.com

r CROSS GATES, HATFIELD

RED ROOSTER 30th May - 1st June

Euston Hall, Suffolk

JAM ON RYE

27th May

Peckham Rye Park, London

KELIS, JAZZIE B, OMAR, GENERAL ROOTS jamonryefestival.com

r

PECKHAM RYE

THE BUDOS BAND, NICK LOWE & LOS STRAITJACKETS, DALE WATSON & HIS LONE STARS redrooster.org.uk

r STOWMARKET

BEST KEPT SECRET 31st May - 2nd June

LONG DIVISION

29th May - 2nd June

Various venues, Wakefield

BILL RYDER-JONES, MENACE BEACH, FALSE ADVERTISING longdivisionfestival.co.uk

r WAKEFIELD WESTGATE

Safaripark Beekse Bergen, Hilvarenbeek

BON IVER, CHRISTINE AND THE QUEENS, KRAFTWERK, INTERPOL, LIZZO bestkeptsecret.nl

a EINDHOVEN

GOVERNORS BALL 31st May - 2nd June

DAUWPOP 30th May Hellendoorn

FRANK CARTER & THE RATTLESNAKES, KAISER CHIEFS dauwpop.nl

a EINDHOVEN

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Randall’s Island Park, New York City

THE STROKES, THE 1975, TYLER, THE CREATOR, BROCKHAMPTON, BLOOD ORANGE govball.com

a JOHN F KENNEDY, NEWARK LIBERTY


RAG’N’BONE MAN . WOLF ALICE NILE RODGERS &. CHIC . ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN IDLES LEWIS CAPALDI KATE NASH . THE GO! TEAM . BAND OF SKULLS

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ORANGE WARSAW 31st May - 2nd June

Służewiec, Warsaw

CARDI B, SOLANGE, TROYE SIVAN, MARSHMELLO orangewarsawfestival.pl

NORTHSIDE 6th - 8th June

Ådalen, Aarhus

FOALS, BON IVER,MAJOR LAZER, THE STREETS, TOVE LO northside.dk

a AARHUS

a WARSAW

THE ENDS

31st May - 2nd June

Lloyd Park, Croydon

NAS, DE LA SOUL, NAO, J BALVIN theendsfestival.co.uk

r LLOYD PARK

NOS PRIMAVERA SOUND 6th - 8th June

Parque da Cidade, Porto INTERPOL, AMYL AND THE SNIFFERS, SOLANGE, NENEH CHERRY, DANNY BROWN nosprimaverasound.com

a PORTO

WYCHWOOD 31st May - 2nd June Cheltenham Racecourse

BEZ, T’PAU, TOYAH, SCOUTING FOR GIRLS wychwoodfestival.com

r CHELTENHAM SPA

CAMDEN ROCKS

RAT BOY, MILK TEETH, NEW MODEL ARMY camdenrocksfestival.com

r

CAMDEN TOWN

WE LOVE GREEN

1st - 2nd June

Bois de Vincennes, Paris

TAME IMPALA, CHRISTINE AND THE QUEENS, FKA TWIGS, FUTURE welovegreen.fr

a PARIS CHARLES DE GAULLE, PARIS ORLY

RELEASE ATHENS 6th - 30th June

Plateia Nerou, Athens

IGGY POP, SHAME, NEW ORDER, JOHNNY MARR, BLACK REBEL MOTORCYCLE CLUB releaseathens.gr

a

HELSINKI-VANTAA

5th - 9th June

Verbier, Switzerland

FRANZ FERDINAND, MORCHEEBA, VITALIC caribana-festival.ch

a

GENEVA

GOTTWOOD

DANIEL AVERY, DAPHNI, BEN UFO, BICEP, GILLES PETERSON junction2.london

r BOSTON MANOR

ANDREW WEATHERALL B2B MANFREDAS, DJ BORING, RADIOACTIVE MAN gottwood.co.uk

r HOLYHEAD

SIDEWAYS 6th - 8th June

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Brockwell Park, London CHAKA KHAN, ALL SAINTS, JAMELIA, LIBERTY X mightyhoopla.com

r HERNE HILL

Glitterhouse Garten, Beverungen

CHAKA KHAN, MARTHA REEVES & THE VANDELLAS, THE COMET IS COMING, JAZZIE B xthetracks.com

9th June

7th - 9th June

Brockwell Park, London

LINN KOCH-EMERY, DIE NERVEN, ADAM ANGST, GRILLMASTER FLASH orangeblossomspecial.de

r HERNE HILL

ROCK AM RING

7th - 9th June

Nürburgring

FOALS, THE 1975, BASTILLE, BRING ME THE HORIZON rock-am-ring.com

Zeppelinfeld, Nuremburg

CHARLOTTE GAINSBOURG, DELGRES, LOMEPAL, ANGÈLE artrock.org

a DINARD-PLEURTU-

7th - 9th June

FOALS, THE 1975, BASTILLE, BRING ME THE HORIZON rock-im-park.com

a NUREMBURG

7th - 8th June

Ciutat de les Arts, València

VETUSTA MORLA, FANGORIA, ROZALÉN, DORIAN festivaldelesarts.com

a VALENCIA

FIELD DAY 7th - 8th June

Meridian Water, London SKEPTA, JORJA SMITH, OCTAVIAN, EARL SWEATSHIRT, DEERHUNTER fielddayfestivals.com

r

BELFAST CENTRAL

BERGENFEST

BON IVER, JOHN GRANT, KURT VILE & THE VIOLATORS, RAZIKA bergenfest.no

a BERGEN

BONNAROO 13th - 16th June

Great Stage Park, Manchester, TN

HELLO 8th - 9th June Emmen

LENNY KRAVITZ, DEWOLFF, MIDGE URE, MISS MONTREAL hellofestival.nl

a GRONINGEN

FESTIVAL DE LES ARTS

GEORGE EZRA, HOZIER, MAGGIE ROGERS, STORMZY belsonic.com

Bergenhus Festning

a HELSINKI-VANTAA

Various venues, SaintBrieuc

Ormeau Park, Belfast

12th - 15th June

ROCK IM PARK

ART ROCK 7th - 9th June

BELSONIC 12th - 28th June

a FRANKFURT AM MAIN,

IDLES, LIZZO, SNAIL MAIL, DANNY BROWN, SUEDE sidewayshelsinki.fi

Teurastamo, Helsinki

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8th June

CROSS THE TRACKS

PARKLIFE

8th - 9th June

Heaton Park, Manchester

CARDI B, SOLANGE, THE STREETS, CHRISTINE AND THE QUEENS, MARK RONSON parklife.uk.com

CHILDISH GAMBINO, BROCKHAMPTON, SOLANGE, COURTNEY BARNETT, THE NATIONAL bonnaroo.com

a NASHVILLE

FIRENZE ROCKS 13th - 16th June

Visarno Arena, Florence

THE CURE, TOOL, EDITORS, SUM 41, SMASHING PUMPKINS firenzerocks.it

a FLORENCE

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GREENFIELD

6th - 9th June

Gottwood Forest, Llanfaethlu

THE MIGHTY HOOPLA

ORANGE BLOSSOM SPECIAL

COLOGNE

IT-SAINT-MALO

CARIBANA

Boston Manor Park, London

a HANOVER

1st - 2nd June

Various venues, London

JUNCTION 2 7th - 8th June

PINKPOP 8th - 10th June

Megaland, Landgraaf

FLEETWOOD MAC, GEORGE EZRA, MUMFORD & SONS pinkpop.nl

a MAASTRICHT AACHEN

13th - 15th June

Interlaken Airfield, Interlaken

SLIPKNOT, BEARTOOTH, WHILE SHE SLEEPS, PAPA ROACH greenfieldfestival.ch

a BERN


SECRET SOLSTICE 21st - 23rd June

Hot Spring Valley, Reykjavík

Where else could you find Black Eyed Peas, EDM superstar Martin Garrix, Rita Ora (of Rita Ora fame) and Patti Smith in the same place? With The Sugarhill Gang, Pussy Riot, and 90s drivetime favourites Morcheeba, no less? Nowhere, that’s where. Oh, and it’s in Iceland which is dead pretty. secretsolstice.is a REYKJAVÍK-KEFLAVÍK

