Sunday morning saw the very last of Glastonbury’s 135,000 tickets sell out, with the final resale lasting just 10 minutes.
As always, the demand massively outweighed the supply, leaving many thousands (including me) looking elsewhere for our festival fix.
Fortunately for all of us, there are hundreds of other family-friendly, multi-genre festivals taking place across the UK this summer, many of which give Glasto more than a run for its money, in terms of both music and value.
Here, in no particular order, are sixteen of the best…
13 – 16 June 2019
Newport, Isle Of Wight
In terms of musical heritage, IoW is one of the few festivals in the world that comes close to Glastonbury.
The legendary 1970 Isle of Wight Festival, which attracted more than 600,000 people with a lineup featuring Jimi Hendrix, The Who and The Doors, is still regarded as one of music’s most iconic gatherings.
After more than 20 years without an event, IoW returned in 2002 and has since hosted the likes of David Bowie, The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, Muse, Coldplay, Jay-Z and Queen.
Having celebrated its 50th Anniversary last summer, the festival returns with Noel Gallagher, George Ezra and Biffy Clyro this June.
Isle of Wight Festival Line-up:
25 – 28 July 2019
Set in the Lake District’s picturesque Lowther Deer Park, Kendal Calling boasts one of the UK’s most beautiful festival settings.
Often described as a ‘mini-Glastonbury’, the 25,000 capacity festival ticks all the boxes when it comes to music, arts, and entertainment.
Performances range from huge headlining shows on the Main Stage through to intimate gigs at the Tim Peaks Diner, which has hosted acoustic sets from the likes of Pete Doherty, Nick Hayward, and Edwin Collins. On top of that, there are multiple late-night arenas to take you right through until the early hours.
There’s plenty to keep the little ones entertained too, with the ‘Kids Calling’ area featuring fun activities for children of all ages.
This year’s festival will feature headlining performances from Chic ft Nile Rodgers, Doves and Courteeners.
Kendal Calling 2019 Line-up:
24 – 26 August 2018
This year carries on in the same vein, with Post Malone, Twenty One Pilots and Dave all taking headlining slots.
The revamped, broad-ranging R&L will be a popular Glasto alternative, so it would be wise to get your tickets early.
Reading & Leeds Festival Line-up:
15 – 18 August 2019
Powys, Brecon Beacons, Wales
Set in Wales’ Brecon Beacons, the family-friendly Green Man Festival is a haven amongst the hills for music and art lovers.
The festival is split over multiple stages, and whilst there’s always a huge variety of music to choose from, Green Man proudly celebrates all major art forms, from literature and poetry through to film and theatre.
When it comes to food and drink, Green Man Festival offers an extensive variety of culinary options, and even has its very own beer festival, last year featuring ninety-nine ales, ciders and perries all sourced from Welsh breweries.
Green Man Festival Line-up:
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18 – 21 July 2019
Pink sheep, art installations, poetry, cabaret, comedy, and a music roster spanning every genre you can think of, Latitude has all you could possibly want from a festival, and more…
You’ll experience everything from the spectacular to the surreal at the diverse variety of stages, with the main stage (Obelisk Arena) sitting at the top of the hill looking out across the whole festival.
The festival’s fascinating lineup of theatre, cabaret and comedy compliments an eclectic selection of music acts, while an inspiring variety of spoken word, poetry and film also feature heavily on the programme.
Latitude Festival Line-up:
22 – 25 August 2019
Secret Location, Northamptonshire
Shambala is one of the UK’s favourite family-friendly festivals, taking place annually in a ‘secret’ Northamptonshire location.
In addition to the 200+ music acts spread across the main stages and dance arenas, there’s a huge kids area, creative workshops, carnivals, fancy dress and huge open spaces to relax and enjoy the scenery.
Like Glasto, the easy-going festival doesn’t separate the music arenas from the campsites – so you’re free to carry your warm cans of cider to and from the main stages as you please!
That being said, Shambala does offer an extensive variety of food & drink, so you’ll want to check those out too!
Shambala Festival Line-up:
East Lulworth, Dorset
Guaranteeing a truly immersive festival experience, Bestival is one of the most vibrant and surreal events the UK has to offer – and at its new home at the Lulworth Estate, Dorset, it’s now much easier to access, too!
While the festival’s main stages have showcased some of the world’s biggest live acts, the entertainment at Bestival goes way beyond the music. Last year’s activities covered everything from arts & crafts workshops through to Hip-Hop Yoga and Drag Queen Bingo. On top of that, there are giant astronauts, love robots, and all manner of bizarre features around the festival site.
