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Whether it’s the inevitable bombast of Kasabian’s return as headliners, the prospect of new material from Haim, Arcade Fire, The Vaccines or (whisper it and think great thoughts and it might happen), Wolf Alice, Katy Perry’s spot at Glastonbury, The 1975 topping the bill at Latitude, or the chance to discover your new favourite band, this year’s festivals are set to be a whirlwind of greatness. One of the last times we caught cover star Mac DeMarco at a festival, he was singing Coldplay’s ‘Yellow’ to deal with technical difficulties, so ‘expect the unexpected’ as it were when it comes to his 2017 spots. We discover that one of Bastille’s festival slots comes precisely before before tartan-clad crooner Rod Stewart, no less, while Mumford & Sons spill on some of their favourite new acts they’ve invited along to their Gentlemen of the Road Latitude takeover. The DIY Festival Guide 2017 is brought to you in association with

I’ve always loved the way we embrace festival season in the UK. A summer exodus from the city (rucksacks packed with more cider than camping gear) has become a national pastime. Nothing can dampen the sheer euphoria of setting off to a festival. Sure, in a few days you’re going to wake-up half cooked by your own tent scrabbling around for baby wipes but right now it’s the start of the festival season and the possibilities are endless…

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Have fun, and if you can’t be good, be safe.

Emma Swann Founding Editor FESTIVAL HIGH LCD Soundsystem’s return at Glastonbury last summer was absolutely bloody amazing. FESTIVAL LOW The torrential rain at last year’s Field Day did for both my cameras - through a supposedly waterproof bag.

............................... Sarah Jamieson Managing Editor

of festivals last year provided my moments of the summer. FESTIVAL LOW Stacking it in the Glastonbury mud next to two wrestling Mr Blobbys. Scarring.

.............................. Louise Mason Art Director FESTIVAL HIGH The joy of finding my phone, wallet and passport after spending an hour working out whereabouts on the beach I’d buried them to keep them safe while I swam. FESTIVAL LOW I just found out the plate I ate at a festival last year wasn’t an edible plate.

FESTIVAL HIGH Paramore playing ‘The Only Exception’ with just an acoustic guitar after the Reading Main Stage lost all of its power .............................. back in 2014 was pretty special. lisa wright FESTIVAL LOW Getting bug Staff Writer bites on my HEAD at Latitude last summer was no fun at FESTIVAL HIGH Thought I was all. Goddamn nature. having some kind of transcendent .............................. experience dancing in the rain during Foals’ Leeds headline set. El hunt FESTIVAL LOW Woke up with Features Editor pretty much literal pneumonia FESTIVAL HIGH Spotting the next day. God damn Yannis, news reading icon Lizo you talented bastard. Mzimba walking around .............................. Glastonbury, and pursuing eugenie johnson him, lukewarm tinny in hand. Staff Writer FESTIVAL LOW I was too FESTIVAL HIGH Being so scared to get a selfie, and then mesmerised by Floating Points fell face-first into the mud. at Green Man last year that I .............................. forgot to blink for an hour. FESTIVAL LOW The inevitable Will richards point in the weekend where Digital Editor my knees start to give out, FESTIVAL HIGH Watching Grimes making navigating the play ‘Art Angels’ at a handful mud just that bit harder.

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2 0 1 7 ’ S F E S T I VA L M U S T - S E E S 9 KASABIAN Founding Editor: Emma Swann 12 THE 1975 Managing Editor: Sarah Jamieson Features Editor: El Hunt 16 LORDE Digital Editor: Will Richards 22 MUMFORD & SONS Neu Editor: Jamie Milton Staff Writers: Lisa Wright, Eugenie Johnson 2 7 K AT Y P E R RY Art Direction & Design: Louise Mason DIY Live & Events: Rhi Lee, Jack Clothier 30 MAC DEMARCO Photographers: Andrew Benge, Carolina 36 BLACK HONEY Faruolo, Mike Massaro, Kasia Osowiecka, 40 BASTILLE Phil Knott, Phil Smithies, Phoebe Fox, 46 SUPERFOOD Robin Pope, Sarah Doone, Sarah Louise Bennett, Sinead Grainger, Tim Easton. 4 8 WA R PA I N T 50 SUNDARA KARMA For DIY editorial: info@diymag.com For DIY sales: rupert@sonicdigital.co.uk 5 2 S L AV E S lawrence@sonicdigital.co.uk 5 4 B U M P E R F E S T I VA L tel: +44 (0)20 3632 3456 For DIY stockist enquiries: CROSSWORD stockists@diymag.com 6 1 F E S T I VA L I N D E X DIY is published by Sonic Media Group. 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 Sonic Media Group 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. Cover photo & photo this page: Phil Smithies.

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From the most pant-wettingly exciting headline sets of the summer to buzzy newcomers in tiny tents, farmland in the English countryside to airfields across mainland Europe (and beyond), there are a lot of things to look forward to across the incoming festival season. Here’s a whole heap of them.

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Kasabian Leicester’s most famous sons return to headline Reading & Leeds, with a bombastic new record in tow. Serge Pizzorno tells Lisa Wright what the band have in store.

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iterally from getting signed, ‘infiltration’ is the word we’ve used. It’s the key. Trojan horse, man,” laughs Kasabian guitarist and chief songwriting mastermind Serge Pizzorno down the phone from his Leicester home. It’s the mindset that’s turned his band into the most gloriously ludicrous festival headliners on the block. While Ed Sheeran’s strumming his acoustic and Metallica are ploughing through three hours of oldies, Kasabian have opted to use their mighty platform to throw a gleefully OTT communal party. Let it not be forgotten that during their inaugural Glastonbury headline, on arguably the biggest musical stage in the world, they opted to bring out Noel Fielding dressed as a vampire backed by neon pink projections saying ‘Cordial’ and ‘Canister’ just because they thought it was funny. “You can put whatever you want on there, but there’s so much ‘content’ in the world,” says Serge. “We thought, imagine having a screen that just said the name of a Street Fighter character. You just wouldn’t know what to make of it.”

to create a little

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box of energy. .... - Serge Pizzorno...........

Therein lies the Kasabian charm, and this year, with new album ‘For Crying Out Loud’ (itself, a gloriously Alan Partridge-esque title) in tow, they get to do it all again as they top the bill at Reading & Leeds for a second time. “We’ve learnt a lot in the [five] years since the first time,” enthuses Serge about the band’s August appointment. “Especially over the last few years we’ve realised what one of our gigs is. It’s that combination of the euphoria of an old school rave and then going to see a really full throttle rock’n’roll band as well. It’s very much a gathering, a pure celebration.” Having headlined every major UK festival as well as putting on a

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memorable, celebratory hometown party at Leicester’s Victoria Park in 2014, there’s arguably little left for Kasabian to tick off in terms of on stage achievements. Along with a select few others (Arctic Monkeys, Muse et al), the quartet are in the uppermost echelon of Big British Bands: one who can crack out an O2 Arena show like it’s a casual Tuesday night. So now, it seems, the aim is refinement. “There’s something about going to see a band and being in front of the stage with your mates when the weather’s right, and the drugs are right, and you’re just there and everyone’s together. I know that feeling so well,” the guitarist continues. “So when you’re creating that on stage, you can only radiate it. It’s like we’re sort of in the mosh [with everyone]. You want to get people to certain levels at different points during the set; there’s a real art to that and it’s something we’re always working on.” Now, alongside a catalogue of hits that could rival the best of them, Kasabian have a new beast alongside them to help elevate the set to new heights. Inspired by “pop structures and [Motown producer] Berry Gordy”, ‘For Crying Out Loud’ is as full of colossal bangers as you’ve come to expect, but filtered through an even more direct lens. “I got obsessed with concepts and experimentation last time and spent a year in the studio working on fucking mental noise. I was like, oh my god, the idea of doing that again...,” he laughs. “So I just wanted these tracks to have pop structures and to be joyful. Just from rehearsing, this album has a real sense of hope. Naturally as an artist you feel more comfortable with melancholy and drama so it’s hard to make joyful music, but I wanted to make something uplifting. It’s pure summertime grooves.” Visually too, the band are on a mission (albeit a slightly more vague one) to craft something new. “I don’t want to have just animation screens, I’m buzzing off actually making real things. Huge lights and huge tears like on the album artwork and these huge things that just exist rather than projecting stuff on to a screen,” he explains. We think he means he wants to make some sculptures. “I want to create a little box of energy; I like the idea that when everybody’s looking into the stage it’s like they’re looking into some mad club. Like, what is going on in that room?!” 10

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Talking to Serge, it’s hard not to be enthused with the same giddy energy as you are listening to his band. In a world where Ed Sheeran – a popstar beloved by the Aunt Gladyses of the country – is topping the Pyramid Stage, Kasabian in all their unapologetic, hedonistic splendour are surely needed more than ever. Instead of spouting platitudes about just being pleased to be invited, Serge describes a headline performance as “becoming this huge giant in a manga cartoon stomping over the city”. “You’ve got to turn into this version of yourself who’s able to go on stage and be like, ‘Everything’s going to be alright, no one need worry. It’s gonna be fucking massive’,” he notes, sagely.

And while over the course of their career many have attempted to ridicule Kasabian from atop a more ‘tasteful’ pedestal, truth is it’s far, far more fun down here. “Some bands will only ever stay in a tent and that’s great, but there’s some that are able to communicate to that many people and I think we’re one of them,” he grins. “We always looked at the poster and thought, ah it’d be good to have one of them with your name at the top. Our show is just a big show. It’s bringing as many people together as we can. It’s pure energy”. DIY

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Kasabian play Metronome (23rd - 24th June), Montreux Jazz Festival (30th June - 15th July), TRNSMT (7th - 9th July), FIB Benicàssim (13th - 16th July), Sziget (9th - 16th August), and Reading & Leeds (25th 27th August).


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Seeing our faves stepping up to headliner status is something we’ll never get bored of.

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ver the past two years, alt-J and The Maccabees have been given their big moment on the Friday night of Latitude - fast becoming a night devoted to the new breed every July. Foals also got their first big headline slot there. This year is no different, and sees The 1975 solidifying their place as festival headliners. When the band headlined the biggest tent on the final night of last year’s Reading Festival, Matty Healy said they were offered a Main Stage slot, playing right before the headliners. They said no, that they’d only return when they were bill-toppers themselves. Few bands could get away with only accepting such slots so early in their career. Latitude, then, will be the first stop on Matty and co’s inevitable trample through top spots at every festival around. The Friday slot is becoming notorious for giving newer bands the step up to headliner status, but if we’re honest, The 1975 are breezing there all on their own. Glastonbury before 2020? You bet. DIY

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The 1975 play Boston Calling (26th - 28th May), Bunbury (2nd - 4th June), Northside (9th - 11th June), Parklife (10th - 11th June), Montreux Jazz Festival (30th June - 30th July), Bilbao BBK Live (6th - 8th July), TRNSMT (7th - 9th July), and Latitude (13th - 16th July).

See p48 for Sundara Karma’s festival appearances.

Elsewhere this summer, more of our favourites are making their first steps towards headliner status, topping the bill at a series of smaller festivals. Sundara Karma, hot off the back of releasing huge debut album ‘Youth Is Only Ever Fun In Retrospect’, are already closing out each night of the Dot to Dot series in May, while also headlining Leicestershire’s 110 Above alongside fellow headliners-in-waiting, Black Honey. Slaves, meanwhile, are hurtling towards headliner status themselves, and they top the bill at this year’s 2000trees, turning their attention to smaller festivals after rapturous sets on the main stages of Reading & Leeds last summer. Mac DeMarco is closing out one night of September’s End of the Road, his biggest festival slot in the UK to date, while Samuel T. Herring and Future Islands graduate to top slot at this year’s Green Man, as James Blake did last year. There are set to be some pretty formative nights ahead this summer, then, and we wouldn’t suggest that you miss any of them. DIY

See p43 for Black Honey’s festival appearances. See p50 for Slaves’ festival appearances. See p34 for Mac DeMarco’s festival appearances. Future Islands play Bonnaroo (8th - 11th June), Glastonbury (21st - 25th June), Rock Werchter (29th June - 2nd July), Pohoda (6th - 8th July), Splendour In The Grass (21st - 23rd July), Panorama (28th - 30th July), Paredes de Coura (16th 19th August), Green Man (17th - 20th August), Route du Rock (17th - 20th August), and Lowlands (18th - 20th August). 13


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Comeback Haim, Arcade Fire and (fingers crossed!) Wolf Alice are likely to show off brand new songs on the summer’s biggest stages.

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whole load of our faves are set to release highly anticipated new albums this year, and festival season is an opportunity to get sneak peeks at new material. Lorde is set to showcase more of her already announced second album ‘Melodrama’, while excitement for Haim’s return this summer is at breaking point - especially after the sisters cancelled last summer’s festival spots to continue work on their second album. With Danielle, Alana and Este also heading to Reading & Leeds and Glastonbury among others, the promise of new material is irresistible. Arcade Fire’s Mavis Staples-featuring single ‘I Give You Power’ might give little indication as to their latest direction, but the band’s headline slots at a slew of festivals this summer should give more of a clue. The Vaccines, meanwhile, with a handful of topbilled appearances across the summer, have long been beavering away on the follow-up to 2015’s ‘English Graffiti’. As if that wasn’t enough, Foals and Wolf Alice could also potentially use festival season to road test material from their respective new albums, the latter’s follow-up to 2015’s ‘My Love Is Cool’ being worked on as we type in LA. About a year ago, they played new song ‘Yuk Foo’ while on tour in the US, and if it’s anything go on, we’re beside ourselves. All in all, then, basically all our faves are coming back with new albums this year. DIY

Spanish Sahara In Spain They might not be all over the shop like last year’s headline run, but Foals can still be found in a few festival hotspots.

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hen Wolf Alice crashed their way through ‘Lisbon’ at last year’s NOS Alive in the city, it was quite a moment. There’s something about a song travelling to its namesake. Just like with all of Tony Christie’s gigs in Amarillo. This July, Foals are bringing ‘Spanish Sahara’ to Mad Cool in Madrid. With that proposed hiatus binned off too, we might even get a sneak peek at some new material. Alongside a show at the Eden Sessions in Cornwall, the band’s only UK festival this summer falls at Citadel in London’s Victoria Park, a set that sees the Oxford quintet sitting pretty in the position they’ve been destined to occupy for years now - headliners. If last year’s devastating closing slot at Reading is anything to go by, the show is set to cement Foals as one of the country’s biggest bands for years to come. You’d be a fool to miss it. DIY

BE THERE: See p16 for Lorde’s festival appearances. Haim play Glastonbury (21st - 25th June), Splendour In The Grass (21st - 23rd July), and Reading & Leeds (25th - 27th August). Arcade Fire play Primavera Sound (31st May - 4th June), Isle Of Wight (8th - 11th June), Belsonic (13th June), Best Kept Secret (16th - 18th June), Inmusic (19th - 21st June), Roskilde (24th June - 1st July), Rock Werchter (29th June - 2nd July), Manchester International Festival (29th June - 16th July), Eurockéennes (6th - 9th July), Ahoi! (11th July), Vieilles Charrues (13th - 16th July), and Lollapalooza (3rd August - 6th August). The Vaccines play Festival De Les Arts (9th 10th June), Truck (21st - 23rd July), Y Not (27th - 30th July), Santander (3rd - 5th August), Boardmasters (9th - 13th August), Sziget (9th - 16th August), Gibraltar Calling (2nd - 3rd September), and Lollapalooza Berlin (9th - 10th September). Wolf Alice play Mad Cool (6th - 8th July). Foals play Eden Sessions (14th June - 14th July), Mad Cool (6th - 8th July), Beauregard (7th - 9th July), Lost In Limoges (8th - 9th July), FIB Benicàssim (13th 16th July) Citadel (16th July), Paléo (18th - 23rd July), Out Of The Woods (20th - 22nd July), Open Air Lumnezia (20th - 22nd July), and Paredes De Coura (16th - 19th August). The National play Glastonbury (21st - 25th June) and HAVEN (11th - 12th August).

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ven one listen to Lorde’s comeback single ‘Green Light’ made it clear it’s a song to ignite crowds across the globe - a soundtrack for cider-drenched memories that’ll last long into the winter months. The song saw Ella Yelich-O’Connor take the dark pop of debut album ‘Pure Heroine’ and replace it with neon-tinged, heartbreak-fuelled euphoria. Even before any music was released from second album ‘Melodrama’, it was pretty clear that 2017, and its festival season to be precise, was going to be Lorde’s, but ‘Green Light’ and its epic ballad of a follow-up, ‘Liability’, point at something altogether more diverse from ‘Melodrama’, an album that looks worthy of commanding the slots Lorde holds at some of 2017’s biggest festivals. Beginning with huge sets at Coachella and across the US before touching down in sunny Somerset for what’s set to be a year-defining Glastonbury appearance, this festival season could well be defined by her return. By the time Glasto rolls around, ‘Melodrama’ will have been in the world for almost a month.

