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To say the lack of Glastonbury in this year’s festival season leaves a bit of a gap in our calendars would be one mighty understatement. Still, from the inner-city parks hosting new events, to the metric ton of weekend-long parties across mainland Europe vying for your musicloving attention, there’s more than enough to whet the appetite in 2018. This year’s cover feature follows George Ezra on his voyage into album two, while we hear from Shame’s inter-continental takeover, Wolf Alice guide us away from festival disaster, IDLES advise on moshpit etiquette and Rae Morris answers a whole bunch of your questions. Then there’s Declan McKenna on door hinges, obviously. Lukewarm pints in soggy fields, here we go!

The DIY Festival Guide 2018 is brought to you in association with “We live in uncertain times. Snow at the end of March - what’s that about?! Thankfully festival season is back. Now it’s here, you’re probably scouring the lineups to find out how many times you can catch your latest band crush. But make sure you give yourself some time to wander into something you’ve never heard of. You never know, you might just like it! Also, remember that sun cream has an expiry date. They really should put that on the bottle…”

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Festival highs & lows Emma Swann Founding Editor Festival High I got to see Arcade Fire many, many times last summer and it was wonderful. Festival Low Finding myself part of a trial of an inflatable tent... that inevitably deflated and collapsed half way through the festival. ............................... Sarah Jamieson Managing Editor Festival High Getting to watch the double-whammy of Dream Wife and The Big Moon at last year’s Live at Leeds - after eating a bloody lovely Pieminister pie - was pretty ace tbh. Festival Low Arriving at our beautiful hotel in the mountains of Sicily ahead of last year’s Ypisgrock only to realise that some very noisy cows lived right next door. Oh, and they liked to go for walks at 5am. ............................... Will Richards Digital Editor Festival High BANDS! TINNIES! VITAMIN D! NO SNOW! Festival Low Spending a festival weekend last summer sleeping in what can only be described as a sad, deflated art installation.

El Hunt Features Editor Festival High Necking margaritas and dancing to ‘Bitch Better Have My Money’ with Alex from Diet Cig’s mum at SXSW. Festival Low I may well be the unfortunate anon Team DIY’er referenced in this issue’s Rae Morris feature… (p38) .............................. Louise Mason Art Director Festival High Excited to use all the camping stuff I got for the Gezra shoot, hope the digital tent doesn’t leak. Festival Low Sleeping in nettles. .............................. Lisa Wright Senior Staff Writer Festival High Is there any greater pleasure in life than getting absolutely ratted and bowling around to Kasabian in a field? Call me basic, but I say no. Festival Low Made a dad joke about Arcade Fire’s set being a win-win situation. Turned around to find Win Butler giving me a death stare. Oh.

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PARK LIFE

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TWO DOOR CINEMA CLUB

Back from the brink, and finally stepping into headliner shoes at Finsbury Park event Community, Alex Trimble ponders debut album birthdays, and triumphant returns. Words: El Hunt.

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an you believe it - Two Door Cinema Club’s debut ‘Tourist History’ turns eight years old this year. Eight! By the time children are eight years old, they’re capable of joining local football teams and playing fairly accomplished solos on the recorder, for goodness sake; translate that to musical terms, and having an eight-year-old debut is a sure sign of a veteran band who top festival line-ups without breaking a sweat. And yet, for Two Door Cinema Club, things didn’t quite go so smoothly. Whirled around the world, playing tour after tour off the back of both that first outing and second album ‘Beacon’, these headliners-inwaiting found themselves burned out and on the brink, just weeks before they planned to top the bill at Latitude 2014. In the end, the trio were forced to pull out of the coveted slot, and Two Door more or less disappeared. Now, though, Alex Trimble and pals are firmly back. Third album - 2016’s ‘Gameshow’ - took the band back to the upper echelons of Latitude as special guests, and this summer, those richly-deserved headline slots finally await them. Promising a celebration of that joyful debut, nods back to ‘Beacon’, the fizz of ‘Gameshow’, and (whisper it) a couple of glimpses towards future material too, Two Door Cinema Club have never seemed more confident as a unit. In part, they were spurred on by the reception they received when they finally returned. “Something happened when we came back,” Alex ponders, looking back on his band’s return to the stage after three vital years away to recoup. “We weren’t sure how things were going to go, because we’d taken so long off. As far as music is concerned, and how fast the world is moving, especially nowadays, that’s a hell of a long time. We didn’t know if people were gonna care that we were playing shows again, or that we had new music,” he admits. “Putting those shows on was an exceptionally proud moment.”

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"We’re there to entertain people." Alex Trimble Perhaps it’s because they’re from Bangor “maybe…” Alex concurs - but Two Door Cinema Club certainly don’t shy away from playing the *ahem* bangers, with shows celebrating every smasher from ‘What You Know’ right through to newer ‘Gameshow’ slice ‘Are We Ready? (Wreck)’. “We never really gave it a second thought,” he reasons. “We’re there to entertain people.” Looking ahead, the band are excited to share the bill with some mates - established and rising - at the likes of Community in London’s Finsbury Park. Seeing bands like Sundara Karma (who supported them on tour last year) rising up feels particularly special, he agrees. “They’re a band playing rock ‘n’ roll, with amazing songs,” he enthuses. “They’re these freaky guys that just want to be themselves, and it’s so fun watching that on stage, and watching that unfold. I’ve caught them a few times since and seeing how much they’ve progressed as a unit on stage the songs, at the end of the day are amazing - but to see people connecting with that as well, to have the opportunity to bring bands like that with us, we get to bring music we love to our fans. They form these new relationships with these bands, and it’s something that lasts. I

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don’t think anything beats seeing a band on stage for the first time. If we hadn’t been afforded those opportunities, I don’t know where we’d be today,” he concludes.

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Two Door Cinema Club play Hurricane (22nd - 24th June), Southside (22nd - 24th June), O Son do Camiño (28th - 30th June), Community (1st July), Gurtenfestival (12th July), NOS Alive (12th - 14th July), and FIB Benicàssim (19th - 22nd July).

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And as for that eight-year-old debut of theirs, “it is a strange feeling,” Alex agrees. “I’ve never really felt like I’ve got the hang of doing this, and so in many ways it feels like I haven’t been doing this for very long. But the band formed over ten years ago!” he remarks. “It’s not something we’ll give much thought to, but we’ll meet fans after shows and it’ll take us by surprise. We’ll meet these

kids in their early twenties telling us that they got our album when they were 12 or 13!” he adds. “That’s mindblowing to think about. We were pretty much just fresh out of sixth form when we were putting that record together, and in many respects it feels like a lifetime ago.”

All the people, so many people… Which inner-city parks can you go hand-in-hand through this summer?

TRNSMT 29th June - 1st July + 6th + 8th July

CITADEL 15th July Finding a new home in West London’s Gunnersbury Park, this all-dayer has combined headline sets from Foals and Bombay Bicycle Club with yoga, Sunday papers and a handful of newcomers in past years. This time around boasts a UK exclusive for Tame Impala.

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Spread across two weekends, Glasgow’s inner-city spectacular won’t just play host to hometown faves Chvrches and Franz Ferdinand, there’s also space for headliners The Killers, Arctic Monkeys and Liam Gallagher, plus Wolf Alice, Friendly Fires, J Hus, Declan McKenna and more.

COMMUNITY 1st July Returning for a second year to London’s Finsbury Park, this celebration of new music (with a handful of old favourites for good measure) not only hosts Two Door Cinema Club, but also The Vaccines, Circa Waves and Sundara Karma alongside Pale Waves, King Nun, Ten Tonnes and Bad Sounds.

LOVEBOX 13th - 14th July Moving west to Gunnersbury Park alongside Sunday sibling Citadel, this year’s Lovebox is nothing short of massive. With headline sets from Childish Gambino, Skepta and N.E.R.D., plus SZA, Diplo, Vince Staples, Kali Uchis, and The Internet - if you’re up for a dance, Lovebox is likely very much your friend.


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PARKLIFE 9th - 10th June Headlined by hometown hero Liam Gallagher, Manchester’s Heaton Park will also boast acts including Chvrches, Lorde, The xx, N.E.R.D. and Sampha come early June, with Sigrid, Justice, Four Tet, Vince Staples and Everything Everything on the mostly dance-oriented lineup.

FIELD DAY 1st - 2nd June

Another festival with a new home - moving from Victoria Park in the East to South London’s Brockwell Park - Field Day this year welcomes acts including Fever Ray, Earl Sweatshirt, Loyle Carner, Floating Points, Mount Kimbie, Nils Frahm and headliner Erykah Badu.

LOVE SAVES THE DAY 26th - 27th May The event returns to Bristol’s Eastville Park with its beats-heavy bill including Fatboy Slim, Four Tet, Floating Points, Sampha, Loyle Carner, David Rodigan, Joy Orbison and The Black Madonna.

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COMMON PEOPLE

From tiny pop machine Bruno Mars to likelyto-play-for-days dad favourites The Cure via support slots that take in Interpol, Khalid, Goldfrapp and Slowdive, central London’s series of Really Massive Gigs are still massive in 2018.

26th - 28th May The dual-site spectacular has a slightly different line up depending on where you are (Lily Allen headlines at Southampton Common, while Ride take a top slot at Oxford’s South Park), but artists including The Jacksons, All Saints, The New Power Generation, Sparks, Maximo Park and Demob Happy can all be found on the varied bill across the weekend.

25th May - 3rd June

An all-new event that takes place in London’s Victoria Park across two weekends, All Points East boasts probably one of the summer’s strongest bills. From the first weekend - a three-day festival headlined by The xx, LCD Soundsystem and Björk with added Lorde, Beck, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Phoenix among others - to the one-offs with Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds and The National among others, set those compasses eastward. (Unless, obviously, you’re already further east than Mile End. In which case don’t do that.)

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WIRELESS 6th - 8th July One of the original ‘no camping’ weekenders, having begun life at London’s Hyde Park aeons ago, the UK’s celebratory fest - spanning grime, hip-hop and R&B returns to Finsbury Park with a bill that includes Stormzy, DJ Khaled, J Hus, Mabel, and 2017 chart sensation Cardi B.

20th - 22nd July Moving away from its inner-city venues to Hillsborough Park for its 10th anniversary, this self-styled “3day celebration of Sheffield” features Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds and Craig David’s TS5 as two of its bill-toppers, with The Magic Gang, Pale Waves, Gengahr, The Orielles and Mabel also confirmed to appear.


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BARN ON THE FARM

5th - 8th July ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Over Farm near Gloucester is the site of this weekender, with Mystery Jets, Pale Waves, Anteros, and Gengahr all headed there this summer.

NEVERWORLD

2nd - 5th August ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Like its predecessor LeeFest, Neverworld will take place at John Darlings Farm in Kent, not far from Tonbridge. Artists appearing include Declan McKenna, Rae Morris, Whenyoung, We Are Scientists and headliners Clean Bandit.

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12th - 14th July ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• The fields of Upcote Farm near Cheltenham (also advertised for weddings, fact fans) will be entertained by At The Drive In, Creeper, Touché Amoré and Black Foxxes among other mainly rock names come mid-July.

3rd - 5th August ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Returning to Leicestershire’s Gopsall Hall Farm, 110 Above will feature artists including Marika Hackman, Blaenavon, Anteros, and Bloxx.

TRUCK

20th - 22nd July ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Hill Farm, just outside Oxford, plays host to headliners Friendly Fires and George Ezra, with Peace, Circa Waves, Everything Everything, Rat Boy, The Magic Gang, Marika Hackman, Anteros, Whenyoung, Sorry, Bloxx, The Spook School and The Orielles all headed down there this summer.

READING (& LEEDS)

24th - 26th August ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• When it’s not taken over by thousands of festival goers, Reading Festival’s site - otherwise known as Little John’s Farm - hosts grazing cattle and horses. So while Leeds’ grounds have a much loftier history, Kendrick Lamar, Fall Out Boy, Kings of Leon, Panic! At The Disco, Wolf Alice, The Horrors, Skepta, Creeper, Pale Waves, The Magic Gang, Dream Wife, Dua Lipa, The Vaccines et al will actually be stealing a horse’s playground for the weekend.

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Ever wondered how a real life working farm turns into a festival and back again in a week? So did we. Barn on the Farm’s Joshua Sanger fills us in. How did you start hosting the festival? I’d just woken from the best dream. I was running a music festival and my family, friends & favourite artists were all there. So I decided to make it a reality. I booked a line-up, 60 people turned up for the best party on a farm you’ve ever seen. We ALMOST broke even. Not the greatest business plan but fuck it, I didn’t care. We didn’t have a clue what we were doing, that was the charm of this thing, it was faulty as hell, it should never work but it bloody did!

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How do you prepare for hosting the festival? The number one priority is having the longest checklist you can think imaginable. I walk around the farm writing a crazy number of tasks down, and then spend the next month trying to tick them all off. Some of the jobs range from building pallet walls to moving ostriches, to putting up carpet in a roof in a barn to help with sound. The farm itself is a working farm so it’s not as straightforward as being able to do everything at once. Often we can only do things in certain fields once they’ve been bailed or much closer to the time as they’re being used to grow crops. So there is a bit of a science to it. How long does the land take to recover from hosting the festival? We’re extremely lucky to have a lot of hard standing tracks. Without those, it’d take forever. The areas that struggle the most are entrance and exits into camping fields. We’ve been blessed with mostly sunshine the past couple of years so fingers crossed for the same again!


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6th May ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Billing itself as ‘Scotland’s biggest new music showcase’, Stag & Dagger returns to Glasgow this year over eight stages in the city, with local heroes Glasvegas taking top spot above Protomartyr, Yak, Dama Scout, LIFE, Lady Bird, Milk Disco and Underwater Boys.

SLAM DUNK

26th, 27th and 28th May ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• The UK’s home of pop punk and related genres is as pop and as punk as we’ve come to expect in 2018, with electro-pop fiends PVRIS taking to the Leeds, Hatfield and Birmingham stages alongside peers including Creeper, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, Jimmy Eat World, Twin Atlantic, Thursday and Taking Back Sunday.

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25th, 26th and 27th May ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• The Horrors, Pale Waves, Marika Hackman, Bully and Our Girl are all among those headed to Manchester, Bristol and Nottingham for the three-city all-dayers.

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king nun King Nun aren’t just one of 2018’s great new hopes, they’re also set to smash a series of festivals this year, beginning with a handful of inner-city events, including Live at Leeds, Liverpool Sound City and The Great Escape. Frontman Theo Polyzoides lets us in on their summer plans.

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It’s a welcome return to the city centre for this one, after spending years in the (relative) wilderness that was the Liverpool docklands. Taking over venues including Camp and Furnace, Constellations and the Great Baltic Warehouse, they’re playing host to acts new and slightly older: headliners Peace are joined by IDLES, Black Honey, Superorganism, Jaws and more. We’ll also be hosting a stage - head to Constellations on 6th May for Sorry, King Nun, ALASKALASKA and more.

LIVE AT LEEDS

5th May ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• This one might be named after The Who’s 1970 live album, but if you’re left yelling ‘who?!’ at any of the lineup now, it won’t be for long. Long-time faves Peace, The Magic Gang and The Horrors are joined by relative newbies including Pale Waves, Anteros, Whenyoung, Sorry, Ten Tonnes, Pip Blom and Lady Bird. We’ll be back at the Brudenell Social Club hosting not one, but two stages.

THE GREAT ESCAPE

17th - 19th May ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• With more new bands than it’s possible to shake a sweet, sweet stick of rock at, The Great Escape is the home of all things buzz in the UK, with artists already confirmed to appear including Class of 2018 alumni Pale Waves, Goat Girl and Her’s, plus Neu favourites Bodega, Japanese Breakfast and Brooke Bentham. Plus - keep an eye out for the DIY stage - guaranteed fun times!