ISLE OF WIGHT

MALAKOFF 18th - 20th June

Nordfjordeid

SIGRID, WEEZER, BASTILLE, SLAVES malakoff.no

a SANDANE

EDEN SESSIONS

20th June - 3rd July

Eden Project, Bodelva

LIAM GALLAGHER, KYLIE, THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS, NILE RODGERS & CHIC edensessions.com

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13th - 15th June

Seaclose Park, Newport

BIFFY CLYRO, GEORGE EZRA, NOEL GALLAGHER’S HIGH FLYING BIRDS, LILY ALLEN, SIGRID isleofwightfestival.com

r

SOUTHAMPTON CENTRAL,

PORTSMOUTH & SOUTHSEA

BODY & SOUL

21st - 23rd June

Ballinlough Castle, Co. Westmeath

DREAM WIFE, SANTIGOLD, KATE TEMPEST, THE MURDER CAPITAL, WHENYOUNG bodyandsoul.ie

a DUBLIN

NOVA ROCK 13th - 16th June Pannonia Fields, Nickelsdorf

THE CURE, SMASHING PUMPKINS, SUM 41, PUSSY RIOT, TRIVIUM novarock.at

a VIENNA

FIREFLY 21st - 23rd June

The Woodlands, Dover, DE

PANIC! AT THE DISCO, VAMPIRE WEEKEND, TYLER, THE CREATOR, BROCKHAMPTON fireflyfestival.com

a PHILADELPHIA

DOWNLOAD

14th - 16th June

Donington Park, Derbyshire

SLIPKNOT, SMASHING PUMPKINS, TOOL, REEL BIG FISH downloadfestival.co.uk

r EAST MIDLANDS PARKWAY

HURRICANE

21st - 23rd June

Eichenring, Scheessel

TAME IMPALA, FOO FIGHTERS, MUMFORD & SONS, INTERPOL, THE STREETS hurricane.de

a BREMEN, HAMBURG

MAIFELD DERBY 14th - 16th June

Maimarketgelände, Mannheim

THE STREETS, PARCELS, TEENAGE FANCLUB, KEVIN MORBY, STEPHEN MALKMUS & THE JICKS maifeld-derby.de

a

FRANKFURT

BUSHSTOCK 15th June

Shepherd’s Bush, London NOVO AMOR, APRE, MARTHAGUNN, OLIVIA bushstock.co.uk

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METRONOME

21st - 22nd June

Výstaviště Holešovice, Prague LIAM GALLAGHER, PRIMAL SCREAM, KRAFTWERK metronomefestival.cz

a PRAGUE

SEA SESSIONS 21st - 23rd June

Bundoran, Co. Donegal

SIGRID, TWO DOOR CINEMA CLUB, WILD YOUTH, CLEAN BANDIT handmadefestival.co.uk

r LEICESTER

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SECRET SOLSTICE 21st - 23rd June

VOLT 26th - 29th June

Laugardalur, Reykjavík

Sopron

a REYKJAVÍK-KEFLAVÍK

a VIENNA

SOUTHSIDE 21st - 23rd June

27th - 30th June

RITA ORA, BOY PABLO, PUSSY RIOT, MARTIN GARRIX secretsolstice.is

Neuhausen ob Eck

TAME IMPALA, FOO FIGHTERS, MUMFORD & SONS, INTERPOL, THE STREETS southside.de

SLIPKNOT, SLASH, PAROV STELAR, LP volt.hu

GAROROCK

Parc des Expositions, Marmande

CHRISTINE AND THE QUEENS, SUM 41, INTERPOL, BEIRUT garorock.com

a ZÜRICH

a BERGERAC DORDOGNE

BLACK DEER

OPENAIR ST GALLEN 27th - 30th June

22nd - 24th June

Eridge Park, Kent

BAND OF HORSES, THE STAVES, THE MAVERICKS, HAYSEED DIXIE blackdeerfestival.com

r TUNBRIDGE WELLS

St Gallen

FLORENCE + THE MACHINE, BROCKHAMPTON, THE 1975, IDLES, PALE WAVES openairsg.ch

a ZÜRICH

LOOSE ENDS 23rd June

NDSM-werf, Amsterdam FONTAINES DC, SUNFLOWER BEAN, ICEAGE, YAK looseendsfestival.nl

ROCK WERCHTER 27th - 30th June

a AMSTERDAM

Festivalpark, Werchter

INMUSIC 24th - 26th June

a BRUSSELS

FOALS, THE CURE, SOFI TUKKER, KURT VILE & THE VIOLATORS inmusicfestival.com

TINDERBOX 27th - 29th June

MUMFORD & SONS, FLORENCE + THE MACHINE, KYLIE, THE 1975, BASTILLE rockwerchter.be

Youth Island, Zagreb

a ZAGREB

SUMMERFEST

Tusindaarsskoven, Odense

LANA DEL REY, DIPLO, BILLIE EILISH, SIGRID, THE CHAINSMOKERS tinderbox.dk

a BILLUND

26th - 30th June

Lake Michigan, Milwaukee, WI BON IVER, JULIEN BAKER, OZZY OSBOURNE, FATHER JOHN MISTY, JADE BIRD summerfest.com

a MILWAUKEE

GLASTONBURY 26th - 30th June

Worthy Farm, Pilton

Iiiiiiit’s back! While it’s been just one year the Pilton mega-bash has taken off, such is the way of the world right now™ it feels at least three. With headline sets from The Killers, Stormzy and The Cure alongside what are bound to be massive sets from Kylie, Tame Impala, Vampire Weekend, Janelle Monáe, Miley Cyrus, cover star Sigrid, Pale Waves and Slowthai, we can’t wait. glastonburyfestivals.co.uk

r Castle Cary

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LOLLAPALOOZA STOCKHOLM

LOVE INTERNATIONAL

Gärdet, Stockholm

The Garden, Tisno

28th - 30th June

LANA DEL REY, FOO FIGHTERS, CHANCE THE RAPPER, BROCKHAMPTON, THE 1975, MØ lollastockholm.com

a STOCKHOLM

SWEET SPOT 28th - 29th June

Culture Club Park, Tallinn LYKKE LI, FRIENDLY FIRES, ALOE BLACC, HONNE sweetspot.ee

