inSYNC’s Weekly Festival News (April 10th 2017)
We’re now way into April and festival news is still pouring in. Rob da Bank and team released Bestival’s full lineup this week in a neat A-Z poster, and Reading & Leeds released their full 2017 lineup. Announcements from two smaller festivals too; London’s Eastern Electrics and Portsmouth’s Victorious Festival.
After thirteen successful years at Robin Hill Country Park on the Isle of Wight, Bestival curator Rob da Bank announced that the four-day festival will indeed move to the Lulworth Estate in Dorset. Rob da Bank and the Bestival team told fans of the festival that it would move to the same site as family-orientated sister festival Camp Bestival.
Check out the festival’s 2017 lineup with all artists included in alphabetical order. A Tribe Called Quest, The xx and Petshop Boys take this year’s headline slots.
Tickets available: bestival.net
Escaping the busy streets of Central London, Eastern Electrics is set in the beautiful grounds of Hatfield House in Hertfordshire. Only 25 minutes away from the capital, house music lovers and festival goers alike are in for a treat. Eastern Electrics is quickly establishing itself as one of the summer’s hottest dance music events with past big name DJs like Seth Troxler, Skream and The Martinez Brothers all making appearances.
Now, we can see the festival’s 2017 lineup. Eastern Electrics, once again, has an all-star lineup for all those dance music lovers out there. Âme, Carl Cox, Hot Since 82 and My Nu Leng are just a few of those making up 2017’s bill. To see what else you could expect from the festival, check out our 2016 Eastern Electrics review here.
Tickets available at: http://www.easternelectrics.com/
Victorious Festival is Portsmouth’s leading multi-genre music Festival, with a rapidly growing reputation for bringing in some of the biggest artists around. The festival began in Portsmouth dockyard 4 years ago, before moving to Southsea Common. The day festival is always a two-day event pulling in some pretty big acts; Basement Jaxx, Dizzy Rascal, Manic Street Preachers and Noel Gallagher to name just a few. 120,000 people attended the then two day festival in 2016, and 2017 looks set to be the best lineup the festival has attracted to date.
After two eclectic lineup announcements, the Portsmouth-based event has added even more bands to this year’s bill. Maximo Park, The Dandy Warhols and The Jesus and Mary Chain are just three of the acts coming to the island city this summer.
Tickets available: https://www.victoriousfestival.co.uk/
Reading & Leeds
One Britain’s biggest festivals, always falling upon late August bank holiday weekend, Reading & Leeds has hosted some of the planet’s best bands. Originally a rock music festival, Reading & Leeds has opened its doors to a vast array of musical genres including grime, rap, and indie as well as dance music like house, EDM and bassline. The 2016 festival had a record capacity of 90,000 and continues to sell out year-on-year.
Leicester rock band Kasabian, rapper Eminem and last year’s Glastonbury headliner Muse will all headline this year’s festival. The full lineup can be seen below. Friday will see Bastille, Two Door Cinema Club, Jimmy Eat World and more play with Saturday hosting Major Lazer, Korn, At The Drive In and Migos among others. Sunday will see Liam Gallagher, Blossoms, Giggs and Architects play the main stage.