Hello, King Nun. We take it you’re raring to go as far as this year’s festivals are concerned? We are! We’re far more knowing of what it is we need to communicate as people at this time in our lives and know what to expect this time around. What was your favourite festival to play last year? Reading & Leeds felt huge to us. We had memories there, as kids we wanted nothing but to play stages like the ones we played. We felt really grateful to be able to be there as performers. Our favourite sets, however, are tied between The Great Escape and Latitude. We had luck and feeling on our side for both those shows. Any particularly memorable sets? One time we were playing to this audience who were kind of sheepish and quite far away from the stage. The closest person to us was this guy leaning over the barrier below us, who immediately after every song would loudly request the next one. To be clear, it wasn’t enthusiasm this guy was voicing, he was smiling, but something told me he might shoot me if I made the wrong move. The first time, we laughed because we thought he was joking, but after a while it became clear he was serious and in a hurry or had gone Andy Kaufman deep cover for the sake of the gag. We finish the next song, some applause spatters round the room, “NEXT”. I tried to joke with the crowd about it but they all seemed really nervous, they wouldn’t back me up on this one so I decided to get

on with it. The guy locked eyes with me and clearly elaborated that he would like us to play the next song. That’s when I realised, Hannibal Lecter is real, he’s an impatient music fan who goes to gigs and truly believes he can control the bands he sees like an iPod. I ended up adhering to this guy’s loud and obnoxious requests without question. And that must have looked bizzare from the audience’s perspective. Maybe they thought he was some big shot manager or something. Other than that happening I actually thought we played pretty well. You’re playing a fair few citybased festivals. What are the best things about avoiding fields / tents and whatnot? lf you’re in a city you can find cheap food and drink. It won’t be good food but it won’t cost (literally not kidding i’m actually seriously literally serious) one thousand pounds for one crisp and a peanut on a skewer. I suppose you’re less likely to get robbed if you’re staying in a hotel too. Also if you don’t have money for a waterproof spring-up Taj Mahal to bring with you, tent life can be stuffy and smelly and gross. Will you have any new material for us to hear come festival time? Yes! What’s next for King Nun? I am currently on a train to somewhere in London’s kidneys to meet the rest of the band and continue writing some things for something massive. It’s going really well and i’m very very excited.

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Lisbon doesn’t miss out, mind - NOS Alive (12th - 14th July) boasts Arctic Monkeys, Nine Inch Nails, Pearl Jam, Two Door Cinema Club, Chvrches, Perfume Genius and Wolf Alice among others, while

We get it. There are only so many soggy evenings you can spend ankledeep in mud before wishing your festival experience had a little more… sunshine? As any holiday-maker worth their salt knows, Spain and Portugal have bucketloads of the stuff - and thankfully, some pretty legendary festivals on their shores to boot.

Barcelona’s Primavera Sound (30th May - 3rd June) is probably the jewel in the Iberian crown, with bucketloads of us Brits heading to Parc del Forum every year to bring in the summer with a varied bill that this year includes Arctic Monkeys, Chvrches, Lorde, Haim, Björk and The National. They’ve also got a sister event over in Porto - NOS Primavera Sound (7th 9th June) hosts many of the acts playing its sibling, including Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Father John Misty, Four Tet, Fever Ray and Superorganism.

Not to be outdone, if you like your festivals at the top of a mountain, Bilbao’s BBK Live (12th - 14th July) delivers, as the Basque city - and its kalimotxo (a heady concoction of red wine and CocaCola, no less) welcomes Gorillaz, The xx, alt-J, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Jungle and Young Fathers.

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Monkeys, Jack White, Queens of the Stone Age, Tame Impala, Kasabian, Franz Ferdinand, Nine Inch Nails, Wolf Alice, The Big Moon, Marmozets and FIDLAR all headed to the Spanish capital. Plus there’s the first ever Download Madrid (28th - 30th June), with Ozzy Osbourne, Guns n’ Roses, and Avenged Sevenfold heading up a suitably devil-horns-in-the-air collection of artists.

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And then there’s Benicàssim (19th - 22nd July). This year’s party looks like being no less epic than in past years as The Killers, Liam Gallagher, Travis Scott, Two Door Cinema Club, Bastille, The Vaccines, Wolf Alice and Everything Everything are sure to bring a conveyor belt of anthems.


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Coast-to-coast and a few bits between, there’s still time to make your summer transatlantic.

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SASQUATCH 25th - 27th May

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Riffing off its name, Washington’s Sasquatch features such stages as Bigfoot and Yeti. The bands are giving it a shot too, with Grizzly Bear, Thundercat, Jai Wolf, and Pedro the Lion all playing.

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The name Bonnaroo comes from Creole slang for ‘best on the street’, in short, having a great deal of fun. This year’s good times in Manchester, TN will come from acts including Paramore, The Killers, Dua Lipa, Brockhampton - and two “unique” sets from Bon Iver.

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Yes, it’s contributed to such things as ‘festival fashion’ and ‘white people wearing Native American headgear’, but it’s still arguably the daddy of all festivals, this year playing host to that long-awaited Beyoncé headline, plus acts from St Vincent, Haim, Bleachers and alt-J to Snail Mail, Declan McKenna, and Brockhampton.

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Over two weekends in October, the selfproclaimed ‘music capital of the world’ is taken over for gigs both massive and buzzy: last year had Jay Z, The Killers and Gorillaz alongside Middle Kids, Songhoy Blues and Muna.


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GOVERNOR’S BALL 1st - 3rd June

Our knowledge of Boston may be limited to the Celtics and Harvard, but if we were from Birmingham, we’d probably call Boston Calling’s bill “bostin”. No, really: Paramore, The Killers, St Vincent…

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As well as being a damn fine location, New York’s Governor’s Island also has a stonking view. Oh, and this year’s lineup is alright too, from Jack White and Yeah Yeah Yeahs to Chvrches and Wolf Alice.

AFROPUNK 25th - 26th August

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With recent forays to Paris, Atlanta, Johannesburg and right here in the UK in London, AFROPUNK started life in Brooklyn, which is where it’ll be this August, at the borough’s Commodore Barry Park.

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Obviously it’s a beast of a bill for the slap-bang-in-the-middle-of-Chicago bash, with Arctic Monkeys, Vampire Weekend, Chvrches, Jack White, St Vincent, Parquet Courts and more appearing.

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Each October, Gainesville in Florida hosts a whole heap of rock and pop-punk acts, with recent editions including sets from Against Me!, The Menzingers, Hot Water Music, Desaparecidos, and Meat Wave.

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…pretty much everywhere, as it happens.

WHERE THE FUCK ARE

ARCTIC MONKEYS?

Wait years for a new Arctic Monkeys festival appearance, and then there’s a flurry all at once. Here’s a nifty map to show you just where you can take your dancing shoes to this summer.

Way Out West 9th - 11th August

Øya

7th - 11th August

Best Kept Secret

Hurricane

8th - 10th June

22nd - 24th June

TRNSMT

29th June - 1st July, 6th July, 8th July

Rock Werchter 5th - 8th July

Southside 22nd - 24th June

Open’er 4th - 7th July

Rockwave 6th July

Mad Cool 12th - 14th July

Primavera Sound

30th May - 3rd June

Sziget

8th - 15th August

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GREEN MAN 16th - 19th August

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The War on Drugs, Fleet Foxes, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard and John Grant set the pace for the Welsh weekender, which also hosts acts including Cate Le Bon, Kevin Morby, Simian Mobile Disco, Phoebe Bridgers, Chastity Belt and Goat Girl.

The UK’s home of heavy rock opens up again this June with Guns n’ Roses, Ozzy Osbourne and Avenged Sevenfold heading a bill that also boasts You Me At Six, Alexisonfire, L7, The Hives, Milk Teeth, Rolo Tomassi, Marmozets and Thrice.

REEPERBAHN 19th - 22nd September

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BESTIVAL

2nd - 5th August

Being a bit later on than most festivals, there’s only a handful of names out now - Ibeyi and Bear’s Den are among those in the first announcement - but rest assured, the Hamburg city-based event has a reputation for drawing the buzziest new acts.

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Circus is the theme for this year’s Bestival - now in early August - and while that doesn’t mean Take That bringing their late-00s spectacular to Dorset, there is room for Mark Ronson and Diplo’s latest project Silk City, along with MIA, Grace Jones and Chaka Khan, plus indie faves Rat Boy, Sundara Karma, Superfood, Black Honey, Whenyoung and Shame.

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RiZE

A UK festival exclusive from Vampire Weekend is the standout from this one, on a lineup that’s also got St Vincent, Hookworms, IDLES, Childhood, Nilüfer Yanya and Ezra Furman.

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The so-called replacement for pop’s favourite, V Festival, RiZE returns only to its predecessor’s southern base, Chelmsford’s Hylands Park. Liam Gallagher, Bastille, Years & Years, Manic Street Preachers, Rita Ora, MNEK, Circa Waves and Raye all feature on the radio-friendly bill.

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The Fantastic Mr George Packing his bags and heading out on trip after trip to craft new album ‘Staying At Tamara’s’, George Ezra has returned with a record overflowing with personality, providing the kind of escapism we all need right now. Words: Will Richards. Photos: Phil Smithies.

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meant I then ended up staying no more than one night in each town,” he giggles. The answer for album two, then? George packed his bags, and headed for Barcelona.

t’s never been this way before, shut down by anxiety,” George Ezra sings on his new album ‘Staying At Tamara’s’. “You better get away, boy.”

Strife and hardship aren’t what immediately

come to mind when thinking about the music of the 24-year-old, whose debut ‘Wanted On Voyage’ remains a brilliantly breezy first effort, served up with the cheesiest of grins, but it was something he had to contend with when touring for the record came to an end. “At the end of the last record, I wasn’t in a good place,” he opens up, only seconds after grinning while raving about the perks of his GoOutdoors discount card as we send him off camping for our cover shoot. “I didn’t have the vocabulary to identify what was up, just subconsciously aware that something wasn’t right.” After the extreme learning curve that was becoming a star at breakneck pace and touring ‘Wanted On Voyage’ back and forth across the globe for two years, it was his return to the quiet, (relatively) normal life that proved the hardest.

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t the end of [the ‘Wanted On Voyage’ tour], I did not wanna fucking travel ever again,” he says, a slight grimace appearing on his face, remembering flight upon flight. “I wanted to go somewhere and stay there.” Pitching up at a stranger’s apartment he found on the internet - owner Tamara going on to provide LP2 with its title - a pretty idyllic month followed. “I was just walking around the city, taking it all in, and filling up a notebook,” he remarks, still every inch the wide-eyed adventurer that missed that train to Hungary. “Every day I’d go up to the Montjuïc, a big hill in the city, and just sit there and drink shitloads of Lemon Fanta! It was the best! The closest thing I can liken it to is being a student again. It’s a city I didn’t really know, where people didn’t know me, and there were zero commitments.”

“If you’re going

through dark times and

“I’m no good at being creative in my comfort zone,” he expands. “Teaching myself to relax was brilliant. And instead of getting myself a hotel or apartment, I thought I’d go and essentially live with this stranger. At worst, it’s someone who shows me where the bed is and leaves me to it. At best, it’s someone who helps me settle in and gives me advice on where to go. There were records everywhere; her boyfriend was in a band; all her friends were creatives. They were fucking cool. That’s cool wherever you’re from, but in Barcelona! You’re cool!”

writing dark music,

when do you escape?”

“On the first record, everything was new. Every city I went to, every experience of radio or an interview, all of it was new. I wasn’t used to it, even at the end really. You know how when there’s a newborn baby,” he poses, “and you see it once every two, three months, and it’s learnt a whole new set of skills in that time? That’s how it felt constantly. It felt like I was learning a whole new way of life, and I didn’t stop to The breezy ‘Shotgun’ is appreciate it or take it in.” a highlight of ‘Staying At

Ridin’ Shotgun

After a sobering yet restorative period of being back in his native Hertford, waiting for friends and family to finish their 9-to-5s and plodding through weeks based around Friday nights at the pub and Sunday roasts, the urge to travel came trickling back to him. ‘Wanted On Voyage’ was forged from a trip George took around Europe, spending every ttwo nights in a new city - punctuated by the well-travelled story of him missing a train to Budapest while debilitatingly hungover, and gaining a number one hit out of it - and then, as success started coming his way, the travelling continued in earnest for a good few more years. “[The touring]

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Tamara’s’, but its message has been getting a little lost in translation, as Our Geoff explains.

“I was doing promo in France recently, and it turns out they do not understand what riding shotgun is. Every journalist I spoke to was like ‘So you say you feel like a someone when you’re carrying a shotgun - what does that mean?’ and I had to massively backpedal and say ‘WOOOOOAH no no no!’ to every single one of them! ‘It’s about road trips and the beach, not guns!’”

Other trips followed, including a getaway to a cabin built on a farm in Norfolk, where George amped up the writers’ retreat cliche level to the max, reading in bed via a head torch, getting (maybe a little too) close to nature with some bracing outdoor showers, and working by candlelight. “If there was a chart of the most important trips [to write the album], that would be right behind Barcelona,” he states. “It was beauuutiful! It was the height of British summer. I was making fires outside every night, I had a battery powered radio,” he continues, evidently embracing the isolation and back-to-basics nature of the trip without an ounce of pretence. “10 days, no electricity, just standing outside having a shower, looking out onto this field like ‘Wahey!’” he smirks, waving his arms up and down manically. “Just hoping there wasn’t a longlens camera hiding in the distance!” A slightly bleaker, rain-soaked voyage to the Isle Of Skye followed, George getting a tugboat over to the island from the fishing village of Mallaig, and staying with an elderly couple, one of which was an oil


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painter. The other used to tour with The Kinks, obviously. It’s almost too barmy to believe, but these situations seem to follow George Ezra around like a yappy dog, and he’s only too happy to embrace it. As well as providing material for notebook after notebook, it also gave the singer the escapism he craved, and it’s something that seeps into every part of the album.

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taying At Tamara’s’ begins with ‘Pretty Shining People’, a track that embodies the album’s themes in one early swoop. “There’s a few things about that song,” George begins. “Firstly, I love that the record starts with just a guitar. It could go anywhere at that point. And then, essentially, the first bit of the song that I wrote was the pre-chorus,” he continues, before racing through the refrain of “Why why why what a terrible time to be alive, if you’re prone to overthinking”. “That’s probably the darkest lyric on the record. It’s not a nice lyric. I said to myself, ‘If you’re gonna sing that, you have to follow it up with the absolute antidote. You need to feel confident in singing something extremely upbeat after that.’” So then the chorus kicks in: “Hey pretty smiling people, we’re alright together.”

“I don’t care if you’re

woe-is-me folk songs, but you singing

should also know about

Miley Cyrus’ ‘Bangerz’.”

Though the record does indeed delve into the flipside of many people’s perceptions of George Ezra - a musician that exists so sunny side up - that aforementioned antidote is always waiting to thrust you out of the slumber. “If you’re going through dark times and writing dark music, when do you escape?” he adds, and from then on, ‘Staying At Tamara’s’ provides a gorgeous daydream Single ‘Paradise’ is a wide-eyed ode to untamed romance; dreaming of that insatiable blossoming of a new relationship, and sunburnt all-inclusives

to Benidorm, while ‘Get Away’ turns its sorrow into power via a bright, instantly catchy chorus. The highlight, though, is ‘Shotgun’. A cheeky recounting of lazing on beaches and racing away on road trip after road trip, windows down, it’s escapism personified. It also finally allowed George to utilise the “bikini bottoms / lager tops” lyric he’s had in his back pocket since his teens, desperate to fit it into a song at any opportunity. “It’s cheeky, that lyric. You can only get away with it with a smile on your face,” he grins, It’s this consistent knowing wink and deft self-awareness that sets him apart from the hordes of British male singersongwriters he could be (and has been) compared to. While the music he makes could easily confine him to the ears of mums and dads and Radio 2, it’s George himself that provides the charismatic base for these songs to exist on, aware of all his cheesiest moments and prepared to embrace them wholeheartedly. “Every time I step on stage I try to be cool,” he laughs. “I want to be cool. And then every night, two songs in I’m grinning ear to ear. ‘Oh you’ve done it again George!’” he quips, one of many occasions where he talks back to himself, like he’s trying to forcibly detach Real Life George from Pop Star George. Thankfully, they’re inextricably tied. “I realise that for some bands, it works so well for them to have a moody act. I love that, and as fans you want that - you want a po-face, and a real attitude - but for me, I soon realised that that’s not the situation I’m in. I’m in a better place if I can just be myself. I’ve never said anything I don’t stand by, and I don’t approach conversation differently between people I know and don’t know. Nothing can come back and bite you in the arse if you’re honest. If you’re completely honest with yourself, and you don’t get on with someone, that’s fine! Whereas if you’ve gone in with a pretence, or an idea of who you want them to think you are, you can blame it on something, and not just let it be.” Tearing up the traits of what a solo male singing love songs with a guitar should be (though he did go and write his album in a cabin, granted), George Ezra is a thoroughly modern pop star, fiercely up on his pop culture, and really fucking good at Twitter. “My favourite one at the moment is Camila Cabello,” he offers, before breaking into an actually-not-that-bad rendition of ‘Havana’. “I just love pop culture. I don’t care if you’re singing woe-is-me folk songs, but you should also know about

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What Would Geoff Do?