a TALLINN

3rd - 10th July

ANDREW WEATHERALL, BEN UFO, JOY ORBISON, PEGGY GOU loveinternationalfestival.com

Roskilde

ROBYN, CHRISTINE AND THE QUEENS, BROCKHAMPTON, THE CURE, JUNGLE roskilde-festival.dk

a COPENHAGEN

COMMUNITY

Petrovadin Fortress, Novi Sad

THE CURE, SOFI TUKKER, GRETA VAN FLEET, CARL COX exitfest.org

a BELGRADE, BUDAPEST, SPLIT

a ZADAR

FESTIVAL BARN ON THE BEAUREGARD FARM 4th - 7th July

Over Farm, Gloucestershire

MAGGIE ROGERS, JADE BIRD, BENJAMIN FRANCIS LEFTWICH, KAWALA barnonthefarm.co.uk

r GLOUCESTER

ROSKILDE 29th June - 6th July

EXIT 4th - 7th July

CRUÏLLA

4th - 6th July

Parc del Fòrum, Barcelona FOALS, KYLIE, BASTILLE, YEARS & YEARS, GARBAGE cruillabarcelona.com

a BARCELONA-EL PRAT

4th - 7th July

Château de Beauregard, Hérouville-Saint-Clair

INTERPOL, TEARS FOR FEARS, LIMP BIZKIT, MOGWAI, DISCLOSURE DJ festivalbeauregard.com

a ROUEN

KATE NASH, BLOXX, SWMRS, BLAENAVON communityfestival.london

r FINSBURY PARK

LES ARDENTES 4th - 7th July Les Ardentes, Liège

LITTLE SIMZ, PUSHA T, LIL UZI VERT, YOUNG THUG lesardentes.be

a LIÈGE

EUROCKÉENNES 4th - 7th July

Malsaucy, Belfort

HIDEOUT 1st - 5th July

Zrce Beach, Noval

CHRISTINE AND THE QUEENS, WEEZER, IDLES, INTERPOL eurockeennes.fr

a BASEL-MULHOUSE-FREIBURG

RUDIMENTAL DJ, BICEP DJ, CHARLOTTE DE WITTE, GEORGE FITZGERALD DJ hideoutfestival.com

a ZADAR, SPLIT, ZAGREB

ROCK WERCHTER 27th - 30th june

Festivalpark, Werchter

Smashing it out of the park again, the Belgian weekender will host acts from The 1975, Kylie, Brockhampton, Bastille, The Cure, Bring Me The Horizon and Muse alongside Lizzo, Amyl and the Sniffers, Black Honey, The Murder Capital, Weezer, Robyn and King Princess. rockwerchter.be

a Brussels

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4th - 21st July

Various venues, Manchester

JANELLE MONÁE, BELLS FOR PEACE mif.co.uk

r MANCHESTER PICCADILLY

ROCK FOR PEOPLE 4th - 6th July

Hradek Králové

BRING ME THE HORIZON, FRANZ FERDINAND, THE SUBWAYS, FLOGGING MOLLY rockforpeople.cz

a PARDUBICE

30th June

Finsbury Park, London

MANCHESTER INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL

VIDA 4th - 6th July

Vilanova i la Geltrú

BEIRUT, THE CHARLATANS, HOT CHIP, SHARON VAN ETTEN, STELLA DONNELLY vidafestival.com

a BARCELONA-EL PRAT


OPEN’ER 3rd - 6th July

Kosakowo Airport, Gdynia

IDLES, Vampire Weekend, The 1975, Diplo and Robyn are all headed to Poland in early July, alongside Jungle, Kamasi Washington, The Smashing Pumpkins, Travis Scott, Anna Calvi and Tom Walker’s hat. opener.pl

a Gdansk

BRITISH MAIN SQUARE DOUR - 7th July 10th - 14th July SUMMER TIME 5th La Citadelle, Arras Vilanova i la Geltrú 5th - 14th July

Hyde Park, London

ROBBIE WILLIAMS, FLORENCE + THE MACHINE, LYKKE LI, NADINE SHAH, THE NATIONAL bst-hydepark.com

IDLES, CHRISTINE AND THE QUEENS, EDITORS, BRING ME THE HORIZON, SHAME mainsquarefestival.fr

a LILLE-LESQUIN

r HYDE PARK CORNER

RUISROCK

CORNBURY 5th - 7th July

5th - 7th July

THE SPECIALS, KEANE, THE BEACH BOYS cornburyfestival.com

a TURKU

The Great Tew Park, Oxfordshire

Ruissalo, Turku

THE 1975, TRAVIS SCOTT, MØ, SIGRID, BROCKHAMPTON ruisrock.fi

A$AP ROCKY, DISCLOSURE DJ, GEORGE FITZGERALD, KAYTRANADA dourfestival.eu

a BRUSSELS, LILLE

2000TREES 11th - 13th July

Upcote Farm, Withington YOU ME AT SIX, FRANKIERO AND THE FUTURE VIOLENTS, MILK TEETH, NERVUStwothousandtreesfestival.co.uk

r CHELTENHAM

r CHARLBURY

EL DORADO 5th - 7th July

Eastnor Castle Deer Park, Ledbury KOOL & THE GANG, TODD TERJE, SHY FX eldoradofestival.com

WIRELESS 5th - 7th July

Finsbury Park, London

CARDI B, TRAVIS SCOTT, FUTURE, A$AP ROCKY, STEFFLON DON wirelessfestival.co.uk

r FINSBURY PARK

r LEDBURY

LONGITUDE 5th - 7th July Marlay Park, Dublin

CARDI B, BROCKHAMPTON, CHANCE THE RAPPER, FLOHIO, SLOWTHAI, VINCE STAPLES longitude.ie

a DUBLIN

BURGER BOOGALOO 6th - 7th July

Mosswood Park, Oakland, CA THE JESUS AND MARY CHAIN, KING TUFF, SHEER MAG, AMYL AND THE SNIFFERS burgerboogaloo.com

DOCTOR MUSIC FESTIVAL 11th - 14th July

Escalarre, Vall d’Àneu, Lleida

THE STROKES, THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS, THE GOOD, THE BAD & THE QUEEN, PARQUET COURTS doctormusicfestival.com

a BARCELONA, REUS, GIRONA

HAPPINESS 11th - 13th July

Schwann, Baden-Württemberg

BILBAO BBK LIVE 11th - 13th July

LANA DEL REY, DIPLO, BILLIE EILISH, SIGRID, THE CHAINSMOKERS happiness-festival.de

a KARLSRUHE/BADEN-

Kobetamendi, Bilbao

BADEN

a BILBAO

LIKE TOTALLY

THE STROKES, IDLES, BROCKHAMPTON, SLAVES, THOM YORKE, WEEZER bilbaobbklive.com

11th May

Huntington State Beach, CA ABC, PUBLIC IMAGE LTD, KIM WILDE, THE BANGLES liketotallyfestival.com

a LOS ANGELES

a OAKLAND

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MOUTH OF THE TYNE 11th - 14th July