Plenty enough time for its tracks to become anthems, we’d wager. Lorde’s summer rolls on into July with a slew of European festivals including Roskilde and Rock Werchter, and though she’s yet to announce a single headline show to preview ‘Melodrama’, a sunset slot at Glastonbury looks set to be where the record finds its home. With huge headline shows sure to follow into the Autumn, 2017 is a year in which Lorde will inevitably triumph. The first chance to glimpse ‘Melodrama’ in the flesh will be at the year’s festivals though, and who’d want to pass up the chance to see the world’s next biggest pop star at the first opportunity? DIY

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Lorde plays New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival (28th April - 7th May), Governor’s Ball (2nd - 4th June), FPSF (3rd - 4th June), Bonnaroo (8th - 11th June), Glastonbury (21st - 25th June), OpenAir (29th June - 2nd July), Rock Werchter (29th June - 2nd July), Fuji Rock (28th - 30th July), Lollapalooza (3rd - 6th August), and Osheaga (4th - 6th August).


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(Charlotte) Church Thought Charlotte Church was more ‘Ave Maria’ than ‘Avin it Large’? Think again.

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harlotte Church - Wales’ very own Patron Saint of Cheeky Vimtos - has come a long way. These days she’s worlds away from the operatic-lunged child who used to belt out ‘Pie Jesu’ on Songs of Praise, having traversed a winding path comprising of: four really-very-excellent alternative indie EPs, a telly chat show, a stint in pantomime, and her Imperial ‘Crazy Chick’ Pop Era along the way. That said, nothing on this sweet earth could possibly prepare anybody for the out of body experience that is Charlotte Church’s Late Night Pop Dungeon. Every bit as brilliantly barmy as that crackers name suggests, said Pop Dungeon consists of a cape-wearing Chazza and her glitterclad entourage emerging from rainbow mist in a super-dramatic burst of soprano opera, before barrelling into a whistle-stop tour

Voice of an Angel; ribbon twirling skills of a 6th grade gymnast.

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through everything from Nine Inch Nails to some of the Noughties’ finest pop moments. And, before you ask, OF COURSE she plays ‘Crazy Chick’. Last summer Chazza C trialled the Pop Dungeon at Glastonbury, and came close to collapsing the festival’s Rabbit Hole stage; such was the majesty of her take on Basement Jaxx’s ‘Romeo’. Quite rightly, she’s taking her latest creation everywhere this year, and you’d be a ‘Lovefool’ to miss it. And yes, she covers that one too, Cardigans fans. DIY


There’s little that can fully prepare you for The Pop Dungeon, dear readers - you’re best walking into the experience with an open mind, and vast quantities of booze. That said, here’s a taster of what treats to expect.

AMERIE - ‘1 THING’ Everyone who didn’t spend 2005 living in a cave probably remembers this gigantically horny (as in trumpets!) summer anthem - so it’s hardly a surprise to see The Pop Dungeon paying homage to the greatest.

DEEE-LITE. - ‘GROOVE IS IN THE HEART’ This 90s dance smash isn’t instantly a song you’d associate with political activism, sure, but on Charlotte’s watch, that all changes. “No ifs, no buts, no public sector cuts!” she chants in her own middle-finger slinging version, before seamlessly gliding into a flawless rap about social inequality. Well bloody played.

NINE INCH NAILS CLOSER In one of the set’s biggest curveballs, Charlotte Church - who, let’s remember, titled her debut album ‘Voice of an Angel’ - takes on this positively filthy number, to gravelling effect. Maybe don’t tell your nan about that time you saw her favourite child star yowling “I want to fuck you like an animal” at a tent of pingered-up festival attendees.

BE THERE:

Charlotte Church’s Pop Dungeon calls at The Mighty Hoopla (4th June), Hope & Glory (5th - 6th August), Bestival (7th 10th September), and Festival No. 6 (7th - 10th September).

Leave Right Now (AND GO SEE THESE POP LEGENDS) Let’s talk candidly here, readers. Will Young, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, All Saints et al are to the 00s what The Velvet Underground were to the 60s - aka. absolutely iconic. Between the lot of them, they boast more bangers than your average hot dog stand. It seems like fate itself that this holy trinity have all chosen this summer to reunite, then; all three of them with plans to regenerate like pop phoenixes at a newly relocated second edition of The Mighty Hoopla. Taking place in London’s Victoria Park on 4th June, the whole bonanza has LGBT institutions like The Glory and Sink the Pink at the helm. Be there, or be forever regretful.

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Will Young plays The Mighty Hoopla (4th June). Sophie Ellis-Bextor plays Pub In The Park (19th - 21st May), The Mighty Hoopla (4th June), Cornbury (7th - 9th July), Hazy Days (7th 8th July), Flashpoint (14th - 16th July), Oxted Beer and Music Festival (14th - 16th July), CarFest North (28th - 30th July), CarFest South (25th - 27th August), and Sunshine (25th - 27th August). All Saints play Springfest (27th 28th May), The Mighty Hoopla (4th June), Henley Festival (5th - 9th July), Kew The Music (11th - 16th July), Tramlines (21st - 23rd July), and Camp Bestival (27th - 30th July).

Superstar DJs (HERE WE GO)

Whether it’s sports stars, telly presenters or your favourites spinning their choice tunes, festivals are stuffed to the brim with guest DJs. Actual snooker ledge Steve Davis has formed a second career for himself as a DJ, and with pal Kavus Torabi he’ll be spinning anything from prog, to psych and minimal techno at Festival No. 6 (7th - 10th September). New York’s Governor’s Ball (2nd - 4th June) are yet to confirm exactly what Mark Ronson vs Kevin Parker is, but given Mark’s solo sets last year had him behind a mixer, it’s either a battle of the bangers or a revival of Celebrity Boxing. And that would just be weird. Slaves will be taking over the decks at Bestival (7th - 10th September), while Isaac’s dad (!) will soundtrack the band’s Pier Party at The Great Escape (18th - 20th May), alongside Ellie Rowsell. Le Tigre’s JD Samson has been invited by MIA to spin tunes as part of Meltdown (9th - 18th June). Katy B rocks up to the turntables at Reading & Leeds (25th - 27th August).

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Liam Gallagher plays Pinkpop (3rd - 5th June), FIB Benicàssim (13th - 16th July), Lollapalooza Paris (22nd 23rd July), Lollapalooza (3rd - 6th August), and Osheaga (4th - 6th August).

he self-styled ‘LG’ is set to debut new songs (and nicknames for that big brother of his, we’d wager) at a swarm of festivals over the summer.

Liam Gallagher is, shall we say, poised (parka on, at the mic, tambo in hand, natch) to reveal his solo self to the world this summer. If we, for a few minutes, forget the mess that was Beady Eye, and instead focus on the glory days, there are a few fields that just might hit Supersonic heights across the summer. Details on his debut full-length are, at the time of going to print, scarce, but on Twitter he did say Noel’s fans “are gonna have nowhere to run or hide”. Between calling his big bro a potato, obv. If that wasn’t all, there are rumours he’s been rehearsing ‘Be Here Now’-era Oasis tracks, plus no doubt more surprises. DIY

A Tribe Called Quest Can Kick It, Obviously. The iconic New Yorkers bow out at Bestival this September.

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hese New York partystarters could only bow out on the biggest of stages, and that’s exactly what Bestival is set to offer them at the start of September. One of only two UK shows - the band also play Manchester’s Parklife in June - Bestival is always an end-of-season celebration, and ATCQ’s finale closing the iconic Saturday night of the festival’s first year in its new

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home just makes it more so. Sixth and last album ‘We Got It From Here... Thankyou 4 Your Service’ is an album that could only be done justice by headline slots at festivals. That’s exactly what we’re getting at Bestival, and it’s going to be emotional. Can they go out with an almighty bang? Yes they can. DIY

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A Tribe Called Quest play Parklife (10th 11th June), Roskilde (24th June - 1st July), Pitchfork Music Festival (14th - 16th July), FYF (21st - 23rd July), Panorama (28th 30th July), and Bestival (7th - 10th September).


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Mumford & Sons aren’t just headlining Latitude, they’re bringing along a whole heap of their faves, as the band’s Ben Lovett explains to Will Richards.

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ver the past five years, Mumford & Sons have brought their Gentlemen of the Road stopovers to all corners of the globe, headlining one-day festivals filled with their favourite acts. This July, they’re taking it one further. In the middle of a 2017 filled with writing album four and touring with U2 (natch), they’re taking over the Saturday of Latitude with the biggest Gentlemen... event yet.

anniversary tour for ‘The Joshua Tree’, and prior to a series of big sets across mainland Europe.

“Latitude is going to be an all-day party for us, we can’t wait! All four of us have spent so long picking our favourite new acts to come and share the day with us, and it’s so brilliant to be in a position to do this,” the band’s Ben Lovett explains. The takeover is an opportunity for Mumford & Sons to big up bands they’ve taken out as support on tour, and also just some personal new favourites.

Also bringing along collaborators Baaba Maal and The Very Best, the Saturday of Latitude is set to bring together everything that’s soundtracked Mumford & Sons’ lives of late, before the world-beaters finish the night off. “It’s something we’ve been thinking about for so long, and I can’t wait until it’s here,” concludes Ben. “See you at the bar!” DIY

Jack Garratt will headline the BBC Music Stage, after supporting the band on their huge 2015 UK tour. This helping hand is something Mumford & Sons received back in 2009. “The Maccabees invited us to support them on their UK tour almost ten years ago, and at that time it was such a big thing for us to be able to be exposed to such a bigger audience. For us to be able to give this opportunity to bands now is a brilliant thing.” For Ben personally, the Gentlemen of the Road takeover at Latitude is particularly special, as it sees acts who have passed through his own venue, Omeara in London, graduating to their biggest stages yet. In the past six months alone, the likes of Jorja Smith, Maggie Rogers, and Declan McKenna (who played our own Class of 2017 launch party at the venue in December) have all played hugely hyped, sold-out shows there, and are now racing on to even bigger things. For Mumford & Sons themselves, their Latitude headline slot comes in the middle of a year that’s relatively quiet for the band, while they work on new material. “We’ve been writing a whole bunch, and it’ll be nice to get back out there, especially at such a special event.” Latitude comes after a series of gigs supporting U2 on their 30th

The day marks the first time Latitude has given a band free reign to pick bands for the line up. Another example of the Suffolk bash giving back to bands who have grown alongside the festival, Mumfords having played huge, year-defining sets at multiple Latitudes on their path to the domination that is now the norm for Ben and co.

“For us to be able to give this opportunity to bands now is a brilliant thing.” Ben Lovett

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Mumford & Sons play Hangout (19th - 21st May), Boston Calling (26th - 28th May), Arroyo Seco Weekend (24th - 25th June), Latitude (13th - 16th July), Longitude (14th 16th July), Frequency (15th - 17th August), Pukkelpop (16th -19th July), Lowlands (18th - 20th August), Zürich Openair (23rd - 26th August), and Lollapalooza Berlin (9th - 10th September).

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SHAME

More Buzz Than A Field Full Of

Bees*

What’s the deal? Picture the 50s writing posse of ‘angry young men’ gone rogue: having caused carnage at Eurosonic 2017 back in January, the Charlie Steen-led punks will be stripping down from their suited ’n booted get up at tons of festivals across Europe this summer. Think: Playground staring contests set to music.

KING NUN

What’s the deal? Fresh off the Dirty Hit tour on which they toured alongside labelmates Superfood and fellow awesome newbies Pale Waves, these equally freshfaced west Londoners have riffs aplenty, throwing out potential garage rock superhits as if they’re yesterday’s fish ’n chip paper. What’s the deal? 100mph Think: Time-travelling 70s fuzz-rock with more than a few punks (without the spittle) geographical references to their channelling Palma Violets’ Geordie home in their song titles. New youthful abandon. EP ‘Immortal Kombat’ (see what they did there?) has them stepping up yet another notch, sounding even fresher than a pasty from Greggs (see what we did there?). Oh, and they taught the southerners at DIY HQ the word ‘radge’. Legends. Think: Ant and Dec having a scrap with Chezza Cole, through a shit load of pedals.

EAT FAST

From the springtime city-based events with a new band for every attendee (or thereabouts), to the smaller stages at the summer’s behemoths, festivals are a sure-fire way to find your new favourite band. Here are some of the hottest newcomers to look out for.

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Shame play Handmade (29th - 30th April), Hit The North (28th - 30th April), This Is Not A Love Song (9th - 11th June), We Love Green (10th - 11th June), Nova Rock (14th - 17th June), Vida (29th June 2nd July), Kendal Calling (27th - 30th July), Visions 24

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(5th August), Leefest (10th - 12th August), Pukkelpop (16th - 19th August), Green Man (17th - 20th August), Lowlands (18th - 20th August), Reading & Leeds (25th - 27th August), and End Of The Road (31st August - 3rd September).

Eat Fast play Live At Leeds (29th April), The Great Escape (18th 20th May), Evolution Emerging (27th May), Deer Shed (21st - 23rd July), and Kendal Calling (27th - 30th July). King Nun play Live at Leeds (29th April), The

Great Escape (18th - 20th May), Latitude (13th - 16th July), and Reading & Leeds (25th - 27th August). IDLES play Live at Leeds (29th April), Handmade (29th - 30th April), Download (9th - 11th

June), Rock For People (4th - 5th July), Bilbao BBK Live (6th - 8th July), Pohoda (6th - 8th July), Dour 12th - 16th July), Latitude (13th - 16th July), Valkhof (15th - 21st July), Standon Calling (27th - 30th July), Route du Rock (17th -


IDLES What’s the deal? ‘Brutalism’

by album name, brutal by nature. Bristol’s best have built themselves a mighty live reputation, serving up beast after beast, funnelling all kind of unease at the world into their angsty anthems-in-waiting. Think: Post-punkers gone hardcore.

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What’s the deal? A north London duo with more brooding synth-pop than you can chuck half a paper cup of warm lager at, Megan Markwick and Lily Somerville not long ago unleashed stellar debut EP ‘Gut Me Like An Animal’, on which pop pal Shura takes on production duties for ‘Does She Even Know’. Think: SOHN with more sportswear and less dodgy headgear.

GOAT GIRL

SÄLEN

What’s the deal? Matching dour skip-a-long rhythms with singer Clottie Cream’s ennui-laced vocal (she makes certified king of nonchalance Julian Casablancas sound like a sugar-doused toddler at a birthday party), Goat Girl’s debut double-A side ‘Country Sleaze’ / ‘Scum’ was nothing short of a smasher. They more than match it live, too their Hello 2017 set at The Old Blue Last was one of the most talked about. Think: MTV’s cult cartoon queen Daria forming a band.

What’s the deal? These Londoners’ might be peddling what at first glance seems bangertastic pop, all minimal beats and sugarysweet vocals - but don’t be fooled: Ellie Kamio might sound butter-wouldn’t-melt, but Sälen’s dark side is very much there in the lyrics (and videos which are worth a watch, too). Think: A Chupa Chups lollipop with a sour centre.

20th August), and Reading & Leeds (25th - 27th August). Goat Girl play Handmade (29th - 30th April), London Calling (26th - 27th May), This Is Not A Love Song (9th - 11th June), Bluedot (7th - 9th July), Latitude (13th - 16th July), Deer Shed (21st - 23rd

July), Tramlines (21st 23rd July), Truck (21st - 23rd July), Visions (5th August), and End Of The Road (31st August - 3rd September). Sälen play The Great Escape (18th - 20th May), and Lovebox (14th - 15th July).

IDLES and Shame are Eurosonic breaking acts supported by ETEP. ETEP supports the cross border success of European artists with the potential to tour outside their own countries. *Bees are seriously under threat, so a field of them would actually be A Good Thing. Visit bumblebeeconservation.org for lots of important info.

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Class Acts

Mattie Vant’s still desperately trying to secure that Tresemmé sponsorship.

Catch Class of… alumni new and (slightly) old(er) in fields just about everywhere.

BE THERE: VANT play Teddy Rocks (28th - 30th April), Live At Leeds (29th April), Dauwpop (25th May), Liverpool Sound City (25th - 28th May), Governor’s Ball (2nd - 4th June), Caribana (7th - 11th June), Retropop (10th June), Rock The Beach (19th June), Zwarte Cross (14th - 16th July), Truck (21st - 23rd July), Lollapalooza (3rd - 6th August), Wilkestock (1st - 3rd September), and Applepop (8th - 9th September). Hinds play Truck (21st - 23rd July), and Green Man (17th - 20th August). The Japanese House plays The Great Escape (17th - 20th May), Liverpool Sound City (25th - 28th May), Parklife (10th - 11th June), Blissfields (6th 8th July), Latitude (13th - 16th July), and Lollapalooza (3rd - 6th August). Rat Boy plays The Great Escape (18th - 20th May), Garorock (25th - 27th August), and Reading & Leeds (25th - 27th August).