We’re big fans of G-Ezra’s alter-ego Geoff here at DIY. As such, we came up with some well-known festival dilemmas and asked a simple question: what would Geoff do? Geoff’s best friend passes out from a few too many ciders, but Geoff’s favourite band are about to play the main stage - what would Geoff do? I’d roll them over into the foetal position somewhere safe, in the shade and near a flag or something so I could find them again, then go and see the band, and just come back and hope they’re ok. Geoff accidentally spends all his money on the Wednesday night - how does he survive the rest of the weekend? This rings very true with my first festival experience. You go to Reading Festival as a rite of passage when you’re 16. I’d spent all my money on baked beans and cider, and realised I only had £20, and my Dad just sent ‘Tough!’. Sleeping in a tent and just eating dinky dogs in baked beans all weekend. He’d make the most of a bad situation. Geoff doesn’t have a ticket for Glastonbury, but he wings a lift down to the site anyway. He finds himself outside the gates and is desperate to get in - what would Geoff do? Right! First of all, a disclaimer: if you haven’t got a ticket, don’t try and come in! But, hi-vis is an answer! No-one ever questions someone in a hi-vis! Emily and Michael, if you ever read this, I’m not a villain, I promise! But yeah, a hi-vis is a key to any city.

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Miley Cyrus’ ‘Bangerz’. That’s a really important album from the last 10 years.” “Anyone that’s above the age of, whatever, 30 or 40,” he continues, “they’ll always say ‘music was best in [insert year here]’ and without fail it’s when they were a teenager. Yeah mate of course it was, you didn’t have a job, you didn’t have bills to pay - music was just a soundtrack to you getting fucked up, and your introduction to being active in so many ways. And that’s still so true for people of that age now. Come on, man.”

It’s back to one night in each city for a few years for George, but he leaves behind an album so sure in its message that it can help anyone get away for an hour, free of consequence or second thought. It’s more important than you think. George Ezra’s new album ‘Staying At Tamara’s’ is out now via Columbia. DIY

George Ezra plays

Bergenfest (12th - 16th June), Hurricane (22nd - 24th June), Southside (22nd - 24th June), Rock Werchter (5th - 8th July), Stars of Sounds (5th - 7th July), Colours of Ostrava (18th - 21st July), Lytham Festival (18th - 22nd July), Truck (19th - 22nd July), Standon Calling (26th - 29th July), and Boardmasters (8th - 12th August).


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Wolf Alice’s Guide To Averting Festival Disaster

Festivals are strange places. In the unique bubble of the summer weekender – a hedonistic playground where reality is temporarily put on pause and it’s socially acceptable for a warm can of cider to be your first liquid of the day – literally anything can happen, even to the most prepared of boy scouts. So in order to help you, dear readers, navigate the potential minefield of Summer 2018, we enlisted Wolf Alice bassist Theo Ellis to, ahem, theo-rise on how best to avoid imminent festie disaster. Thank us later. Interview: Lisa Wright. Photo: Emma Swann.

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You’ve drank all your booze and spent all your money on the first day. How do you proceed? “If you’re going to Reading and Leeds or TRNSMT festival, or even a more boutique thing like End of the Road, then you can invest your time before attending those events in a guerilla distillery course. You can learn how to distill booze from various bits of your surroundings, so if you’ve got no money but your friend’s brought many potatoes with him, you can set up a small moonshine house inside one of your tents and begin to create your own type of booze. Then you can even maybe sell it by calling it artisanal and make more money than you actually paid for the festival. I have never made my own alcohol, but I did used to make The Incredible Hulk when I was younger, which is all the different Bacardi Breezer colours in one. It goes green and tastes like Tangfastics.”

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You’re in the middle of the pit having a big one to Fall Out Boy and you suddenly get the immediate need to vomit. What do you do? “Mate, just exorcise those demons. Get into the middle of the pit where there’s a bit of space, purge yourself, gather your thoughts and rise up like a phoenix, floating away on a sea of people to ‘Sugar We’re Goin Down’. Done.”

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You’re about to go on stage for your big moment and you do yourself an injury. Will the show go on?? “It’s all dependant on where the slicing has occurred and the severity of it. If I’ve lopped my hand off, I won’t be able to do it. I will have to, for the second time, call up John from Gengahr and get him to fly in on the Gengahr-copter which they definitely don’t have. If it’s anything aside from chopped off hands though, I say just grin and bear it.”

You’ve lost your phone and you can’t remember where you’ve pitched your tent. Now what? “I wouldn’t worry about it, go with the flow and watch a band. Glastonbury’s a different story because it’s so big it’s a fucking nightmare, but maybe you’ll find some friends that are better than the ones you came with? You’re gonna ruin your time if you panic about it for too long, you’re wasting precious escapist moments of your festival holiday, so just roll with the punches and drink someone else’s sack of wine.”

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It’s the muddiest Glastonbury on record and you have only brought one pair of knackered Converse with you. How do you proceed? “Gaffa tape some bin bags to your legs and crack on. You’ll be alright unless you get trench foot. It happened in the war, so why can’t it happen now? Glastonbury’s an intense place. Last time we played, I was so fucked that I put my wellies on the wrong way round and convinced myself I’d taken two left feet. Walked around like that for about three hours.”

After a night drinking too many lager shandies, you have woken up totally naked with no backup clothing. What do you do, Theo?!?! “You’ll be alright if you’ve got some good friends who can do a loan. If not, then you’re going to have to turn yourself into a kind of festival jester-type character to attain some new friends and potentially get some clothes so you’re ready to watch Elbow later. I’ve woken up outside of tents before, but I’ve never woken up naked. I am going to almost say 100% that I’m not going to be naked at Reading in red camp this year. I’m still a massive twat but I’m too old for that now.”

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You break a limb – a leg, perhaps - during the festival. What do you do? “I don’t want to condone anyone doing anything that will make them have a limb amputated, so just gauge it. Be responsible. Think about the future. Think about walking and what it means to you and whether you want to do it forever, or if Fall Out Boy headlining the Main Stage is worth dancing on that knackered ankle. I think we’re playing at the same time as them, so make your choice wisely.”

BE THERE Wolf Alice play Welcome To Rockville (27th - 29th April), Governors Ball (1st - 3rd June), Best Kept

Secret (8th - 10th June), Download Paris (15th - 18th June), TRNSMT (29th June - 1st July, 6th July, 8th July), Mainsquare (6th - 8th July), Latitude (12th - 15th July), Mad Cool (12th - 14th July), NOS Alive (12th - 14th July), Benicàssim (19th - 22nd July), Øya (7th - 11th August), Sziget (8th - 15th August), Grape (10th - 1th August), Reading & Leeds (24th - 26th August), and Lollapalooza Berlin (8th - 9th September).

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SHAME

Rockin’ All Over The World In less than a year, searing South London tearaways Shame have gone from knocking around the toilet circuit to selling out shows all over the world. This summer, they’ll graduate to the next step, gracing Reading and Leeds’ main stage alongside a season of high profile festival sets that’ll cement their status as the most incendiary new live band on the block. We caught up with singer Charlie Steen and guitarist Sean Coyle-Smith midway through their run of packed-out SXSW shows to see where it all went right... Interview: Lisa Wright. Photos: Emma Swann.

Alright lads, how’s your SXSW going so far?

Sean: We’ve got four shows today and nine in total, so that’s going to be a slog. You just go into flight mode. Charlie: When we released our first proper single for ‘The Lick’ we did three gigs in one night in three different areas of London on this little tour bus. But this is a bit different. It’s our sixth week on tour. S: I’m convinced our booking agent is trying to kill us. Death by touring. C: We now live in a van. S: And that’s just been nicked. C: So now we’re homeless. We’ve just got shreds of our belongings left in mates’ houses over the country. Leaving a trail of misery. One long existential life crisis.

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What’s been the most surreal moment of your travels so far?

C: We had to drive from Mesa to Texas which is 935 miles and on that drive we stopped off at this gas station with a saloon. We went inside and there’s this woman as hard as nails behind the bar who ended up putting our song ‘One Rizla’ on. They’re listening to Burt Reynolds’ latest film’s soundtrack, there’s Trump stickers and ones that say ‘Obamacare Makes Me Sick’ and I thought, I don’t know if our music is the right vibe. But she was like [puts on Texas drawl] ‘This is my bar, and I’ll do what I want’. There was a shotgun hanging above her head so I wasn’t going to argue. It got pretty weird.


Since the record’s come out, has everything felt like it’s escalated?

C: Last year, we did 150 gigs, 47 festivals and then when the album came out it was another moment of absurdity. We were on the front page of the Guardian, in the Top 40 charts; everything’s been a bit weird but we just fucked off as soon as the album came out for an eight week tour so we’re still yet to come back. It’s a massive relief, almost like an orgasm, for us to put out the album and have a body of work out. Now we just need to write a fucking second one.

Have you started writing for it yet?

C: I’ve got a good story actually about what we’re gonna call the latest song we wrote in Columbus. When we were in Kentucky touring with Protomartyr, we went to the shop to buy cigarettes and inside there’s a guy buying alcohol who’s blue. Like a Smurf. We head back and tell Protomartyr that we’ve just met this blue man and they lose their shit. They start telling us that he was one of the Blue Fugates of Kentucky. Basically, however long ago, two people were born with the rarest skin disease in the world where their skin was blue, and they met and had kids in Kentucky. It’s basically like seeing a unicorn. And we met one.

You’re gonna be on the Main Stage at Reading this year – that’s pretty big...

C: We’re gonna make sure we do that right. I think there’s a possibility of people believing that we’re not prepared to do a gig of that size and we just wanna make sure we completely destroy any preconceptions. But the festivals over this summer, we’re gonna make a lot nicer. We’re gonna take holidays in Sicily and just enjoy ourselves a bit more because last year was never-ending. S: This might be a summer season of luxury. But at Reading, you’ll play the Main Stage and still get a six-pack of Carling, two bottles of water and a pack of pork scratchings.

Are you taking it all a bit more seriously now?

S: We’ve definitely matured as people, doing this. It’s like moving out of home and moving into a travelling circus. When you meet a lot of bands who’ve been touring incessantly for years, they go one of two ways. Either they’re absolute caners and crash and burn, or they’re vegan and go to the gym every day. C: Or they do both, like Primal Scream to Primal Clean. There’s not much room for moderation; with touring it’s complete excess. You’re either in Montreal in a penthouse suite looking over the city with people you’ve just met, a fridge of beers and a jacuzzi, or you’re staring at a wall in a venue with no phone and no entertainment waiting for another motel bed shared with a bandmate you’ve known since you were eight. S: The more we tour and the more time spent together, we don’t argue with each other anymore though. We used to have a fair few punch ups back in the day... C: We understand now when to pick your battles. Am I gonna throw my bottle of beer at this person who I then have to share a bed with, or maybe I’ll just slap him tomorrow?

What’s been the peak show so far?

C: I don’t think there is a peak, because when you reach that then it’s probably only going to be downhill from there. But I think when we go to a place like LA or Sydney or Nashville and people are singing the words and know who we are, that’s a moment where it’s like, what the fuck is going on? But we’re still searching for our best show. We were touring with Wolf Alice and we asked them where do you go when you’ve sold out Alexandra Palace and they were like, “Yeah, we don’t know...’ S: They went and played some festivals in India. That’s when you know you’re making it. C: Let’s try and break Zimbabwe now... S: That’s a funny story actually. Wolf Alice were meant to play the same Indian festival the year before, they were about to go and the promoter faked his own death because they couldn’t get the money together to put on the festival. They get this email saying this bloke has died, and next year they get a call from the same bloke asking them to play the festival again. My thought was we just email everyone with tickets for the UK tour and say right, all those shows are cancelled, we’re now playing Alexandra Palace. Boom!

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BE THERE Shame play Body &

Soul (22nd - 24th June), Garorock (28th June - 1st July), OpenAir St Gallen (28th June - 1st July), Citadel (15th July), Standon Calling (26th - 29th July), Y Not (26th - 29th July), Sziget (8th - 15th August), Ypsigrock (9th - 12th August), Flow (10th - 13th August), Reading & Leeds (24th - 26th August), Electric Fields (30th August - 1st September), and End of the Road (30th August - 2nd September).

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RAE MORRIS

festival agony aunt Festival season can be tough, and you may find yourself in a number of sticky situations. Luckily, though, we’ve drafted in our festival agony aunt Rae Morris to offer sensible solutions to all your festival-related disasters. Interview: Will Richards. Photo: Phil Smithies.

What is your optimum level of booze to take in to your preferred festival? You don’t want too much, cos you’ve gotta lug it around. We’d always take a big crate of cider, and that’s always a solid starting point, using one of those trolleys. Then pre-mix gin and tonics to try and convince yourself you’re being a bit more mature. I mean, when I was 16 it was just anything I could get my hands on, but I’ve seen the light a bit more now. It’s late at night, you’re round the campfire and your mate inevitably gets the acoustic guitar out - how do you politely tell them to...well, stop? There is no polite way. Kick over the chair, get it over and done with. I actually have a story regarding this. There was one dude in our camp at Leeds Festival one year, and he was just being a bit annoying. This is... oh god, looking back this is really mean. The only way to get him to stop was - and I want to make it clear that no-one should ever do this - we set fire to a piece of cardboard underneath his chair and so he had to jump up or he’d have caught fire. Made him stop, at least. So the answer we’re going for is ‘Set fire to them’? ...

You’re watching your favourite band on the main stage and you realise you’re on the big screen what’s your play for your five seconds of fame? This is a nightmare of mine actually. I’d inevitably forget diy Festival guide 2018 • In association with

The idea of a shower is almost impossible at festivals - do you have an alternative showering top-tip? Everyone says baby wipes, but I’m not into it. I think embrace the dirt. My nana always says that we (‘the kids’) wash too much, so I’m more than happy to take her advice. It’s fine. Bathe in your own festival oils for a few days. I was at Leeds the year that poo girl happened. I was in the same camp. There was an air ambulance and fire truck and everything. As long as you’re not poo girl, then you’re not doing too badly.

“As long as you’re not poo girl, then you’re not doing too badly.”

Well then, moving on. At a festival, you meet someone and develop a bit of a festival romance - do you call them or not come Monday morning? Oooh god, this is a tough one. It depends what kind of experience it’s been. I think there’s something really romantic about running around a festival site together. If there’s been a sober connection too then get on the phone, but if it’s purely a drunken fling, super messy and just grabbed each other, then leave it. Quite a story for the grandkids though. ‘We met while watching My Chemical Roooomance at Reading two thousand and niiiiine!’.

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the words just as my face is on screen and look like an idiot. Duck, I reckon. Get out of there. Disappear. Don’t point at the camera and scream. Don’t be that guy.

Here’s the big one - bumbags: yes or no? They’re such a thing now aren’t they? I was always a yes, but since they’ve become cool, it’s maybe a no now? They’re meant to be for dads and very uncool and cost £2 down the market but now it’s all bumbags across the chest and no t-shirt? No no.

Unfortunately, you’re in a portaloo and end up getting stuck inside with no phone on you - what’s your play? If you start banging on the side, it could tip over, which is #1 disaster. Poo and blue stuff all over you. Have a nap maybe? Finally, a bit of peace and quiet at the festival! Take the time to enjoy some rest.