Tynemouth Priory and Castle

RICK ASTLEY, JACK SAVORETTI mouthofthetynefestival com

HOME 12th - 14th July

Parco San Giuliano, Mestre

APHEX TWIN, JON HOPKINS, MURA MASA homefestival.eu

a VENICE

PARK LIVE 12th - 14th July

UPARK 16th - 18th July

PALE WAVES, BRING ME THE HORIZON, SWMRS, MØ park.live

BRING ME THE HORIZON, PALE WAVES, SWMRS, MØ happiness-festival.de

Gorky Park, Moscow

a

SHEREMETYEVO

Sky Family Park, Kiev

a BORYSPIL

r TYNEMOUTH

MUSILAC 11th - 14th July

Lac du Bourget, Aix-lesBains THIRTY SECONDS TO MARS, GARBAGE, MACKLEMORE musilac.com

a GENEVA

NOS ALIVE 11th - 13th July

Passeio Marítimo de Algès, Lisbon

VAMPIRE WEEKEND, THE CURE, WEEZER, HOT CHIP, GOSSIP, IDLES nosalive.com

a

LISBON

ILOSAARIROCK 12th - 14th July

Laulurinne, Joensuu

SHAME, DJ SNAKE, RAE SREMMURD, VILLE VALO & AGENTS ilosaarirock.fi

SJOCK 12th - 14th July

Poeyelhei, Gierle

THE HIVES, KING KHAN AND THE SHRINES sjock.com

a

ANTWERP

VALKHOF

LOVEBOX

Gunnersbury Park, London

CHANCE THE RAPPER, SOLANGE, BROCKHAMPTON, LIZZO, SLOWTHAI loveboxfestival.com

r ACTON TOWN

13th - 19th July

Valkhofpark, Nijmegen

FONTAINES DC, BO NINGEN, BLACK MIDI, COCAINE PISS, SUDAN ARCHIVES valkhoffestival.nl

a EINDHOVEN

WOO HAH!

12th - 14th July

NASS 11th - 14th July

Royal Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mallet

CYPRESS HILL, LOYLE CARNER, AKALA, LADY LESHURR, GIGGS nassfestival.com

r

CASTLE CARY

NORTH SEA JAZZ

12th - 14th July

Ahoy Centre, Rotterdam JANELLE MONÁE, CHANCE THE RAPPER, THE INTERNET, KAMASI WASHINGTON northseajazz.com

a

BEATHERDER 12th - 14th July

The Ribble Valley, Lancashire

GROOVE ARMADA, THE SUGARHILL GANG, DUB PISTOLS, BASEMENT JAXX DJ beatherder.co.uk

ROTTERDAM

Beekse Bergen, Hilvarenbeek

TRAVIS SCOTT, STORMZY, BROCKHAMPTON, OCTAVIAN woohahfestival.com

a EINDHOVEN

GALWAY INTERNATIONAL ARTS FESTIVAL 15th - 28th July

Various venues, Galway TWO DOOR CINEMA CLUB, BELL X1, ORBITAL, BURT BACHARACH giaf.ie

a SHANNON, KNOCK

r HELLIFIELD

ELECTRIC FIELDS 4th - 6th July

Drumlanrig Castle, Thornhill

Moving to July this year, the picturesque surroundings of Drumlanrig Castle will play host to The Vaccines, Friendly Fires, The Futureheads, Metronomy, Nadine Shah, Iceage and Heavy Lungs. electricfieldsfestival.com

r Sanquhar

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17th - 20th July

Dolní Vitkovice, Ostrava

THE CURE, FLORENCE + THE MACHINE, MOGWAI, SONS OF KEMET XL, GANG OF YOUTHS colours.cz

a OSTRAVA

a JOENSUU

12th - 13th July

COLOURS OF OSTRAVA

EJEKT 17th July

Plateia Nerou

THE CURE, RIDE, MICHAEL KIWANUKA ejekt.gr

a ATHENS

ELECTRIC CASTLE 17th - 21st July

Banffy Castle, Cluj-Napoca

FLORENCE + THE MACHINE, BRING ME THE HORIZON, THE VACCINES, SOFI TUKKER electriccastle.ro

a CLUJ-NAPOCA


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GURTENFESTIVAL 17th - 20th July

Gurten, Bern

MS LAURYN HILL, MURA MASA, TWENTY ONE PILOTS, RUDIMENTAL, TASH SULTANA gurtenfestival.ch

NOZSTOCK 18th - 21st July

Bromyard, Herefordshire

RUDIMENTAL, SOUL II SOUL, HOLLIE COOK, DAVID RODIGAN nozstock.com

r HEREFORD, WORCESTER

a BERN

ZELT MUSIK FESTIVAL 17th July - 4th August

Various venues, Freiburg

SÓNAR 18th - 20th July

Various venues, Barcelona A$AP ROCKY, VINCE STAPLES, SKEPTA, DANIEL AVERY, FOUR TET sonar.es

METRONOMY, THE BEACH BOYS, FOALS zmf.de

a BARCELONA-EL PRAT

BURG

SUPER BOCK SUPER ROCK 18th - 20th July

a BASEL-MULHOUSE-FREI-

BENICÀSSIM 18th - 21st July Benicàssim

LANA DEL REY, THE 1975, FRANZ FERDINAND, GEORGE EZRA, THE BIG MOON fiberfib.com

a BARCELONA, VALENCIA

BLUEDOT 18th - 21st July

Jodrell Bank, Cheshire

KRAFTWERK, NEW ORDER, HOT CHIP, JOHN GRANT, ANNA CALVI, KATE TEMPEST discoverthebluedot.com

r MACCLESFIELD

Meco Sesimbra

LANA DEL REY, THE 1975, SUPERORGANISM, METRONOMY superbocksuperrock.pt

a LISBON

VIEILLES CHARRUES 8th - 21st July

Site de Keramphuilh, Carhaix

FONTAINES DC, DAVID GUETTA, TEARS FOR FEARS, CHRISTINE AND THE QUEENS, MARTIN GARRIX vieillescharrues.asso.fr

a BREST BRETAGNE

BALLS DEICHBRAND BLUE 19th - 27th July 18th - 21st July

Seeflughafen Cuxhaven

THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS, BIFFY CLYRO, TWO DOOR CINEMA CLUB, FRANK CARTER & THE RATTLESNAKES deichbrand.de

Various venues, Lucerne

CAT POWER, TWO DOOR CINEMA CLUB, LILY MOOR blueballs.ch

DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE 5th - 7th July

Groene Heuvels, Beuningen

Head down the green hills to… see some live music, of course! What else? Thom Yorke will be bringing his Modern Boxes of Tomorrow to this Dutch festival, with Janelle Monáe, Foals, Vampire Weekend, Grace Jones, Robyn, Skepta and Parquet Courts also set to play. downtherabbithole.nl

a Eindhoven

a ZÜRICH

r HAMBURG

LARMER TREE 18th - 21st July Larmer Tree Gardens, Cranborne Chase

KATE TEMPEST, LET’S EAT GRANDMA, JADE BIRD, DU BLONDE larmertreefestival.co.uk

CHAGSTOCK 19th - 20th July

Whiddon Down, nr Chagford

FUN LOVIN’ CRIMINALS, FROM THE JAM chagstock.info

r EXETER

r SALISBURY, GILLINGHAM (DORSET)

