It’s getting to that kind of time when all sorts of festivals are starting to release their lineups and a few have got me pretty excited. First up is The Great Escape on the south coast. It’s a Camden Crawl style festival that sprawls all over Brighton from the 12th-14th of May and it’s being headlined by DJ Shadow, Arcade Fire and Sufjan Stevens. Yup. Big names. But they’ve also got Warpaint, Villagers, Brasstronaut, SBTRKT and PVT playing, among others. Tickets start at £45 for the earlybirds, so if this is whetting your appetite then get on it now.
The next Festival that has gone and caught my eye is Field Day on the 6th of August. It’s going to be over in Victoria Park and they’ve got a good set of names to play too. Gruff Rhys, The Coral, Willy Mason, Jamie Woon, Matthew Dear and Mount Kimbie are all on the poster, so it promises to be typically eclectic and good value for money, as the early tickets are going for £35. This is definitely one I’ll be doing my all to make it to as I’ve been meaning to the last couple of years and according to the stories, I’ve missed a couple of good ‘uns.
Third up is a new one that I found out about from the same email as Field Day. It’s a new festival called Greetings From Beacons and it’s going to be held from the 12th-14th August near Skipton. Which is near enough to Leeds, for you Southerners out there. It’ll set you back at least 50 quid but for that you can see Ramandanman, Fantastic Mr Fox, That Fucking Tank, The Apples and a bunch of arty stuff. They also claim to have some headliners lined up to announce too. More on that when I find out about it.
Be sure to click on the hyperlinks for interesting tidbits about the artists or whatever. And clicking on the pics will take you to the festival websites. It’s on a plate for you guys. Let us know if you’ll be going to any of the above or if you’ve got some other festivals in the pipeline. And have a lovely day!