And finally, an anecdote from an unnamed member of team DIY, who managed to fall down an actual, real life human shit hole. What do you do? Oh that’s the point that you have to have a shower. No more bathing in your own oils, I take it back. Find a shower at any cost. I rarely do it, but in that situation you have to. I actually had a shower once, at Glastonbury, just outside the Park Stage where I was playing. Maybe the only one I’ve had. It was in a portaloo. One minute I’m just going about my business, and the next I’m in a portaloo, naked, a few feet away from Rag’n’Bone Man!

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BE THERE Rae Morris plays Live at Leeds (5th May), Highest Point (18th 20th May), Liverpool International Festival (21st - 22nd July), Neverworld (2nd - 5th August), and Boardmasters (8th - 12th August).

“I'm in a portaloo, naked, a few feet away from Rag'n'Bone Man!�

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MARMOZETS Vocalist Becca Macintyre talks us through speedy tent assembly, fucked-up festivals, and challenges Alex Turner to a thumb war. Interview: El Hunt. Photo: Jenn Five.

Marmozets have enjoyed a lot of widespread support; you’re the sort of band that can play at a rock festival like Download, and on the flip-side, take on the complete opposite of Community. They have very different vibes. That must be cool for you? Yeah, I guess that’s how we’ve always wanted things to be for Marmozets. We want to be a band that can play any festival. It seems to be heading that way, so we must be doing something right!

As Download veterans, what’s a stand-out moment from that festival? When Slipknot played! That was incredible. It was pissing it down with rain and I just remember looking around and everyone just did not care because Slipknot were playing. Everyone did look a bit possessed, but that’s the way sometimes at festivals, innit? People just get way fucked up!

Did you go there when you were younger? I went in 2009, but I ended up going home on the Saturday night! I mainly go to Download and Glastonbury, actually, and love that camping experience. My Leeds experience was a bit crazy, I went on my own and tried to meet my friends, but it was an absolute mess. No organisation. You want everyone to be comfortable and warm, with enough money for food, y’know? But when I turned up there, they had already spent all their money, and I had to buy them all food. You don’t want to be buying all your mates noodles, do you? You just go, right, I’m off now, I’ve had enough.

If you were tasked with putting on a festival back in Yorkshire, who would you book? Obviously Marmozets can have one of the headline slots. Architects. That would be sick. While She Sleeps, Royal Blood, all the amazing English bands. We could keep it to Yorkshire, but then Sheffield’s got Bring Me the Horizon, Pulled Apart by Horses [from Leeds] and so many other bands up that way. So yeah, I’d keep it English. I don’t know why, I’m not being mean to all the other people. I’d have Yorkshire Tea represent it, and we can have [Timothy Taylor Brewery’s] Landlord ale as well, the finest ale.

What would you do if an actual marmoset got on Are you excited to play your second album ‘Knowing stage with you during a festival set? What You Know Now’ at festivals? They’re probably feisty little things. It would be running Ahh yeah! We’re on tour at everywhere. I’d maybe get some the moment and there are treats, tell the crowd to be quiet, certain songs we’ll play where get the pit to calm down, and I’d Who would win a fight everything goes nuts. It’s one of give it a couple of cuddles. See between a marmoset and those things where the soundwhat happens! scale is so much bigger and an Arctic Monkey? huger, and the fact we’ve got that Moving on, if you were fairly Do you mean an actual arctic monkey? now is so perfect for festivals. sober, how quickly do you I don’t think they’re real animals, so of Everyone’s enjoying themselves, reckon Marmozets could put course a marmoset would win. If we’re and it’s not in a cosy, comfy way. up a tent? talking bands… I guess I’d win. If it was Everyone gets dressed up crazy, My band is pretty good at… me and Alex [Turner, Arctic Monkeys] and lets loose and free. It’s not well, every tent is completely up against each other, he can’t hit a girl, like on a tour where people different, actually. A pop-up so I’d just win anyway. We could have might come to a gig from work or one I could get up in about ten a thumb war battle, that’s probably the school or whatever after a full on minutes, but I like being in a tent nicest thing to do. He’d probably win, day. The album’s out now, so we that you can stand up in. An old because he’s a guitarist. don’t have to hold back! We can school tent with proper poles, do what we want! that can take, like, an hour to set up. In the lead-up to releasing it, Reading & Leeds marked your big comeback moment. You’ve played ‘Knowing What You Know Now’ from a couple of years it before, too. Does that festival in particular have a playing festivals, any survival tips to share? special place in your hearts? Dry shampoo is the one. It can be awkward in the We’ve seen the progress in that particular festival; each showers, if it’s freezing or whatever, I can’t be bothered, year we’ve come back and got better and better slots, so so you can do a dry shampoo job. Or, always have a nice it’s pretty unreal. Leeds particularly is like a hometown cold watermelon ready in the morning to hydrate yourself show. back up. Slice it up and give everyone a bit.

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PALEWAVES Following their sold-out DIY Class Of 2018 UK tour and a headline US run, Pale Waves are set to enter 2018’s festival season at pace. Will Richards finds out what to expect from vocalist Heather Baron-Gracie - just don’t expect to see them camping in any tents. Interview: Will Richards. Photo: Phil Smithies.

Hey Pale Waves! It’s almost festival season! Are you getting excited? We are! It’s gonna be so busy. We’re going back into the studio to finish off our debut album as soon as we get back from our US tour, and then it’ll be festival season! So we’re going to be in the studio in the weeks, and then out to festivals at the weekends. It’ll be a nice little break. It’s already looking like such a busy summer. Studio, festivals, studio, festivals, album out! Well at least there’s no Glastonbury this year! We met [Michael and Emily Eavis] recently actually! He took a really big liking to Ciara [Doran, drummer]. He just saw her and was like ‘I really love your makeup!’ and was really fascinated by her. And then every time we saw him again, he’d wave, like ‘Hiya!’ with a really big grin on his face. He asked her if we’d ever played Glastonbury before, and she said ‘No, but we really want to!’ and he just started stroking his chin and laughing. Ciara, always making connections! So, last summer was your first big summer of

festivals - are you feeling more comfortable going into this year? Kind of! They’re always really hectic - no comfortable soundcheck, just get on stage and play! It’s exciting though! I’m a control freak, so it worries me, but there’s something about festivals that’s so nice. Everyone just comes together. Were there any particular festivals last year that really stood out for you as highlights? Oh god, I’m trying to think back! Reading & Leeds were really cool. Reading especially was brilliant. It feels like we’re gonna be all over the place this summer, playing every festival going! It’s gonna be non-stop. Were festivals a big part of your childhood? I went to quite a few, but not as many as the other three [in the band]. It’s better as a band though; I’m not a camper. I need a shower. I don’t think I’d survive if I went to, say, Glastonbury and just didn’t shower. It’d suit a punk band’s image to get up on stage unwashed for a week, but not really ours!

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Pale Waves

play Live at Leeds (5th May), Hit The North (6th May), The Great Escape (17th - 19th May), Dot to Dot (25th - 27th May), Best Kept Secret (8th - 10th June), TRNSMT (29th June 1st July, 6th July, 8th July), Community (1st July), Barn on the Farm (5th - 9th July), Rock Werchter (5th - 8th July), Truck (19th - 22nd July), Tramlines (20th 22nd July), Kendal Calling (26th - 29th July), Standon Calling (26th - 29th July), Y Not (26th - 29th July), and Reading & Leeds (24th - 26th August).

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DECLAN UNHINGED

Dungaree prince Declan McKenna tells us all about his favourite festival accessories. Interview: El Hunt. Photo: Phil Smithies. Declan, whenever we see you out and about you seem to be wearing dungarees. They’re the ideal festival outfit, aren’t they? You can just put all of your supplies in the pouch. Yeah, they’re very versatile, dungarees. A very versatile item of clothing, and essential to the festival experience. You can look really cool in them, and wear almost nothing underneath. Or, if it’s cold, you can wear tracksuit bottoms underneath, with three jumpers. You’re super warm, it locks in all the heat, and you can keep all your stuff - your phones and whatnot - safe. It’s definitely an underrated essential. The only flaw with dungarees is that, if you need to undo them for any reason, your belongings can tumble out of the pocket... That happens when I find myself at public urinals. You undo them, and your wallet falls on the floor when the bib falls down. Toilets can be awkward for that reason, but there’s ways around it. You could buy dungarees with a zip across the pocket! Yes, exactly! You can probably buy add-ons, dungaree upgrades. That’s a niche that needs to be explored.

The ones at Reading are bad in the camping area, because, well, normally, it’s just a big old vat of human waste and you can see it all, along with whatever people have dropped down there. I’ve seen a large amount of it on the walls, on the side. You don’t want to sit there.

A door without a door hinge is surely just a piece of wood? A piece of wood! Yes, that’s exactly what it is. And that’s why a door hinge is essential. If you’re going to a festival, I would bring at least six. If you need to reinstall a portaloo door, or make a wooden door for your tent, I’m sorry, but you’re going to need a door hinge.

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This might end up like Glass Animals and the pineapple ban, Declan. Are you sure that’s ok? Well, I don’t want them thrown at me on stage! I’d like door hinges neatly placed. But thrown? Oh no.

Have you ever seen any festival toilets that haunted you?

You’re a big fan of door hinges. Why is that? Well, when it comes to the festival circuit, like we were saying, it’s all about versatility. And the door hinge can go anywhere. You can use it as art, whether in a tent or in your home - I value door hinges as art - but also, wherever the door may go, the door hinge is vastly important. What is a door without a door hinge? It gives me peace of mind knowing that wherever there is a door, there are two, maybe even three - as a general rule - door hinges. I’m looking at a couple of them right now. What is a door without a door hinge? It would just fall down.

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Which door hinge supplier would you recommend in particular? Wickes. Wickes is good. On a festival site, though? I’ve seen very few door hinge merchants, so they are something that you will have to bring on site with you. I’m not sure how tolerant they are these days, but if you can get them in, it’s really important.

You’re playing Boardmasters. Will you be entering the surfing competition? I’ve been body boarding a few times. Does that count? I don’t know if they’ll be doing a kids body boarding competition, but I’m not bad at that. I did it a few times maybe seven years ago. I probably still have the knack. If there’s a junior’s competition, I’m in.

You first got ‘your break’ thanks to Glastonbury’s unsigned talent competition. You’ve played it every single year since. What are you going to do this year, since it’s not on? I think I’ll probably just keep chilling! Having a chill one! I’ll probably just take the weekend off as well! Cheers for that one Glastonbury. You’re off to Coachella. How are you going to cope in the heat? I do burn like a wet peach, so… I will really struggle out in the desert. I’m hoping we end up in a tent, but hopefully I can go for a dip. I’ll bring lots of ribena with me and hope it turns out ok. My mum will probably pack me off with lots of factor 50. You’ll have to watch out for those door hinges in the heat, as well. Yes, because they’ll get really hot! I don’t know whether the door hinge meme is bigger in America or the UK, but if it’s bigger over there, that’ll definitely be a problem come festival season. I’ll have to enforce a no door hinge in the area rule. But if people do want to bring one along, and hand it to me, keep it in a bag, keep it cool. Then I’ll be very happy to accept.

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Declan McKenna plays

Coachella (13th - 15th April, 20th - 22nd April), TRNSMT (29th June - 1st July, 6th July, 8th July), Welcome To The Village (19th - 22nd July), Camp Bestival (26th - 30th July), Kendal Calling (26th 29th July), Neverworld (2nd - 5th August), and Boardmasters (8th 12th August).

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Franz Ferdinand

HOW TO HEADLINE A FESTIVAL For the better part of a decade-and-a-half, Franz Ferdinand have been commandeering audiences across the globe so if anyone has mastered the acute art of festival headlining, it’s this lot. Here, the band’s Alex Kapranos passes on some of his knowledge. Interview: Lisa Wright. Photo: Jenn Five.

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You’re old hands at festival headlining now, but can you remember the first time you headlined a major event and what the dressing room vibe was like before you went on? I know that we headlined Reading & Leeds. I’m trying to remember what it was like in the dressing room before we went on, but I honestly have no recollection. The memory of being on stage is intensely vivid though - people beyond what the eye can focus upon. All of them jumping in unison, a mass of human ocean pulled into a wave by the gravity of the beat. Beforehand? There was a portakabin, only one window would open and only slightly. Paul had recently become a father. A guy from Madness, the drummer I think, was hanging around and being a twat. There were robots, dancing robots, with spotlights for heads. Other than that it’s a bit vague.

exactly what the situation you are entering into is and it knows what chemicals it needs to release to your brain for you to cope. Once you accept that, you’re OK. What are some of the best headline sets you’ve seen from other people? Any that have inspired you in how you want to present your show?

Coachella, 2009. Leonard Cohen headlined one of the smaller stages. It was completely mesmerising. He played at such a low volume, it subverted the conventional perception of power. The power of sincerity and emotion over the power of decibels. That deep, deep voice - tar on a midsummer highway at sunset. Firm, but just enough give for you to feel like you had left your normal footing on earth. A master and his songs, [he was] so generous. That’s at the heart of a great performance: generosity, giving all. Giving from every deep crevice of the soul while embracing your vulnerability. All so effortless as well. A black swan gliding across a lake of enraptured faces in the California night.

“There was a portakabin… There were robots, dancing robots…” - Alex Kapranos

What are the best ways of harnessing those nerves? Do you still get nervous now? Yes. If you don’t feel adrenaline flowing through your veins before you get up there, you probably shouldn’t get up at all. Nerves to me means a heightening of the senses. An acute sensitivity that you don’t require in

What’s been your favourite ever festival headline that you’ve played and what stood out about it? A very recent headlining set came into my mind: Kendal Calling in August last year. I’d never been to the festival before, so didn’t know what to expect. It’s a beautiful setting, a natural amphitheatre Booze: what’s the sweet spot you want to circled by centuries-old oak and sycamore. The get to when you’re not on til 9pm and you’ve audience were very giving and loose, which been on site all day? Do you have a routine? made it easy for me to be that way too. We had Booze? Crappy old alcohol? Why would I want that piss in come off a long tour around America and the my system diluting the good stuff? No fucking way. I used to band had never felt as tight or powerful and it drink, when I first started out, because I was scared of those was an overwhelming sense of joy performing chemicals. The weighty ones the brain releases. Once you come those songs. Yeah, I’m getting bumps along the to recognise and accept them, they become addictive. You do arms as I think about it. not want to dilute them. Not with anything. I never drink before a show now. Never take anything. Afterwards sure, but alcohol is How do you keep it fresh for yourself when a downer. I use it to come down from the buzz of performance, you’ve been playing some of your hits for a not kill it beforehand. It would be like having a brand new stylus for while now? your record deck and dragging it across a sheet of sandpaper to It’s easy - you make sure you have some blunt it. Why the fuck would you want to do that? new hits to accompany them. The old hits are invigorated by the company of the new guys. They remember why they were good in the first everyday life. An immunity to physical discomfort. A loss place and get competitive. Want to show the newcomers of all fatigue. It is the most exhilarating experience. Once how it’s done. They get on well together. you accept that, it’s like jagging [injecting, for all the non-Scots out there - Ed] your arm with an exotic cocktail What do you want people to take away from your of chemicals that take you to a state of existence beyond sets? ordinary experience, because that is exactly what is A warm buzz of exhausted elation. A memory that will stay happening. The reason your stomach lurches and you feel with them for the rest of their lives. giddy and light-headed is that your subconscious knows

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Franz Ferdinand play Pal Norte (20th - 21st April), Roxy (21st April), Shaky Knees (4th - 6th May), Stereoleto (10th - 11th June), Hurricane (22nd - 24th June), Southside (22nd - 24th June), O Son do Camiño (28th - 30th June), Vida (28th - 30th June), Down The Rabbit Hole (29th June - 1st July), Ollesummer (4th - 6th July), TRNSMT (29th June - 1st July, 6th July, 8th July), Mad Cool (12th - 14th June), NOS Alive (12th 14th July), Musilac (13th - 15th July), Osheaga (3rd - 5th August), and Festival Number 6 (6th - 9th September). 47


newrules When you’re not giving your lungs a thrashing trying to keep up with your faves’ anthems, festivals can also be the place to find new crushes. Here’s our pick of the bunch of hot newcomers gracing the world’s fields over the coming months.