DAS FEST 19th - 21st July

Günther-Klotz-Anlage, Karlsruhe

KETTCAR, GENTLEMAN, KLASSIK-VORMITTAG, THREE FALL & MELANIE dasfest.de

a

KARLSRUHE/BADEN-

BADEN

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DOUR 10th - 1th July

Plaine de la Machine à Feu, Dour

The Belgian event will be celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, having first taken place in September 1989. This year’s bash will include sets from Vince Staples, Octavian, A$AP Rocky, Skepta, The Internet, Cypress Hill, BATTLES and Boy Pablo, with DJ sets from Disclosure, Bonobo and Bicep. dourfestival.eu a BRUSSELS


DOUNE THE RABBIT HOLE 19th - 21st July

Cardross Estate, Port of Menteith JOHN GRANT, BATTLES, LEE SCRATCH PERRY, SIMIAN MOBILE DISCO dounetherabbithole.co.uk

MRG30 24th - 27th July

Carrboro, NC / Durham, NC

FUCKED UP, WAXAHATCHEE, IBIBIO SOUND MACHINE, SNEAKS mergerecords.com

Y NOT 25th - 28th July

Pikehall, Derbyshire

FOALS, WOLF ALICE, TWO DOOR CINEMA CLUB, IDLES, KATE NASH ynotfestivals.co.uk

a RALEIGH-DURHAM

r BUXTON

CAMP BESTIVAL

ARTMANIA 26th - 27th July

r STIRLING

LATITUDE 19th - 21st July

Henham Park, Southwold GEORGE EZRA, LANA DEL REY, SLAVES, SIGRID, PALE WAVES, NADINE SHAH, SONS OF KEMET latitudefestival.com

25th - 28th July

Lulworth Castle, Dorset

THE HUMAN LEAGUE, SISTER SLEDGE, BIG SHAQ campbestival.net

Piaţa Mare, Sibiu

ARCHITECTS, OPETH, DREAM THEATER, MYRKUR artmaniafestival.ro

Gilcombe Farm, Somerset

SUNFLOWER BEAN, EZRA FURMAN, GENTLY TENDER, LUCIA deershedfestival.com

TAME IMPALA, VAMPIRE WEEKEND, LIZZO, NONAME mopopfestival.com

r THIRSK

a BERLIN SCHÖNEFELD

TRAMLINES

Hillsborough Park, Sheffield

TWO DOOR CINEMA CLUB, NILE RODGERS AND CHIC, SHAME, ANTEROS tramlines.org.uk

r

KENDAL CALLING 25th - 28th July

Lowther Deer Park, Cumbria

YEARS & YEARS, NILE RODGERS AND CHIC, IDLES, DREAM WIFE, THE BIG MOON kendalcalling.co.uk

Sefton Park, Liverpool SISTER SLEDGE limfestival.com

a MOSSLEY HILL

LOLLAPALOOZA PARIS

20th - 21st July

Hippodrome de Longchamp, Paris THE STROKES, THE 1975, JADEN SMITH, MØ, SHAME lollaparis.com

INDIETRACKS 26th - 28th July Midland Railway Centre, Derbyshire

KERO KERO BONITO, THE ORIELLES, THE SPOOK SCHOOL, BIG JOANIE indietracks.co.uk

r DERBY

r PENRITH

OPEN AIR LUMNEZIA 25th - 27th July

Various venues, Lumnezia

JUICY BEATS 26th - 27th July

Westfalenpark, Dortmund ANNENMAYKANTEREIT, SDP, BAUSA, TRETTMAN juicybeats.net

r DORTMUND

LIMP BIZKIT openair-lumnezia.ch

a ZÜRICH

HILLSBOROUGH PARK

LIMF 20th - 21st July

r MANCHESTER OXFORD

FARMFEST

r BRUTON

19th - 21st July

FUR, WILLIE J HEALEY, PSYCHEDELIC PORN CRUMPETS yes-manchester.com

MO POP 27th - 28th july

SKEPTA, BON IVER, JORJA SMITH, YUNG LEAN meltfestival.de

r BEACONSFIELD

YES, Manchester

DEER SHED

MORCHEEBA, CRAIG CHARLES, LICE, HEAVY LUNGS farmfestival.co.uk

MILES KANE, PETER DOHERTY, PETER HOOK, HAPPY MONDAYS, SUEDE pennfest.net

YES FEST

26th July

26th - 29th July

19th - 21st July

The Big Park, Penn

a RIGA

r WAREHAM, WOOL

Baldersbury Park, Topcliffe

PENNFEST 19th - 20th July

THE 1975, CUT COPY positivusfestival.com

ROAD

25th - 27th July

Ferropolis, Gräfenhainichen

Salacgriva

a SIBIU

r DISS

MELT!

POSITIVUS 26th - 27th July

PORT ELIOT 25th - 28th July St Germans, Cornwall

ALDOUS HARDING, THE ORIELLES, PAUL SIMONON, GABE GURNSEY porteliotfestival.com

r ST GERMANS

WOMAD

25th - 28th July

Charlton Park, Malmesbury

ANNA CALVI, ZIGGY MARLEY, ORBITAL, NADINE SHAH womad.co.uk

r CHIPPENHAM

LOW 26th - 28th July

Ciudad Deportiva Guillermo Amor, Benidorm NEW ORDER, FOALS, BASTILLE, CUT COPY lowfestival.es

a

ALICANTE-EL ALTET

NEWPORT FOLK FESTIVAL

26th - 28th July

Fort Adams State Park, RI HALEY HEYNDERICKX, JADE BIRD, JEFF TWEEDY newportfolk.org

a BOSTON LOGAN

West Riverfront Park, Detroit

a DETROIT

ARENAL SOUND 30th July - 4th August

Borriana, Castellón

MARTIN GARRIX, OLIVER HELDENS arenalsound.com

a VALENCIA

ESTIVALE OPEN AIR 31st july - 3rd august

Place Nova Friburgo, Estavayer-le-Lac

THE HIVES, PETIT BISCUIT estivale.ch

a GENEVA

BELLADRUM 1st - 4th August By Beauly, Inverness

CHVRCHES, JESS GLYNNE, ELBOW artanheartfestival.co.uk

r INVERNESS

CAMBRIDGE FOLK FESTIVAL 1st - 4th August

Cherry Hinton Hall, Cambridgeshire CALEXICO, IRON & WINE, GRUFF RHYS, AMADOU & MARIAM cambridgefolkfestival.co.uk

r CAMBRIDGE

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LOLLAPALOOZA 1st - 4th August

Grant Park, Chicago, IL ARIANA GRANDE, THE STROKES, TAME IMPALA, CHILDISH GAMBINO lollapalooza.com

WILDERNESS 1st - 4th August Oxfordshire

BOMBAY BICYCLE CLUB, ROBYN, GROOVE ARMADA, EROL ALKAN, SOAK wildernessfestival.com

a CHICAGO O'HARE

r CHARLBURY

NEVERWORLD 1st - 4th August

110 ABOVE 2nd - 4th August

John Darlings Farm, Edenbridge

THE VACCINES, BLACK HONEY, THE FUTUREHEADS, SQUID, LUCIA neverworld.co.uk

Gopsall Hall Farm, Leicestershire PALE WAVES, MYSTERY JETS, ANTEROS, EASY LIFE 110above.com

r POLESWORTH

OSHEAGA 2nd - 4th August

MELTDOWN 3rd - 11th August

TAME IMPALA, THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS, JANELLE MONÁE, FONTAINES DC osheaga.com

