You can try really hard, but you just can’t go to every festival – c’mon, some of them even fall on the same weekends. So which do you choose? You might not decide to visit a specific festival based on just one artist or band, but that giddy thrill when your eyes are glancing from act to act on a festival bill and you see one of your absolute favourites is always a precious moment, and can definitely help tip the scales. Here at London in Stereo we’re faced with the same tantalising choices, so here we’ve picked five acts at five festivals (from the green fields of End of The Road to the seaside capers of The Great Escape) that have prompted that ‘Yep, that’s the festival for me’ moment. LiS

AJ TRACEY @ Field Day
AJ Tracey + Field Day is a match made in heaven. Tracey’s chilled-pop beats were made for big stages and big sun (and we’re placing bets on Field Day being a scorcher this year). The bravado we love in the likes of ‘Mimi’ and ‘Quarterback’ is going to bring Brockwell Park to life and I’m gonna be soaking up every minute. Jess Partridge

FLOHIO @ Great Escape
If you’ve heard a song that hits harder than Flohio’s ‘Bands’ in the year 2018 then please let me know, and if you haven’t heard it yet then please stop reading right now and fix that. In a year which has already seen some pretty mind-blowing UK rap Flohio’s emergence is just about as exciting as it gets. Incredible technique backed with production that straddles the best of UK rap genres mean that her shows at Great Escape are gonna be rammed and exhilarating. Saturday, 9.30pm at Shoosh. See you there. Dave Rowlinson

When Vampire Weekend headline EOTR it will be their first show in four years. It will be 10 years since their self-titled debut album. Their new album – with the wonderful working title Mitsubishi Macchiato – could well be out. Ezra Koenig has contributed to a Beyoncé album and worked with Kanye. Enough scoffing about Vampire Weekend, let’s just admit they’re really very, very good and this headline show will be one brilliant party. Danny Wright

BROCKHAMPTON @ Reading & Leeds Festival
Kevin Abstract’s L.A.-based hip hop crew ruled 2017 by redefining what it meant to be a boy band, splitting roles between them from video director to webmaster, and spitting bars tackling homophobia and racism. They haven’t been to the UK since the final instalment in their Saturation mixtape trilogy dropped in December, so it’s going to be a tight squeeze for their sets. Gemma Samways

KRAFTWERK @ Dimensions
Croatian festival Dimensions always has strong programming, and 2018 is no different. This year the opening night concert – every year a highlight – will see Josey Rebelle, Nubya Garcia, Moodymann and Nils Frahm supporting the mighty Kraftwerk. Honestly though, can you think of a better way to kick off a festival than Kraftwerk’s 3D show in a 2000 year old Roman amphitheatre? Didn’t think so. Katie Thomas