Summertime. A time for making warm memories. For embarking on long, almost endless walks while basking in the delicate glow of a late sunset.
It’s also a time for drinking boxes of wine in a muddy tent and partying more than any human being ever should in a weekend. That’s right, it’s festival season and we know you’re going to at least two or three this summer.
But if you’re not, here’s our pick of a few quality acts doing the festival rounds this year. That way, you can close your eyes and pretend you’re having the best time of your life.
The Stone Roses – T in the Park
Not exactly something you can dance to, but you can certainly sway somberly if that’s what floats your boat. However you react, there’s no point ignoring the fact that the upcoming release of the Stone Roses’ first album in 22 years is a pretty huge deal (even if their comeback single ‘All For One’ didn’t quite tickle everyone’s fancy).
Calvin Harris – Creamfields
This man was put on the earth to churn out massive belter after massive belter, and he’ll be massively belting you with his anthemic tunage at Creamfields this year.
Major Lazer – Bestival
Bestival is a very hip festival, but if you lean a little towards the hipster kind of party then there’s no cooler vibe than Major Lazer, who are one of this year’s headliners and are so cool they might even make your weirdest dance moves look acceptable.
Jack Garratt – Lovebox
The 24 year old singer-songwriter and player of about 15 instruments has a had a really strong year, and you can watch it all culminate at one of the many festivals he’ll be jamming at this year. Check him out a Lovebox, where he’ll doing his clever magic one-man-band thing for everyone to vibe to.
Adele – Glastonbury
You can pretend you don’t love everything she’s released. But that won’t change the fact that when she headlines Glastonbury it’s going to be absolutely mental when literally everyone in Worthy Farm will be cry-singing ‘Hello’ in unison at the top of their lungs. And that’s including you.
Foals – Leeds and Reading
Sometimes, you just want to listen to a bit of good old indie rock, and Foals are among the best indie rock bands around. They’ll be pumping out their tunes at Leeds and Reading Festival this year, so get to know all of their tunes so you can sing along and feel cooler than the people who don’t.
Disclosure – Leeds and Reading
These are the kind of brothers that make you feel like you’ve let your parents down in a massive way. At 22 and 24 years old, these guys have achieved a phenomenal degree of success and produced some of the best electronic music going. Catch them co-headlining at Leeds and Reading with Foals this year.
And that right there is the soundtrack to your summer.
The trouble is, you won’t get to go to a festival every weekend. But that’s what we’re here for. Every weekend we put on a massive party full of awesome tunes for you to dance/embarrass yourself too. Especially this month’s Big Weekend, which is set to be our hottest party yet.
Book onto it now. It’s a bit like Glasto, except entry won’t cost you £300 (its free).
Now, let’s party, shall we?