inSYNC’s Weekly Top Announcement Picks (January 30th 2017)
It has been a mad week of headliners and lineup announcements. 2017 is going to be another massive year for the UK festival marathon. This week London festivals Citadel and Field Day gave us a headliner and more of the lineup, whilst Reading & Leeds, We Are FSTVL, Lost Village, Love Saves The Day and NASS Festival all showed off their 2017 artists.
Launched in 2015, Citadel is London’s brightest new festival. The one-day affair takes place in the capital’s Victoria Park, combining a thrilling musical lineup with the best of London’s artistic creativity. 2015 saw spellbinding sets from Ben Howard and Bombay Bicycle Club achieving a success that has changed London’s festival landscape. 2016 played host to Icelandic favourites Sigur Ros, and now the festival is looking to continue its growth and popularity.
Last week, Citadel announced that its 2017 headliner will be indie five-piece Foals, on a UK festival exclusive set. This is the band’s first festival slot since co-headlining Reading & Leeds in August. Take your chance, because this will be one of the last chances to see Foals in the UK before they go away to write more new music.
Tickets available at: http://citadelfestival.com/
Field Day has now been running strong since 2007, growing its capacity year-on-year. The festival has so far sold out every single year and hosts some of the UK’s best bands as well as an exponential lineup of underground dance music.
After already announcing a run of act’s for this year’s event, taking place on June 3rd, Field Day boasted the next group of acts. Run The Jewels, Âme, Dekmantel, Lady Leshur, Danny L Harle, Rae Morris, The Oh Sees and more were all added to the jam-packed lineup.
Tickets available at: http://fielddayfestivals.com/news/
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, house, EDM and bassline. The 2016 festival had a record capacity of 90,000 and still sold out way in advance.
This week Reading boasted their second wave of artists and second headliner for this year’s festival. English rock band Kasabian will headline alongside Muse. Also joining the festival’s bill is Irish indie band Two Door Cinema Club, Australian producer Flume and British dance music legend Fatboy Slim among others.
Tickets available at: http://www.readingandleedsfestival.com/
We Are FSTVL
We Are FSTVL is Essex’s biggest annual party. The day festival has been a big thing at Damyns Hall Aerodrome in Upminster for a number of years and has hosted a tonne of big name DJs including Armand Van Helden, Maya Jane Coles and Ben Pearce to name but a few.
Adding to an already epic dance music lineup, We Are FSTVL gave us their third phase lineup for their May bank holiday event. Garage legend Craig David, Bulgarian techno superstar KiNK and BBC Radio 1’s Danny Howard will all join the party.
Tickets available at: http://www.wearefstvl.com/
Lost Village is a unique, fully immersive festival experience set in an abandoned woodland village in Lincolnshire. The event, that began in 2015, plays host to an eclectic lineup of underground dance music, as well as giving festival-goers a truly memorable weekend. Actors, crafts, activities, hot tubs and impeccable street food gives partiers more than just a musical experience, but one that sets this new festival aside from other events in the UK. It’s intimate size also gives everyone a truly hands-on festival experience with something for everyone.
The lineup of this year’s event, taking place from 24th-27th August, includes some of the best dance acts around including Dixon, Dusky, Jackmaster, Maribor State and loads more. The bill also includes the festival’s range of theatre, comedy and food.
Tickets available at: http://lostvillagefestival.com/
NASS Festival has been making waves in the festival industry for years with their unique combination of a tiptop dance music lineup and raw action sports. Some of the world’s best skateboarders and BMX riders take to the stages, alongside a four-day rave.
NASS recently announced their first 2017 headliner; Australian dnb outfit Pendulum. Also heading up this year’s bill is dance duo Sigma, reggae legend David Rodigan, bassline favourites My Nu Leng and many more artists. NASS is big about drum & bass so expect Sub Focus, DJ Zinc, and Randall among others to make appearances.
Tickets available at: http://www.nassfestival.com/
Love Save The Day (LSTD)
Love Saves The Day first got their home in Castle Park in Bristol back in 2012. Six years on and the festival’s production and entertainment ideals are still the same, combining the best of the city’s ecstatic underground scene with some of the world’s best artists. LSTD plays host to an incredible amount of genres and musical styles in one amazing space.
2017 is set to be the festival’s biggest year to date with Little Dragon, Mura Masa, Nao and Fatima Yamaha topping Saturday’s bill, whilst Fat Freddy’s Drop, Kate Tempest, Shy FX and AJ Tracey will fill Sunday’s Main Stage. And, with more stages still to be announced, this two-day affair is a must-see event in May.
Tickets available at: http://lovesavestheday.org/