We round-up five of our favourite festival line-up announcements from the past few weeks.
There’s been a slew of festival announcements over the last couple of weeks. It’s kind of overwhelming when the weather is miserable and you’re broke and all you want to do is run around in the sunshine, being silly and dancing in fields to your favourite bands.
So, we’ve picked a few of the U.K. festival announcements that have most tickled our fancy. Here’s to fine-tuning your summer plans and quietly wishing the dreariest months away.
Friday 2nd June – Saturday 3rd June
Obviously one of our favourite announcements thus far; we’re super happy to be partnering with Field Day again this year as they invite the mighty Erykah Badu to their new home in Brockwell Park. Read our full announcement here.
Saturday 9th June – Sunday 10th June
The years of Parklife taking place over one day in Platt Fields Park feel like a lifetime ago. Now in the eighth edition, having graduated to a gargantuan sixteen stage event across two days in Heaton Park, Parklife’s line up is bigger than ever before. Check the Kate Moross directed announcement video above. Our top picks for Parklife 2018 include N*E*R*D, Lorde, Justice, J Hus, Midland and Or:la.
Thursday 5th July – Sunday 8th July
Now in its eighth year, in 2018 Farr will expand to four days for the first time. An intimate party in the woods, Farr is extra appealing in its affordability and its accessibility to London. With Sunday’s bill still to be announced, the current programme is varied and impressive. Highlights across the weekend include live shows from Jacques Greene, Mr G and Kelly Lee Owens, as well as DJ sets from Moodymann, Eclair Fifi, Galcher Lustwerk and Willow.
Thursday 2nd August – Sunday 5th August
Bestival was always my final fling; the last dance of the summer before heading back to school/uni/life without sunshine. Not anymore, as they’ve moved the festival to the first weekend of August instead. Rob da Bank & co. kick off their second year at Dorset’s Lulworth Estate with a bill that is noticeably more female-focused than many of its competitors. There’s still lots of work to be done, but after that disastrous Wireless line up it feels good to see women in the headline slots. Highlights across the weekend include M.I.A, Grace Jones, Jorja Smith, IAMDDB, Kelela and Honey Dijon.
Friday 31st August – Sunday 2nd September
Field Maneuvers is revered in the dance music community as one of the friendliest, most inclusive and most intimate parties of the summer. This year will be no different with a capacity of 700 that by no means reflects the level of talent in the programming. Residents Jane Fitz, Nick Höppner, Ben Sims and Ryan Elliott return. They’re joined by the likes of Detroit’s K-HAND, rRoxymore, Shanti Celeste and Elena Colombi.