NILE RODGERS southbankcentre.co.uk

Parc Jean-Drapeau, Montreal

Southbank Centre, London

a WATERLOO

a MONTREAL

POL’ AND’ROCK 2nd - 4th August Kostrzyn Nad Odrą ZIGGY MARLEY, SKUNK ANANSIE woodstockfestival.pl

MEO SUDOESTE 6th - 10th August Zambujeira do Mar

POST MALONE, YEARS & YEARS, STEVE AOKI sudoeste.meo.pt

a LISBON

a BERLIN SCHÖNEFELD

r COWDEN

REBELLION 1st - 4th August

Winter Gardens, Blackpool

THE DESCENDENTS, THE STRANGLERS, THE DAMNED, THE SKIDS rebellionfestivals.com

r BLACKPOOL NORTH

ALL TOGETHER NOW 2nd - 4th August

Curraghmore Estate, Co Waterford

THE NATIONAL, FONTAINES DC, BLACK MIDI, THE MURDER CAPITAL alltogethernow.ie

a KATOWICE

SZENE OPENAIR 1st - 3rd August

OFF 2nd - 4th August

FOALS, THE WOMBATS, LEWIS CAPALDI szeneopenair.at

LOYLE CARNER, NENEH CHERRY, BLACK MIDI, DAUGHTERS off-festival.pl

Lustenau, am Alten Rhein

Dolina Trzech Stawow, Katowice

a ZÜRICH

a KATOWICE

POHODA 11th - 13th July

Letisko Trenčin

The security at this Slovakian festival will have to have their eyes peeled for any potential fish-smugglers, as Liam Gallagher makes his way to this year’s event. The 1975, Lykke Li, Skepta, Mac DeMarco, Sofi Tukker and Dream Wife are among the artists set to play. pohodafestival.sk

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UNDERNEATH THE STARS 2nd - 4th August

Cannon Hall Farm, Barnsley

THE PROCLAIMERS, BILLY BRAGG, KATE RUSBY, THE UNTHANKS underthestarsfest.co.uk

r BARNSLEY

ØYA

6th - 10th August

Tøyenparken, Oslo

TAME IMPALA, SIGRID, IDLES, BLACK MIDI, GIRL IN RED oyafestivalen.com

a OSLO


MNOPQ

HJIKL

15-18 AUGUST. BRECON BEACANS, WALES

FOUR TET B FATHER JOHN MISTY B EELS SHARAN VAN ETTEN B STEREOLAB B YO LA TENGO (LIVE)

AMADAU & MARIAM B MARIBOU STATE B KHRUANGBIN B IDLES B BROKEN S�CIAL SCENE CAR SEAT HEADREST B BIG THIEF B WHITNEY B THE GROWLERS B ALDOUS HARDING RICHARD THAMPSON B LEE FIELDS & THE EXPRESSIONS JULIA JACKLIN B STEVE MASON B GWENNO B TIM PRESLEY’S WHITE FENCE B THE CAMET IS COMING B EZRA CALLECTIVE SONS AF KEMET B JAHN TALABOT B SHY FX B STEALING SHEEP B BILL RYDER-JONES B MARIKA HACKMAN NILUFER YANYA B KOKOKO! B A CERTAIN RATIO B FAXWARREN B EX:RE B JESCA HGP B ANAIS MITCHELL B MEIC STEVENS BRIDGET ST JOHN B THE LIMINANAS B BODEGA B PICTISH TRAIL B PIGS PIGS PIGS PIGS PIGS PIGS PIGS THE BIG MGN B JAMES YORKSTON B TINY RUINS B STELLA DONNELLY B AVI BUFFALO B HAND HABITS AIDAN MOFFAT & RM HUBBERT B DURAND JANES & THE INDICATIONS B YAK B THE BETHS B SKINNY PELEMBE HEN OGLEDD B ANNA ST LOUIS B TVAM B SQUID B JOCKSTRAP B WILLIE J HEALEY B MAPACHE B BEABADGBEE JAMES HEATHER B PATTERY B GRIMM GRIMM B THE MAUSKOVIC DANCE BAND B AUDIOBGKS B PENELOPE ISLES MADERN NATURE B NOV3L B MALENA ZAVALA B BESS ATWELL B ART SCHGL GIRLFRIEND B GWENIFER RAYMOND TAMINO B ALEX REX B CHLAE FOY B BLACK COUNTRY, NEW RAAD B SCALPING B PIG B ARLO DAY B POZI CHAPPAQUA WRESTLING B JUST MUSTARD B DRY CLEANING B PARRIDGE RADIO B MOLLY PAYTAN B SPIRITCAKE GEORGE OGILVIE B MAMA’S BROKE B DEPTFARD NORTHERN SOUL CLUB B ALFRESCO DISCO B DJ BIG JEFF PLUS MORE MUSIC, LITERATURE, LAUGHS, ART, SCIENCE & FILM!

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MAD COOL

BOARDMASTERS

ROCCO DEL SCHLACKO

Cornwall

Püttlingen, Saarland

FLORENCE + THE MACHINE, DIZZEE RASCAL, FRANZ FERDINAND, JORJA SMITH boardmasters.co.uk

THE OFFSPRING, GOOD CHARLOTTE, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE, THE STORY SO FAR rocco-del-schlacko.de

r NEWQUAY

a FRANKFURT-HAHN

EDINBURGH SUMMER SESSIONS

WAY OUT WEST 8th - 10th August

7th - 11th August

11th - 13th July

8th - 10th August

Valdebebas-IFEMA, Madrid

The Madrid event will host headline sets from Bon Iver, The National, The Smashing Pumpkins and The Cure, plus Vampire Weekend, The 1975, Iggy Pop, Sharon Van Etten, Jorja Smith, Black Midi, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever and more.

7th - 18th August

madcoolfestival.es

Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh

a MADRID

FLORENCE + THE MACHINE, PRIMAL SCREAM, CHVRCHES, MADNESS smmrsessions.com

r EDINBURGH WAVERLEY

SZIGET 7th - 13th August

Hajógyári Island, Budapest FOO FIGHTERS, THE 1975, FRANZ FERDINAND, JAMES BLAKE, YEARS & YEARS, CHVRCHES szigetfestival.com

a BUDAPEST

BOOMTOWN 7th - 12th August

Slottskogen, Gothenburg CARDI B, THE CURE, JAMES BLAKE, STORMZY, IDLES wayoutwest.se

a GOTHENBURG

FLOW 9th - 11th August

Parrukatu, Helsinki

TAME IMPALA, FATHER JOHN MISTY, MITSKI, CUPCAKKE flowfestival.com

a HELSINKI-VANTAA

GRAPE 9th - 10th August

Letisko Piešťany

CHVRCHES, YEASAYER, JON HOPKINS, SUPERORGANISM, TOVE LO grapefestival.sk

a BRATISLAVA

Matterley Estate, nr Winchester

CITADEL 14th July

Gunnersbury Park, London

Bastille, Friendly Fires, Dream Wife, Fontaines DC, The Murder Capital and Squid are among the acts appearing at this year’s event, which returns to its new home of Gunnersbury Park. citadelfestival.com