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estival season doesn’t just mean that it’s time to get the wellies out of the cupboard and brush up on your tent construction skills; it’s also the end of another school year (cue a burst of Alice Cooper). While a bunch of Class Of 2017 grads are set to shine this year, it’s also a time for some more seasoned alumni to come to the fore and put themselves forward as headliners of the future. If you’re looking to play a spot of Class Of bingo, then you’ll get a full house in no time by heading to one of the UK’s smaller festivals, including Oxfordshire’s Truck, Derbyshire’s Y Not, LeeFest and Blissfields. There you’ll be able to catch the likes of VANT, who’ll probably be found bringing down the tent with the riotous riffs and politicised lyrics of blistering, anthemic debut ‘Dumb Blood.’ After embedding themselves firmly into the circuit last year, Hinds are also continuing their path to world domination – you won’t want to

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leave them alone. Fresh from touring with The 1975, The Japanese House has no doubt become accustomed to completely captivating huge crowds. If it’s sweat-soaked mayhem you’re after though, then keep your eyes peeled for Rat Boy; he’ll be calling for a ‘Revolution’ at Parklife, Reading & Leeds and more. Formation’s stratospheric, percussion-heavy tunes have always sounded festival-ready so they’re more than set to deliver some arms-aloft moments, but if it’s a bit cold and damp then The Magic Gang will warm your cockles with their irresistible melodies. Black Honey are known for putting on a spectacle, bringing their cinematic tunes to life during their powerful live shows, and with the Brighton bunch packing a serious punch with their latest single, it might be difficult to find ‘Somebody Better’ this year. DIY

Formation play Primavera Sound (31st May - 4th June), Body & Soul (23rd - 25th June), Latitude (13th - 16th July), Grape Festival (12th August) Bestival (7th - 10th September), and Festival No. 6 (7th - 10th September). The Magic Gang play Hit The North (28th - 30th April), Live At Leeds (29th April), The Great Escape (18th - 20th May), Liverpool Sound City (25th - 28th May), Tramlines (21st - 23rd July), and Truck (21st 23rd July). See p38 for Black Honey’s festival appearances.


WAKING UP

In Glasto Pop queen Katy Perry’s Pilton-bound in what’s guaranteed to be the most talked-about set of the weekend. Some people might’ve been a little surprised at the announcement of a certain pop ledge for Glastonbury, but think it through a bit and it all makes sense. If there’s anyone prepared for the mud, mayhem, and miscellaneous hazardry of the world’s biggest festival, it’s Katy Perry. A couple of years ago, her shimmering golden promotional ‘PRISM’ bus was notoriously dented by a drunk driver, and fast-forwarding to ‘Chained to the Rhythm’’s debut live performance, one of the dancing houses toppled off the stage. She took it all in her stride. With all this experience in mind, navigating Worthy Farm should be a doddle. It’d be handy if Katy bought a Land Rover along, a la Adele, mind you. Upon confirming the news, K-Pez expressed a great deal of excitement around the ample supply of crumpets and tea available at the British festival, which might give a few insights into her potential stage dressing. Known for celebrating cakes in the past, who’s to say Katy Perry won’t craft an entire set based around the humble crumpet emerging dramatically out of the buttery depths for ‘Dark Horse’, ‘Roar’ and ‘I Kissed A Girl’ - this time around? DIY

LESS MUST-SEE, MORE

Must-Sing Get nostalgic with your old faves.

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t is a truth universally acknowledged that a person on their way to a festival must be in want of a singalong. There comes a point in time when you want to take a deep breath, hold it in restless anticipation of the first notes of a bona fide classic, and then proceed to sing at the top of your voice until your lungs give out. And boy, does this year promise to deliver. After a broken leg (ahem) stood in the way of them headlining Glastonbury in 2015, Foo Fighters are making up for lost time. As such, they’ll definitely have to ‘Learn to Fly,’ and you’ll need to brush up on their many, many anthems. If you’ve got the time to listen to them whine, pop punk pioneers Green Day are headlining BST Hyde Park this year, where a cathartic round of ‘American Idiot’ won’t go amiss. Kings of Leon are joining them there, and are off around the continent too. Don’t pretend like you won’t raise your arms aloft during ‘Sex On Fire.’ Speaking of ‘killer’ choruses, don’t forget The Killers. ‘Mr. Brightside.’ Need we say more? It’s not all about guys and guitars though. Dizzee Rascal is hitting up Wild Life and Bestival, so you better ‘Fix Up Look Sharp’ and brush up on his bangers. So, pack your throat sweets, remember your breathing techniques and get ready for a summer of chanting along to some of your faves’ most iconic tunes. DIY

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Foo Fighters play BottleRock Napa Valley (26th - 28th May), Glastonbury (21st - 25th June), Roskilde (24th June - 1st July), Open’er (28th June - 1st July), Rock Werchter (29th June - 2nd July), Mad Cool (6th - 8th July), NOS Alive (6th - 8th July), and Lollapalooza Berlin (9th - 10th September). Green Day play Pinkpop (3rd - 5th June), Download Paris (9th - 11th June), Nova Rock (14th - 17th June), Hurricane (23rd - 25th June), Southside (23rd - 25th June), BST Hyde Park (30th June - 9th July), and Mad Cool (6th - 8th July). Kings of Leon play New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival (28th April - 7th May), Beale Street Music Festival (5th - 7th May), Pinkpop (3rd - 5th June), Tinderbox (22nd - 24th June), Rock Werchter (29th June - 2nd July), BST Hyde Park (30th June - 9th July), and Mad Cool (6th - 8th July). The Killers play Tinderbox (22nd - 24th June), Ejekt (24th June), Bråvalla (28th June - 1st July), Provinssi (29th June - 1st July), BST Hyde Park (30th June - 9th July), Bilbao BBK Live (6th - 8th July), and Lollapalooza (3rd - 6th August).

Katy Perry plays Glastonbury (21st - 25th June).

Dizzee Rascal plays We Are FSTVL (26th - 28th May), Wild Life (9th - 10th June), Glastonbury (21st - 25th June), V Festival (19th - 20th August), Electric Fields (1st - 2nd September), and Bestival (7th - 10th September).

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Ed Sheeran’s Mates

There’s sure to be a special guest or three up his heavily-tattooed sleeves.

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hings we know about Ed Sheeran: he’s decent at penning a song or two, his cheek scar is literally by royal ascent, he’s besties with just about everyone, ever. Whether it’s Stormzy guesting with him at the BRIT Awards earlier this year, to that joyous ode to peri peri chicken alongside Example that can be found in the bowels of YouTube (if you’ve not seen it, it’s a must), Teddy boy loves inviting his pals along for the ride just as much as he loves Doritos. And he even included those in a song. So, we wonder, who’s he likely to bring along to Worthy Farm?

Franks FOR THE Memories Frank Ocean’s ‘Blonde’ ambition has him headlining all over the shop. Or should that be woodworking shop? If you thought the wait for ‘Blonde’ was painful, it’s going to be nine months since the album came out before he brings the new songs to life on tour, and a further one on top of that before he touches down in the UK. As was the case with the ‘channel ORANGE’ follow-up though, these shows are sure to be more than worth the wait, with Chris Breaux stepping into the festival-headlining shoes he’s made his over the past five years by doing... well, very little actually. Few would argue that he doesn’t deserve such adoration though, and with UK shows at Parklife and Lovebox joined by a slew of European mainland festivals, the likes of ‘Pink + White’ and newie ‘Chanel’ are set to join ‘Pyramids’ et al as anthems to define these muddy weekends. Down your tools and pay attention, ‘cause this summer is Frank Ocean’s. DIY

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Taylor Swift While T-Swizzle might be one of Ed’s closest musical mates, she’s not exactly one to share the limelight, and probably doesn’t like the fact she’s not headlined the Pyramid Stage herself.

Elton John

Harry Styles

Elt’s not only Ed’s bff, giving him advice on ‘dealing with fame’ and whatnot, he’s also featured on a whole heap of other acts’ songs - Fall Out Boy’s ‘Save Rock and Roll’ and Queens of the Stone Age’s ‘Fairweather Friends’ are just two recent examples.

Long-time buddies Ed’s penned a couple of One Direction tracks, as anyone knee-deep in Discogs would know - it wouldn’t be a million miles for the newlysolo Hazza to rock up in his finest Gucci garb… would it? (Side note: do Gucci make wellies?)

All of grime, EVER. Basically, it’s too tough to pick just one of Ed’s longstanding grime pals (he released an EP back in 2011, pre-fame, smack bang full of ‘em, fact fans - Wiley, Ghetts, JME and Devlin all feature) so there’s every chance he’ll invite a whole bunch. 28

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Frank Ocean plays Hangout (19th - 21st May), Sasquatch! (26th - 28th May), Primavera Sound (31st May - 4th June), Northside (9th - 11th June), Parklife (10th - 11th June), Lovebox (14th - 15th July), FYF (21st - 23rd July), Panorama (28th - 30th July), WayHome (28th - 30th July), Way Out West (10th - 12th August), and Flow (11th - 13th August).


David Rodigan pres. Ram Jam

TEKLIFE SHOWCASE

Preditah DJ MAXIMUM VENUM SOUND

DJ Taye DJ Paypal

David Rodigan

DJ Spinn

PLUS teklife dancers

TODDLA T’S BESTIVAL CARNIVAL

toddla t & coco MIXPACK

dre skull & jubilee

the HEATWAVE

47Soul The Turbans My Baby Flamingods New York Brass Band

DJ SHADOW Blossoms KURUPT FM Lucy Rose

SINK THE PINK UK GARAGE POOL PARTY

DJ LUCK & MC NEAT HEARTLESS CREW OXIDE & NEUTRINO HARDCOCK LIFE BUTTMITZVAH

ARTWORK pres. art’s house SLAVES (DJ SET)

Rag’n’Bone Man WILEY Laura Mvula

Danny Brown LOYLE CARNER Soul II Soul MNEK Circa Waves Ray Blk The Ska Vengers Stefflon Don Smoove and Turrell K.O.G. and The Zongo Brigade Kuenta I Tambu

The Cuban Brothers nadia rose

purple rave

Roots Manuva

MR Scruff

craig charles’ funk & soul club south london soul train FULL LINE-UP AND TICKETS

Mad Professor Trojan Sound System nice up!

Daddy G Kiko Bun StarOne shepdog Riddim Punks +more

Twin Atlantic Nick Mulvey AJ Tracey 67 Charlotte Church’s Late Night Pop Dungeon

Bomba Estéreo DJ Yoda U-ROY Romare Sinkane Tash Sultana Bjarki

Pres. 25 years of RAM Calyx & Teebee Jackmaster Culture Shock Kölsch +more Heidi AGORIA DUSKY Patrick Topping Solardo MOnki Melé jasper james Raindance

Ratpack Slipmatt Billy Daniel Bunter +more THE FEAST COLLECTIVE - CARNIVALS - FIREWORKS FINALE CAMPSITE GREEN HUBS - SLOW MOTION WELLBEING & much more

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MAC DEMARCO:

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Taking the step up to festival headliner, the rise and rise of Mac DeMarco shows no sign of waning. But with new LP ‘This Old Dog’, is the lovable goofball finally - whisper it – growing up too? Words: Lisa Wright. Photos: Phil Smithies.

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hile Charli XCX may have her ‘Angels’ and Lady Gaga her ‘Little Monsters’, in the indie world, there are few artists with as loyal a tribe of fans as Mac DeMarco. Since the Canadian broke through with second album ‘2’ in 2012, his uniquely charming mix of doe-eyed crooning and goofball japes has landed him an increasingly large and adoring group of acolytes (Little Macs, perhaps?). And tonight, rounding off a brief trip to the UK with a last minute, super sweaty, super sold out show at revamped Holloway boozer Nambucca, the Little Macs are out in full force. One fan has even flown all the way over from Italy - sans

“I’m already pissed off at the size rooms we’re playing now!” ticket - in the hope that someone will take pity and let him in. Mac does. Others shout out proclamations of love to Mac’s absent mother Agnes as he plays. Everyone here is universal in their word for word knowledge of the DeMarco back catalogue. Though most artists will profess their love

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for these kind of intimate gigs - while secretly balking at the prospect of having to slum it back in a 2x2m dressing room - this is clearly the kind of shit Mac lives for. Rewind 30 hours, however, and, sat in a coffee shop a few miles down the road, he’s talking about the complete opposite: namely that this year, with forthcoming third album ‘This Old Dog’ in tow, the unassuming star will make the leap to festival headliner status, topping the bill at End of the Road alongside Father John Misty. It’s a big deal. The kind of deal that most artists would wait a lifetime for, but Mac… well, to be honest, Mac didn’t even realise it was happening. “We’re headlining?!,” he asks, sipping a black coffee and looking surprised. “I didn’t know that, but that’s really cool.” A laid-back reaction, perhaps, but big crowds and statement performances aren’t really the singer’s thing. He enthusiastically bigs up his friends who run the event, their hospitality and the tenacious British festival mentality (“People go to it knowing it’s going to be so muddy and fucked but they don’t give a damn. They’re together, they’re getting covered in mud and they’re gonna have a good time. That’s so sick,” he enthuses), but as for being the big star at the top of the tree? He could take it or leave it. “Fuck that,” Mac states. “I’m already pissed off at the size rooms we’re playing now!” he laughs when questioned about the very realistic possibility of soon becoming the kind of act that could casually whip out a 10k capacity Alexandra Palace show on his next live trip. “I love playing to all those people,” he adds, “but even when I haven’t put anything out in a year, I come back and the venue is twice the size regardless,” Mac continues, visibly baffled by his own success. “I’m like, ‘I’m not even doing anything to make this happen?!’ It’s very weird.” From the fart jokes and dopey humour that litters his onstage chat, to the familiar way in which he introduces girlfriend Keira to the Nambucca crowd, Mac is the kind of anti-star that despite (or perhaps because of) his unawareness, the world has taken to its heart. On last album ‘Another One’, final track ‘My 32

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House by the Water​’ signed off by stating Mac’s address and telling people to come over and stop round for a coffee. A bold move. In the two years between the album’s 2014 release and his recent move to LA, more than 3,000 people took him up on the offer, coming by for a glimpse of the man himself or even just to sit on his porch while he was frequently on tour. It wasn’t necessarily the reason for his relocation per se, but it’s clear it didn’t hurt in terms of spurring him on. “I don’t regret it, it was a cool idea and we never had any problems. Everyone was nice. But regardless of whether or not I thought it was ok, my roommates and my girlfriend weren’t so pleased...” he admits. Last year, however, he took the plunge, left New York and bought a place in LA. Following a slight creative wobble it meant that, for the first time, there was a dislocation between writing the songs that would form the record and putting them to tape. “I wrote about 12 or 14 songs in a week and a half in New York in March of 2016, and as I was going to start making the record, I was like ‘Ah, I just don’t feel like doing this for some reason,’” he ponders. “I’d already done a couple of records in that bedroom, I wasn’t vibing and I couldn’t focus,” he explains. ”So we went back out on tour for most of the summer, then we moved and it took a couple more months to get settled. In November I had to start thinking about it again, but it’s weird coming back to songs. I’d rerecord them and try and make them into this big thing, and then I’d listen back to it and think it was so stupid. So [in the end] most of the tracks were just the original demos, because they felt the most right or the most real.” The result is the singer’s most stripped back and intimate album yet. Recorded largely on acoustic guitar, it finds one of indie’s most naturally romantic raconteurs pinning his heart ever firmer to his sleeve. From the title track, a lilting, softlyplucked ode to the continuing endurance of love, to 80-second interlude ‘Sister’ – a “sweet little ‘I Love You’ to my ‘sis” - ‘This Old Dog’ is tender to the core. “On [debut EP] ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll Nightclub’ I tried to write more in character, but I’m writing

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But which famous hounds are the finest, according to our pal Mac?

Scooby-Doo “A talking dog to start us off. That show was on all of the time when I was a kid. You know when you stay home from school and there’s one show that’s always on and it makes you feel like you’re in limbo? That’s Scooby Doo for me. He’s got a weird little crew, has Scooby-Doo.”

Balto “There’s a statue of him in Central Park, New York City. He’s this dog that had one of those medicine jugs on his neck - this little barrel where he would transport medicine to people in Alaska. I think it was a true story. They made a Disney movie about him.”

Snoopy “Last but not least, we’ll go with one of the best dogs out there: Snoopy. You’ve got to love a dog that makes his owner look like a complete failure. Charlie Brown looks like a total butthead in comparison. I love the whole Peanuts crew - Woodstock, Snoopy, whatever. But he’s the best part of Peanuts - the rest of it is pretty confusing and psychological for kids but he’s just cool, flying his kites and going into his dog house.”