Bestival’s 2019 line-up is yet to be announced, but to give you an idea of what to expect, here’s what last year’s looked like…
7 – 11 August 2019
Ovington Down, Hampshire
Visually one of the most inspiring spectacles of the summer, the eye-catching extravaganza that is Boomtown Fair celebrates every musical genre.
From ska, folk, gypsy, reggae, punk and disco to electro-swing, jazz, jungle and techno, all are enjoyed in a spirit of unity and freedom. Expect mind-blowing visual displays, dazzling pyrotechnics and high-octane performances.
In addition to the music, there are also arts and crafts workshops, flash-mobbing actors, spoken-word performances and all kinds of weird and wonderful activities to be found in the pop-up city’s many nooks and crannies.
Boomtown 2019 Line-up:
1 – 4 August 2019
Wilderness Festival takes place across four days at the beginning of August, featuring everything from spectacular main stage performances and dance arenas to cricket matches, creative workshops and family fun.
On top of a huge line-up of music, which this year includes Nile Rodgers, Bastille, and Jon Hopkins, there are also talks, panel debates, workshops, a range of outdoor pursuits and an extensive variety of culinary options to enjoy over the weekend.
The 10,000 capacity festival, which was created by the teams behind Lovebox and Secret Garden Party, is set in the stunning surroundings of Cornbury Park, a site big enough for multiple live music stages plus plenty of wide open spaces to relax and unwind.
26 – 28 July 2019
Oxfordshire’s Truck Festival is one of the UK’s longest running and most popular small festivals, and is set to celebrate its 22nd year with some of indie rock’s biggest names.
Famous for its authentic atmosphere and broad-ranging variety of entertainment, Truck Festival somehow manages to cram all the elements of a major festival into a much smaller, more intimate setting.
Wolf Alice, Foals and Two Door Cinema Club are among the artists lined up to headline this year’s Truck Festival.
Truck Festival Line-up:
25 – 28 July 2019
Love Glasto but wish you could take your dog? Then Standon Calling is for you!
The festival proudly claims to be the most dog-friendly festival in the UK and encourages you to bring your four-legged friends along. They’re even invited to take part in the annual dog show, where they can compete for prizes such as ‘Dog with the Waggiest Tail’ and ‘Looks Most Like Owner’.
Mutts aren’t mandatory though, and the festival consistently delivers an eclectic music roster plus all manner of activities for visitors of all ages.
As well as showcasing internationally established artists, the festival has a reputation for introducing some of the UK’s best up-and-coming talent, with Florence and the Machine, Mumford and Sons, Bastille, Clean Bandit, Slaves and London Grammar all appearing at Standon Calling in their early years.
Standon Calling Festival Line-up:
7 – 11 August 2019
Set in the spectacular surroundings of Watergate Bay and Fistral Beach, Boardmasters combines live music, surfing, and extreme sports to create an action-packed weekend by the sea.
With stunning views across the bay from multiple live music stages, Boardmasters’ unique cliff-top location is right up there with the best in the UK.
Watergate Bay is where you’ll catch all the main acts, with the Main Stage hosting the headliners and the Unleashed Stage presenting a huge line-up of electronic, hip-hop and grime artists.
The Point is possibly the most iconic of the Boardmasters stages; backdropped by panoramic views across Watergate Bay, this is the ultimate place to watch the sun go down and enjoy some pumping tunes.
14 – 16 June 2019
The UK’s biggest rock and metal festival welcomes more than 100,000 visitors to Derbyshire’s Donington Park every year.
The festival’s 5 main stages feature some of the world’s biggest bands, plus you can catch live WWE at the NXT area, comedy acts at the Side Splitters stage, film screenings at the Village Cinema, and you can even pick up a permanent memento of your Download experience at the Old Sarum Tattoo Parlour.
1-4 August 2019
Since its humble beginnings as a party in Lee Denny’s back garden, the festival previously known as LeeFest has evolved over the past decade into a multi-award winning festival which now attracts around 5,000 visitors.
As well as showcasing an eclectic variety of established acts, the Neverworld has also gained a reputation as one of the UK’s best festivals for discovering new artists, regularly showcasing emerging acts before they go on to become international stars.
Acts to have appeared in the past include London Grammar, Jack Garratt, Years & Years, Bastille, Young Fathers, Lianne La Havas and Circa Waves.