Anteros Hard at work on their debut album, Anteros unleash themselves on this year’s festival season with a great deal of fire in their bellies. Heading to Live At Leeds, TRNSMT, Bilbao BBK and beyond, come September they might just be your new favourite band. Are you itching to go for this year’s festival season? Laura Hayden (vocals): Yeeeah! I never think I will be, but by the time The Great Escape comes around, I’m always so ready to go. We’ve done it two years in a row. It is fun playing festivals, and you get to see so many of your mates. Harry Balazs (drums): There’s a really cool culture of just seeing everyone at the weekend. We’ve seemed to be lucky enough to get to play the festivals where everyone’s there at the same one. We feel very fortunate to be in that position. Laura: Seeing your mates, but in different cities!

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Amazing! There’s a weird bond that’s created when you find yourself somewhere far away from home with people that are from home. It’s weird. We played a festival in Spain this year, and it was so lovely to have Black Honey there, all staying in the same hotel. Harry: It feels like On The Run a bit! So much fun it should be illegal. Joshua Rumble (bass): European festivals are amazing. We’ve had such good experiences. Everyone is so accommodating. Laura: The police did show up to one of them though, and that was a bit dodgy. Harry: Did they?! Where were we when that happened?! Was that when I got lost in Madrid? BE THERE: Anteros play Handmade (5th - 6th May), Live at Leeds (5th May), TRNSMT (29th June - 1st July, 6th July, 8th July), Bilbao BBK Live (12th - 14th July), Truck (19th - 22nd July), Kendal Calling (26th - 29th July), and 110 Above (3rd - 5th August).

Bloxx

Uxbridge newbies Bloxx made a real impression when heading out on the DIY Class Of 2018 UK tour at the beginning of this year, alongside Pale Waves and Our Girl. Kicking off each night with a shot of sugary, powerful pop, they pen songs that are ripe for sweaty moshpit singalongs. See them continue the charge this summer. BE THERE: Bloxx play Live at Leeds (5th May), Liverpool Sound City (5th 6th May), The Great Escape (17th - 19th May), Truck (19th 22nd July), and 110 Above (3rd - 5th August).


Ten Tonnes

Between working with former Maccabee Hugo White and heading out on the road with Rat Boy, Ethan Barnett has spent the past year refining his recipe for deliciously boisterous indie pop and it’s paying off. Throw in the fact he just joined Stereophonics on their UK arena tour, and it’s clear he’s more than got the practice in. Luckily for us, he’ll be popping up on festival bills across this summer. BE THERE: Ten Tonnes plays Live at Leeds (5th May), The Great Escape (17th - 19th May), Wychwood (1st - 3rd June), Isle of Wight (21st - 24th June), Community (1st July), and 110 Above (3rd - 5th August).

Nilüfer Yanya

Whenyoung The London-via-Dublin trio may still only have a handful of infectious tracks out in the world right now, but, as they prep to head out on their inaugural festival run this year, it’s clear that there’s no holding them back. Drummer Andrew Flood chats boiler suit survival and stand-out fest moments. You’ve got quite a few festivals scheduled for this summer you excited about getting out there and playing them?!

Oh my god yes! So many coming up, can’t wait! We have never played a festival in the UK before so bring on the summer!

What sort of prep do you think will go into those sets? Do you reckon they’ll be a bit of a different beast to your regular shows?

Well, the main thing to think about is how hot will a boiler suit be in summer. I might have to cut the sleeves off. It’ll be a totally different approach to our normal shows; we’re definitely going to play around with set lists to maximise the outdoor

vibes!

What are some of your favourite festival experiences from being a punter?

We got to see Van Morrison last year at Primavera which was quite special. He sang all the hits through his gold microphone. Kate Tempest also blew us away that weekend. The Strokes at Hyde Park a couple years ago was a childhood dream come true!

If someone was to stumble into the room (or field) halfway through one of your sets, what would you hope they’d take away from it all by the time you’d finished? An uplifting sense of empowerment... And some fashion tips.

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BE THERE: Whenyoung play Live at Leeds (5th May), The Great Escape (17th - 19th May), Neighbourhood Weekender (26th - 27th May), Latitude (12th - 15th July), Truck (19th - 22nd July), Deer Shed (20th - 22nd July), Kendal Calling (26th - 29th July), Y Not (26th - 29th July), and Neverworld (2nd - 5th August).

Across a handful of EPs and singles, Nilüfer Yanya has become one of the UK’s most effortlessly exciting new singer-songwriters. New tracks ‘Thanks 4 Nothing’ and ‘Baby Luv’ are her most enticing yet, and they’re brought to life in a live setting, which sees Nilüfer and band mould dreamy flourishes of horns and percussion around her intricate guitar licks. Selling out shows left, right and centre, she heads for this year’s festival season as a true one to watch. BE THERE: Nilüfer Yanya plays FORM (11th - 13th May), The Great Escape (17th - 19th May), Best Kept Secret (8th - 10th June), Siren’s Call (30th June), Bilbao BBK Live (12th - 14th July), Bestival (2nd - 5th August), Visions (4th August) and End of the Road (30th August - 2nd September).

Snail Mail

Releasing her debut full-length later this year, Snail Mail is really starting to power up. Debut EP ‘Habit’ was an enticing introduction, with lead track ‘Thinning’ showing Lindsey Jordan’s expertise in writing sad but rousing numbers, and packing in melody by the pound. Making her UK live debut back in January, it’s clear that power translates perfectly on stage, and with an album now in her back pocket, festival season is set to see her grow and grow. BE THERE: Snail Mail plays Coachella (13th - 15th April, 20th - 22nd April), Norman (26th - 28th April), Gold Sounds (19th - 20th May), Green Man (16th - 19th August), and End of the Road (30th August - 2nd September).

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There are some combinations you just can’t mess with: strawberries and cream, Bert and Ernie, festival season and a couple of cheeky bevvies. Luckily for punters across the country this year, Lady Bird know the score when it comes to the best place to purchase that sweet, sweet booze and it seems only apt that they’ll get to perform their ferocious track ’Spoons’ - dedicated to JD’s one and only - up and down the country in celebration. It’s time to raise your pints high… BE THERE: Lady Bird play Live at Leeds (5th May), Stag & Dagger (6th May), 2000trees (12th - 14th July), Truck (19th - 22nd July), and Neverworld (2nd - 5th August).

Sorry

Fresh from signing to Domino and sharing their first two proper singles, London four-piece Sorry are on a roll right now. Already considered a fierce live band, and about to tour with Sunflower Bean across the UK, the band will then take their attack to festival season. Melting traditional guitar band tropes with something weirder, fresher and more electronic, they’re an exceedingly unique proposition live, and we wouldn’t bet against them being the highlight of your weekends all summer long. BE THERE: Sorry play Festival L’Ère de Rien (20th 21st April), Live at Leeds (5th May), Liverpool Sound City (5th - 6th May), Sounds From The Other City (6th May), Latitude (12th - 15th July), Truck (19th - 22nd July), and Green Man (16th - 19th July).

Yonaka

Since their emergence back in 2016, Yonaka have built themselves quite the potent reputation. Thanks to incendiary breakout track ‘Bubblegum’, which channels adrenaline in droves, and their follow-up ‘Heavy’ EP, the Brighton four-piece have quickly become renowned for their in-your-face live shows. With slots at Primavera Sound, Bilbao BBK Live and Kendal Calling on the horizon, they’re planning on showing off their fierce streak to a hell of a lot more people. BE THERE: Yonaka play Are You Listening (28th April), Gold Sounds (19th - 20th May), Primavera Sound (30th May - 3rd June), Bilbao BBK Live (12th - 14th July), Kendal Calling (26th - 29th July), FM4 Frequency (16th 19th August), and Victorious (24th - 26th August).

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The Orielles

Having cited everything from Talking Heads to Burger Records as influences on their sound, it’s no secret that trio The Orielles are an eclectic and adventurous bunch. Fresh from releasing their debut ‘Silver Dollar Moment’ earlier this year, the Halifax band are poised and ready to show off their curious melding pot of garage indie rock to a whole host of audiences this summer, and there’s no doubting they’ll take festival season in their stride. BE THERE: the orielles play Handmade (5th - 6th May), Liverpool Sound City (5th - 6th May), The Great Escape (17th - 19th May), Truck (19th - 22nd July), Deer Shed (20th - 22nd July), Tramlines (20th - 22nd July), Kendal Calling (26th - 29th July), Y Not (26th - 29th July), Victorious (24th - 26th August), and End of the Road (30th August - 2nd September).


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Guide To Good Moshing There’s a fine line between glorious catharsis and a nasty boot in the face when it comes to mosh pits. IDLES - Bristol’s premier benevolent punks - tell us how to have a big one whilst also, in the words of Jerry Springer, looking after yourself, and each other. Interview: Lisa Wright. Photo: Lindsay Melbourne. Hey Joe, can you remember the first time you got in the pit? I can’t remember the first one, I would have been shitfaced, but I can remember my favourite pit. It was at The Salo Apolo in Barcelona, watching Thee Oh Sees and it was like an entire room of movement in synchronicity and chaos at the same time. It was a beautiful thing. I lost about a stone in weight, which was good for me cos I’d been going heavy on the tapas. What is the beauty of the moshpit for you? It’s a feeling of catharsis and letting go. There are two ways of moshing. You either gently push - never put your whole weight into pushing because you get those fucking assholes at gigs who do that and they can fuck off - and you’re supposed to get aggressive, but in a way where it’s connective aggression. When you’re pushing a little bit but getting the same energy back, that’s called consent. The other way is when you don’t do anything, you just stand and let everyone push you. That’s what I do and I love that. It has to be a busy pit otherwise you’re just stood there looking like a weirdo, but in a busy pit, just put your arms down and let your weight carry you. People just throw you about, but they can see you’re not pushing back so you just get moved around and it feels really freeing. Do you feel responsibility as a band to make sure that the pit stays safe at your shows? We stopped a gig once because a guy was getting aggressive, but that was maybe five years ago. [Since then] I’ve never seen it where someone’s been overly aggressive at our shows. We are responsible for maintaining a safe place because we can see it all, so we’re like the lifeguards. But we’re also there to encourage people to enjoy themselves. I don’t often mosh, but when I do it’s because I want to get in that ocean and be carried. We’re definitely responsible but I haven’t had to step in for a long time because I think our message of love and compassion

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is there throughout each song, we’re not like, ‘Yeah, fucking pints each other!’ We’re not Slipknot. If I ever saw anyone be aggressive without consent, I’d politely tell them to leave. There are some really important organisations like Girls Against that have started up recently to make sure people are safe at shows... As a feminist and a conscientious stand-stiller at gigs, I’d be happy to. It’s one of those causes where I can’t imagine anyone disagreeing with it unless they have that old macho view. I’ve never seen [anyone being groped] at our gigs. If I saw it, I’d be really devastated. We shouldn’t even be having this conversation in 2018. A fan of IDLES who’s a female or a male should be able to come and be naked and not feel like they’re sexually unsafe. That’s how it should be. Got any other mosh tips for us, Joe? The invaluable thing is just to treat everyone as you would wanna be treated, unless you hate yourself. Then get to the back.

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BE THERE IDLES play Les Nuits Botanique (25th April - 6th May), Are You Listening (28th April), Handmade (5th - 6th May), Live at Leeds (5th May), Liverpool Sound City (5th - 6th May), ArtRock (18th - 20th May), Papillons de Nuit (18th 20th May), Bearded Theory (24th - 27th May), Primavera Sound (30th May - 3rd June), Primavera Porto (7th - 9th June), Kosmonaut (28th - 30th June), Down The Rabbit Hole (29th June - 1st July), Rock Werchter (5th - 8th July), Latitude (12th - 15th July), Exit (12th - 14th July), Electric (18th - 22nd July), Kendal Calling (26th - 29th July), Bestival (2nd - 5th August), Rebellion (2nd - 5th August), Visions (4th August), Boomtown (9th - 12th August), Electric Fields (30th August - 1st September) and End of the Road (30th August - 2nd September).


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ANNE♥MARIE • AT THE DRIVE IN • BLACK REBEL MOTORCYCLE CLUB • CRAIG DAVID PRESENTS TS5 • THE VACCINES • VINCE STAPLES • RIVAL SONS • TRIGGERFINGER • STEVEN WILSON • LITTLE SIMZ • KALI UCHIS • GANG OF YOUTHS • JADE BIRD • KEIR • OTZEKI • SEVN ALIAS • TOM GRENNAN

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PETIT BISCUIT • DOTAN • JORJA SMITH • BLACKWAVE. • ANGÈLE • JP COOPER • THE STRUTS • THE LAST INTERNATIONALE • SUSANNE SUNDFØR • DURAND JONES AND THE INDICATIONS • EMMA BALE

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NINE INCH NAILS • POST MALONE • PAROV STELAR • EELS • NOEL GALLAGHER’S HIGH FLYING BIRDS • DAVID BYRNE

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OFF-BLUE DENIM SHORTS

£28, Topman topman.com If you’re off to a European fest this summer, chances are the weather will be a tad warmer than our own shores. The perfect accompaniment, then, for such terrain? A sturdy pair of denim shorts! Unsurprisingly, Topman’s got the goods and they’re a bargain at just £28. Get short-ed up now!

SUEDE DESERT BOOTS

£90, Pretty Green, prettygreen.com Anyone who’s been to a three-day fest before knows all too well how key a comfortable pair of shoes can be and these ones are perfect for the job. Handmade in Northern Portugal, dontcha know, these boots are made with super soft Mossback Suede and come with a natural crepe sole, perfect for all that pacing around at Primavera.

Not sure what to cram into your backpack? Still can’t decide what you’ll actually need while camping in the middle of nowhere? Don’t worry we’ve got your back. Here are just a few festival essentials that you can definitely squeeze in between your 24 pack of tinnies and pillow.

CHILLY’S BOTTLE

£20, Chilly’s chillysbottles.com Staying hydrated is a must when it comes to being on your feet all day, and while it’s easy to convince yourself that booze is doing that job for you, let’s face it: it’s not. But have no fear! Chilly’s Bottles provide the perfect solution to the H2O problem with their reusable bottles, which stay cool for up to 24 hours. And they come in a range of colours and designs, ooh-er. 54

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HOMESTEAD DOME 3

£250, The North Face thenorthface.co.uk If you’re planning to spend four nights in a field - all in the name of music etc etc - it’s always a good idea to have a decent roof over your head. Enter, The North Face’s - a three-person tent that’s not only incredibly stylish, but practical too. So practical, there’s even a clever little pocket to pop your iPhone in and not one, not two, but three doors!

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YELENA SANDALS

£85, Dr. Martens drmartens.com/uk If, in the world of #fashun, style and comfort rarely mix, then rulebook be gone! Because here are some sandals that’ll look good while also keeping you upright during those 14-hour festival marathons. Featuring a moulded sole and lightweight, breathable lining, Dr. Marten’s new Yelena model is the best of both worlds: a sleek shoe that’ll keep you bouncing in the pit all night.

HOMESTEAD ROADSODA PACK

£85, The North Face thenorthface.co.uk Travelling economically is always a must for fests, and with this clever 30 litre backpack you can pack in all of your camping essentials AND keep everything entirely waterproof, too. Plus, you can fill the whole thing up with ice (we kid you not) while the buckles double as bottle openers, so you’ll never be without a cold one. Just don’t forget to take your clothes out first.


INSTAX MINI 9 CAMERA

£74.99, Instax urbanoutfitters.com / johnlewis.com Get your festival memories to last a lifetime with the help of this brilliant instant camera. Easy-to-use, the Mini 9 camera comes in five different colours and contains ten exposures so you’ve got more than enough chances to document your weekend. It also has a handy selfie mirror, so you’ll never be caught out.

MARSHALL MONITOR BLUETOOTH HEADPHONES

£219, Marshall marshallheadphones.com Whether you’re on the long-ass coach ride in or you just want to drown out the sound of your campsite neighbour playing ‘Wonderwall’ on his acoustic AGAIN, you’d be wise to pack a decent pair of headphones for your festie trip. Cue Marshall’s swanky new bluetooth numbers. As well as top quality audio, they’ll also work even if you lose the connecting wire. Which after a few box wines, let’s face it, is likely.