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these songs as a reflection,” he explains. “When I’m at home it’s the only time I have to think about my life and the way I’m feeling, and all I can really write about is myself. I don’t really know much about anything else,” he shrugs. It all ends on the warped, woozy and heart-wrenchingly affective ‘Watching Him Fade Away’: easily the rawest thing Mac’s penned to date. “My dad got really sick this year. I don’t really know the guy very well and that song was my ‘see you later’. But somehow he got better, which was... That was very strange,” he admits. “I thought he’d probably never hear these songs, and that was my way of coping with it, but now he’s probably gonna hear all of them. Maybe it’ll make him smarten up. We’ll see. It’s a bizarre situation for me to be in now.” Would he have included them had he known he’d be in this position now? He pauses. “I’m not sure, I’m really not sure...” See, while DeMarco might be best known as the lol-a-minute comedy guy, famed for early gigs where he used to regularly get his penis out on stage, Mac IRL is a more measured character than you might expect. Clad in trademark grubby baseball cap and nondescript jacket, he’s prone to breaking into accents and dishing up cartoony character ‘bits’ but, for the most part, he’s a pretty calm

sizeable EPs) in, the singer seems ready to reshuffle his priorities. “It’s funny going on tour so much. With the party and the show and seeing a new city, sometimes the music part takes the backseat,” he concedes. “Whereas now it feels like it’s right back at the front.” The view from the front, however, might be a little different from what you’d expect. The release of

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conversationalist. It may have something to do with the intense, two-day press junket he’s been on since landing in the UK, but you get the sense that the singer’s veering towards a more, dare we say it... mature path in general? “I hope not!” he balks, at the mention of the ‘M’ word, but then concedes that “the allure of some things [we did] when we started has gone.” “I love touring and I love playing shows, but I don’t wanna sit and drink 40 beers every night and fall asleep face down on the floor anymore,” he shrugs. “For some reason, that lost its fun.”

Still only aged 26, Mac’s lived the majority of his adult life on the road, in a position where “it’s your job” to be a professional party monster. Give a 21-year-old the keys to the kingdom – or at least the booze cupboard – and it’s to be expected that they’ll indulge. But three studio albums (plus a couple of


‘This Old Dog’ this month sees Mac finishing up his current record deal with Captured Tracks. While not implying he’ll leave the homestead, it’s clear at least that he sees the record as closing a certain chapter of his career. “This record, ‘Salad Days’ and ‘2’ feel like a nice little trifecta. This is the last record I have on contract with my record label, so it feels like the end of a lot of things. I’m not saying I’m gonna become an EDM DJ or anything, but I feel like I can go wherever I want from here,” he says. “The funny thing about making this record is that [it’s shown me that] electric guitar is not really where I’m at right now at all. I listen to some acoustic music, but I listen to a lot of lyric-less or even ambient music – a lot of Japanese synthesiser stuff and video game music from when I was a kid. I’m not saying I’m gonna go down that path either, but it feels like there’s this thing here that’s been completed, so now I can do

something that truly feels different to me.” As the poster boy for a certain strain of plaid shirted, slapstick slackerdom, the idea of Mac ditching the strings and soundtracking Mariokart 2k18 might strike fear into the hearts of many. Then again, those Mac-olytes will come round; whether crooning lovelorn refrains or dishing up J-Pop-indebted nuggets, the man at the middle will still be the same guy who’ll invite you round for a coffee. “I remember when I was a kid, I could never really get into any contemporary bands at the time because they just felt too out of reach and too cool,” Mac says. “So, for me, the whole thing is that people should be involved,” he says, grinning that famously gap-toothed grin. “I’m just trying to keep it real and keep happy in myself. If it keeps going this way then great, if things crash and burn then that’s also fine. At the moment, it feels like I’m walking into the abyss. It’s a confusing time... but it’s cool.” Laid back as ever, Mac’s stepping into the next stage of his career with the same easy going attitude that he steps onto every stage with. That casual festival headline set? It’ll probably be cool, too. He’s decided to leave his new address off this record, though. It’s one small step for Mac, but maybe that’s enough maturity for now. DIY

BE THERE:

Mac! Mac! Over here! Mac! Over… oh, never mind.

Mac DeMarco plays Hangout (19th - 21st May), Boston Calling (26th - 28th May), Primavera Sound (31st May - 4th June), Governor’s Ball (2nd 4th June), Lollapalooza (3rd - 6th August), Øya (8th - 12th August), Sziget (9th - 16th August), Way Out West (10th - 12th August), Pukkelpop (16th - 19th August), Route Du Rock (17th - 20th August), Lowlands (18th 20th August), Zürich Openair (23rd - 26th August), Rock En Seine (25th - 27th August), Todays (25th - 27th August), and End Of The Road (31st August 3rd September).

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FESTIVAL FASHION Debating those denim cut-offs? Hesitating over your head wear? Never fear! Black Honey’s resident style savant Izzy B. Phillips is here to sort out all your sartorial needs. Interview: Lisa Wright. Photos: Sarah Louise Bennett.

“What do you mean we’re jealous of Izzy always being at the front?!”

From their very first movements – all secret identities and nostalgic, pop art imagery – Black Honey have staked a claim as the most visually arresting new band on the block. The Brighton bunch know that, in this modern world of livin’ for the ‘Gram, it’s not enough just to craft a bunch of celebratory bangers – you’ve got to stitch together the entire world they exist in too. Who better, then, to help curate the summer fun of your festival wardrobe? Whether you’re a hippy babe floating through Worthy Farm, a hardcore mosher heading to Download or a sun-seeker popping on the plane to Coachella, singer Izzy B. Phillips and her band of oh-so-pretty young things have got you covered. Over to you, girls...

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“Tom is channelling a Coachella look, which is more minimal with a bit more flesh on show as he’s working on his tan. We’re dealing with a sassy, maybe slightly drug-enhanced femme fatale here who’s drinking a whisky mix from a hip flask in a bag that’s matching her outfit. As you can see, we’ve gone heavy on the holographics with a little matching back pack and choker, and some really nice cheek glitter. He’s got a shredded pair of hot pants and he’s currently bare foot because he’s partied so hard in the spiritual tent that he’s lost his shoes. He has no need for them any more because he’s found his inner Coachella babe. If I was a bird, I’d be a magpie and I’d just collect all of the things that were holographic and make a space ship out of all the things I found. Tom’s got a 90s space vibe, and the double hair bun adds a another element. That’s a little bit Harajuku, the buns – a harajuku futurismo vibe. And of course he’s sporting a #freethenipple slogan because he’s representing for girls everywhere.”

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“A traditional Stevie Nicks Glastonbury look. We’ve gone heavy on the tassels, heavy on the gold and there’s a peace sign on his cheek and flowers on his floppy hat. We’ve really gone all out with vintage Glastonbury style here, with a really garish flower print. It’s a throwback look, this one. I think that if you were to pack for Glastonbury, your bag – it’s a camel pouch bag FYI, to keep on trend - should be filled with a vial of very strong rum, and then the rest of it is filled with overweight chrome accessories and tassels. No need for underwear, no need for wet wipes, just bring tassels.”

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Tommy “Tommy is harnessing his inner rock goddess, sporting a classic look of acid wash hot pants, corset, 90s Slipknot T-shirt and an Axl Rose headband. I wanted to go a bit Axl Rose, a bit Courtney Love. She’s a good time girl at the festival. She gives zero fucks. She’s had a lot to drink and been up all night watching Korn, but she’s also into Thin Lizzy and something a bit more classic. The boa is a bit more of a glam reference – I think that end of the 70s is coming back in this season. That’s where she’s at. A good old rock T-shirt never goes out of style.”

Izzy’s tips: “For a festival, my number one priority is to not wear any trousers that go near the mud. I would also not recommend wearing flip flops. I think it’s all about leather jackets and some heavy wearing Dr. Martens that will keep you from the mud while still looking glamorous. Layering textures with band T-shirts and acid wash. Festival attire should be as eccentric as possible. Channel your inner diva, as it’s a really good opportunity to reach your eccentric climax. Don’t give a fuck what other people think and be your true self.”

BE THERE:

Black Honey play Live At Leeds (29th April), London Calling (26th - 27th May), Blissfields (6th - 8th July), and 110 Above (4th - 6th August). 38

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B A S “T T I L L E

From returning to Reading & Leeds, to taking a weekend off to Glastonbury and chill, Bastille’s Dan Smith is on for a busy summer. Words: Emma Swann. Photos: Mike Massaro.

he Raconteurs, Manu Chao, Amy Winehouse, Jay Z.” Bastille frontman Dan Smith is reeling off the Pyramid Stage run at one of his first visits to Glastonbury, in 2008. “My mates and I wanted to be at the front for Jay Z, so we went down and hung out around the front, and by the time Jay was on, we were lung-crushed, up against the barrier. He came out, strumming along to ‘Wonderwall’, middle fingers up in the air, and absolutely killed it. A really fucking fun two hours of my life. “It was a set of undeniably massive hits, but it also felt so important, seeing in a big shift in people’s mentalities when it came to what kind of artist should and can headline festivals.” He is, he tells us, on the band’s tour bus, somewhere between New York City and Uncasville, Connecticut (“Er, it’s in America, if that narrows it down?”), just a couple of weeks ahead of US super-festival Coachella. It’s there he’s looking forward to watching another hip hop giant (“Kendrick in a fucking polo field in the desert?! It’s gonna be pretty surreal.”), someone who also provided another of his stand-out festival memories. “We were right at the back,” he remembers, of Kendrick Lamar’s 2015 Reading Main Stage appearance, sandwiched directly between the twin indie behemoths of Jamie T and The Libertines. “My housemate’s in a band called Childcare, and he was playing on the BBC Introducing stage. I hadn’t articulated it, but I remember wondering what the crowd will be like, in a field in Reading. And moving towards the stage, as Kendrick started playing, I was so blown away. It was by far the busiest set, in my opinion, of the whole weekend. Everybody was singing along, and I was like, ‘this is fucking amazing’. Here’s an artist who made, obviously an incredibly important album, but also a really challenging one - ‘To Pimp A Butterfly’ is not an easy listen, in a lot of ways, and that’s

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what makes it so great - but to see a massive field of British people shouting along. If you’d have suggested this would’ve been a Reading & Leeds moment however many years ago…”

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f it’s not clear by now, Dan - and the rest of Bastille, he’s quick to add - loves festivals. He’s cleared a weekend in his jam-packed 2017 diary to attend Glastonbury, just to “go hang out and watch a shitload of music.” “I’m like a kid in a candy store…” he pauses, before correcting himself. “Shit, that’s such an American expression! A kid in a fucking sweet shop!” “We try and get in as early as possible,” he continues, of his band’s on-site antics, “find out who’s playing, and try and see as much as we can. Sometimes sets coincide with us playing, and that’s a pain in the arse.” They can’t, he ruefully points out, see Eminem at this year’s Reading & Leeds, because he’s on opposite days. “I’d chew my hands off to see him play.” There are, at least, a few others, he can catch this summer. “Future Islands! I really wanna see Lorde, and Lana Del Rey. Radiohead are playing a whole bunch of festivals that we’re doing and that’s going to be very, very exciting. Also Haim! I am so excited about their new record, I can’t wait to hear it.” Katy Perry at Glastonbury? “Oh mate, that’s gonna be fucking amazing, can you imagine what it’s gonna be like, having THAT many people screaming along to ‘Firework’?! It’s gonna be insane!”

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“I’d chew my hands off to see Eminem play.” - Dan Smith

After taking a few too many pingers in the dance tent, everything had started to become a bit confusing for Dan.

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husband’, read one, the a’s all, obviously, replaced with the band’s signature triangle. ‘We love you more than pizza.’ “Getting to play at festivals where it feels like a headline show is totally surreal, and a wonderful thing to have,” Dan says. “Open’er was very much like that, and it’s awesome. I think of times I’ve gone to festivals, and all I could think about was ‘fuck, have I got enough alcohol and loo roll?’, and to have factored into that, ‘oh, have I also got my amazing

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“I’m like a kid in a fucking sweet shop!” - Dan Smith

hand-painted banner for one of the bands I want to see?’?! “To see someone at a festival with a niche, curated banner about us is an amazing compliment, and particularly there. It was kind of overwhelming how many signs there were. It’s a whole other level of dedication.”

2017, meanwhile, has them returning to Reading & Leeds, a series of appearances across Mainland Europe - Pukkelpop, Lowlands, Northside and Rock am Ring - and a curious slot at the Isle of Wight Festival. “We play before Rod Stewart,” Dan laughs, at the hilarity of performing directly before the nation’s grans’ favourite. So obviously, we ask, what’s his favourite song from the crooner’s extensive back catalogue? “Maggie May! Maggie May is a tune.” DIY

BE THERE:Bastille play Rock Am Ring

(2nd - 4th June), Isle of Wight (8th - 11th June), Northside (9th - 11th June), Eden Sessions (15th June), Pukkelpop (16th - 19th August), Lowlands (18th - 20th August), and Reading & Leeds (25th 27th August).


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D: Rum and ginger beer tastes really good when it’s warm and flat. It’s the perfect festival drink. Take some limes as well, it stops the scurvy.

D: We need to go to the booze section first. You normally have maybe like £100 to spend on stuff to take with you if everyone chips in £20, so the majority of that needs to go on booze. Some supermarkets do an amazing Sangria in a box that’s perfect for festivals cos it’s like drinking squash. If not, you need a bottle of mixer to make a brew in, which is half a 2l bottle of vodka filled with juice that you swig from all day.

R: Loads of beers. You always have dirty ones left in the tent at the end of the weekend, when you’re packing up to leave and you find them all dented and dirty and scratched. You always buy too many cans and regret it, but I’m getting more anyway.


D: You always buy something stupid to take, food-wise. Someone gets a pack of cheese or something, some really smelly blue stilton. You moan at them for bringing it, and then by day two you ask for a bit. That’s your stinky mate Steve, who always brings pate to a festival.

R: Take some Febreeze with you. I’ve never done this but I might now. Steve’s a bit stinky but he’s sensible as well. R: If you’re gonna eat at a festival then it’s all about instant noodles. In they go. Someone’s always got a kettle, one of the lovely old people who’ve been to Glastonbury for the last 20 years.

R: I always take a few mangoes. I just tear them open, primate style. You don’t need a knife. That’s your fruit intake for the weekend.

D: I’m taking this lawn feed cos I want to be nice to Michael Eavis. After you’ve done your weekend then you just give it a sprinkle over where your tent’s been and you’ll help save the farm so we can go back next year.

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D: I’m actually thinking of buying these waders for festivals this year. You can spill everything down them and then just wipe it off. You can wade through the mud. They’ve got pockets as well.

• 3 crates of beer • Own brand vodka • Plastic milk bottle of fruit juice • Stilton • Febreeze • 48 packets of instant noodles • Berocca • Novelty backpack • 1 wizard’s staff • Waders • Lawn feed • Rum and ginger beer • Mangoes • Snack bars • Wet wipes • Pink wafer biscuits

R: You need a bag to put the booze in, and this one’s kooky and fun and people love that. You’re gonna need two packs of noodles, six beers and then you put it in the bag and that’s a day at the festival. D: Then we just need snack bars and wet wipes and we’re golden. I’d be chuffed if I went to a festival with this stuff. I feel very prepared.

BE THERE:

Superfood play Handmade (29th - 30th April), Live At Leeds (29th April), Truck (21st - 23rd July), and Festival No. 6 (7th - 10th September).

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Between performing in their PJs at Glastonbury, to all-nighters in Germany with Bright Eyes, Warpaint’s resident drum-basher Stella Mozgawa spills all. Interview: Emma Snook. You’re playing Glastonbury this year! What does the festival mean to you? We’ve played it twice before and I would say my first reaction to it was absolute terror ‘cause I’d never seen a festival ground that was so vast and populated. It just felt like trouble. But that first year was really fun, we actually got to stay for a few days. Unfortunately last time we played - in 2014 - we were whisked away to catch a ferry a few hours after our set and that was really sad. I think the same thing’s happening this year as well. I think for me Glastonbury is about missed opportunities. I think for most people it’s an abundance of opportunities… perhaps too many! Do you have any particularly fond memories from your first Glastonbury? I remember walking around the campsite in my wellies with Jen (bandmate Jenny Lee Lindberg) and we were pointing and laughing at people’s miserable tents and just the misery of “Is… that a… selfie stick, Theresa?”

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“We played the John Peel stage at 5pm and I was still in my pyjamas.” - Stella Mozgawa the situation. It was really entertaining at the time. We had a really early press interview and I just did it in my pyjamas and I didn’t get out of my pyjamas for the rest of the day. We played the John Peel stage at like 5pm that evening and I was still in my pyjamas. I guess I was pretty hungover and couldn’t really be arsed getting changed and the general Warpaint aesthetic at that time was pretty comfortable. But I can’t pull it off as well as Jen can! How well do Warpaint cope with the mud? Pretty good. There seems a pattern of: confusion, acceptance… like the five stages of grieving, except there’s a long, extended period of humour in there as well. Levity, I think. But we’re always pretty well-equipped, thanks to our British managers and label. They know what’s up. We just kinda

turn up like, “Ohhh sneakers no?! OK.” Isn’t it once every four years they take a year off where they have to excavate the bodies and the money from the mud? Full excavation. You’re a band who are well used to the festival circuit. Do you have your festival packing down now? Are there any essential items? I’ve got better at it I think. Water and protection from the elements generally. And a tiny backpack! I do love tiny backpacks. Big fan of the tiny backpack. I think it’s coming back in fashion which is great for me because I’ve got about seven of them. There are a lot of things that can go a bit pear-shaped at a festival, like the weather, getting lost, alcohol-related mishaps… have you had any especially bad moments? The one that comes to mind is a festival in Germany. We’d just met the Bright Eyes crew, we were doing the same festival circuit. We were both playing the same festival the next day so some of them just stayed on our bus and we stayed up all night. We arrived at the festival five minutes to showtime which is a big no-no. It was really, really stressful, especially for our tour manager at the time. We found a way to park the bus really close to the stage and literally rolled out of bed onto the stage. At the time it seemed like fun but looking back it was just wildly unprofessional! We have never done that again and we will never do it again.

