Subscribe iStudy iGap

Latest Festival Announcements

By Kate Byrne

Posted: 3rd April 2014 14:48

It is time to swap your shoes for wellies and start to practice pitching your tent because the festival season is rapidly approaching.  The excitement is palpable as the list of massive names appearing at music festivals this summer is snowballing to massive proportions.  Whether you plan to make peace with your inner-hippy, dance till dawn to your favourite chart hits, or you plan to spend your weekend in the midst of a violent mosh-pit, you have likely been on the edge of your pop-up camping seat as the festival organizations reel off rumours about who will be hitting the stages this year. Unfortunately, we cannot predict the future, but we do aim to fill you in on the latest announcements as soon as we hear them. 

                                

Hop Farm – 4-6 July – Kent

Eccentric Hop Farm Festival has already excited the nation with its announcements of performances from Ray Davies and co-founder of The Beach Boys, Brian Wilson, and the likes of James Blunt, Squeeze and Caro Emerald.  But Hop Farm plan to add another outfit to an already packed suitcase, having just announced their most recent headliner.  Pop culture icon Grace Jones will be topping off the weekend with a performance which is sure to be the climax to Hop Farm’s biggest weekend ever.  Renowned for her flamboyant style and captivating performances, Grace Jones’ exclusive UK appearance is one not to miss. 

As well as the over-flowing line-up, Hop Farm has teamed up with a brand new promoter to bring you more areas and more activities than ever before.  As well as the Jazz & Blues Lounge, festival-goers can attend the Silent Disco and a number of lively themed bars before stopping to refuel at one of the gourmet food stores. 

Leopallooza – 1-3 August – Cornwall  

The greatest house party...  in a field, has released the initial line-up for the event which will be hitting a field in Bude this summer.  Returning guests Fenech-Soler will be headlining the Leopallooza Stage on Saturday night with a hybrid of summery indie, big dance inflected melodies with pounding bass lines that promises to rival their performance back in 2012.  Headliner number two is Grammy Award-winning Louisa Rose Allen (aka Foxes), who will be bringing her high energy, synth-pop sound to Cornwall before she inevitably takes on the world.  The festival is still leaving us in suspense regarding the remaining two headline spots and the 60+ DJ’s and bands that are still to be announced.

Leopallooza 2014 boasts an enormous dance area, a free ride mountain bike world tour and The Sunday Soother – the chill out and relax day, with cake and smoothies to nurse you back to health in time for work on Monday. 

Tauron Nowa Muzkya Festival – 21-24 August – Katowice

This festival has transformed a re-vamped industrial site in Katowice in Poland into an electronic music haven.  The opening night ceremony, it has been announced, will uniquely take place in a beautiful Katowice church and will be showcasing a hoard of sensational forward-thinking artists.  Masters of soulful, melancholic songs, Sorry Boys, will be taking to the stage alongside a full gospel-choir and the headline act will be star of the moment, Chet Faker, who caught the attention of music lovers everywhere in 2011 after his remix and release of Blackstreet’s ‘No Diggity’. 

Scratcha DVA will be bringing his influential grime-infused house music to the table, whilst experimental Norwegian Jazz band, Jaga Jazzist, will be appealing to the alternative crowd as they play alongside the Aukso Orchestra – one of the most interesting chamber music ensembles around – for a mind-blowing, once in a lifetime experience. 

Parklife – 7-8 June – Manchester

As well as adding four new stages, the Parklife Weekender has announced over 50 more DJ’s and brands who will added to the burgeoning bill this June.  Manchester DJ’s, Mute and Content DJ’s will be blasting their uplifting beats from a sky high altitude on the Tree House Stage, whilst back on ground level, Matt Everson and Gold Teeth will be entertaining the festival elite in the VIP arena.  The Sunday line-up welcomes the addition of hip-hop group Public Enemy, who will be playing alongside the likes of Bastille, Foals, Disclosure and SBTRKT

The two day party, which has already secured performances from Snoop Dog and Kendrick Lamar, promises to be massive and has already sold out all of the Saturday tickets.  However, luckily for those who still want to get involved, a limited number of Sunday tickets and VIP Sunday tickets are still available.  

Subscribe to our newsletter

Sign up here and get the latest news and updates delivered directly to your inbox

You can unsubscribe at any time