inSYNC’s Weekly Top Announcement Picks (November 28th 2016)
Every Monday we’re going to be showing you our top release picks of the week. This week will see us discuss Download Festival’s 2017 headliners, Mutiny Festival’s first headliner announcement and Isle of Wight Festival’s second headliner announcement for 2017.
Download Festival is one of the UK’s biggest festival hosting 110,000 people with an array of massive rock and heavy metal bands. The festival began in 2003 with past headliners including Metallica, Linkin Park, My Chemical Romance and AC/DC among others.
This week the Leicestershire festival announced its fifteenth anniversary headliners and some of the lineup. 2017 will see American heavy-metal band System of a Down headline the Friday night. Saturday will play host to Scottish rock band Biffy Clyro and Sunday will welcome classic rock and roll band Aerosmith to close the show.
One of the south coast’s leading dance festivals will return for a fourth year. Dubbed ‘Mutiny’, the Portsmouth-based day festival showcases some of the world’s biggest and best dance music and pop artists. Previous lineups have included the likes of Snoop Dogg, Chase & Status, Pete Tong, Cee Lo Green, DJ Fresh and many more. The festival was first hosted in Portsmouth’s Victoria Park, but then moved fifteen miles down the road with the added option of camping. Last year (year three), the festival return to just outside of Portsmouth but also returned to just a two-day day festival affair. For 2017, the festival has seemed to of settled at a venue and 15,000 ravers will descend on the site for next late May bank holiday weekend.
The end of last week saw the festival announce its first 2017 headliner. In a Facebook post the festival announced big time rapper 50 Cent will be heading to the island city. This is big news for Mutiny Festival and has sparked a lot of hype online. Record signups for tickets have been made, more than the festival’s capacity. 2017 is already shaping up to be the festival’s biggest yet.
Isle of Wight Festival
Isle of Wight has a rich history starting way back in 1968, and always boasting to of been the only UK festival to have Jimi Hendrix play. The festival has since had some of the world’s biggest and best bands headline including Blur, Fleetwood Mac, Stereophonics, Foo Fighters and Kings of Leon to name but a few.
Today the festival announced that closing next year’s festival would be British singer/songwriting star Rod Stewart making his Isle of Wight Festival debut. A UK festival exclusive for 2017, the second of next year’s headliners to only be at Isle of Wight, it’s sure to be one of the best edition of the legendary festival in years. The festival released this video:
— Isle of Wight Fest (@IsleOfWightFest) November 28, 2016