COTTON ZIP UP HOODED JACKET

£100, Pretty Green, prettygreen.com While it can be very tempting to venture into the Great Outdoors in the summer without a coat, we’d very much recommend at least some sort of protection against the elements. That’s where Pretty Green’s Zip Up Hooded Jacket comes into play: with four fetching colours to choose from, and a hood to boot, this jacket’s right on the money for fest season.

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WOMEN’S FANORACK

£100, The North Face thenorthface.co.uk You know the deal by now when it comes to the great outdoors: sometimes it tips it down. When it comes to festival season, the Great British Summer can be a bit of a fickle beast, so it’s best to prepared. Not only will this nifty anorak keep you dry-as-you-like during those tumultuous downpours, but you can fold it away into its own little waist bag for those rare moments when the sunshine actually emerges. Sorted!

ISOLATE EARPLUGS

£24.99, Flare flareaudio.com Alright, so we know that we’ll probably sound a bit like yer da, going on about health and wellbeing and all that, but there’s nothing big or clever when it comes to damaged hearing. Give your ears the gift of protection this summer with these little beauties. Just don’t lose them in the longdrop loos after one bevvy too many…

DIY T-SHIRT

£15, DIY shop.diymag.com We know what you’re thinking - you’re headed to an all-dayer, your favourite bands are playing and you’ve got to look your best. Well, we’ve got the solution for you! Why, it’s the new DIY t-shirt, featuring an only-slightly-sassy slogan which will set you apart from the crowd. Disclaimer: this is a shameless plug, but they are pretty cool, aren’t they? 55


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.................. Byron Bay Bluesfest

29th March - 2nd April Tygarah Tea Tree Farm, Byron Bay, NSW Ms Lauryn Hill, Kesha, Leon Bridges, First Aid Kit bluesfest.com.au

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31st March Various venues, Stockton-on-Tees We Are Scientists, Field Music, Lightning Seeds stocktoncalling.co.uk

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6th - 8th April Various venues, The Hague Floating Points, Karen Gwyer, Laurie Anderson, SUUNS rewirefestival.nl

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9th - 14th April Mayrhofen Liam Gallagher, Dizzee Rascal, AJ Tracey, Big Narstie, Idris Elba snowbombing.com

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20th - 21st April Parque Fundidora, Monterrey, NL Muse, Queens of the Stone Age, Franz Ferdinand, Justice palnorte.com.mx

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.................. Roxy 21st April Parque Trasloma, Guadalajara LCD Soundsystem, Franz Ferdinand, Incubus festivalroxygdl.com

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24th - 29th April Carré d’Auron, Bourges Dream Wife, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Jeanne Added, Alela Diane printemps-bourges.fr

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.................. Coachella 14th - 16th & 21st - 23rd April Empire Polo Club, Indio, CA Beyoncé, Haim, MØ, alt-J, St Vincent, Bleachers coachella.com

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LIVE AT LEEDS  5th May Various venues, Leeds

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Leeds’ city centre (and a few venues slightly further afield) is once again taken over by live music over the May Bank Holiday weekend, as returning heroes Peace vie with more faves including The Magic Gang, Pale Waves, Blaenavon, Her’s, Anteros and Sorry for attention. We’ll be back at cult venue Brudenell Social Club with two stages - keep your eyes peeled.

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28th April Various venues, Reading Yonaka, Idles, Her’s, Steve Lamacq areyoulistening.org.uk

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28th April Smale Park, Cincinnati The National, Father John Misty, Future Islands, The Breeders ntlhomecoming.com

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After a few years in the wilderness (read: windy confines of the city’s docklands), Liverpool Sound City is returning to the multivenue format and the city centre itself, taking over the Baltic Triangle and Cairns Brewery. They’re upping the ante band-wise too, with IDLES joined by acts including headliners Peace, plus Black Honey, Superorganism, King Nun and Matt Maltese. liverpoolsoundcity.co.uk

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3rd - 6th May St Paul’s Bay, Cafe Del Mar Annie Mac, Diplo, Jamie xx, Clara Amfo, Four Tet, J Hus lostandfoundfestival.com

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4th - 6th May Rock City Campgrounds, Concord, NC Muse, Queens of the Stone Age, Andrew WK, The Bronx carolinarebellion.com

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4th - 6th May Central Park, Atlanta, GA Jack White, Franz Ferdinand, The National, Queens of the Stone Age shakykneesfestival.com

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6th May Various venues, Salford YOWL, Hotel Lux, Boy Azooga, Pip Blom, Suzi Wu soundsfromtheothercity.com

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18th - 20th May Gulf Shores, AL The Killers, Kendrick Lamar, St Vincent, Bleachers hangoutmusicfest.com

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Lethal Bizzle, Hannah Wants, Charlie Sloth, Eric Prydz, Carl Cox wearefstvl.com

r Upminster

.................. Common People

26th - 27th May South Park, Oxford / Southampton Common Lily Allen, The Jackson, Maximo Park, Ride, All Saints welovegreen.fr

r Oxford / Southampton Central

.................. Love Saves The Day

26th - 27th May Eastville Park, Bristol Fatboy Slim, Sampha, Raye, Tom Misch lovesavestheday.org

r Bristol Temple Meads

..................  Slam Dunk 

26th - 28th May Various venues Leeds, Hatfield House, Birmingham NEC Jimmy Eat World, Taking Back Sunday, Creeper, PVRIS, Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes

slamdunkmusic.com

r Leeds, Hatfield, Birmingham International

.................. Gala

27th May Peckham Rye Park, London Mr Scruff, Greg Wilson, Midland, Bradley Zero thisisgala.co.uk

r Peckham Rye

.................. Sunday

Sessions

27th May Earlham Park, Norwich Kaiser Chiefs, Circa Waves, British Sea Power sundaysessions.net

r Norwich

..................  Primavera Sound 30th May - 3rd June Parc del Fòrum, Barcelona Arctic Monkeys, Lorde, Chvrches, Haim, Warpaint primaverasound.com

a Barcelona

.................. Heartland 31st May - 2nd June Egeskov Castle, Funen LCD Soundsystem, Lykke Li, MØ, Van Morrison

heartlandfestival.dk

a Odense

.................. Nelsonville 31st May - 3rd June Robins Crossing, Hocking College, Nelsonville, OH Sunflower Bean, Alvvays, Middle Kids, Kevin Morby nelsonvillefest.org

a Columbus

.................. Bunbury

1st - 3rd June Sawyer Point & Yeatman’s Cove, Cincinnati, OH Jack White, Blink-182, Royal Blood bunburyfestival.com

a Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky

..................  Field Day

1st - 2nd June

Brockwell Park, London Erykah Badu, AJ Tracey, Daniel Avery fielddayfestivals.com

r Herne Hill

.................. Governors Ball

1st - 3rd June Randall’s Island Park, New York City Jack White, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Chvrches, Wolf Alice govball.com

a John F Kennedy

.................. Long Division

1st - 3rd June Various venues, Wakefield Charlotte Hatherley, Drahla, Team Picture, Billy Bragg

longdivisionfestival.co.uk

r Wakefield

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TRNSMT 

29th June - 1st July + 6th, 8th July  Glasgow Green ..........................................

The massive Scottish bash boasts a scattered five days that’s already announced names such as Liam Gallagher, The Killers, Chvrches, Wolf Alice, Arctic Monkeys, Declan McKenna, Friendly Fires and Interpol. Here we, here we… indeed. trnsmtfest.com

r Bridgeton

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OPEN’ER 4th - 7th July Kosakowo Airport, Gdynia

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Perennial festival favourites Arctic Monkeys, Gorillaz and Depeche Mode are joined by tiny pop behemoth Bruno Mars at Poland’s best-known event, with MØ, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Migos and Massive Attack also due to play. opener.pl

a Gdansk

.................. Rock am Ring

1st - 3rd June Nürburgring Gorillaz, Foo Fighters, Jimmy Eat World, Alma rock-am-ring.com

a Frankfurt Am Main, Cologne

.................. Rock im Park

1st - 3rd June Zeppelinfeld, Nuremberg Gorillaz, Foo Fighters, Jimmy Eat World, Alma rock-im-park.com

a Nuremberg

..................  Wychwood  1st - 3rd June Cheltenham Racecourse Feeder, Shed Seven, Ten Tonnes

wychwoodfestival.com

r Cheltenham Spa

.................. This Is Not A Love Song 1st - 3rd June Paloma, Nîmes Phoenix, Beck, The Breeders, Superorganism 68

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a Nîmes

..................  Camden Rocks 2nd June Various venues, London Maximo Park, Twin Atlantic, PiL

camdenrocksfestival.com

r Camden Town

.................. Forbidden Fruit

2nd - 4th June Museum of Modern Art, Dublin Justice, Vince Staples, Glass Animals, Warpaint, Superorganism forbiddenfruit.ie

a Dublin

.................. FPSF

2nd - 3rd June Eleanor Tinsley Park, Houston, TX Queens of the Stone Age, Beck, Wolf Alice fpsf.com

a Houston

.................. Let’s Rock Bristol

2nd June The Downs, Bristol The Human League,

Marc Almond, Billy Ocean, ABC letsrockbristol.com

r Bristol Temple Meads

.................. We Love Green

2nd - 3rd June Plaine de la Belle Etoile, Paris Björk, Jamie xx, Beck, Ibeyi welovegreen.fr

a Paris Charles de Gaulle, Paris Orly

..................  Mighty Hoopla

3rd June Brockwell Park, London Lily Allen, MNEK, B*Witched, Louise, Melanie C mightyhoopla.com

r Herne Hill

.................. X Fest

3rd - 4th June Bute Park, Cardiff Craig David’s TS5, Shy FX, Big Narstie, Digital Farm Animals xmusicfestival.com

r Cathays

.................. Eden

Sessions

Greenfield

6th June - 7th July Eden Project, Bodelva Gary Barlow, Björk, Massive Attack

7th - 9th June Interlaken Airfield, Interlaken The Offspring, The Hives, Limp Bizkit

r St Austell

a Bern

edensessions.com

greenfieldfestival.ch

..................  anchored 

.................. Northside

anchoredcruise.com

northside.dk

7th - 12th June Barcelona - Cannes - Ibiza - Palma TBA

7th - 9th June Ådalen, Aarhus Björk, Queens of the Stone Age, Tyler The Creator

a Barcelona-El Prat

a Aarhus

.................. Bonnaroo 7th - 10th June Great Stage Park, Manchester, Tennessee Muse, The Killers, Paramore, alt-J bonnaroo.com

a Nashville

.................. Gottwood 7th - 10th June Gottwood Forest, Llanfaethlu Andrew Weatherall, Ben UFO, Adam Shelton gottwood.co.uk

r Holyhead

..................

.................. NOS Primavera Sound 7th - 9th June Parque da Cidade, Porto Lorde, A$AP Rocky, Jamie xx, Father John Misty

nosprimaverasound.com

a Porto

.................. Best Kept Secret

8th - 10th June Beekse Bergen, Hilvarenbeek Arctic Monkeys, LCD Soundsystem, Chvrches, The Kills bestkeptsecret.nl


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POHODA 5th - 7th July Trenčín Airport

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Pohoda might be a Slavic word for ‘peace’, but it’ll be a cacophony of noise in early July, as St Vincent, The Chemical Brothers, Glass Animals, Housewives and SOPHIE are among the acts headed to northern Slovakia. pohodafestival.sk

a Bratislava

a Eindhoven

..................  Download

8th - 10th June Donington Park, Derbyshire Ozzy Osbourne, The Hives, Alexisonfire downloadfestival.co.uk

r East Midlands Parkway

.................. Festival De Les Arts

fireflyfestival.com

a Philadelphia

.................. Firenze Rocks

8th - 9th June Ciutat de les Arts, València Crystal Fighters, Mando Diao, Dorian a Valencia

a Florence

.................. Sideways

8th - 10th June Nordis, Helsinki MØ, The National, Deerhunter, Sleaford Mods, A Perfect Circle sidewayshelsinki.fi

a Helsinki

.................. Junction 2  9th June Boston Manor Park, London Adam Beyer, Carl Cox, Joy Orbison

junction2.london

r Boston Manor

firenzerocks.it

.................. Nocturne Live

14th - 17th June Blenheim Palace Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Gary Barlow, Elvis Costello nocturnelive.com

r Hanborough

.................. Nova Rock

14th - 16th June Pannonia Fields, Nickelsdorf Iron Maiden, Billy Talent novarock.at

a Vienna

..................  Parklife 

.................. Sónar

parklife.uk.com

sonar.es

9th - 10th June Heaton Park, Manchester Liam Gallagher, Lorde, Chvrches, Sampha r Heaton Park

.................. stereoleto

10th - 11th June Artplay, St Petersburg Franz Ferdinand, Squarepusher, Cigarettes After Sex bestfest.ru

a Pulkovo

.................. Bergenfest

12th - 16th June Bergenhus Festning Queens of the Stone Age, Sigrid, George Ezra, Pale Waves bergenfest.no

a Bergen

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14th - 17th June The Woodlands, Dover, Delaware Kendrick Lamar, Arctic Monkeys, The Killers, Lizzo

14th - 17th June Ippodromo del Visarno, Florence Foo Fighters, Wolf Alice, The Kills, Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes, Iron Maiden

festivaldelesarts.com

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14th - 16th June Various venues, Barcelona Gorillaz, Wiley, Bonobo, Ólafur Arnalds a Barcelona-El Prat

.................. Download Paris

15th - 17th June Le Plessis Pâté, Brétigny-sur-Orge, Coeur d’Essonne Foo Fighters, Wolf Alice, Slaves, Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes, The Hives, The Offspring downloadfestival.fr

a Paris Charles de Gaulle, Paris Orly

.................. Goldcoast Oceanfest

15th - 17th June Limekiln Field, Croyde Chase and Status, Ra-


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zorlight, Jess Glynne

ROCK WERCHTER

r Barnstaple

5th - 8th July Festivalpark Werchter

...................................................

The Killers, Jack White, Arctic Monkeys, Nine Inch Nails, Gorillaz, Queens of the Stone Age, The Vaccines… as ever, the Belgian mega-festival packs quite a few big names into its four-day length. Cover star George Ezra will also be there, as well as David Byrne, Khalid, Fleet Foxes and PVRIS. rockwerchter.be

a Brussels

goldcoastoceanfest.co.uk

.................. Maifeld Derby

15th - 17th June MVV Reitstadion / Maimarktgelände, Mannheim EELS, The Kills, Young Fathers, Deerhunter maifeld-derby.de

a Frankfurt

.................. Meltdown

15th - 24th June Southbank Centre, London Deftones, Placebo, Nine Inch Nails, The Libertines southbankcentre.co.uk

r Waterloo

.................. Mountain Jam

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NOS ALIVE  12th - 14th July Passeio Marítimo Algés, Lisbon

...................................................

The giant Lisbon bash boasts a handful of the big-hitters of 2018 festival season (Arctic Monkeys, Queens of the Stone Age, Chvrches, Two Door Cinema Club, Wolf Alice…) on the coast just outside the Portuguese capital. nosalive.com

a Lisbon

15th - 17th June Hunter Mountain, NY alt-J, Father John Misty, Everything Everything mountainjam.com

a Albany

.................. Pinkpop

15th - 17th June Megaland, Landgraaf Bruno Mars, Foo Fighters, Editors pinkpop.nl

a Maastricht Aachen

.................. Let’s Rock Leeds 16th June Temple Newsam, Leeds Adam Ant, The Boomtown Rats, Atomic Kitten letsrockleeds.com

r Leeds

..................  lytham festival 

18th June The Proms Arena, Lytham Steps, George Ezra, Nile Rodgers and Chic, Rae Morris

lythamfestival.com

r Lytham

..................  Graspop Metal

Meeting  21st - 24th June Stenehei, Dessel L7, Limp Bizkit, Ozzy Osbourne graspop.be

a Brussels

..................  Isle of Wight 

21st - 24th June Seaclose Park, Newport The Killers, Kasabian, Liam Gallagher, Depeche Mode

isleofwightfestival.com

r Southampton Central, Portsmouth & Southsea

.................. Secret Solstice

21st - 24th June Laugardalur, Reykjavík Stormzy, Bonnie Tyler, Steve Aoki, IAMDDB secretsolstice.is

a Reykjavík-Keflavík

.................. Body & Soul 22nd - 24th June Ballinlough Castle, Co. Westmeath Fever Ray bodyandsoul.ie

a Dublin

.................. Hurricane

22nd - 24th June Eichenring, Scheessel Arcade Fire, Biffy Clyro, Two Door Cinema Club, Franz Ferdinand hurricane.de

a Bremen, Hamburg

.................. Southside

22nd - 24th June Neuhausen ob Eck Arcade Fire, Biffy Clyro, Two Door Cinema Club, Franz Ferdinand southside.de a Zürich

..................