Are there any acts you’d like to see step up to the headline slot? I think The xx should just headline everything. I think they just bring the most joy, the most complexity, the most heartbreak, the most positivity and honesty. I think they’re the most important pop band at the moment and I think they should be exalted as much as possible. I’m just about to see their new show for the first time at Coachella so I’m really excited about that. Legends! Who else are you hoping to catch this festival season? There are a lot of people who I haven’t seen play who I would like to see play. I’ve not seen Floating Points. We are seeing him or them in some capacity at Coachella. Shura, who I did a remix for a few years ago, she’s playing Coachella and a few other festivals we’re doing so I’m excited to see her show. I really want to see Frank Ocean and I’m really excited to see New Order, I’ve never seen them. DIY

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Warpaint play Shaky Knees (12th - 14th May), Hangout (19th - 21st May), Governors Ball (2nd - 4th June), Glastonbury (21st - 25th June), Down The Rabbit Hole (23rd - 25th June), Roskilde (24th June - 1st July), Vida (29th June - 2nd July), Mad Cool (6th - 8th June), NOS Alive (6th - 8th June), Bluedot (7th - 9th July), Melt! (14th - 16th July), Lollapalooza (3rd - 6th August), and Outside Lands (11th - 13th August).

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Let’s face it, no matter how much planning you do before leaving civilisation for a weekend of festival shenanigans, there’s always at least one spanner in the works within a few minutes of setting up camp. If you even get that far. That’s why we’ve roped in Sundara Karma’s Oscar Pollock to give some insight into his festival do’s and dont’s. What’s the first thing you should do when you get to a festival? Assert your position around the group campfire. This is a crucial moment and if you don’t step up to an alpha role then you’re going to be the one getting chat dregs.

clangers? One year I ended up being one of those dudes who gets all their mates to pick them up so they can stand on top of the crowd like a starfish. This was during Tribes. We did the same to my friend Matt during a Benjamin Francis Leftwich set. I also remember …but what’s the first thing you actually me and some friends thought it would do? be hilarious to go up to one of the Cry. security guards claiming that we How prepared are you usually - what were here expecting there to be books are your ‘tent essentials’? and lots to read as it was the ‘Reading Sleeping bag and a decent pillow Festival’. He was a good sport to and some warm bodies to snuggle up be fair. And then there’s the classic with. Everything else is extra! people accidentally drinking pee and throwing faeces across the campsite What was the first festival you went but that’s not for this publication. to? Reading 2011. Did you ever camp at Reading, despite it being down the road? Yeah I’ve mainly only ever camped when going to Reading. It’s not much fun going home with your jaw in ‘tumble dryer mode’.

Preferred method of shelter from the weather? Bin bag! ‘Cause there’s always someone who brings bin bags - or you get to a point where you’re having such a good time that you don’t even feel the weather.

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I’ve got to say I think it’s wellies. I wore a pair of black winkle pickers to my first festival thinking I’d be alright. I ended up having to ditch them as the mud took them from my feet. Have you ever had to choose between watching an act everyone else wants to see, or one of your favourites? Do you go it alone? I once ended up having to go watch Die Antwoord by myself as everyone else was interested in some house DJ pushing pills at the rave tent. The reasoning was simple - I hate house music and it’s Die fucking Antwoord so I’m going to watch Die Antwoord. I ended up bumping into (bandmate) Haydn’s little sister at the front of the gig who was having a whale of a time.

BE THERE:

Sundara Karma play Dot To Dot (26th - 28th May), Best Kept Secret (16th - 18th June), Barn On The Farm (29th June - 2nd July) Bilbao BBK Live (6th - 8th July), Blissfields (6th - 8th July), Truck (21st - 23rd July), Y Not (27th - 30th July), 110 Above (4th - 6th August), Reading & Leeds (25th - 27th August), and Victorious (25th 27th August).


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From metaphorically smashing up the pier as part of The Great Escape this May, to headlining Live at Leeds, 2000trees, and Rebellion Festival - plus their own bash at Dreamland in Margate. With a smattering of appearances abroad to boot, hitting up Benicàssim, Rock am Ring, and - curiously - Montreux Jazz Festival, the Kent duo are set for one hell of a 2017 festival season. The band’s Isaac Holman spills all. Interview: Samantha Daly. Photo: Phil Smithies.

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Are there any festivals in particular that you’re really looking forward to playing this year? I’m really excited to go back to the smaller ones that we did two or three years ago. We’re headlining a few of them and that feels really cool. Last year we didn’t do that many, but we did big ones, whereas this year we’re doing a load of little ones and independent ones and to be honest I think I prefer that. They’re the festivals that we owe it to, we won a lot of our fans round at festivals like that. I love the smaller stages and the smaller crowds are usually way more rowdy and way more fun. We’re going back to Poland as well, which will be really good, we’re going back to Russia also and I’m not entirely sure, but I think we might be going back to Ukraine. Russia and Ukraine when we went before was mind-blowing, we didn’t have any idea that people knew who we were there and the reception was just insane with sold out shows and stuff, so that’ll be really fun. Norway as well, because I’ve never been! Was the aim to try and go to as many different places as possible this year? I think it’s just kind of happened that way. It’s very exciting really, it means we’re getting even further afield into countries we didn’t even know were aware of us. I never thought that I’d ever go to Norway and if anything, it’s an amazing opportunity to travel and see new places, I count myself very lucky. Are there any festival pipe-dreams left for Slaves? I’d quite like to do Lollapalooza and some of those massive American ones, but not really to be honest, I feel like everything that we’ve ticked off has kinda been like a big dream. We never really had any big ambitions to play any big festivals, it kinda just happened and then when it did it was amazing. Will you do anything special for the headline set shows? Yeah, I’m well excited about them ones and yeah it’s pretty sweet! I dunno, maybe some fancy dress. Do you approach shows differently dependent on what billing you’ve received? No, I don’t think so, I like to think we stick to our guns and don’t really change for anyone. You take it or leave it.

BE THERE:

Slaves play Hit The North (28th April), Live At Leeds (29th April), The Great Escape (18th - 20th May), Bearded Theory (25th 28th May), Liverpool Sound City (25th - 28th May), Rock Am Ring (2nd - 4th June), Rock Im Park (2nd - 4th June), This Is Not A Love Song (9th - 11th June), Bergenfest (14th - 17th June), Down The Rabbit Hole (23rd - 25th June), Rock For People (4th - 6th July), 2000trees (6th - 8th July), Pohoda Festival (6th - 8th July), FIB Benicàssim (13th - 16th July), Truck (21st 23rd July), Kendal Calling (27th - 30th July), Standon Calling (27th - 30th July), Rebellion Festival (3rd - 6th August) Woodstock Festival Poland (3rd - 5th August), Boardmasters (9th - 13th August), and Pstereo (17th - 19th August).


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ICELAND AIRWAVES 1st - 5th November Reykjavík, Iceland

Rakel Mjöll, Dream Wife Tell us about your first Iceland Airwaves experience. I was 16 and I sneaked in. It was the most exhilarating, fun weekend I had ever had up until that point besides my family’s Disneyland trips. I remember running around all the different venues with my friends, feeling faint when I bumped into the bands on the street and feeling like there was a new adventure behind every corner - and there usually was. Also the walks in between the concerts were some of my favourite moments too. Me and some friends would dress in outrageous outfits to catch the eyes of fashion bloggers coming to the festival, it was during that period where everyone seemed to be a fashion blogger, and then after the festival we’d see who was the winner and had been most stopped. How much of a party is Iceland Airwaves? Do we need to book the next week off work? It’s a big party spread out across the whole city. There’s the ‘on venue’ concerts but then there are free off venue concerts happening everywhere in the most random places, like a barber shop or a swimming pool. It’s similar to SXSW but smaller and colder. Warm hearts like Texas though. How integral is the festival for the Icelandic music calendar? It’s very important for the Icelandic music scene. Dream Wife played the festival for the first time last year and it was beneficial to us but also it meant a lot for me to bring my London band to Reykjavík and show it to my island people. It’s raw and fun. Also, start your day by going to the geothermal pools in the city - it gives you energy for the day. When we’re looking out the window at Iceland Airwaves, what do we see? It’s Reykjavík. Downtown Reykjavík. Worth a Google I’d say. Recommend us an Icelandic band, please! There’s so much music that comes out from our island. There’s a joke that every other person in Reykjavík is in a band, but it’s sort of true. There’s a lot of good hip hop acts these days. My faves from that scene are Cyber and Fever Dream - amazingly talented women. And a new band called HATARI that combine performance art, death metal and pop. Love it.

BE THERE:

Dream Wife play Live At Leeds (29th April), The Great Escape (18th - 20th May), Bluedot (7th - 9th July), and Truck (21st - 23rd July).

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ØYA

COACHELLA 14th - 16th and 21st - 23rd April California, USA

8th - 12th August Oslo, Norway

Noah Gersh, Halvard Skeie Wiencke, Sløtface Would you recommend running around Øya while chanting “oggy oggy oggy, Øya Øya Øya!” No, I wouldn’t really recommend it, but if that’s your thing, go for it. Also you could probably get some funny reactions. Do you have any personal experiences with the cork plates they have at the festival? Well, only Lasse (Lokøy, Sløtface bassist) has tried eating them once and apparently they don’t taste too good. But we think it’s a really cool idea, go the environment! Which Norwegian food staple do you recommend people try if they’re over for the first time? If it’s your first time at Øya you should definitely try some Norwegian fish dishes. And maybe some flatbread - not super exciting food, but pretty cool to have tried. You can take one luxury item with you to a festival. What do you take and why? Deodorant. Festivals tend to get smelly and deodorant is seriously a necessity after four days of sweat and beer. You’re offered a lifetime supply of your favourite biscuit, but in exchange, you have to have webbed toes. ‘I’ll do it, yay!’ or ‘Nor-way!’ Haha! Haley is set on the biscuits, also she thinks she could swim faster with webbed toes. The rest of us are on the Nor-way side!

BE THERE:

Sløtface play Spot (4th - 7th May), The Great Escape (18th - 20th May), Park Sounds (20th May), Art Rock (2nd - 4th June), Best Kept Secret (8th - 9th July), Truck (21st - 23rd July), and Reading & Leeds (25th - 27th August). Sløtface are a Eurosonic breaking act supported by ETEP. ETEP supports the cross border success of European artists with the potential to tour outside their own countries.

Partybaby What was your first impression the first time you walked through the entrance of Coachella? My Pops brought me to the first one they ever did. It was the year Beck was touring ‘Midnight Vultures’. The memory most burned in there was the first time I saw two people having sex with my own eyes. On the ground, no blanket, dreadlocks, pre-Kardashians going to Coachella style. What is the best way to sneak a drink out of the designated areas to go watch bands? I mean, confidence is the way you get anywhere you’re not supposed to be. Just have no doubt in your mind or vibe that you’re going to be stopped. But the real question is, why not just slam the drink down every time you’re presented with the problem? What’s the best set you’ve ever seen at the festival? So many come to mind. The first time I ever took ecstasy, I saw Björk and cried ‘cause of how beautiful it was. Daft Punk premiering the Alive show. The first time I played, Roger Waters did ‘Dark Side of the Moon’ which was amazing. Tell us one insider tip that anyone going to the festival for the first time should know. Don’t buy pills from kids in the Sahara tent and never trust somebody in a flower crown. Riddle me this: Rihanna had a very famous song called ‘Umbrella’. Coachella rhymes with Umbrella. But if the festival Coachella was a functional accessory, what would it be? A Neti-Pot (a weird ‘nasal irrigation’ device - Ed).

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Partybaby play BottleRock (26th - 28th May).

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As you may have spotted in this issue, some of your favourite new bands are part of a brand new scheme titled ETEP - the European Talent Exchange Programme. Not too unlike those school exchange programmes that always pop up on telly, ETEP is designed to - here’s the official part - help “support the cross border success of European artists with the potential to tour outside their own countries.” Basically, it’s all about getting new acts to play on different stages across the world, no matter where they come from. And it works! To fill you in on just how helpful ETEP can be for festival bookers, we spoke to Lowlands Festival organiser Eric van Eerdenburg to give us the lowdown on just how much an impact ETEP has made to their booking process.

What sort of experience do you want the fans to have when they visit Lowlands? I want them to feel good. I want them to see the best music in every style, from a debuting level to main stages. I want them to open up their heads for new music and other disciplines in culture. When they go home they should have seen a lot that’s surprised them. Lowlands also stages dance, theatre, literature, art, film, and workshops. It should compete with a city trip to New York, Paris, Berlin or London and win. How important is it to have new bands appearing across your lineups? Do you think it’s a key platform for up and coming artists? Very important. The Lowlands audience is a curious audience. We must be at the forefront of new developments in music to satisfy that curiosity and will to explore. Bands that play in a club for 150 people play in front of 2000 or 3000. When they do well the word will spread. Next time they come to Holland they’ll play in more or bigger clubs. How has ETEP helped you to choose which new bands you think will work at Lowlands? Is it a useful tool for the booking process? Before ETEP it was like there were only good bands from UK or USA and an exceptional band from somewhere else. In the meantime, you saw good bands from Holland that should, but don’t break through in other countries in Europe and you’d realise there must be more. We always had a network through Europe

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and booked bands from agents other than those in the UK and US, but ETEP has helped break that monopoly. UK and US agents now check the ETEP bands and try to get get them in their roster or book their new talent into the ETEP showcase events. So yes, it has been pushing the market into other directions and it’s given a platform to new music that otherwise would have been unseen. Which new bands are you most excited to see this summer, and who are you keeping your eye on for next year? A couple of Dutch acts to keep an eye on are WEVAL and Klangstof. I’m also looking forward to the HAUS show at Lowlands. I saw them at the Eurosonic ETEP showcase - I think they’re a brilliant band. And Zebra Katz, I’ve heard they are fantastic live. As for 2018, I can’t tell yet - I still have to find out myself! For more information on ETEP, head to www.etep.nl. Lowlands takes place in Biddinghuizen, Netherlands between 18th - 20th August.


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• Hit The North 28th - 30th April Various venues, Newcastle Slaves, Black Honey, Honeyblood, The Magic Gang, JAWS, High Tyde, Sorry, Yellow Days r Newcastle

• New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival 28th April - 7th May Various venues, New Orleans, LA Kings of Leon, Lorde, Alabama Shakes, Leon Bridges, Big Freedia, Snoop Dogg, Pitbull nojazzfest.com a New Orleans

• Teddy Rocks 28th - 30th April Charisworth Farm, Blandford Twin Atlantic, VANT, Scouting For Girls, Modestep, The One Hundred, Palm Reader teddyrocks.co.uk r Poole

• Groezrock 29th - 30th April Meerhout, Belgium Deftones, Parkway Drive, Deafheaven, Anti-Flag, The Menzingers, Cocaine Piss groezrock.be a Brussels South Charleroi, Antwerp, Brussels Zaventem

• Handmade 29th April - 30th April Various venues, Leicester Superfood, Honeyblood, Goat Girl, Demob Happy, Dead Pretties, Sorry, IDLES, LIFE, Muncie Girls, Youth Man handmadefestival.co.uk r Leicester

• FestEvol Gardens 30th April Invisible Wind Factory, Liverpool Wild Beasts, The Big Moon, INHEAVEN,

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Black Honey, Dream Wife, Her’s, Ulrika Spacek r Blundellsands and Crosby

• Sounds from the Other City 30th April Various venues, Salford Goat Girl, Plastic Mermaids, Kilo, Luxury Death, Prayer, Hand Habits soundsfromtheothercity.com r Salford Central

• Shaky Beats 5th - 7th May Centennial Olympic Park, Atlanta, GA The Chainsmokers, Kaskade, Little Dragon, Girl Talk, Galantis, Bonobo, Flatbush Zombies shakybeatsfestival.com a Atlanta

• Focus Wales 11th - 13th May Various venues, Wrexham British Sea Power, Gulp, Astroid Boys, John Bramwell, Georgia Ruth, Lucy Spraggan focuswales.com r Wrexham General

• Shaky Knees 12th - 14th May Centennial Olympic Park, Atlanta, GA LCD Soundsystem, The xx, Pixies, Warpaint, Cloud Nothings, Phoenix, Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes shakykneesfestival.com a Atlanta

• Moogfest 18th - 21st May Various venues, Durham, NC Animal Collective, Flying Lotus, Mykki Blanco, Gotye, Talib Kweli, Omar Souleyman, Simian Mobile Disco moogfest.com a Raleigh-Durham

• Hangout 19th - 21st May Gulf Shores, AL Frank Ocean, Mumford & Sons, Weezer, MGMT, Franz Ferdinand, Warpaint, Mac DeMarco, PVRIS hangoutmusicfest.com a Pensacola

• Lightning in a Bottle 24th - 29th May Lake San Antonio Recreation Area, Bradley, CA Bonobo, Kaytranada, Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, Sam Gellaitry, Machinedrum lightninginabottle.org a Fresno Yosemite

