It’s no secret that we love festivals, the music, the atmosphere, the friends and the sunshine – what’s not to love! What with Tim playing a few and Jess with a summer off, we thought we’d let you in to our top 4 festivals we’re excited about this summer (each!)
1: Latitude, Henham Park, Suffolk 12-15 July.
If Waitrose did festivals! It’s like a more manageable and family friendly scaled down Glastonbury. I am super excited to see Jon Hopkins, gang of youths and the killers, can you imagine how great it will be when they play my bright side?!
2 : All Points East. Victoria Park, London. May 26 – June 3rd
It’s the show I am most excited about playing this summer, supporting the national in Victoria Park! It’s the new hipster equivalent to the Hyde park BST shows, and I cannot wait to see future islands, the war on drugs, and me!
3: Pukkelpop, Hasselt, Belgium. 17-19 August.
This will be my first time at the festival and I have heard fantastic things! It’s in Belgium(a country I have always had a great time in), and I’m super excited about seeing incubus, NERD, and our friends in Deaf Havana.
4: Reading, Reading, UK. 23-26 August.
Every year I go to reading because it lands on or next to my birthday, it’s 25 mins from London on the train, and everyone we are friends with in the music industry is there. 3 words I’m excited about seeing as opposed to 3 bands. One of my absolute favourite bands, Kings of Leon.
1: Blue Dot, Jodrell Bank, Manchester. 20-22 July.
OK, so you should know by now that we’re massive space geeks, and this festival is the perfect thing for us. Having gone to the first one and LOVED every moment of it, we;re very excited to get to the one this year. Imagine, talks, star gazing, partying and learning in a super family friendly atmosphere. I’m looking forward to seeing the Chemical Brothers, Public Service Broadcasting and seeing the Blue Planet with a live orchestra under the amazing Jodrell Bank telescope.
2: Slam Dunk Festival, Hatfield. 27 May.
Slam Dunk is always fun, and seems to always be full of bands to take me back fully to my youth. Although I’m sad about the lack of New Found Glory, I’m excited to see Say Anything, Four Year Strong and Jimmy Eat World. It has changed venues for the South location this year – still in Hatfield but in the grand grounds of Hatfield House (Elizabeth I’s childhood palace!).
3: Rize, Chelmsford, Essex. 17-18 August.
So you have probably realised by now that V festival is no longer (RIP etc), so I’m really excited to see it’s replacement, Rize, in the same place in Chelmsford. I’m hoping it will be brilliant, it’s the perfect time for amazing festival weather and I can’t wait to see Liam Gallagher, Bastille and the Manic Street Preachers!
4: Latitude, Henham Park, Suffolk. 12-15 July.
This will be my nth Latitude, and I bloody love it. It’s like a scaled-down version of Glasto with less idiots. I took Tim for the first time last year and we had such a great time with a great group of friends, which I’m looking forward to this year too. Also, who doesn’t enjoy a sit down meal, and bar table service at a festivel!! I’m excited to see Solange, Mogwai and some of the comedy too, it’s always such a great festival.