Blissfields has long been one of our favourite festivals and it’s ever improving lineup keeps us returning year after year. Here are 5 acts that we think you should add to your schedule:
Headlining the Friday at this year’s event is Everything Everything, the art rockers from Manchester. After the release of their 3rd album, ‘Get To Heaven’, complete with singles Distant Past and Regret, the band cemented themselves as one of the UK’s biggest (and weirdest) bands. – Everything Everything play The Manor on Friday
Although we’re only halfway through the year, 2016 has been huge for Spring King. They’ve performed on Jools Holland, toured relentlessly including sold out shows at London’s 100 Club and more recently Scala, all the while planning the release of their debut full length, ‘Tell Me If You Like To’, scheduled for release on 10th June. After discovering this band at Blissfields 2015 when they played The Den, their riotous punk sounds stuck in my mind and I can’t wait to see their main stage set this year. – Spring King play The Manor on Saturday
Hailing from the B-town scene, Swim Deep are surely one of the perfect festival bands around at the moment. Their slightly psychedelic indie choruses are perfect for open air stages. 2 albums into their career and they are showing no signs of slowing down, seemingly always doing something, whether that be touring with The 1975 or Wolf Alice, out on festival stages or throwing DJ sets like nobody’s business. – Swim Deep play The Manor on Friday
Sundara Karma have been making waves throughout the industry for a while now and it seems only right that they’re making their break now. After touring the UK no less than 5 times in the past 8 months including 3 headline tours as well as showing their versatility by supporting both Circa Waves and Nothing But Thieves, I’m surprised that the Reading boys have an steam left but they never stop. Despite the fact they have been playing shows consistently for the past year, they have still managed to release a few singles, including Loveblood, which was premiered by Annie Mac as her Hottest Record in the World. – Sundara Karma play The Den on Friday
Blaenavon recently referred to Blissfields as their ‘old stomping ground’ so it seems only fitting that the indie newcomers receive a mention in this list. They’ve had a fantastic year so far, receiving support from Huw Stephens amongst others as well as touring with The Sherlocks and Sundara Karma and playing SXSW. Singles Prague and I Will Be The World have both received airplay on a national level. – Blaenavon play The Den on Friday
Blissfields is always fun for all the family so head on over to their website to grab your tickets while you can – they’re almost sold out apparently!
Written by Lee Vincent