Elsewhere on the site, The Neverland will feature a carefully curated non-music line up. In 2018 Neverlanders enjoyed burlesque, cabaret, dance classes and drag queens, as well as food fights, theatre, comedy, glitter wrestling, craft markets, talk and debates and even a tranquility spa.
Neverworld 2019 Line-up:
24 – 26 August 2019
Victorious is a festival for everyone; a metropolitan festival by the sea with a huge variety of music ranging from rock, indie and alternative to electronic, pop, world, acoustic and folk.
The UK’s biggest metropolitan festival is headlined by Two Door Cinema Club, Rudimental and New Order this year, and will also feature sets from The Specials, Clean Bandit and Bloc Party, who will be playing their Silent Alarm album in full.
Victorious features a wide variety of kids entertainment and is one of the UK’s favourite family festivals.
Victorious Festival Line-up:
23 – 26 May 2019
Catton Hall, Derbyshire
Bearded Theory heads into its 12th year with Suede, The Cult and Doves lined up to headline.
Winner of ‘Best Family Festival’ at the 2016 UK Festival Awards, Bearded Theory features an extensive variety of kids’ activities, from nippers through to teens.
With adult weekend tickets (including camping) up for grabs at just £122.50, Bearded Theory is one of the best value festivals of the summer.
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Citadel Festival have announced their line-up for 2019, with Catfish and the Bottlemen confirmed as this year’s headliners.
The one-day festival will arrive at Gunnersbury Park on Sunday 14th July, in the west of London, for a day filled with amazing music from some of the most sought after artists on the live circuit.
The festival, which takes place immediately after Lovebox has packed up and left the field, is now entering its fifth year.
In addition to Catfish and the Bottlemen‘s headlining slot, Citadel will also feature a performance from Rag n Bone Man, plus XL Records mainstays Friendly Fires, who made their triumphant return to the live circuit last summer, following a 5-year hiatus.
On top of that, ticket-holders will get to see Tinawaren, whose mesmerising world-music sound hails all the way from Malawi. DMA‘s, who go on tour with The Courteeners this spring, will also be joining the fray with their unique spin on the Britpop sound.
Check out the poster below for full line-up. Tickets are available on Wednesday, February 27th, so grab them at the bottom of the page.
Date: Sunday 14th June 2019
Venue: Gunnersbury Park, London
Artists: Catfish and the Bottlemen, Rag’n’Bone Man, Friendly Fires, DMA’s, Dream Wife, and more.
Tickets: £54.50 +bf
Sheffield’s Tramlines Festival is back for another bite of the apple in 2019, with a host of indie bands in tow.
Taking place from July 19th – 21st, the festival will see indie acts established and emerging joining forces for the three-dayer and, in mid-July, you can be semi-confident that the weather is going to be passable (however, this is Yorkshire we’re talking about…).
So you probably want to know who is playing, right? That is why you came here, after all. As far as the three headliners go, organisers have gone all out to bring a selection of acts that cover genres. Friday will be headlined by Two Door Cinema Club. The Northern Irish band debuted in 2010 with their album Tourist History and haven’t looked back since, scoring a shedload of hits and garnering themselves a cult following.
Saturday will be headlined by indie band, The Courteeners. The Middleton four-piece formed back in 2006, and have since gone on to release no less than five studio albums, which is pretty impressive for a 12-year stint, especially with touring, recording EPs and releasing DVDs thrown in for good measure.
Perhaps the most exciting of the three headliners is Nile Rogers & Chic. The disco-dons and donettes will be closing the festival on the main stage, and for those who are yet to experience them in person, you are in for a genuine treat. Their live show is a joy to behold, so make sure you’ve still got plenty of gas in the tank for their show.
Date: Friday, July 19th – Sunday, July 21st
Venue: Hillsborough Park, Sheffield
Artists: Two Door Cinema Club, Courteeners, Nile Rogers & Chic, Manic Street Preachers, Rag N Bone Man, Doves, and more.
Tickets: Tier 3 Festival Ticket now available £65.50+booking fee+postage (concessions available).
For further details, plus photos, videos, and ticket information, head to our Tramlines 2019 festival page.
Kendal Calling have revealed a huge line-up for this summer’s festival, with Courteeners, Doves and Manic Street Preachers all set to headline.
Taking place from 25 – 28 July at the Lake District’s Lowther Park, Kendal Calling boasts a festival setting almost as impressive as its music roster.
Kendal Calling 2019 will be the festival’s fourteenth edition, and with the previous thirteen having all sold out we can expect a 25,000-strong capacity crowd to be in attendance this summer.