• Bearded Theory 25th - 28th May Catton Hall, Derbyshire Slaves, Madness, Skunk Anansie, Seasick Steve, The Alarm, New Model Army, The Selecter beardedtheory.co.uk r Lichfield Trent Valley, Burtonon-Trent

• Dauwpop 25th May Hellendoorn White Lies, Sundara Karma, VANT, Doe Maar, Monster Magnet, Warhaus dauwpop.nl a Eindhoven

• Liverpool Sound City  25th - 28th May Docklands, Liverpool The Kills, Pumarosa, Slaves, Declan McKenna, The Japanese House, The Cribs, Metronomy liverpoolsoundcity.co.uk r Sandhills

• Boston Calling 26th - 28th May Harvard Athletic Complex The xx, Weezer, Solange, Run The Jewels, Chance The

LIVE AT LEEDS  29th April Various venues, Leeds

From adopted local heroes Wild Beasts to a literal lashing of faves like Black Honey, The Magic Gang, VANT, Superfood, and Dream Wife, plus a liberal pinch of brilliant fresh faces like King Nun, Dead Pretties, Eat Fast and Sälen, this year’s city-wide takeover looks like a smasher. We’ll be taking over every band’s favourite venue once again, with both DIY and Neu stages returning to the Brudenell Social Club. liveatleeds.com

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• Bottlerock 26th - 28th May Napa Valley, California Foo Fighters, Modest Mouse, The Naked and Famous, Partybaby, AlunaGeorge, The Staves, SWMRS bottlerocknapavalley. com a Oakland, San Francisco, Sacramento

• Dot To Dot  26th - 28th May Various venues, Manchester, Bristol and Nottingham Sundara Karma, The Big Moon, Cherry Glazerr, Sorry, Willie J Healey, Vagabon, Yellow Days dottodotfestival.co.uk r Manchester Piccadilly, Bristol Temple Meads, Nottingham

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THE GREAT ESCAPE 18th - 20th May Various venues, Brighton

Oh, we do like to be beside the seaside… especially when it’s mid-May in Brighton when The Great Escape draws Actual Tons of new bands (and some older favourites) to the south coast. While Slaves’ Isaac and Laurie will be thrashing away at our Pier Party on Thursday night, newbies like King Nun, Goat Girl, Sorry, Freak, Matt Maltese, and Yowl will be bringing the buzz - and! and! - there’s more of your faves than you can shake a stick of rock at: Sløtface, The Japanese House, Superfood, Marika Hackman, The Magic Gang, Inheaven, Dream Wife and Abattoir Blues are all on the bill. greatescapefestival.com

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26th - 27th May Paradiso, Amsterdam Black Honey, Goat Girl, White, Traams, Miya Folick, The Districts, The Courtneys, Hazel English londoncalling.nl a Amsterdam

• Sasquatch! 26th - 28th May Gorge Amphitheatre, Washington Frank Ocean, MGMT, White Lung, Chance The Rapper, The Shins, Bleachers, American Football, Thee Oh Sees sasquatchfestival.com a Tri-Cities

• We Are FSTVL  26th - 28th May Airfield of Dreams, Upminster Dizzee Rascal, Basement Jaxx, Giggs, Katy B, Wiley, Carl Cox, Sigma, Hannah Wants

wearefstvl.com r Upminster

• Common People 27th - 28th May South Park, Oxford / Southampton Common Wild Beasts, Novelist, Sean Paul, Saint Etienne, Foals (DJ Set), Groove Armada (DJ Set) commonpeople.net r Oxford, Southampton Central

• Love Saves The Day 27th - 28th May Eastville Park, Bristol Mura Masa, Kate Tempest, Kano, Nao, Novelist, Jessy Lanza lovesavestheday.org r Bristol Temple Meads

• BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend 27th - 28th May Burton Constable Hall, Hull Little Mix, Kings Of Leon, Stormzy, Katy Perry bbc.co.uk/radio1 r Hull Paragon Interchange

• Evolution Emerging 27th May Ouseburn Valley, Newcastle Eat Fast, Lulu James, Coquin Migale, Cape Cub, Bryde, Keiandra, Callum Pitt, Fletcher Jackson evolutionemerging.com r Newcastle

• Slam Dunk  27th - 29th May Leeds, Birmingham and Hatfield Enter Shikari, Don Broco, Bowling For Soup, Less Than Jake, Tonight Alive, Against Me!, Cute is What We Aim For slamdunkmusic.com Leeds, Birmingham r International, Hatfield

• Margate Wonderland 28th May Dreamland, Margate

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• Governors Ball 2nd - 4th June Randall’s Island Park, New York City Lorde, Mark Ronson vs Kevin Parker, Phoenix, Franz Ferdinand, Flume, Chance The Rapper, Charli XCX, Royal Blood govball.com a John F. Kennedy

• Primavera Sound 31st May - 4th June Parc del Fòrum, Barcelona Arcade Fire, Frank Ocean, The xx, Bon Iver, Formation, Descendents, King Krule, Wild Beasts, Swet Shop Boys primaverasound.com a Barcelona

• Art Rock 2nd - 4th June Various venues, Saint-Brieuc Jagwar Ma, The Kills, Sløtface, The Big Moon, Metronomy, Ibibio Sound Machine artrock.org a Dinard-PleurtuitSaint-Malo

• Bunbury 2nd - 4th June Sawyer Point & Yeatman’s Cove, Cincinnati, OH Muse, The 1975, Death Cab For Cutie, The Shins, Wiz Khalifa bunburyfestival.com a Cincinnati /

• Heartland 2nd - 4th June Egeskov Castle, Funen London Grammar, Miguel, Cat Power, Flying Lotus, Bryan Ferry, Gregory Porter, Francis and the Lights heartlandfestival.dk a Odense

• Orange Warsaw 2nd - 3rd June Służewiec, Warsaw Kings of Leon, Justice, Years & Years, Imagine Dragons, Kodaline, Martin Garrix orangewarsawfestival.pl a Warsaw

• Rock am Ring

Nürburgring Slaves, Bastille, Frank Carter & the Rattlesnakes, Thrice, System of a Down rock-am-ring.com a Frankfurt Am Main, Cologne

• Rock im Park 2nd - 4th June Zeppelinfeld, Nuremberg Slaves, Bastille, Frank Carter & the Rattlesnakes, Thrice, System of a Down rock-im-park.com a Nuremberg

• Rock in Vienna 2nd - 5th June Donauinsel, Vienna Kings of Leon, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis rockinvienna.at a Vienna

• Wychwood 2nd - 4th June Cheltenham Racecourse The Levellers, Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, Billy Bragg, Beans on Toast, Laurel wychwoodfestival.com Cheltenham Spa r

2nd - 4th June

• Camden Rocks  3rd June Various venues, London The Damned, Ruts DC, Fizzy Blood, Weirds, Frauds, Young Kato camdenrocksfestival. com r Camden Town

Field Day  3rd June Victoria Park, London Run The Jewels, Forest Swords, Julia Jacklin, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, Methyl Ethel, Mura Masa fielddayfestivals.com r Mile End

• FPSF 3rd - 4th June Eleanor Tinsley Park, Houston, TX Lorde, Solange, Charli XCX, Cherry Glazerr, Flume, The Shins, Frightened Rabbit fpsf.com a Houston

• Pinkpop 3rd - 5th June Megaland, Landgraaf Kings of Leon, Green Day, System of a Down, Kaiser Chiefs,

GLASTONBURY 21st - 25th June Worthy Farm, Pilton

The daddy of all festivals, whether it’s shamelessly shouting along to one of Ed Sheeran’s mega-hits in front of the Pyramid Stage or discovering a whole new level of consciousness somewhere up near the stone circle at 3am, there’s no way this year’s Glasto won’t be a banger. Especially when Katy Perry, Lorde, and Haim will be bringing ‘em by the truckload. glastonburyfestivals.co.uk

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MØ, Biffy Clyro, Liam Gallagher, Declan McKenna pinkpop.nl a Maastricht Aachen

• The Mighty Hoopla 4th June Victoria Park, London Years & Years, All Saints, Will Young, GIRLI, Sophie EllisBextor, Charlotte Church’s Late Night Pop Dungeon, Raye mightyhoopla.com r Mile End

• Caribana 7th - 11th June Verbier, Switzerland Sum 41, VANT, Madeon, Wyclef Jean, Foreigner, Evanescence, Foreigner caribana-festival.ch a Geneva

• Bonnaroo 8th - 11th June Great Stage Park, Manchester, Tennessee Lorde, The xx, Royal Blood, Deap Vally, The Weeknd, Chance The Rapper, Major Lazer, Flume, Glass Animals bonnaroo.com a Nashville


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• Gottwood 8th - 11th June Gottwood Forest, Llanfaethlu Erol Alkan b2b Leon Vynehall, Horse Meat Disco, Secretsundaze, Sebastian Voigt, Margaret Dygas, Ross From Friends gottwood.co.uk r Holyhead

• Greenfield 8th - 10th June Interlaken Airfield, Interlaken Green Day, Blink-182, Against Me!, Touché Amoré, Frank Carter & the Rattlesnakes, Sum 41 greenfieldfestival.ch a Bern

• Isle of Wight  8th - 11th June Seaclose Park, Newport

Arcade Fire, Kaiser Chiefs, Bastille, George Ezra, Zara Larsson isleofwightfestival.com r Southampton Central, Portsmouth & Southsea

Slayer, Of Mice & Men, Coheed and Cambria, God Damn downloadfestival.co.uk r East Midlands Parkway

• NOS Primavera Sound

9th - 11th June Le Plessis Pâté, Brétigny-sur-Orge, Coeur d’Essonne Green Day, Mastodon, Slayer, System of a Down, Blink-182, Linkin Park downloadfestival.fr a Paris Charles de Gaulle, Paris Orly

8th - 10th June Parque da Cidade, Porto Run The Jewels, Skepta, Against Me!, Justice, Bon Iver, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard nosprimaverasound. com a Porto

• Download  9th - 11th June Donington Park, Derbyshire Biffy Clyro, AFI, System of a Down,

• Download Paris

• Festival De Les Arts 9th - 10th June Ciutat de les Arts, València The Vaccines, Digitalism, Jake Bugg, Fangoria,

Miss Caffeina festivaldelesarts.com a Valencia

• Meltdown 9th - 18th June Southbank Centre, London MIA, Yung Lean, Crystal Castles, JD Samson, Mykki Blanco, Afrikan Boy southbankcentre.co.uk r Waterloo

• Northside 9th - 11th June Ådalen, Aarhus Radiohead, MØ, The 1975, Bastille, Run The Jewels, The Kills, Frank Ocean northside.dk a Aarhus

• Sideways 9th - 10th June Teurastamo, Helsinki Dinosaur Jr, Section

Boys, Lady Leshurr, Röyksopp, Editors, The Coathangers, DJ Shadow sidewayshelsinki.fi a Helsinki-Vantaa

• This Is Not A Love Song 9th - 11th June Paloma, Nîmes Goat Girl, Spring King, Danny Brown, Primal Scream, Thee Oh Sees, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, Slaves thisisnotalovesong.fr a Nîmes

• Wild Life  9th - 10th June Brighton City Airport, Shoreham George Ezra, Zara Larsson, Wiley, Mura Masa, Fatboy Slim, Chaka Khan, Stormzy wildlifefestival.com r Brighton

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OPEN'ER

28th June - 1st July Gdynia-Kosakowo Airport, Gdynia

The big, huge airfield that hosts Open’er will welcome more world-beaters this summer, with Radiohead, Foo Fighters, The Weeknd and The xx headlining, plus James Blake, Royal Blood and The Kills also confirmed over the event’s four days. opener.pl a Gdansk

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Adam Beyer, AmenRa, Apollonia, BAZART, The Black Madonna, Blonde Redhead, Carl Craig presents Versus Synthesizer Ensemble, Chase & Status dj set & Rage, Crystal Castles, De La Soul + live band, Die Antwoord, Dixon, Dubfire, Earl Sweatshirt, French Montana, Grandaddy, Israël Vibration & Roots Radics, Jon Hopkins dj set, Justice, Kaaris & Kalash Criminel, Kaytranada, Kölsch dj set, Larry Heard aka Mr Fingers Live, M.I.A, Manudigital + Beenie Man, Metronomy, Naâman, NAS, Nina Kraviz, Noisia ‘Outer Edges’, Pendulum dj set & Verse, Phoenix, PNL, Popcaan, Pusha T, Rone live, Russ, SCH, Shobaleader One, Sleaford Mods, Solange, Solomun, Stand High Patrol, Tale Of Us, Talib Kweli & The Soul Rebels, Tchami, The Kills, The Strypes, The Underachievers, Todd Terje, Trentemøller, Two Door Cinema Club, Vald, Vitalic ODC live, Wax Tailor, Wilkinson live, Young Fathers, and many more ...

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ROCK WERCHTER 29th June - 2nd July Werchter, near Leuven

Belgium isn’t just about waffles, frites and statues of small boys weeing, in Rock Werchter it holds one award-winning festival-shaped gem. This year, the four-day event will host acts including Radiohead, Foo Fighters, Arcade Fire, Lorde, Kings of Leon, Declan McKenna, alt-J, The Kills and Royal Blood. rockwerchter.be a Brussels

• Bushstock 10th June Various venues, Shepherd’s Bush Spring King, The Staves, Benjamin Francis Leftwich, Banfi, Ten Tonnes bushstock.co.uk r Shepherd’s Bush

• Junction 2  10th June Boston Manor Park, London Daphni, Tale of Us, Adam Beyer, Alan Fitzpatrick, Ben Klock junction2.london r Boston Manor

• Parklife  10th - 11th June Heaton Park, Manchester Frank Ocean, The 1975, Boy Better Know, Two Door Cinema Club, George Ezra, Stormzy, Loyle Carner parklife.uk.com r Heaton Park

• Retropop 10th June Emmen The Pretenders, VANT, Roger Hodgson, Doe Maar, Fischer-Z, Chris 68

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Norman, Di-Rect retropop.nl a Groningen

• We Love Green 10th - 11th June Bois de Vincennes, Paris Solange, A Tribe Called Quest, Benjamin Clementine, Frànçois & the Atlas Mountains, Jessy Lanza welovegreen.fr a Paris Charles de Gaulle

• Belsonic 13th - 30th June Ormeau Park, Belfast Arcade Fire, The 1975, The Chainsmokers, Martin Garrix belsonic.com Belfast Central r

• Eden Sessions 14th June - 14th July Eden Project, Bodelva Bastille, Foals, Royal Blood, Van Morrison, Bryan Adams, Madness edensessions.com r St Austell

• Nova Rock 14th - 17th June

Pannonia Fields, Nickelsdorf Green Day, Blink-182, Slayer, Fatboy Slim, Mastodon, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Rancid novarock.at a Vienna

• Bergenfest 14th - 17th June Bergenhus Festning Liam Gallagher, Benjamin Clementine, Ellie Goulding, Ho99o9, Tove Lo, Whitney, Cass McCombs bergenfest.no a Bergen

• Firefly 15th - 18th June The Woodlands, Dover, Delaware Muse, The Weeknd, Weezer, Franz Ferdinand, Maggie Rogers, Bleachers, Kesha fireflyfestival.com a Philadelphia

• Sónar 15th - 17th June Various venues, Barcelona De La Soul, Forest Swords, Justice, Moderat, Nicolas

Jaar, Nina Kraviz, Nadia Rose, Eric Prydz sonar.es a Barcelona-El Prat

• Eaux Claires 16th - 17th June Eau Claire, WI Chance the Rapper, Danny Brown, Feist, Perfume Genius, Bon Iver presents John Prine and the American Songbook eauxclaires.com a MinneapolisSaint Paul

• Mountain Jam 16th - 18th June Hunter Mountain, NY White Denim, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Gary Clark, Jr, Steve Miller Band, Peter Frampton mountainjam.com a Albany

• Secret Solstice 16th - 18th June Laugardalur, Reykjavík Foo Fighters, The Prodigy, Dave, Novelist, Richard Ashcroft, Rhye secretsolstice.is a ReykjavíkKeflavík

• Inmusic 19th - 21st June Youth Island, Zagreb Kings of Leon, Arcade Fire, alt-J, Kasabian, Slaves, Public Service Broadcasting inmusicfestival.com a Zagreb

• Rock The Beach 19th June Hietaniemen Uimaranta, Helsinki Foo Fighters, Biffy Clyro, The Kills, VANT rockthebeach.fi a Helsinki

• Tinderbox 22nd - 24th June Tusindårsskoven, Odense The Killers, MØ, Kings of Leon, Pet Shop Boys, Tove Lo tinderbox.dk a Odense

• Body & Soul 23rd - 25th June Ballinlough Castle, Co. Westmeath Metronomy, Sleaford Mods, Formation, Tiggs da Author, Anna Meredith bodyandsoul.ie a Dublin


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MAD COOL 6th - 8th July Caja Mágica, Madrid

Mad Cool by name… super rad by line up. Foo Fighters, Green Day and Kings of Leon top the bill at the Madrid festival, with Wolf Alice, Foals, alt-J, Ryan Adams, Savages, Warpaint, and Deap Vally also set to appear. madcoolfestival.es a Madrid

