Festival Buzz!

Thursday, July 19th, 2012

It is officially one of the busiest festival weekends of the year. We know we have been focusing heavily on Wickerman, but we thought it might be quite nice to look at what else is going on! So without further ado:

Festival: The Away Game

The Fence Collective host what has become something of a much sought after experience. King Creosote and The Pictish Trail have curated one hell of a line-up.

Where: Isle of Eigg, Scotland

Dates: 20th – 22nd July

Line-up: The Pictish Trail, King Creosote, Gruff Rhys, Django Django, Nathan Fake, Jon Hopkins, Euros Childs, Slow Club, Meursault, Seamus Fogarty, Kan, François & The Atlas Mountains, John MacLean (Beta Band / Aliens DJ), Gulp, Y Niwl, Sparrow & The Workshop, Sweet Baboo, Rozi Plain, The Massacre Cave, Reuben Wu (Ladytron DJ), Three Blind Wolves, Kid Canaveral, OLO Worms, Radials, Archipel, Babe, Delifinger, Kathryn Sawers, The Twilight Sad (acoustic), Jo Schornikow, Scott Rudd, Rob St John, Hardsparrow, Randolph’s Leap, Over The Wall, Insect Heroes, Quickbeam, Lord Rochester, Alun Tun Lan, Found (DJ), OnTheFly (DJ), Whisky Stephen (DJ), Josie Long (DJ), Eagleowl and Niteworks.

Gutted to be missing: Gruff Rhys & Nathan Fake

Festival: Glasgowbury

Started by Paddy Glasgow and now one of the highlight events on Northern Ireland’s calendar. The event has now gained a lot of respect from a number of high profile Norn Iron bodies.

Where: Eagles Rock outside Draperstown, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland

Date: Saturday 21st July

Line-up: Mojo Fury, Rams Pocket Radio, Triggerman, Empty Lungs, Swanee River, The Red Velvetines, Paul Casey and Ard Ri, Rural Key collective showcase and Icon On Fire.
Therapy?, Paddy Nash & The Happy Enchiladas, Marc O’Reilly, The Wonder Villains, Pocket Billiards, Farriers, Amidships, Space Dimension Controller, Silhouette, VerseChorusVerse, The Japanese Popstars, Fighting With Wire, LaFaro, Axis Of, Soak, Best Boy Grip, Sons Of Caliber, RunawayGO, The Host, Deep Fried Funk, Kowalski, The Man Whom, Enemies, Katie & The Carnival, Droids, Tied To Machines, The Dead Presidents, The 1930s, Tucan, The Jepettos, Scorpion Jack, Fox Jaw Bounty Hunters, John Deery & The Heads, Master & Dog, Humanshield, Mojo Gogo, Intermission, 4 Conors (a collective involving Conor Mason, Conor McAteer, Conor O’Kane and Connor Kelly), Psycatron, Pretty Child Backfire, Ryan Vail, and Our Krypton Son.

Gutted to be missing: LaFaro & Our Krypton Son

Festival: Truck Festival

Truck is one of the UK’s best and longest standing independent small festivals, a village fete meets Woodstock with a cutting edge musical policy, free of any sponsorship or corporate agenda.

Where: Hill Farm, Steventon, near Abingdon, Oxfordshire

Dates: 20th – 22nd July

Line-Up: Mystery Jett,  The Temper Trap, Tim Minchin, Frightened Rabbit, Future Of The Left, Turbowolf, Man Like Me (live), Delta/Alaska, British Sea Power, The Low Anthem, Guillemots, King Charles, Brontide, Little Comets, Three Trapped Tigers, 65daysofstatic, Villagers, Clock Opera, Dog Is Dead, Tellison, Theme Park, Boat To Row, Yellow Fever, Johnny Foreigner, Tall Ships, Gunning For Tamar, My First Tooth, Vadoinmessico, Federation of The Disco Pimp, Very Nice Harry, John J Presley, Black Hats, Co-Pilgrim, Dubwiser, Spring Offensive, Dead Jerichos, Crash Of Rhinos, Flights of Helios, Dreaming Spires, Poledo, The Last Republic, Emmy The Great, Lucy Rose, Kill It Kid, This Town Needs Guns, Michele Stodart, Josh Kumra, Gabriel Minnikin & the Fast Country, Trevor Moss and Hannah-Lou, The Hi And Lo, and Fine Union.

Gutted to be missing: 65daysofstatic & Future of the Left

Halina Rifai


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