Main Stage headliners Courteeners will be arriving at Lowther Park with an arsenal of festival anthems, including Modern Love, and Not Nineteen Forever, plus a load of new material which is set for release between now and the summer.
Fellow Mancunians Doves delighted fans late last year by announcing their return from an almost decade-long hiatus. Their headlining slot this summer marks the band’s first performance at the festival since 2010, and is certain to go down a storm with the Kendal Calling crowd.
Also on headlining duty, Welsh rock legends Manic Street Preachers only made their debut at Kendal Calling in 2017, but were keen to repeat the “inspiring” experience as soon as possible. Expect a set loaded with thirty-three years of rebellious alt-rock anthems when the Manics roll into Cumbria this summer.
The final headliners are two of the most influential artists from their respective genres; Nile Rodgers, performing at KC with his band, Chic, is a three-time Grammy award winner boasting an incredible catalogue of hits, from 70’s disco classics like Good Times right through to chart-topping collaborations with Daft Punk in 2013.
Meanwhile, techno giants Orbital are up there with the most important electronic artists of the 90’s, thrusting the sound into mainstream consciousness with 1994’s Snivilisation LP and their legendary televised set at Glastonbury the same year. Famous for their improvised live sets and mind-blowing visual displays, the duo are an absolute must-see at Kendal Calling 2019.
On this year’s line-up announcement, Festival Director Andy Smith said :
“We’re thrilled to be heading into our 14th year with no less than five headliners! From anticipated headline slots, to Kendal Calling favourites, legendary sing-along dance anthems & spotlight spectacles, this year’s line-up is one of our most diverse yet, allowing us to bring huge headliners to the fields of Cumbria, as well as exciting female fronted-bands, and shining new stars, amongst the rest of the magic that is sprinkled across the festival site, from art installations, to comedy, cabaret, gourmet food, real ale and so much more!
“We cannot wait to welcome our Kendal-Callers, new & old back to the fields for an unforgettable weekend amongst the rolling hills, one which we hope will allow you to create lasting memories amongst your friends, family & new festival acquaintances.
“The countdown is officially on – we’ll see you in the fields!”
Tickets are now on sale! Grab yours, HERE.
The line-up has been revealed for Isle of Wight Festival 2019, with Noel Gallagher, George Ezra and Biffy Clyro topping this year’s bill.
Taking place from 13-16 June at Newport’s Seaclose Park, the legendary festival is now entering its 51st year after celebrating half a century last summer.
Friday (14th) sees the festival pull in a collection of indie rock powerhouses, with Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds supported by fellow Mancunians and festival favourites Courteeners and James. There will also be a performance from Sydney-based band DMA’s – an absolute must-see if you’re into the Britpop sound.
After an incredible 2018 which included a sell-out tour of the UK, Gerry Cinnamon also heads to Isle of Wight 2019, as do Lily Allen and Wild Front.
Pop is the order of the day on Saturday, with George Ezra and his live band headlining the Main Stage. Before that, there will be performances from Bastille, Anne-Marie, Rick Astley and KT Tunstall. There will also be a special guest appearance from Fatboy Slim.
IOW’s closing night will be headlined by Scottish three-piece Biffy Clyro, whose thrilling live sets and stage setups have earned them a reputation as one of the UK’s most exciting live acts.
Sunday evening will also feature a performance from British rock royalty Richard Ashcroft, who will be combining The Verve classics with fresh material from his 2018 LP Natural Rebel, for what will be one of the stand-out sets of the weekend.
ISLE OF WIGHT FESTIVAL 2019
Date: Thursday 13 – Sunday 16 June 2019
Venue: Seaclose Park, Newport, Isle of Wight. PO30 1Ud
Artists: Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, George Ezra, Biffy Clyro, Courteeners, Fatboy Slim, Richard Ashcroft & more!
Tickets: Tickets on sale from 9am Friday 25th January. Adult Weekend: £175 | Student: £160 | Teen: £155
For further details, plus photos, videos and ticket information, head to our Isle of Wight 2019 festival page.
Truck Festival, which takes place at Oxfordshire’s Hill Farm, from 20th-22nd July, has made a second wave of additions to the heady list of artists confirmed for 2018.
The latest additions join ranks with the likes of Friendly Fires, De La Soul, Peace, We Are Scientists, and Everything Everything. They’re all in good company, then!
First up are the Manchester trio, The Courteeners, who will be headlining the festival on the Sunday. The band are regular festival favourites, thanks to their impressive repertoire of singalong anthems, ready to set your Sunday alight.
