It’s July already. Madness. I’ve finished the taught part of my masters and I’m now working on my dissertation project focusing on sport.
Summer so far has been pretty busy, I’ve been to Greece, started a new job and I’ve got Truck Festival to look forward to.
Caelan, myself, and a group of his friends are all going for the weekend – a few of us will be going on Thursday to make the most of the festival/get a good spot and the rest will be joining us on Friday.
I’ve been going to festivals since the age of 16, but I’ve always gone for the big ones: Reading Festival, T in the Park and Rock Werchter.
This year I’m excited to be attending a smaller, more intimate festival, where I won’t have to trek miles from my tent to the stage.
With smaller festivals comes the time to actually see the newer artists. I’ve kidded myself before that I’ll hang out at Reading’s BBC Introducing Stage to find some new bands, but realistically there’s always someone bigger to watch.
So, I’ve made a list of the artists I’m most looking forward to seeing this year – obviously, I’m excited for the headliners, but here are a few artists earlier on in the day that you’ll find me watching.
Lady Bird are a band I discovered a few months ago and I’m honestly so excited to see them. Loved by Slaves, they’ll be on the Truck stage before the duo on Thursday night. They’re loud, witty and punk. Listen to them if you like: Slaves, Jamie T, Spring King.
Hailing from Leeds, Marsicans are the perfect indie band to listen to as you have a fire at the beach with your friends in the height of summer. You’ll catch them on Friday afternoon on the Truck Stage. Listen to them if you like: Foals, Two Door Cinema Club, Circa Waves.
Lucia sound like they could have slipped a track into Circa Waves’ Young Chaser’s album without anyone noticing, and with song titles like Summertime and Melted Ice Cream, it’s obvious why they’d be at an indie summer festival. Listen to them if you like: Circa Waves, Wolf Alice, Blondie.
If The Beatles, The Beach Boys and Weezer collaborated, you’d get FUR. The Brighton-based band will transport you straight back to the 60s with tracks like ‘If you know that I’m lonely’ and ‘All my dreams. Find them on the Truck Stage on Saturday.
Are there any bands I should be checking out while I’m there? Let me know in the comments!