Metronome

22nd - 23rd June Výstaviště Holešovice, Prague The Chemical Brothers, David Byrne, John Cale metronomefestival.cz aPrague

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.................. Bushstock 23rd June Various venues, Shepherd’s Bush Aquilo, Billie Marten, Haus, Flyte bushstock.co.uk r Shepherd’s Bush

.................. Ejekt

23rd June Plateia Nerou, Athens Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Wolf Alice, Editors ejekt.gr a Athens

..................  rock in rio lisboa

23rd - 30th June Bela Vista Park, Lisbon Muse, Haim, Bastille, The Killers, Katy Perry rockinriolisboa.sapo.pt

a Lisbon

.................. Hideout

25th - 29th June Zrce Beach, Novalja AJ Tracey, Andy C, Skream hideoutfestival.com

a Zadar, Split, Zagreb

.................. Inmusic

25th - 27th June Youth Island, Zagreb Queens of the Stone Age, David Byrne inmusicfestival.com

a Zagreb

.................. Volt

27th - 30th June Sopron, Hungary The Kills, Depeche Mode, Iron Maiden, Skillet, Steve Aoki volt.hu

a Vienna

.................. Download Madrid

28th - 30th June Caja Mágica, Madrid Avenged Sevenfold, L7, Ozzy Osbourne downloadfestival.es

a Madrid

.................. Europavox 72

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28th June - 1st July Place du 1er Mai, Clermont-Ferrand Ibeyi, Jain, Brigitte, Petit Biscuit

europavoxfestivals.com

a Clermont-Ferrand

.................. garorock

28th June - 1st July Plaine de la Filhole, Marmonde MGMT, Django Django, Charlotte Gainsbourg garorock.com

a Bordeaux

.................. Openair St. Gallen

28th June - 1st July St. Gallen, Switzerland Nine Inch Nails, The Killers, Jungle, Chvrches openairsg.ch

a Zürich

.................. Provinssi 28th - 30th June Törnävänsaari, Seinäjoki Prophets of Rage, French Montana provinssi.fi a Vaasa

.................. Tinderbox 28th - 30th June Tusindårsskoven, Odense Jack White, Bastille, Iggy Pop tinderbox.dk a Odense

.................. o son do camiño

28th - 30th June Monte do Gozo, Santiago de Compostela The Killers, Two Door Cinema Club, Franz Ferdinand osondocamino.es

a Santiago de Compostela

.................. Vida

28th June - 1st July Vilanova i la Geltrú St Vincent, Franz Ferdinand, Nick Mulvey, Calexico vidafestival.com

a Barcelona

..................

Down The Rabbit Hole

Basement

rockforpeople.cz

a Pardubice

29th June - 1st July De Groene Heuvels, Ewijk Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Queens of the Stone Age, Franz Ferdinand downtherabbithole.nl a Weeze

.................. Barn on the Farm

.................. TexFest

barnonthefarm.co.uk

29th June - 1st July Market Harborough Showground We Are Scientists, Tinchy Stryder, Reggie ‘n’ Bollie texfest.co.uk

r Market Harborough

..................  fiesta x fold 

30th June - 1st July Kelvingrove Park, Glasgow Earth, Wind & Fire, Nile Rodgers and Chic westendfiesta.co.uk

r Charing Cross

..................  Roskilde 

30th June - 7th July Roskilde Gorillaz, David Byrne, Stormzy, Slaves, Mogwai roskilde-festival.dk

a Copenhagen

..................  Community Festival 

1st July Finsbury Park, London Two Door Cinema Club, The Vaccines, Sundara Karma, Marmozets communityfestival.london

r Finsbury Park

.................. õllesummer 4th - 6th July Songfestival Grounds, Tallinn Franz Ferdinand ollesummer.ee

a Tallinn

.................. Rock For People

4th - 6th July Hradek Králové Marmozets, Ho99o9,

5th - 8th July Over Farm, Gloucestershire Mystery Jets, Pale Waves, Gengahr, Anteros

r Gloucester

..................  farr 

5th - 8th July Bygrave Woods, Hertfordshire Mount Kimbie, Daphni, George Fitzgerald

farrfestival.co.uk

r Baldock

.................. Les Ardentes

5th - 8th July Les Ardentes, Liège Massive Attack, Skepta, Ibeyi lesardentes.be

a Liège

.................. Les Eurockéennes

5th - 8th July Lac de Malsaucy, Belfort Queens of the Stone Age, Nine Inch Nails, Liam Gallagher, Beth Ditto eurockeennes.fr

a Basel

.................. NASS

5th - 8th July Royal Bath and West Showground, Shepton Mallet Dizzee Rascal, Run DMC, De La Soul nassfestival.com

r Castle Cary

.................. Ottawa Bluesfest

5th - 15th July Lebreton Flats, Ottawa Foo Fighters, Beck, Brockhampton ottawabluesfest.ca

a Ottawa

.................. Rock Werchter 5th - 8th July

Werchter, Leuven Arctic Monkeys, Gorillaz, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Jack White rockwerchter.be

a Brussels

..................  BST Hyde Park  6th - 15th July Hyde Park, London Bruno Mars, Roger Waters bst-hydepark.com

r Hyde Park Corner

.................. Main Square

6th - 8th July Citadel, Arras Wolf Alice, Depeche Mode, The Breeders, Liam Gallagher mainsquare-festival.fr

a Lille-Lesquin

..................  Festival Beauregard 

6th - 9th July Château de Beauregard, Hérouville-Saint-Clair Jack White, Parquet Courts, The Breeders festivalbeauregard.com

a Rouen

.................. Happiness 6th - 7th July Straubenhardt Anti Flag, The Subways, Adam Angst happiness-festival.de

a Karlsruhe

.................. Nibley

6th - 7th July Nibley House Farm, North Nibley Example & DJ Wire, Space, The Riff, She Makes War nibleyfestival.co.uk

r Cam & Dursley

.................. Splash!

6th - 8th July Ferropolis, Gräfenhainchen Tyler, The Creator, J Cole, Capital Bra splash-festival.de

a Berlin Schönefeld

..................  Wireless 

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Finsbury Park, London Stormzy, J Cole, DJ Khaled and friends, Mabel, Cardi B wirelessfestival.co.uk

r Finsbury Park

.................. feis 

7th July Liverpool Pier Head Van Morrison, Therapy?, Damien Dempsey, Hudson Taylor feis1.com

r Liverpool Lime Street

.................. Fresh Island

10th - 12th July Zrce Beach, Novalja Stefflon Don, J Hus, Lil Pump fresh-island.org

a Zadar

..................  A Boundless Summer 

dourfestival.eu

a Brussels, Lille

.................. G!

11th - 14th July Göta, Faroe Islands Rag’n’Bone Man, Scarlet Pleasure, Harlem Gospel Choir gfestival.fo

a Vágar

.................. Gurten

11th - 14th July The Gurten, Bern Gorillaz, alt-J, MØ, Parcels, Sofi Tukker gurtenfestival.ch

a Bern

.................. 2000trees

12th - 14th July Upcote Farm, Withington Creeper, Basement, Touché Amoré

r Haywards Heath, Chippenham

bilbaobbklive.com

12th - 14th July Kobetamendi, Bilbao Gorillaz, The xx, alt-J, David Byrne, Parquet Courts a Bilbao

.................. EXIT

12th - 15th July Petrovaradin 10th - 15th July Fortress, Novi Sad Kew Gardens, London Fever Ray, Ziggy MarSteps, The Human ley, Alice Merton League, Boyzone exitfest.org kewthemusic.org

r Kew Gardens

.................. Ahoi! The Full Hit Of Summer 11th July Danube Park, Donaulände Linz

The National, Chvrches posthof.at

a Linz

.................. Dour

11th - 15th July Pleine de la Machine à Feu, Dour alt-J, Tyler, The Creator, Mura Masa

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12th - 14th July Valdebabas-Ifema, Madrid

..........................

Three is the magic number, as the third Mad Cool - now relocated to a larger site - is set to host Jack White, Arctic Monkeys, Tame Impala, Kasabian, Wolf Alice, The Big Moon, Marmozets, Queens of the Stone Age, Franz Ferdinand, Perfume Genius, Glass Animals, Goat Girl, Sampha and many more.

madcoolfestival.es

a Madrid

r Cheltenham

.................. Bilbao BBK Live

..................  Kew The Music 

MAD COOL 

twothousandtreesfestival.co.uk

7th - 8th July, 21st - 22nd July Borde Hill Garden, Haywards Heath, Bowood House, Calne UB40, The Gipsy Kings, Jools Holland, Katherine Jenkins

boundlesssummer.co.uk

.........................

a Belgrade, Budapest, Split

.................. Musilac

12th - 15th July Lac du Bourget, Aix-les-Bains Depeche Mode, Beth Ditto, Franz Ferdinand musilac.com

a Geneva

.................. Beat-Herder 13th - 15th July The Ribble Valley, Lancashire Django Django, Hookworms, Soulwax beatherder.co.uk

r Hellifield

......................................

CITADEL  15th July Gunnersbury Park, London

......................................

Moving west to Gunnersbury Park alongside sibling event Lovebox, the new Citadel has a UK exclusive on its hand - it’s the only place you’ll be able to see Tame Impala this summer without having your passport on hand. Acts also appearing include Chvrches, The Horrors, Shame, Goat Girl and more. citadelfestival.com

r Acton Town


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.................. Cactus

13th - 15th July Minnewaterpark, Bruges Mogwai, Sampha, Tune-Yards, Goldfrapp cactusfestival.be

A Bruges

.................. Cornbury 13th - 15th July The Great Tew Park, Oxfordshire Alanis Morissette, Mavis Staples, Megan McKenna cornburyfestival.com

r Charlbury

Ilosaarirock

13th - 15th July Laulurinne, Joensuu Jack White, Cheek, Nightwish ilosaarirock.fi

a Joensuu

..................  Latitude 

13th - 15th July Henham Park, Suffolk The Killers, Solange, alt-J, Wolf Alice, The Vaccines, The Breeders latitudefestival.com

r Diss

..................  Lovebox  13th - 14th July Gunnersbury Park, London Childish Gambino, Skepta, Diplo, Vince Staples, SZA

loveboxfestival.com

r Acton Town

.................. MELT!

13th - 15th July Ferropolis, Gräfenhainichen Florence + The Machine, The xx, Tyler, The Creator, Yellow Days meltfestival.de

a Leipzig

.................. TW Classic

15th July Festivalpark, Werchter The National, Editors, Kraftwerk, dEUS twclassic.be

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.................. Paléo 17th - 22nd July Plaine de l’Asse, Nyon TBA paleo.ch

a Geneva

.................. Stimmen

17th July - 5th August Various venues, Lörrach Marlon Williams, Songhoy Blues, Liam Gallagher, Editors stimmen.com

a Basel

.................. Colours of Ostrava 18th - 21st July Dolní Vítkovice, Ostrava London Grammar, George Ezra, Beth Ditto, Slaves colours.cz

a Ostrava

.................. Electric Castle

18th - 22nd July Banffy Castle, Cluj-Napoca Wolf Alice, The Horrors, Cancer Bats, London Grammar electriccastle.ro

a Cluj-Napoca

.................. Deichbrand 19th - 22nd July Seeflughafen, Cuxhaven The Killers, The Hives, Editors, Gurr deichbrand.de

a Hamburg

..................  FIB Benicàssim  19th - 22nd July Benicàssim The Killers, Liam Gallagher, Two Door Cinema Club

fiberfib.com

a Barcelona, Valencia

.................. Larmer Tree 19th - 22nd July Larmer Tree Gardens, Tollard Royal First Aid Kit, TuneYards, Nadine Shah larmertreefestival.co.uk

r Salisbury

.................. Les Vieilles Charrues 19th - 22nd July Carhaix-Plouguer Gorillaz, Depeche Mode, MØ

vieillescharrues.asso.fr

a Brest

.................. Open Air Lumnezia

19th - 21st July Val Lumnezia, Graubünden Bastille, Beth Ditto, Hedgehog openair-lumnezia.ch

a Zürich

.................. Slottsfjell 19th - 21st July Slottsfjell Tower, Tønsberg Sløtface, First Aid Kit, Cashmere Cat slottsfjell.no

a Torp, Rygge

.................. Bluedot

20th - 22nd July Jodrell Bank, Cheshire The Chemical Broth-

ers, The Flaming Lips, Future Islands discoverthebluedot.com

r Macclesfield

.................. Biarritz En Été

a Porto

.................. Positivus

.................. Chagstock

a Riga

20th - 21st July Whiddon Down, nr Chagford, Devon Buzzcocks, Imelda May, Hunter & The Bear chagstock.info

r Exeter

.................. Deer Shed

20th - 22nd July Baldersby Park, Topcliffe Drenge, Blaenavon, Dream Wife, Mush deershedfestival.com

r Thirsk

.................. Milhões de Festa

SUPER BOCK SUPER ROCK

19th - 21st July Parque das Nações, Lisbon

...........................

Taking place in the waterfront district just north of Lisbon city centre, this year’s Super Bock Super Rock boasts the (super) talents of The xx, Justice, The Vaccines, Torres and Julian Casablancas’ recently-retitled The Voidz. a Lisbon

milhoesdefesta.com

20th - 22nd July Cité de l’Océan, Biarritz Phoenix, Yellow Days, The Black Madonna, Agar Agar a Biarritz

...........................

superbocksuperrock.pt

20th - 23rd July Various venues, Barcelos Sacred Paws, Meatbodies, Shame, Sarathy Korwar

20th - 22nd July Salacgriva, Latvia Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds positivusfestival.com

.................. Pennfest

20th - 21st July The Big Park, Penn Manic Street Preachers, Kaiser Chiefs, Melanie C, Sugar Hill Gang pennfest.net

r Beaconsfield

.................. Truck

20th - 22nd July Hill Farm, Oxfordshire George Ezra, Friendly Fires, Peace, Rat Boy, Everything Everything truckfestival.com

r Didcot Parkway


.................. Kaleidoscope

21st July Alexandra Park & Palace, London The Flaming Lips, Ghostpoet, Mystery Jets, The Go! Team

kaleidoscope-festival.com

r Alexandra Palace

..................  Kisstory on the Common

21st July Streatham Common, London Bastille, Chic ft. Nile Rodgers, Jon Hopkins planetradio.co.uk/kiss

r Streatham

Common

.................. limf

21st - 22nd July Sefton Park, Liverpool Basement Jaxx (DJ Set), Haçienda Classical, Young Fathers, Rae Morris, Tim Westwood limfestival.com

r St Michaels

.................. Camp Bestival

26th - 29th July Lulworth Castle, Dorset Basement Jaxx, The Undertones, Rick Astley campbestival.net

r Wareham, Wool

.................. Kendal Calling

26th - 29th July Lowther Deer Park, Cumbria Marmozets, Pale Waves, Black Honey, Anteros, Whenyoung kendalcalling.co.uk

r Penrith

.................. Port Eliot 26th - 29th July Port Eliot Estate, St Germans Baxter Dury porteliotfestival.com

r St Germans

..................

 soundwave croatia  26th - 30th July Tisno Loyle Carner, Mr Scruff, Submotion Orchestra

soundwavecroatia.com

r Split, Zadar

a Boston Logan

.................. Let’s Rock London

28th July Clapham Common, London UB40, Kim Wilde, Tiffany, The Blockheads letsrocklondon.com

Clapham Common

r ..................  Standon .................. Calling  Lollapa26th - 29th July looza Standon Lordship, Hertfordshire George Ezra, The Horrors, Pale Waves, Marmozets, Shame standon-calling.com

r Stevenage

.................. Y Not

26th - 29th July Pikehall, Derbyshire Peace, Pale Waves, Whenyoung, The Orielles ynotfestivals.co.uk

r Buxton

.................. Artmania

27th - 28th July Large Square, Sibiu Steve Wilson, Zeal & Ardor, Leprous artmaniafestival.ro

a Sibiu

.................. Fuji Rock

27th - 29th July Naeba Ski Resort, Yuzawa-cho Kendrick Lamar, Vampire Weekend, Chvrches, Years & Years fujirock-eng.com

a Narita

.................. Juicy Beats 27th - 28th July Westfalenpark, Dortmund Editors, Gurr, Drunken Masters

2nd - 5th August Grant Park, Chicago, IL Jack White, Arctic Monkeys, Vampire Weekend, Chvrches lollapalooza.com

a Chicago O’Hare

..................  neverworld  2nd - 5th August John Darlings Farm, Edenbridge Declan McKenna, We Are Scientists, Rae Morris, Clean Bandit

neverworld.co.uk

r Edenbridge

.................. Rebellion

2nd - 5th August Winter Gardens, Blackpool Peter Hook & The Light, Slaughter & The Dogs, UK Subs, Ruts DC rebellionfestivals.com

r Blackpool North

.................. Tartan Heart 2nd - 4th August By Beauly, Inverness Frightened Rabbit, Songhoy Blues

tartanheartfestival.co.uk

r Inverness

a Dortmund

..................  Wilderness

.................. Newport Folk Festival

wildernessfestival.com

juicybeats.net

27th - 29th July Fort Adams State Park, RI Courtney Barnett newportfolk.org

2nd - 5th August Cornbury Park, Oxfordshire Bastille, Chic ft. Nile Rodgers, Jon Hopkins

r Charlbury

.................. WooDstock

......................................