Further guitary goodness will be served up in the form of Birmingham indie band, Editors, who last made an appearance at the festival 13 years ago. The band are known for blowing it up live and will be treating ticket holders to some new material from their latest album, Violence.
The Market Stage is set to see all manner of cosmic dust sprinkled liberally over festival goers, as Drenge bring their own brand of sonic ectoplasm to Hill Farm. Expect to sweat it out as the pair deliver some seriously grinding psych.
This year will also see performances from Fickle Friends, King No-One, Lewis Capaldi, Bad Sounds, Hey Charlie, PINS, Doe, Yowl, Hellions, itoldyouiwouldeatyou, Orchards, Big Beat Manifesto, Massaoke, Old Dirty Brasstards, Mr B the Gentleman Rhymer, Horn Division, Rhythm of the 90s, The Oxford Commas, Horn Division, Blue Rinse DJs, and Wayne Carter.
The organisers still have plenty to announce for the upcoming event, so keep your eyes peeled here on NextFest as we will be supplying you with further announcements as they come in. Tickets for Truck Festival are available to buy now, and you can grab yours, here.
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The full line-up for Belgium’s Rock Werchter festival has been revealed, with Gorillaz, The Killers, Pearl Jam and Arctic Monkeys topping an incredible bill of artists.
Taking place from Thursday 5th to Sunday 8th July, Rock Werchter 2018 will be the festival’s 41st edition and is set to welcome 150,000 guests over the course of the weekend.
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Post Malone, Courteeners and Parov Stelar are amongst the latest additions, rounding off the announcements in style and bringing the tally up to 94 acts – Rock Werchter‘s largest line-up to date.
New for Thursday 5th July: Craig David presents TS5, Rae Sremmurd, Little Simz, Jade Bird Gang Of Youths and Otzeki.
Friday’s additions include Air Traffic, Courteeners, Curtis Harding, Wolf Alice, Sam Fender and Isaac Gracie.
Jorja Smith, The Breeders, Durand Jones And The Indications, The Last Internationale, and Emma Bale complete the programme for Saturday 7th July.
And finally, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Parov Stelar, Post Malone, Novastar, Albert Hammond Jr, Naaz, The Academic and Warbly Jets will be playing the Werchter Festival Park on Sunday 8 July.
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Festival promoter Herman Schueremans said: “Getting that final confirmation is always a bit special. After months of hard work the puzzle is complete.
“We are especially proud of this line-up. Fantastic headliners, great newcomers, very diverse and very current. We have 94 names for the 2018 Rock Werchter line-up… the most we have ever had on a Rock Werchter bill.
“I’m pretty sure The Slope, the extra stage we introduced this year, has played a part in this.”
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Gorillaz, Queens Of The Stone Age, The Script, James Bay, Marshmello, Alice In Chains, Rae Sremmurd, Anne-Marie, At The Drive In, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Craig David presents TS5, The Vaccines, Vince Staples, Rival Sons, Triggerfinger, Steven Wilson, Little Simz, Kali Uchis, Gang Of Youths, Jade Bird, Keir, Otzeki, Sevn Alias, Tom Grennan
The Killers, London Grammar, Snow Patrol, Ben Howard, Franz Ferdinand, Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals, Air Traffic, Arsenal, Russ, Angus & Julia Stone, The Kooks, Chvrches, Walking On Cars, Wolf Alice, Dermot Kennedy, First Aid Kit, IAMDDB, Curtis Harding, Tom Walker, Courteeners, Faces On TV, Isaac Gracie, Sam Fender, Todiefor, The White Buffalo
Pearl Jam, Jack White, Jack Johnson, Fleet Foxes, Khalid, MGMT, Stone Sour, Stereophonics, The Breeders, Petit Biscuit, Jorja Smith, Dotan, blackwave., Angèle, JP Cooper, The Struts, Durand Jones and The Indications, Emma Bale The Last Internationale, Susanne Sundfør,
Arctic Monkeys, Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds, Nine Inch Nails, Post Malone, Parov Stelar, Eels, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Roméo Elvis x Le Motel, David Byrne, NAO, Sigrid, Novastar, Rone, Albert Hammond Jr, Naaz, Fever Ray, Kaleo, George Ezra Pvris, The Academic, The Amazons, Equal Idiots, IDLES, Pale Waves, Warbly Jets
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Glasgow’s TRNSMT Festival have revealed that Queen + Adam Lambert will headline the event on Friday 6th July.