r Acton Town

THE MURDER CAPITAL, MILK TEETH, KATE TEMPEST, LITTLE SIMZ, SLAVES boomtownfair.co.uk

r WINCHESTER

OUTSIDE LANDS 9th - 11th August

Golden Gate Park, San Francisco

WINTERTHURER MUSIKFESTWOCHEN

CHILDISH GAMBINO, BETTER OBLIVION COMMUNITY CENTER, MIYA FOLICK, CHERRY GLAZERR sfoutsidelands.com

a SAN FRANCISCO

7th - 17th August

Various venues, Winterthur

ANOTHER SKY, SUNDARA KARMA, BEIRUT musikfestwochen.ch

a ZÜRICH

HALDERN POP 8th - 10th August

Rees-Haldern

BLACK MIDI, FONTAINES DC, IDLES, STELLA DONNELLY haldernpop.com

a WEEZE

RAILBIRD 10th - 11th August

Keeneland, Lexington, KY THE RACONTEURS, JADE BIRD, HOZIER, MAVIS STAPLES, BRANDI CARLIL railbirdfest.com

a BLUE GRAS

SUMMER WELL 0th - 11th August

Domeniul Ştirbey, Buftea THE NATIONAL, THE 1975, PALE WAVES, BLACK HONEY, TENDER summerwell.ro

a BUCHAREST

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END OF THE ROAD 29 Aug - 1 Sept

Larmer Tree Gardens Dorset

“A truly special musical celebration” ★★★★★ The Guardian

BEIRUT / METRONOMY / MICHAEL KIWANUKA / SPIRITUALIZED /

COURTNEY BARNETT / JARVIS COCKER ( ) / SLEAFORD MODS / LOW / DEERHUNTER / INTRODUCING JARV IS

PARQUET COURTS / MITSKI / CATE LE BON / BA XTER DURY / DANIEL AVERY / WIRE / CASS MCCOMBS / BEAK> / GOAT GIRL / SERPENTWITHFEET / NUBYA GARCIA / LET’S EAT GR ANDMA / JESSICA PR AT T / ATA K AK / Y VES TUMOR / STEVE GUNN / KIK AGAKU MOYO / BC CAMPLIGHT / MOSES BOYD / BL ACK MIDI / KELLY LEE OWENS / KERO KERO BONITO / FONTAINES D.C. / GEORGIA / TUNNG / BCUC / KOKOKO! / T YLER CHILDERS / LONNIE HOLLEY / WILLIAM T YLER / NÉRIJA / STELL A DONNELLY / JADE BIRD / THE BETHS / & MANY MORE

Secret shows, ar t, comedy, cinema, literature, karaoke, late night dance floors, family friendly activities, award-winning food, real ale, and rubber dinghy rapids.

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LA ROUTE DU BEAUTIFUL ROCK DAYS 14th - 17th August Saint-Malo

TAME IMPALA laroutedurock.com

a DINARD-PLEURTUIT-SAINT-MALO

PAREDES DE COURA 14th - 17th August Taboão River Beach, Valença do Minho

THE NATIONAL, NEW ORDER, CAR SEAT HEADREST, FATHER JOHN MISTY paredesdecoura.com

a OPORTO

16th - 18th August

Escot Park, Devon

SKUNK ANANSIE, ZIGGY MARLEY, THE STRANGLERS, SONGHOY BLUES, THIS IS THE KIT beautifuldays.org

r FENITON

GLASGOW SUMMER SESSIONS 16th - 25th August

Bellahouston Park, Glasgow

THE CURE, THE 1975, FOO FIGHTERS smmrsessions.com

r DUMBRECK

SUMMER BREEZE 14th - 17th August

Dinkelsbühl, Bavaria

PARKWAY DRIVE, KVERLERTAK, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE, CODE ORANGE summer-breeze.de

a STUTTGART

ARCTANGENT 15th - 17th August

Fernhill Farm, Somerset BATTLES, MØL, CONJURER, CULT OF LUNA arctangent.co.uk

r BRISTOL TEMPLE MEADS

FREQUENCY

Green Park, St Pölten

MACKLEMORE, THE OFFSPRING, BILLIE EILISH, CHARLI XCX, ANNE-MARIE frequency.at

a VIENNA

LOWLANDS 16th - 18th August TAME IMPALA, ROYAL BLOOD, FRANZ FERDINAND, THE GOOD, THE BAD & THE QUEEN lowlands.nl

a AMSTERDAM

MS DOCKVILLE 16th - 18th August

Wilhelmsburg, Hamburg

BILLIE EILISH, LOYLE CARNER, BOY PABLO, SKEGSS msdockville.de

SUMMER SONIC 16th - 18th August

Chiba / Osaka

RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, THE CHAINSMOKERS summersonic.com

GREEN MAN

Glanusk Park, Usk Valley IDLES, FOUR TET, SHARON VAN ETTEN, FATHER JOHN MISTY greenman.net

r ABERGAVENNY

WOODSTOCK 16th - 18th August Watkins Glen, NY

THE KILLERS, THE RACONTEURS, MILEY CYRUS, CHANCE THE RAPPER, JAY-Z, RUN THE JEWELS, COURTNEY BARNETT woodstock.com

a GREATER ROCHESTER

PSTEREO

15th - 17th August

Marinen, Trondheim

BLOC PARTY, LITTLE SIMZ, TURNSTILE, YEASAYER pstereo.no

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Hill Farm, Steventon

The Oxfordshire weekender is known for embracing a new generation of festival headliners and this year is no different: Wolf Alice, Foals, Two Door Cinema Club and Slaves top the bill, with IDLES, Shame, and Kate Nash not running far behind. It’ll also feature artists including The Japanese House, Fontaines DC, Whenyoung, Anteros, Lady Bird and Sports Team. r Didcot Parkway

Walibi Holland, Biddinghuizen

a NARITA, KANSAI

15th - 18th August

26th - 29th July

truckfestival.com

a HAMBURG

15th - 17th August

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STANDON CALLING 25th - 28th July

Standon Lordship

Seeing Wolf Alice step up to headliner status - alongside Nile Rodgers and Chic, no less - the grounds of Standon Lordship will also host sets from Friendly Fires, IDLES, Kate Nash, The Japanese House, The Big Moon, Simian Mobile Disco and Róisín Murphy, among others. standon-calling.com

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ZÜRICH OPENAIR

LOST VILLAGE

ROCK EN SEINE

SW4 24th - 25th August

Rümlang, Glattbrug

Secret Location, Lincolnshire

Domaine Nationale de Saint-Cloud

MABEL, WILEY, MARTIN GARRIX southwestfour.com

21st - 24th August

FOALS, BILLIE EILISH, JUNGLE, THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS, ROYAL BLOOD zürichopenair.ch

a ZÜRICH

22nd - 25th August

LITTLE DRAGON, BICEP, GEORGE FITZGERALD lostvillagefestival.com

r NEWARK NORTH GATE

23rd - 25th August

THE CURE, MAJOR LAZER, JORJA SMITH rockenseine.com

Clapham Common, London

r CLAPHAM COMMON

a PARIS CHARLES DE GAULLE, PARIS ORLY

CHECK-IN PARTY 22nd - 24th August

Aérodrome Guéret-St Laurent

PATTI SMITH, FOALS, OH SEES, DEERHUNTER, BODEGA, BLACK MIDI checkinparty.com

a

LIMOGES-BELLEGARDE

CREAMFIELDS 22nd - 25th August

SOUND OF GLARUS 22nd - 24th August

Rathausplatz, Glarus

THE HIVES, SKINNY LISTER, HECHT soundofglarus.ch

a ZÜRICH

VICTORIOUS

23rd - 25th August

Southsea Seafront

TWO DOOR CINEMA CLUB, BLOC PARTY, THE HIVES, THE SPECIALS victoriousfestival.co.uk

r PORTSMOUTH & SOUTHSEA

FUZZ CLUB 23rd - 24th August Effenaar, Eindhoven

ICEAGE, THE SOFT MOON, THE KVB fuzzclub.com

a EINDHOVEN

Daresbury, Cheshire

THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS, SWEDISH HOUSE MAFIA, DEADMAU5 creamfields.com