BESTIVAL 2nd - 5th August Lulworth Estate, Dorset

......................................

Switching it up again by moving the date, Bestival’s newly-adopted weekend at the start of August has given itself the theme ‘Circus’. So as well as sets from MIA, Grace Jones, Jorja Smith, Rat Boy, Sundara Karma, Superfood, Black Honey and Whenyoung, expect trapeze artists swinging from trees and a rogue elephant or two. bestival.net

r Wool

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2nd - 4th August Kostrzyn nad Odra Goo Goo Dolls, Arch Enemy, The Inspector Cluzo woodstockfestival.pl

a Berlin Schönefeld

.................. 110 Above

3rd - 5th August Gopsall Hall Farm, Leicestershire Marika Hackman, Blaenavon, Anteros, Bloxx 110above.com

r Polesworth

.................. Brakrock Ecofest

3rd - 4th August Castle Ter Elst, Duffel Mad Caddies, The Menzingers, TSOL, The Vandals brakrock.be

a Antwerp / Brussels

.................. Humber Street Sesh

3rd - 4th August Various venues, Hull TBA humberstreetsesh.co.uk

r Hull Paragon Interchange

.................. Off

3rd - 5th August Dolina Trzech Stawow, Katowice Aldous Harding, Big Freedia, Grizzly Bear, Marlon Williams off-festival.pl

a Katowice

.................. Osheaga

3rd - 5th August Parc Jean-Drapeau, Montreal Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Arctic Monkeys, Dua Lipa, St Vincent, Alex Lahey osheaga.com

a Montreal

.................. Indiependence

3rd - 5th August Deer Farm, Mitchelstown Everything Everything, Walking on Cars indiependencefestival.com

a Cork

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..................  edinburgh summer sessions 

6th - 18th August Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh Kasabian, Paloma Faith, Rag’n’Bone Man, Tom Jones

smmrsessions.com

r Edinburgh Waverley

.................. Øya

7th - 11th August Tøyenparken, Oslo Arcade Fire, Wolf Alice, Arctic Monkeys, Pixies, Superorganism, Patti Smith oyafestivalen.com

a Oslo

.................. BoarDmasters

8th - 12th August Cornwall George Ezra, Years & Years, The Chemical Brothers boardmasters.co.uk

r Newquay

.................. Sziget

8th - 15th August Hajogyari Island, Budapest Arctic Monkeys, Kendrick Lamar, Liam Gallagher, Bastille sziget.hu

a Budapest

..................  Bloodstock Open Air 

9th - 12th August Catton Hall, Walton-on-Trent Judas Priest, Suicidal Tendencies bloodstock.uk.com

r Lichfield City

.................. Boomtown 9th - 12th August Matterley Estate, nr Winchester Gorillaz, Limp Bizkit, Idles boomtownfair.co.uk

r Winchester

.................. Lakefest 9th - 12th August Eastnor Deer

.................................................

YPSIGROCK 9th - 12th August Castelbuono, Sicily

.................................................

Taking place in the picturesque town of Castelbuono, this one would probably take the ‘Italian picturesque’ prize, if there were such a thing.Shame, The Horrors and The Radio Dept are all headed there this August. ypsigrock.it

a Palermo

..................................................

LOWLANDS 17th - 19th August Walibi Holland, Biddinghuizen

................................................. Whether its full name of ‘A Campingflight to Lowlands Paradise’ takes into account the mixed weather of a Dutch summer or not, the bill for this year’s event could help you reach nirvana, with Kendrick Lamar, Dua Lipa, Gorillaz, Stormzy, Brockhampton, Protomartyr and Grizzly Bear all appearing. lowlands.nl

a Amsterdam


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Park, Ledbury Toploader, Pop Will Eat Itself, Reverend and the Makers lakefest.co.uk

r Ledbury

.................. Neopop

9th - 11th August Viana do Castelo, Porto Jeff Mills, Ben Klock, Josh Wink, Paula Temple neopopfestival.com

a Porto

.................. Taubertal 9th - 12th August Rothenburg ob der Tauber Creeper, SWMRS, Hot Water Music taubertal-festival.de

a Stuttgart

.................. Way Out West

9th - 11th August Slottsskogen, Gothenburg Arcade Fire, Noname, Lykke Li, Mura Masa wayoutwest.se

a Gothenburg

.................. Flow

10th - 12th August Parrukatu, Helsinki Arctic Monkeys, Kendrick Lamar, Sigrid, Patti Smith flowfestival.com

a Helsinki-Vantaa

.................. Rocco del Schlacko

8th - 11th August Püttlingen, Saarland Creeper, SWMRS, Hot Water Music, Cypress Hill rocco-del-schlacko.de

a Luxembourg

.................. Haven

Pianos Become The Teeth

.................. Frequency

16th - 19th August Green Park, St. Pölten Gorillaz, Macklemore, Imagine Dragons frequency.at

a Vienna

a Copenhagen

greenman.net

15th - 18th August Hasselt, Kiewit Kendrick Lamar pukkelpop.be

a Brussels Charleroi

.................. Summer Breeze

15th - 18th August Dinkelsbühl, Bavaria Alestorm, Cannibal Corpse, Dying Fetus, Ross The Boss summer-breeze.de

a Dinard

.................. ArcTanGent 16th - 18th August Fernhill Farm, Compton Martin Foxing, Rolo Tomassi,

a Krakow

.................. La Route du Rock 17th - 18th August Le Fort de SaintPère, Saint-Malo Nils Frahm, Etienne Daho laroutedurock.com/en

.................. Green Man

.................. Pukkelpop

livefestival.pl

r Bristol Temple Meads

10th - 11th August Refshaleøen, Copenhagen Arcade Fire, Kamasi Washington, Kevin Morby, Unknown Mortal Orchestra havenkbh.dk

Martin Garrix

arctangent.co.uk

a Dinard

.................. MS Dockville

16th - 19th August Glanusk Park, Usk Valley Goat Girl, Snail Mail, Sorry, Fleet Foxes

17th - 19th August Wilhelmsburg, Hamburg alt-J, Bonobo, Princess Nokia

r Abergavenny

msdockville.de

.................. Pstereo

a Hamburg

16th - 18th August Marinen, Trondheim Kraftwerk, Sigrid, Aurora, Sløtface pstereo.no

a Trondheim Vaernes

.................. Highfield

17th - 18th August Störmthaler see Grosspösna, Leipzig Billy Talent, The Hives, Editors, The Wombats highfield.de

a Leipzig

.................. Krakow Live 17th - 18th August Muzeum Lotnictwa Polskiego, Krakow Kendrick Lamar,

..................  rize 

.................. Zürich Openair

22nd - 25th August Rümlang, Glattbrugg alt-J, Justice, Glass Animals, The War On Drugs zurichopenair.ch

a Zürich

..................  Creamfields 

23rd - 26th August Daresbury, Cheshire Annie Mac, Diplo, Idris Elba, Pete Tong creamfields.com

r Runcorn, Warrington

.................. Rock en Seine

24th - 26th August Domaine National de Saint-Cloud, Paris Justice, Anna Calvi, Ezra Furman, IDLES

17th - 18th August Hylands Park, rockenseine.com Chelmsford a Paris Orly, Liam Gallagher, Bastille, Charles de Gaulle Years & Years, Manic Street Preachers ..................

rizefestival.co.uk

r Chelmsford

.................. Summer Sonic

18th - 19th August Chiba / Osaka, Japan Beck, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, St Vincent, Tame Impala, Marmozets summersonic.com

a Narita / Osaka

 the big feastival 

24th - 26th August Alex James’ Farm, Kingham Craig David, Paloma Faith, Clean Bandit, Basement Jaxx thebigfeastival.com

r Kingham

.................. Touquet Music Beach

................................................

READING & LEEDS 

.

24th - 26th August Richfield Avenue, Reading / Bramham Park, Leeds

................................................. 

Kendrick Lamar, Kings of Leon, Fall Out Boy and Panic! At The Disco headline this year’s extravaganza, with Wolf Alice, Creeper, Brockhampton, Dua Lipa, Dream Wife, Pale Waves and Skepta among the massive list of acts set to appear across the August Bank Holiday weekend. readingandleedsfestival.com

r Reading / Leeds

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24th - 25th August Le Touquet-Paris-Plage Phoenix, Juliette Armanet, Lomepal touquetmusicbeach.fr

A Calais

.................. Sea Change 24th - 25th August Various venues, Totnes Boy Azooga, Daniel Blumberg, Andrew Weatherall

seachangefestival.co.uk

r Totnes

.................. Victorious

24th - 26th August Southsea Seafront The Libertines, Kaiser Chiefs, The Lightning Seeds victoriousfestival.co.uk

r Portsmouth & Southsea

..................  SW4 

25th - 26th August Clapham Common, London Marshmello, Armin van Buren, Oliver Heldens

southwestfour.com

r Clapham Common

.................. C/O Pop

29th August - 2nd September Various venues, Cologne Julien Baker, Gurr, Cocaine Piss, Yellow Days c-o-pop.de

a Cologne

..................  Glasgow

Summer Sessions  29th August Bellahouston Park, Glasgow Kendrick Lamar

smmrsessions.com

r Dumbreck

.................. End of the Road

30th August - 2rd September Larmer Tree Gardens, Tollard Royal Vampire Weekend, St Vincent, Hookworms, IDLES endoftheroadfestival.com

r Salisbury

.................. Cool Britannia

31st August - 2nd September Knebworth Park Happy Mondays, Feeder, Ocean Colour Scene, Heather Small coolbritanniafest.com

r Knebworth

.................. Electric Fields

31st Aug - 1st September Drumlanrig Castle, Thornhill Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Young Fathers, Ghostpoet electricfieldsfestival.com

r Sanquhar

.................. Electric Picnic 31st August - 2nd September Stradbally Hall, Co. Laois

The xx, Run The Jewels, Interpol, Declan McKenna

electricpicnic.ie

a Dublin

..................  Sundown 

31st August - 2nd September Norfolk Showground, Norwich Clean Bandit, Shawn Mendes, Zara Larsson sundownfestival.co.uk

r Norwich

.................. Wilkestock 31st August - 2nd September Frogmore Hill, Stevenage TBA wilkestock.com

r Stevenage

..................  Fusion 

1st - 2nd September Otterspool Promenade, Liverpool Bastille, Chic ft. Nile Rodgers, Jon Hopkins thefusionfestival.co.uk

r Aigburth

.................. Festival No. 6

6th - 9th September Portmeirion Franz Ferdinand, Friendly Fires, Marika Hackman festivalnumber6.com

r Bangor

.................. Lollapalo oza Berlin 8th - 9th September Tempelhof

.................................................

Airport, Berlin The Weeknd, Liam Gallagher, Dua Lipa, Wolf Alice, Jorja Smith

lollapaloozade.com

a Berlin Tegel, Schönefeld

.................. By The Sea

28th - 30th September Dreamland, Margate TBA bytheseafestival.com

r Margate

..................  boundary 

29th September Stanmer Park, Brighton Craig David, Paloma Faith, Clean Bandit, Basement Jaxx boundarybrighton.com

r Falmer

.................. Star Shaped 

29th September O2 Institute Birmingham, O2 Forum Kentish Town, O2 ABC Glasgow, O2 Ritz Manchester Sleeper, The Bluetones, Space, Dodgy starshaped.club/festival

r Birmingham New Street, Kentish Town, Glasgow Central, Manchester Piccadilly

..................  bluesfest 

25th - 28th October O2 Arena, London Steve Miller Band, John Fogerty

bluesfest.co.uk

r North Greenwich

REEPERBAHN 19th - 22nd September

Various venues, Hamburg

.................................................

With only a handful of names announced at time of going to print (Ibeyi and Bear’s Den are both Hamburg-bound) we can but guess at which breakout bands will be appearing along the infamous Hamburg strip come the autumn, but with recent years having hosted the likes of Black Honey, Shame, Sløtface, Yak, Spring King and Dilly Dally, it’s bound to include a handful of your latest favourites. reeperbahnfestival.com

a Hamburg

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.................. Iceland Airwaves

7th - 10th November Various venues, Reykjavik TBA icelandairwaves.is

a Reykjavík-Keflavík

.................. Le Guess Who?

8th - 11th November Various venues, Utrecht TBA leguesswho.nl

a Amsterdam

.................. Rolling Stone Weekender 9th - 10th November Ferienpark Weissenhäuser Strand The Flaming Lips, Father John Misty, Nada Surf

rollingstone-weekender.de

a Hamburg

.................. Linecheck

21st - 26th November Various venues, Milan TBA linecheckfestival.com

a Milan

.................. Les Rencontres Trans Musicales 5th - 9th December Various venues, Rennes TBA lestrans.com

a Rennes


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Feist • Yo La Tengo • Ezra Furman Jeff Tweedy • John Cale • Fat White Family • Oh Sees Gruff Rhys • Julia Holter • Mulatu Astatke • Ariel Pink

Big Thief • Josh T. Pearson • Wild Billy Childish & CTMF • Destroyer • Omar Souleyman Titus Andronicus • Hookworms • (Sandy) Alex G • James Holden & The Animal Spirits This Is The Kit • IDLES • Shame • Jonathan Wilson • The Low Anthem • Protomartyr

Julien Baker • Hiss Golden Messenger • Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith • Damien Jurado • Lucy Dacus Shannon & The Clams • Amen Dunes • Imarhan • Stealing Sheep’s Suffragette Tribute

Japanese Breakfast • The Limiñanas • Richard Dawson • Du Blonde • Warmduscher Jim White • Flat Worms • Mdou Moctar • Lost Horizons • Colter Wall • Soccer Mommy

The Weather Station • Adrian Crowley • Nilüfer Yanya • Sweet Baboo • Darren Hayman Gwenno • Insecure Men • David Thomas Broughton • DUDS • Snail Mail • Cut Worms

Erin Rae • Caroline Spence • Samuel R. Saffery • Snapped Ankles • Haley Heynderickx Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker • The Orielles • Anna Burch • AK/DK • Penelope Isles Creatures • Red River Dialect • Warhaus • Tiny Ruins • Stella Donnelly • Saba Lou Lail Arad & JF Robitaille • Honey Harper • Zulu Zulu • Plastic Mermaids • Boy Azooga

Plus many more acts, comedy, film, literature and art installations. Dance ‘til you drop in magical fairy-lit woods and laugh ‘til you cry at some of the world’s foremost comedians, all while sampling delicious award-winning food and hand-selected craft beers and ales. Come make new friends under the stars and around the campfire.

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