• Down The Rabbit Hole 23rd - 25th June Groene Heuvels, Beuningen Warpaint, Benjamin Clementine, Bonobo, Ho99o9, Slaves, Julia Jacklin downtherabbithole.nl a Eindhoven

• Hurricane 23rd - 25th June Eichenring, Scheessel Green Day, Alt-J, Jimmy Eat World, Linkin Park, Digitalism, Maximo Park, Blink-182 hurricane.de Bremen, Hamburg a

• Southside 23rd - 25th June Neuhausen ob Eck Green Day, Alt-J, Jimmy Eat World, Linkin Park, Digitalism, Maximo Park, Blink-182 southside.de a Zürich

• Metronome 23rd - 24th June Výstaviště Holešovice, Prague Kasabian, Young Fathers, Sting metronomefestival.cz aPrague

NOS ALIVE  6th - 8th July Passeio Marítimo de Alges, Lisbon

The Weeknd, The xx, Glass Animals, alt-J, Royal Blood, Warpaint, Wild Beasts and Savages are all among those headed to the Lisbon event this July. nosalive.com a Lisbon

• Arroyo Seco Weekend 24th - 25th June Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CA Alabama Shakes, Weezer, The Shins, Mumford & Sons, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers arroyosecoweekend. com a Los Angeles

• Roskilde 24th June 1st July Roskilde Lorde, Arcade Fire, Solange, Blink-182, Foo Fighters, The Weeknd, Justice, Kano, Warpaint roskilde-festival.dk a Copenhagen

• Hideout 26th - 30th June 70

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Zrce Beach, Novalja Major Lazer Soundsystem, Stormzy, Wiley, Skream, Diplo, Hannah Wants, Rødhåd hideoutfestival.com a Zadar, Split, Zagreb

• Volt 27th June - 1st July Sopron, Hungary Linkin Park, Ellie Goulding, Jess Glynne, Sigala, Martin Garrix, Imagine Dragons, Lost Frequencies sziget.hu/volt_english/ a Vienna

• Barn on the Farm 29th June - 2nd July Over Farm, Gloucestershire Sundara Karma, Lucy Rose, The Japanese House, The Big Moon, Black Honey barnonthefarm.co.uk r Gloucester

• Bråvalla 28th June - 1st July Bråvalla Flygfält, Norrköping Linkin Park, System of a Down, Ellie Goulding, Prophets of Rage, Travis Scott, Die Antwoord, Alesso bravallafestival.se a Stockholm

• Manchester International Festival 29th June - 16th July Various venues, Manchester Arcade Fire, Spring King, The Haxan Cloak, Sampha, Ride, Holly Herndon mif.co.uk r Manchester Piccadilly

• Openair St. Gallen 29th June - 2nd July St. Gallen, Switzerland Biffy Clyro, Alt-J, Justice, Bastille, Lorde, George Ezra, Glass Animals, The Lemon Twigs openairsg.ch a Zürich


LATITUDE  13th - 16th July Henham Park, Southwold

It’s The 1975’s turn to step up to headliner status at Latitude this year, topping the bill on the Obelisk Stage on Friday night. Meanwhile Mumford & Sons bring their Gentlemen of the Road shindig to the Suffolk weekender, inviting Declan McKenna, Lucy Rose, Glass Animals and Maggie Rogers among others to play. If that wasn’t enough, there’s also room for third headliners Fleet Foxes, plus The Japanese House, The Horrors, Formation, Loyle Carner, Marika Hackman, Honeyblood, Sunflower Bean, Goat Girl, The Magic Gang, Dream Wife, and IDLES are all headed to Henham Park. latitudefestival.com

r Diss

• Provinssi 29th June - 1st July Törnävänsaari, Seinäjoki The Killers, Ellie Goulding, The Hives, You Me At Six provinssi.fi a Vaasa

• Vida 29th June - 2nd July Vilanova i la Geltrú Phoenix, Fleet Foxes, Devendra Banhart, The Flaming Lips, Warpaint, Jagwar Ma, Real Estate vidafestival.com a Barcelona

• BST Hyde Park 30th June - 9th July Hyde Park, London The Killers, Kings of Leon, Green Day, Pixies, Tove Lo, Blondie, The Hives, Public Access TV bst-hydepark.com r Hyde Park Corner

• Garorock 30th June - 2nd July Parc des Expositions, Marmande Royal Blood, Foals, MØ, Phoenix, Justice, London Grammar, MIA, Mr Oizo garorock.com a Bergerac Dordogne

• Main Square 30th June - 2nd July Citadel, Arras Radiohead, Biffy Clyro, Savages, Major Lazer, System of a Down, Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes mainsquarefestival.fr a Lille-Lesquin

• Rock For People 4th - 6th July Hradek Králové Marmozets, Slaves, Evanescence, Foster The People rockforpeople.cz a Pardubice

• 2000trees 6th - 8th July Upcote Farm, Withington Slaves, Lower Than

Atlantis, Pulled Apart By Horses, Muncie Girls, Doe twothousandtreesfestival.co.uk r Cheltenham

• Bilbao BBK Live 6th - 8th July Kobetamendi, Bilbao The Killers, Justice, Phoenix, Two Door Cinema Club, The 1975, Fleet Foxes, Sundara Karma, Royal Blood, IDLES bilbaobbklive.com a Bilbao

• Blissfields 6th - 8th July Vicarage Farm, near Winchester Metronomy, Sundara Karma, The Japanese House, Black Honey, Shura blissfields.co.uk r Micheldever

• Eurockéennes 6th - 9th July Malsaucy, Belfort Arcade Fire, Iggy Pop, Justice, Phoenix, Moderat eurockeennes.fr a Basel-MulhouseFreiburg

• EXIT 6th - 9th July Petrovaradin Fortress, Novi Sad Liam Gallagher, The Killers, Years & Years, Rag’n’Bone Man, The Damned exitfest.org Belgrade, a Budapest, Split

• Les Ardentes 6th - 9th July Les Ardentes, Liège Liam Gallagher, Placebo, Sean Paul, Gucci Mane, Mac Miller, La Femme, Mick Jenkins lesardentes.be a Liège

• Ottawa Bluesfest 6th - 16th July Lebreton Flats, Ottawa Death From Above 1979, Flume, LCD Soundsystem, Muse, Tegan and Sara

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• Pohoda

6th - 8th July Airport Trenčin Solange, MIA, alt-J, Sleaford Mods, IDLES, Slaves, Mykkl Blanco, Slowdive, Austra pohodafestival.sk a Bratislava

• Splash! 6th - 9th July Ferropolis, Gräfenhainchen Mac Miller, Travis Scott, Gucci Mane, Post Malone, Rae Sremmurd, Lil Yachty splash-festival.de a Berlin Schönefeld

• Bluedot 7th - 9th July Jodrell Bank, Cheshire Alt-J, Pixies, Warpaint, Soulwax, Goldfrapp, Shura, IDER, Dream Wife, Factory Floor, Joe Goddard discoverthebluedot. com r Macclesfield

Kaiser Chiefs, The Pretenders, Bryan Adams, Ward Thomas, Tom Chaplin, Sophie EllisBextor, Midge Ure cornburyfestival.com r Charlbury

Clyro, Circa Waves, Stormzy, The 1975, Kasabian, Two Door Cinema Club trnsmtfest.com r Bridgeton

• Festival Beauregard

8th - 9th July Esplanade du Mas de l’Age, Couzeix Foals, Peter Doherty, Les Wampas, Holy Two, The Inspector Cluzo lostinlimoges.fr Limoges a

7th - 9th July Château de Beauregard, HérouvilleSaint-Clair Placebo, Phoenix, Iggy Pop, Foals, Metronomy, Grandaddy, Jagwar Ma, Michael Kiwanuka festivalbeauregard.com a Rouen

• Ruisrock 7th - 9th July Ruissalo, Turku Zara Larsson, Kygo, DJ Snake, Darude, Martin Garrix, Alma, Travis Scott, Mac Miller, Tove Lo, ruisrock.fi a Turku

• Cornbury 7th - 9th July The Great Tew Park, Oxfordshire

• TRNSMT  7th - 9th July Glasgow Green Radiohead, Biffy

• Lost in Limoges

• Ahoi! The Full Hit Of Summer 11th July Donaulände, Linz Arcade Fire, Grandaddy, Explosions In The Sky, Get Well Soon posthof.at a Linz

• Fresh Island 11th - 13th July Zrce Beach, Novalja Rae Sremmurd, Sean Paul, Krept and Konan, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Lady Leshurr, Tim Westwood fresh-island.org a Zadar

• Dour 12th - 16th July Pleine de la Machine à Feu, Dour Justice, Kate Tempest, Metronomy, Phoenix, Two Door Cinema Club, Kevin Morby dourfestival.eu Brussels, Lille a

• Electric Castle 12th - 16th July Banffy Castle, Cluj-Napoca Franz Ferdinand, alt-J, Sohn, Slaves, Architects, Mike Skinner, House of Pain, Mistajam electriccastle.ro a Cluj-Napoca

• Slottsfjell 12th - 15th July Slottsfjell Tower, Tønsberg The Prodigy, The Hives, Tove Lo, Mac Miller, Dagny slottsfjell.no a Torp, Rygge

• FIB Benicàssim

13th - 16th July Benicàssim, Spain

Foals, Kasabian, The Weeknd, Liam Gallagher, Slaves, Tyler, The Creator, Ride fiberfib.com a Barcelona, Valencia

• Les Vieilles Charrues 13th - 16th July Carhaix-Plouguer Arcade Fire, Justice, Phoenix, DJ Snake, Manu Chao, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Dropkick Murphys vieillescharrues.asso.fr a Brest

• Musilac 13th - 16th July Lac du Bourget, Aix-les-Bains Phoenix, Justice, Sting, Jamiroquai, The Lumineers, Die Antwoord musilac.com a Geneva

• Sea Dance 13th - 15th July Jaz Beach, Budva Fatboy Slim, John Newman, Sean Paul seadancefestival.me a Tivat

SUPER BOCK SUPER ROCK 13th - 15th July Parque das Nações, Lisbon

Taking place in the north of the city, Lisbon festival Super Bock Super Rock this year will host acts including Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Deftones, London Grammar and Tyler, The Creator, with a David Bowie tribute also planned. superbocksuperrock.pt a Lisbon

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Glaspy, Maximo Park, Rae Sremmurd, Mew, Austra • Zwarte Cross positivusfestival.com 13th - 16th July Riga a Lichtenvoorde Bob Log III, Cocaine • Valkhof Piss, Wolfmother, 15th - 21st July VANT, Riton Valkhofpark, Nijmegen zwartecross.nl IDLES, Declan a Düsseldorf McKenna, Karen Elson, Anna Meredith, • Beat-Herder Conner Youngblood, 14th - 16th July Francobollo, The Ribble Valley, Meatbodies Lancashire valkhoffestival.nl Sleaford Mods, a Eindhoven Trentemøller, Jon Hopkins (DJ Set), • Paléo Faithless (DJ Set), 18th - 23rd July Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry Léman Lake, Nyon beatherder.co.uk Arcade Fire, Pixies, r Hellifield Justice, Foals, Temples, Camille, • Ilosaarirock Nova Twins 14th - 16th July paleo.ch Laulurinne, Joensuu a Geneva MØ, Pixies, Royal Blood, Mew, • Colours of Millencolin, The Ostrava Hellacopters 19th - 22nd July ilosaarirock.fi a Joensuu Dolní Vítkovice, Ostrava Alt-J, Justice, Norah Jones, Benjamin • Longitude Clementine, Laura 14th - 16th July Mvula, Michael Marlay Park, Dublin Kiwanuka, Teleman Stormzy, The colours.cz Weeknd, Mumford a Ostrava & Sons, Skepta, Glass Animals, Loyle • LIMF Carner, Lucy Rose, 20th - 23rd July Wiley, Jorja Smith Various venues, longitude.ie Liverpool a Dublin Gorgon City, Katy B (DJ • Lovebox  Set), Fleur East, Shola 14th - 15th July Ama, Damage, So Solid Crew, Kate Nash Victoria Park, London limfestival.com Frank Ocean, r Liverpool Solange, Jamie xx, Lime Street Annie Mac, Sampha, Rex Orange County loveboxfestival.com r Mile End

• Pitchfork Music Festival 14th - 16th July Union Park, Chicago, IL LCD Soundsystem, Dirty Projectors, Danny Brown, Angel Olsen, Cherry Glazerr, Vagabon, Solange pitchforkmusicfestival.com

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• Positivus 14th - 16th July Salacgriva, Latvia Alt-J, Pixies, Julia Jacklin, Margaret 74

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• Open Air Lumnezia 20th - 22nd July Val Lumnezia, Graubünden Foals, Billy Talent, Crimer, Catalyst, Nemo, Sportfreunde Stiller openair-lumnezia.ch a Zürich

• Out of the Woods 20th - 22nd July Ottakringer Arena, Wiesen Foals, Metronomy, Sohn, Declan McKenna

CITADEL  16th July Victoria Park, London

Not only does the east London all-dayer boast a Foals UK festival exclusive, but Laura Marling, Wild Beasts, Michael Kiwanuka, Maggie Rogers, Twin Peaks, Nadine Shah and Bonobo are also appearing - PLUS we’ll be hosting names yet to be announced at the DIY at the Koppaberg Urban Forest stage. citadelfestival.com

r Mile End

OFF

4th - 6th August Dolina Trzech Stawow, Katowice

Conor Oberst, Feist, PJ Harvey, Shellac, LVL UP, Preoccupations, Sheer Mag, and Thee Oh Sees are all heading to south-west Poland this August, as OFF! once again celebrates all things a little bit left-field. off-festival.pl a Katowice


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• Secret Garden Party

20th - 23rd July Abbots Ripton, Huntingdon Metronomy, Wild Beasts, Peaches, Jagwar Ma, Deap Vally, Kate Nash, Pumarosa, Will Joseph Cook, Toothless secretgardenparty.com r Huntingdon

• Truck 21st - 23rd July Hill Farm, Oxfordshire The Vaccines, Franz Ferdinand, Sundara Karma, VANT, Yak, The Magic Gang, The Big Moon, Honeyblood, Dream Wife truckfestival.com r Didcot Parkway

• Chagstock 21st - 22nd July Whiddon Down, nr Chagford, Devon The Shires, Soul II Soul, Dub Pistols, Skinny Lister, New Crisis chagstock.info r Exeter

• Deer Shed 21st - 23rd July Baldersby Park, Topcliffe Teenage Fanclub, Kate Tempest, Honeyblood, Teleman, Merchandise, Hooton Tennis Club, Eat Fast, Goat Girl, Arab Strap deershedfestival.com r Thirsk

• FYF 21st - 23rd July Exposition Park, Los Angeles, CA Nine Inch Nails, Run The Jewels, Solange, Missy Elliott, Björk, MGMT, Perfume Genius, Temples, The Faint fyffest.com a Los Angeles

• Nozstock 21st - 23rd July Bromyard, Herefordshire

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Happy Mondays, Seasick Steve, Hannah Peel, Beans on Toast nozstock.com r Hereford, Worcester

• Splendour In The Grass 21st - 23rd July North Byron Parklands, Byron, NSW LCD Soundsystem, Royal Blood, The xx, Haim, Two Door Cinema Club, Stormzy, Queens of the Stone Age splendourinthegrass. com a The Gold Coast Airport

• Tramlines 21st - 23rd July Various venues, Sheffield The Libertines, Metronomy, Loyle Carner, Blaenavon, Estrons, Goat Girl, Spring King, The Magic Gang tramlines.org.uk r Sheffield

• Underneath The Stars 21st - 23rd July Cannon Hall Farm, Barnsley Lucy Rose, Roddy Woomble, Newton Faulkner, Show of Hands, Kate Rusby underthestarsfest.co.uk r Barnsley

• Lollapalooza Paris 22nd - 23rd July Hippodrome de Longchamp, Paris Lana Del Rey, The Weeknd, Alt-J, Skepta, Glass Animals, Liam Gallagher, The Hives lollaparis.com a Paris Charles de Gaulle, Paris Orly

• Camp Bestival 27th - 30th July Lulworth Castle, Dorset Mark Ronson, Brian Wilson presents Pet Sounds, Kate Nash, Madness, All Saints campbestival.net r Wareham, Wool

• Kendal Calling 27th - 30th July Lowther Deer Park, Cumbria Franz Ferdinand, Manic Street Preachers, Slaves, Circa Waves, Honeyblood, Blaenavon, Loyle Carner kendalcalling.co.uk r Penrith

• Standon Calling 27th - 30th July Standon Lordship, Hertfordshire Grace Jones, Kero Kero Bonito, IDLES, Slow Club, Idris Elba (DJ) standon-calling.com r Stevenage

• Womad 27th - 30th July Charlton Park, Malmesbury George Clinton Parliament Funkadelic, Baaba Maal, Tetish, Pat Thomas & Kwashibu Area Band, Muzykanci, Moh! Kouyate, Lula Pena, Ibrahim Maalouf womad.co.uk r Chippenham