The festival, which made its debut at Glasgow Green last summer, is set to place across two weekends in June and July of this summer, bringing together an unrivaled line-up of indie and rock artists.
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Stereophonics get the ball rolling on the first weekend, topping the Main Stage bill on Friday 29th June, before Liam Gallagher takes over headlining duty on the Saturday night (30th). Arctic Monkeys then make their much-anticipated return to the UK festival circuit on Sunday 1st July to round off an incredible weekend of live music.
Glasgow Green then has four days to recover before Queen + Adam Lambert rock the Main Stage on Friday 6th July, with support in the form of Texas, The Darkness, and The Temperance Movement. The Killers will then close the festival on Sunday 8th July.
Stereophonics, The Script, James Bay, Kodaline, Jessie J, Picture This
Tom Walker, Pale Waves, Marmozets, Anteros, Sam Fender, The Ninth Wave, + more to be announced
Liam Gallagher, Courteeners, Wolf Alice, J Hus, Krept x Konan, Shed Seven, Gerry Cinnamon
The Sherlocks, IAMDDB, Kyle Falconer (Full Band), The Snuts, Bas, + more to be announced
Arctic Monkeys, Interpol, Blossoms, Nothing But Thieves, Declan McKenna, Miles Kane, Tom Grennan
Sigrid, King No-One, Dermot Kennedy, Confidence Man, The Magic Gang, Island, + more to be announced
Queen + Adam Lambert, Texas, The Darkness, The Temperance Movement + more to be announced
The Killers, Chvrches, Franz Ferdinand, Friendly Fires, Lewis Capaldi, Hudson Taylor + more to be announced
Nina Nesbitt, Walking On Cars, Jane Weaver, Gang Of Youths, Juanita Stein, + more to be announced
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TRNSMT Festival have recently announced a bevvy of acts who are set to play their 2018, five-date event, held in June and July of 2018. Already, we have been treated to a glimpse of the confirmed acts, as Friday 29th June and Friday 30th June bring the likes of The Stereophonics, The Script, and James Bay announced. Also playing will be Liam Gallagher, The Courteeners, and Wolf Alice.
Organisers have now announced several of the acts who will be playing the festival on Sunday, July 8th. There are still acts to be announced for the day; however, three more fantastic bands have been announced to play the festival on the final day.
First up, headliners, The Killers will be in full effect, capably manning the stage with their own brand of indie-rock. With a wealth of well-known hits behind them, including Somebody Told Me, Smile Like You Mean It, and Mr. Brightside. Their fifth studio album, Wonderful Wonderful, was released in September 2017, so you can also expect to hear tracks from there during their festival performance.
Scottish synth-poppers, CHVRCHES, will also be playing the Sunday of the festival. The band have six years under their belt, during which time they have garnered a cult following thanks to their unique take on the synth-pop sound. They are no strangers to festival performances, playing MELT!, amongst others.
Finally, festival favourites Franz Ferdinand will be on hand to deliver one of their many indie-pop anthems, including Take Me Out and Do You Want To? The band has a new album due in February 2018, so expect to hear the band playing new tracks from that, too.
As we said earlier, plenty more acts are yet to be confirmed for the five-date festival. Keep your eyes glued to NextFest as we will reveal further confirmations as news comes in from festival organisers.
TRNSMT heads back to Glasgow Green in June and July of 2018 for their massive 50,000 capacity celebration of all things music, and there have been a whole bunch of top artists added to an already impressive bill.
Organisers have let slip with some right riotous fayre as they announce the main acts who will be appearing at the festival on June 29th and 30th (Friday and Saturday).
The Friday of the festival will feature a performance from headliners Stereophonics, who have totted up 25 years in the industry, having formed in 1995. The Welsh supremos head to TRNSMT off the back of the release of Scream Above The Sounds – their tenth studio album.
Joining them will be indie rockers The Script, who hail from Ireland. Their eponymous album – indeed, their debut – was released to critical acclaim and they have reached the album top spot no less than four times here in the UK and FIVE in their native Ireland. Both acts will be joined by James Bay and Jessie J for the Friday of the Scottish Shindig.
Saturday 30th sees ex-Oasis frontman, Liam Gallagher, bring his chart-topping solo effort, As You Were to the main stage, along with fellow Mancunians, The Courteeners, plus Wolf Alice and J Hus.
There are plenty more acts, spread across three days, who are yet to be announced. Be sure to stay tuned to NextFest for news as it comes in.
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