AFROPUNK

24th - 25th August

Commodore Barry Park, Brooklyn, NY DANNY BROWN, FKA TWIGS, SANTIGOLD, DEATH GRIPS, KAMASI WASHINGTON afropunkfest.com

a JOHN F KENNEDY

r RUNCORN, WARRINGTON

HOUSE OF COMMON 26th August

Clapham Common, London

MADNESS, JIMMY CLIFF, ZIGGY MARLEY, DON LETTS, AKALA madness.co.uk/houseofcommon

r CLAPHAM COMMON

END OF THE ROAD 29th August - 1st September Larmer Tree Gardens, Dorset

BEIRUT, JARVIS COCKER, PARQUET COURTS, WIRE, BLACK MIDI, BODEGA endoftheroadfestival.com

r SALISBURY

YPSIGROCK 8th - 11th August

Castelbuono, Sicily

The National will have that new album in tow by the time they hit Sicily in August, where they’ll play the picturesque Castelbuono alongside acts including Spiritualized, Whitney, Let’s Eat Grandma and Fontaines DC.

ypsigrock.it

a a Palermo

LOWLANDS 16th - 18th August

Walibi Holland, Biddinghuizen

Tame Impala, Royal Blood, Billie Eilish, Franz Ferdinand and certified daddy of disco Giorgio Moroder are among the acts playing the massive Dutch festival this summer, with The Vaccines, Loyle Carner, BODEGA, Black Midi, IDLES, Slaves and Whitney along for the ride. lowlands.nl

a Amsterdam

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COOL BRITANNIA 30th August - 1st September

Knebworth Park

THE CORAL, THE BLUETONES, BLACK GRAPE, SLEEPER coolbritanniafest.com

r KNEBWORTH

MILANOROCKS 30th - 31st August

Area EXPO, Milan

FLORENCE + THE MACHINE, THE 1975, BILLIE EILISH milanorocks.it

a MILAN MALPENSA, MILAN BERGAMO, MILAN LINATE

MILANOROCKS 31st August - 1st September Darmstadt

STELLA DONNELLY, SAY SUE ME, VILLAGERS goldenleavesfestival.de

a FRANKFURT AM MAIN

OUTLOOK 7th - 10th September

Fort Punta Christo, Pula LOYLE CARNER, FLOHIO, GOLDIE, GHETTS, HOLLIE COOK outlookfestival.com

a PULA

NOVA BATIDA 13th - 15th September

Various venues, Lisbon

FOUR TET, FRIENDLY FIRES, OCTAVIAN, SLOWTHAI, DANIEL AVERY novabatida.com

a

LISBON

ICELAND AIRWAVES 6th - 9th November

Various venues, Reykjavík MAC DEMARCO, SHAME, BOY AZOOGA, WHITNEY, GEORGIA icelandairwaves.is

READING & LEEDS 23rd - 25th August

Richfield Avenue, Reading / Bramham Park, Leeds From The 1975, Charli XCX, Billie Eilish, Chvrches, Pale Waves and Hayley Kiyoko, to The Distillers, Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes, Royal Blood, Foo Fighters and FIDLAR via slowthai, Octavian and Post Malone, the fields of Reading and Leeds will be packed with bangers (and people, obvs) this August. readingandleedsfestival.com

r Reading / Leeds

a REYKJAVÍK-KEFLAVÍK

CLOCKENLOLLAPALOO- FLAP 22nd - 24th November ZA Cyberport, Hong Kong BERLIN TBA clockenflap.com 7th - 8th September

Tempelhof Airport, Berlin

KINGS OF LEON, SIGRID, BILLIE EILISH, PALE WAVES, WHENYOUNG lollapaloozade.com

a HONG KONG

a BERLIN TEGEL, BERLIN SCHÖNEFELD

REEPERBAHN 18th - 21st September

Various venues, Hamburg Returning to Hamburg’s most notorious district for their annual autumn multi-venue new band showcase, Reeperbahn Festival’s reputation as a not-to-be-missed vehicle for Europe and beyond’s most promising talents is sure to remain intact in 2019. For now, they’re keeping this year’s line-up close to their chests - but rest assured, come September, the continent’s buzziest bands will be descending on the city’s sauciest stretch to indulge in a bratwurst or two no, not that kind. reeperbahnfestival.com

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26-28 JULY 2019 • HILL FARM, OXFORDSHIRE, OX13 6AB

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Victoria Park London E3 24 May > 02 June Fri 31 May

Fri 24 May

BRING ME THE HORIZON PRIMAL SCREAM > HOT CHIP JON HOPKINS LIVE >

Kate Tempest > Spiritualized > Little Dragon > Roisin Murphy > Steve Mason > Danny Brown > Peggy Gou Presents Gou Talk > Optimo > David August > Josey Rebelle > Little Simz > Jadu Heart > Petite Noir > Maurice Fulton > Ibibio Sound Machine > Lane 8> Ge-ology > Elder Island > DMX Krew Sat 25 May

THE RACONTEURS > INTERPOL

Johnny Marr > Jarvis Cocker introducing JARV IS... > Courtney Barnett Fat White Family > Parquet Courts Connan Mockasin > Anna Calvi > Temples Amyl and the Sniffers > Angie McMahon > BC Camplight > Yak Dream Wife > Our Girl > Viagra Boys > Bakar > The Nude Party Willie J Healey > Demob Happy Sun 26 May

JAMES BLAKE > METRONOMY MARIBOU STATE

Kamasi Washington > Beach House > Honne > Kurt Vile and the Violators > Princess Nokia > Ezra Collective > Toro y Moi > Rina Sawayama > Bob Moses > Andrew Weatherall > Yves Tumor (Full band) > Joy Orbison > Baloji > Cuco > Moxie Presents On Loop > Octo Octa > Galcher Lustwerk > Paquita Gordon

RUN THE JEWELS ARCHITECTS NOTHING BUT THIEVES WHILE SHE SLEEPS > IDLES Alice Glass > Scarlxrd > Yonaka > Employed To Serve

Sat 01 June

LEON BRIDGES > DIZZEE RASCAL THE VACCINES Dermot Kennedy > Sam Fender Jade Bird > Gretta Ray > Dizzy

Sun 02 June

MAC DEMARCO FIRST AID KIT JOHN GRANT THE TALLEST MAN ON EARTH Julien Baker > Snail Mail > KOKOKO!

+ More acts to be announced across all days

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