• Y Not 27th - 30th July Pikehall, Derbyshire Two Door Cinema Club, Slaves, Idris Elba, Sundara Karma, Superfood ynotfestivals.co.uk r Buxton

• Farmfest 28th - 29th July Gilcombe Farm, Somerset Tony Allen, DJ Yoda, Melt Yourself Down, Oliver Wilde, This Is The Kit farmfestival.co.uk r Bruton

• Indietracks 28th - 30th July Midland Railway Centre, Derbyshire Cate Le Bon, Martha, The Tuts, Shopping, Cowtown, Joanna

Gruesome, The Wave Pictures indietracks.co.uk r Derby

Alternative TV, The Vibrators, Petrol Girls rebellionfestivals.com r Blackpool North

• Newport Folk Festival

• Santander Music

28th - 30th July Fort Adams State Park, RI Fleet Foxes, Angel Olsen, Regina Spektor, Margaret Glaspy, Julia Jacklin newportfolk.org a Boston Logan

3rd - 5th August Various venues, Santander Los Planetas, The Vaccines, Nothing But Thieves, Delorean, Lori Meyers, Sidonie santandermusic.es a Santander

• Panorama

• Woodstock Poland

28th - 30th July Randall’s Island Park, New York, NY Frank Ocean, Solange, MGMT, MØ, Cherry Glazerr, Tame Impala, alt-J, Nine Inch Nails, Cloud Nothings, Noname panorama.nyc a John F. Kennedy

• Wayhome 28th - 30th July Oro-Medonte, Ontario Frank Ocean, Solange, Justice, Death From Above 1979, Royal Blood, Danny Brown, Jagwar Ma wayhome.com a Toronto

• Xponential 28th - 30th July Camden Waterfront, NJ Conor Oberst, Angel Olsen, Wilco, Spoon, Preservation Hall Jazz Band xpnfest.org a Philadelphia

• MADE Birmingham  29th July Digbeth Triangle, Birmingham Rudimental, Stormzy, Mike Skinner, Redlight, Noisia, Andy C madebirmingham.com r Birmingham New Street

• Rebellion 3rd - 6th August Winter Gardens, Blackpool Bad Religion, Slaves, Pennywise, UK Subs, Toyah, The Vapors,

3rd - 5th August Kostrzyn Nad Odra Slaves, Mando Diao, Nothing But Thieves, Trivium, Amon Amarth, Wilki woodstockfestival.pl a Berlin Schönefeld

• Arenal Sound 1st - 6th August Borriana, Castellón Bastille, Icona Pop, Clean Bandit arenalsound.com a Valencia

• Lollapalooza 3rd - 6th August Grant Park, Chicago, IL Muse, Lorde, The Killers, Run The Jewels, Alt-J, The xx, Declan McKenna, Royal Blood, Arcade Fire lollapalooza.com a Chicago O’Hare

• Neopop 3rd - 5th August Viana do Castelo Kraftwerk 3D, Moderat, Maceo Plex, Rødhåd neopopfestival.com a Porto

• Tartan Heart 3rd - 5th August By Beauly, Inverness Franz Ferdinand, First Aid Kit, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, Honeyblood tartanheartfestival.co.uk r Inverness

• Wilderness  3rd - 6th August Cornbury Park, Oxfordshire Two Door Cinema


Club, Michael Kiwanuka, Sigrid, First Aid Kit, Bonobo wildernessfestival.com r Charlbury

• 110 Above 4th - 6th August Gopsall Hall Farm, Leicestershire Black Honey, Sundara Karma, Will Joseph Cook, Blaenavon, INHEAVEN, High Tyde 110above.com r Polesworth

• Osheaga 4th - 6th August Parc Jean-Drapeau, Montreal Alabama Shakes, Blaenavon, Cherry Glazerr, Death From Above 1979, Liam Gallagher, Lorde, Maggie Rogers osheaga.com a Montreal

• Hope & Glory 5th - 6th August St George’s Quarter, Liverpool Charlotte Church’s Late Night Pop Dungeon, Razorlight, Ocean Colour Scene, Lightning Seeds, James hopeandgloryfestival. co.uk r Liverpool Lime Street

Jacklin, Vince Staples oyafestivalen.com a Oslo

• Boardmasters 9th - 13th August Cornwall Alt-J, Two Door Cinema Club, Slaves, Wild Beasts, The Vaccines boardmasters.co.uk r Newquay

• Leefest 10th - 12th August John Darlings Farm, Edenbridge Wild Beasts, Kagoule, Jungle (DJ Set), Annie Mac, Sorry, Catholic Action leefest.org r Cowden

• Way Out West 10th - 12th August Slottskogen, Gothenburg Lana Del Rey, Pixies, Perfume Genius, Major Lazer, Angel Olsen, Mac DeMarco wayoutwest.se a Gothenburg

• Flow 11th - 13th August Parrukatu, Helsinki Lana Del Rey, The xx, Aphex Twin, Flume, London Grammar, Angel Olsen, Alma flowfestival.com a Helsinki-Vantaa

•Indiependence

• Grape

4th - 6th August Deer Farm, Mitchelstown Manic Street Preachers, Tom Odell, All Tvvins, Fangclub indiependencefestival. com a Cork

11th - 12th August Letisko Piešt’any Two Door Cinema Club, Metronomy, Formation, Zola Jesus, Moderat grapefestival.sk a Bratislava

• Visions 5th August Various venues, London Liars, The Men, Goat Girl, Sophie, Jenny Hval, Frankie Cosmos visionsfestival.com r London Fields

• Øya 8th - 12th August Tøyenparken, Oslo Lana Del Rey, The xx, Mac DeMarco, Angel Olsen, MØ, Julia

• HAVEN 11th - 12th August Refshaleøen, Copenhagen Chance The Rapper, Conor Oberst, Iceage, The National, Perfume Genius, Liss havenkbh.dk a Copenhagen

• Houghton 11th - 13th August Houghton Hall, Norfolk Nicolas Jaar,

SZIGET 9th -16th August

Hajógyari Island, Budapest George Ezra wrote a song about Sziget’s host city before he’d even visited, and this year’s edition of the festival is one chance to hear him sing it while RIGHT THERE. The event will also host names such as Kasabian, Interpol, Charli XCX, The Vaccines, alt-J, Two Door Cinema Club, Metronomy, Mac DeMarco, Major Lazer and The Kills. szigetfestival.com a Budapest 77


Floating Points (DJ), Andrew Weatherall houghtonfestival.co.uk r King’s Lynn

• Outside Lands 11th - 13th August Golden Gate Park, San Francisco Lorde, alt-J, Solange, Bleachers, Sleigh Bells, Royal Blood, Warpaint sfoutsidelands.com San Francisco a

• Frequency 15th - 17th August Green Park, St. Pölten Mumford & Sons, Billy Talent, Rise Against, White Lies, Foreign Beggars frequency.at a Vienna

• Paredes de Coura 16th - 19th August Taboão River Beach, Valença do Minho Foals, At The Drive In, Beach House, Future Islands, Ty Segall, Benjamin Clementine, Car Seat Headrest paredesdecoura.com a Porto

• Pukkelpop 16th - 19th August Hasselt, Kiewit At The Drive In, Bastille, Chance the Rapper, George Ezra, Interpol, Mumford & Sons, Perfume Genius pukkelpop.be a Brussels Charleroi

• ArcTanGent 17th - 19th August Fernhill Farm, Somerset Converge, Explosions in the Sky, Future of the Left, Defeater, Tall Ships arctangent.co.uk r Bristol Temple Meads

• Green Man 17th - 20th August Glanusk Park, Usk Valley PJ Harvey, Ryan Adams, Future Islands, Conor Oberst, The Big Moon, Sunflower Bean, Julia Jacklin,

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• La Route Du Rock 17th - 20th August Saint-Malo Mac DeMarco, Soulwax, Future Islands, Temples, Parquet Courts, Yak, IDLES, Angel Olsen laroutedurock.com a Dinard-PleurtuitSaint-Malo

• Pstereo 17th - 19th August Marinen, Trondheim Alt-J, Slaves, The Bronx, Cymbals Eat Guitars, The Bronx pstereo.no a Trondheim Vaernes

• MS Dockville 18th - 20th August Wilhelmsburg, Hamburg Flume, King Krule, Mura Masa, Glass Animals, SOHN, Moderat msdockville.de a Hamburg

• Nirwana Tuinfeest 18th - 20th August Nirwana, Lierop The Hives, White Lies, VANT, De Staat, Less Than Jake, Starsailor nirwanatuinfeest.nl a Eindhoven

• Summer Sonic 19th - 20th August Chiba / Osaka Calvin Harris, Charli XCX, Justice, Phoenix, Royal Blood, Circa Waves, Declan McKenna, Sundara Karma summersonic.com a Narita, Kansai

• V Festival  19th - 20th August Weston Park, Shropshire / Hylands Park, Chelmsford P!nk, Jay Z, Stormzy, George Ezra, Steve Aoki, Busted, The Wombats, Craig David vfestival.com r Stafford, Wolverhampton,

YPSIGROCK 10th - 13th August Castelbuono, Sicily

Celebrating 20 years this year - having started way back in 1997 - this year’s Ypsigrock will feature appearances from Preoccupations, Digitalism, Aldous Harding, Beach House, Car Seat Headrest, and Ride. ypsigrock.it a Palermo

LOWLANDS 

18th - 20th August Walibi Holland, Biddinghuizen

To give it its full name, ‘A Campingflight to Lowlands Paradise’ brings over 55,000 people to the Dutch countryside each summer. This year’s shindig will feature acts like Mumford & Sons, The xx, Bastille, alt-J, Skepta, At The Drive In, PVRIS, Mac DeMarco, and First Aid Kit. lowlands.nl a Amsterdam


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Baba Shrimps

Hyperculte

One Sentence. Supervisor

Buvette

Me+Marie

Sophie Hunger

Debrah Scarlett

Odd Beholder

Zeal & Ardor

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Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, Ty Segall rockenseine.com a Paris Charles de Gaulle, Paris Orly

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• Zürich Openair 23rd - 26th August Rümlang, Glattbrugg Mumford & Sons, The Prodigy, Interpol, Mac DeMarco, Flume, Metronomy zurichopenair.ch a Zürich

• Creamfields  24th - 27th August Daresbury, Cheshire Annie Mac, Diplo, Deadmau5, Fatboy Slim, Idris Elba, Mistajam, Stormzy, Pete Tong creamfields.com r Runcorn, Warrington

• Sea Change 25th - 26th August Various venues, Totnes Temples, Girl Ray, The Proper Ornaments, Ryley Walker, Aldous Harding, Julie Byrne, H Hawkline seachangefestival.co.uk r Totnes

• Rock en Seine 25th - 27th August Domaine Nationale de Saint-Cloud The xx, Franz Ferdinand, The Kills, MØ, Mac DeMarco,

Haarlemmermeer deadmau5, Alesso, Armin van Buren, Hannah Wants, Oliver Heldens mysteryland.nl a Amsterdam

• SW4  26th - 27th August Clapham Common, London Deadmau5, Pendulum, Sigma, Eric Prydz southwestfour.com r Clapham Common

• End of the Road

• Todays
 25th - 27th August Spazio 211, Torino Soulwax, GOAT, M83, Mac DeMarco, Local Natives todaysfestival.com a Turin

• Mysteryland 26th - 27th August Floriade Terrain,

31st August - 3rd September Larmer Tree Gardens, Dorset Father John Misty, Mac DeMarco, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Slowdive, Parquet Courts, Perfume Genius endoftheroadfestival.

READING +LEEDS 25th - 27th August Richfield Avenue, Reading / Bramham Park, Leeds

The ultimate way to ring in the end of summer has Kasabian, Muse and Eminem topping the bill this time around, with highlights elsewhere coming from Bastille, Two Door Cinema Club, Haim, Charli XCX, Idles, Circa Waves, Rat Boy, Sundara Karma, Inheaven and Major Lazer. readingandleedsfestival.com

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• Bingley Music Live 1st - 3rd September Myrtle Park, Bingley Manic Street Preachers, Kaiser Chiefs bingleymusiclive.com r Bingley

• Electric Fields 1st - 2nd September Drumlanrig Castle, Thornhill Frightened Rabbit, The Jesus and Mary tChain, Arab Strap, Dizzee Rascal, Glass Animals, Real Estate electricfieldsfestival.com r Sanquhar

• Electric Picnic 1st - 3rd September Stradbally Hall, Co. Laois The xx, Interpol,

Run The Jewels, Parquet Courts, Soulwax, Young Fathers, Perfume Genius, Goat Girl electricpicnic.ie a Dublin

• Sundown 1st - 3rd September Norfolk Showground, Norwich Craig David, Wiley, Mistajam, Artful Dodger, Pendulum sundownfestival.co.uk r Norwich

• Wilkestock 1st - 3rd September Frogmore Hill, Stevenage Razorlight, VANT, Blackwaters, The Wholls wilkestock.com r Stevenage

• Gibraltar


THURSDAY 29 JUNE

KINGS OF LEON • ARCADE FIRE

THE CHAINSMOKERS • IMAGINE DRAGONS LORDE • PROPHETS OF RAGE

AGNES OBEL • BETH DITTO • MARK LANEGAN BAND MURA MASA • SAVAGES • XAVIER RUDD CIGARETTES AFTER SEX • DECLAN McKENNA • TOUT VA BIEN WARHOLA • WHITNEY • HET ZESDE METAAL

FRIDAY 30 JUNE

RADIOHEAD

JAMES BLAKE • OSCAR AND THE WOLF ROYAL BLOOD

BAZART • BIRDY • DUA LIPA • FUTURE ISLANDS • JAIN KALEO • NATHANIEL RATELIFF & THE NIGHT SWEATS THE PRETENDERS • WARHAUS • WHITE LIES MAGGIE ROGERS • TAMINO • VUURWERK

SATURDAY 1 JULY

LINKIN PARK • SYSTEM OF A DOWN BLINK-182

ABOVE & BEYOND • BONOBO (LIVE) • CRYSTAL FIGHTERS JIMMY EAT WORLD • KODALINE • MILKY CHANCE PASSENGER • SEASICK STEVE BLUES PILLS • CHARLI XCX • FRANK CARTER & THE RATTLESNAKES GLASS ANIMALS • J. BERNARDT • MACHINE GUN KELLY SOHN • TOOTHLESS

SUNDAY 2 JULY

FOO FIGHTERS

ALT-J • SOULWAX

DROPKICK MURPHYS • G-EAZY • THE KILLS THE LUMINEERS • RAE SREMMURD • RAG'N'BONE MAN TOURIST LEMC • WARPAINT BENJAMIN CLEMENTINE • CAGE THE ELEPHANT • FATIMA YAMAHA NONAME • NOTHING BUT THIEVES • THURSTON MOORE GROUP

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Calling 2nd - 3rd September Victoria Stadium, Gibraltar Charli XCX, The Vaccines, Years & Years, Craig David, Steve Aoki, Village People, Bananarama gibraltarcalling.com a Gibraltar

• Festival No. 6 7th - 10th September Portmeirion Bloc Party, The Flaming Lips, Wild Beasts, Laura Mvula, Jarvis Cocker, Charlotte Church’s Late Night

Pop Dungeon festivalnumber6.com r Bangor

• Reload 8th - 11th September Norfolk Showground, Norwich Soul II Soul, Billy Ocean, Brand New Heavies, Trevor Nelson reloadfestival.co.uk r Norwich

• Lollapalooza Berlin 9th - 10th September Tempelhof Airport, Berlin Foo Fighters,

Mumford & Sons, The xx, Two Door Cinema Club, George Ezra, The Vaccines lollapaloozade.com a Berlin Tegel, Schönefeld

Hamburg Dream Wife, Sløtface, Waxahatchee reeperbahnfestival.com a Hamburg

Harding, Benjamin Clementine, Childhood icelandairwaves.is a Reykjavík-Keflavík

• Oasis

• Amsterdam Dance Event

• Shiiine On Weekender

18th - 22nd October Various venues, Amsterdam TBA amsterdam-danceevent.nl a Amsterdam

10th - 13th November Butlin’s Minehead Arena Happy Mondays, Levellers, The Wonder Stuff, The Wedding Present, Pop Will Eat Itself shiiineonweekender. com r Taunton

15th - 17th September The Source Music Resort, Marrakesh Daniel Avery, Nicolas Jaar, Richie Hawtin theoasisfest.com a Marrakesh

• Reeperbahn 20th - 23rd September Various venues,

• Iceland Airwaves 1st - 5th November Various venues, Reykjavik Fleet Foxes, Aldous

BESTIVAL

7th - 10th September

Lulworth Estate, Dorset Moving away from its previous home on the Isle of Wight this year, Bestival will instead be bringing the all-night party to Dorset’s Lulworth Estate (about half way between Weymouth and Poole, south coast geography fans) with The xx, Loyle Carner, Justice, Circa Waves, Danny Brown, Jamie T, Twin Atlantic, Charlotte Church’s Late Night Pop Dungeon, Formation and Pet Shop Boys all joining in the fun. bestival.net

r Wool / Bournemouth

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