It feels like we’ve only just said goodbye to festival season this year, but now that festivals are already making lineup announcements for next year we can’t help but get excited for next summer. With the added fact that it is starting to get dreadfully cold out, we really can’t think of anything better than listening to some rad bands on some massive faraway field, drinks in tow.
We know, we know. Blink have only just announced their headline UK tour (with some crazy pricey VIP options), for next year but chances are extremely high that these will sell out – and we definitely don’t want to miss out. Having already announced festival dates in Germany and France, it seems that there are definitely some UK festivals dates on the cards too.
So many people who have seen letlive. live claim that vocalist Jason Butler is one of the best frontmen out there. With an energetic live show a definite guarantee with these guys, we can’t think of a better band to get sweaty to next summer.
A festival will not be complete without some emo goodness. Until recently, cult favourites American Football only had one EP and one album on their back catalogue, but with the release of their first record in 17 years we think it’s time for some UK festival appearances to celebrate.
Championed by their recent tour buddies Good Charlotte, Big Jesus are a band we will inevitably be hearing a lot from in the next few years. Interweaving heavy and melodic for a nostalgic, 90s alternative feel, the Atlanta four-piece are fast becoming one of our favourite bands of the moment. Their electric live show would fit right in on our dream festival lineup.
Enter Shikari were recently announced as headliners of Slam Dunk 2017 and all we can say is YES, YES, a trillion times YES.
Perhaps an obvious choice, as Biffy seem to continue to be a regular at festivals year after year. Yet no matter how many times we’ve seen them, we’re always still as stoked to see their name on a lineup announcement.
Whether you love them or hate them, it’s hard to admit that you don’t know every single word to all those classic Limp Bizkit tracks. There ain’t nothing like a bit of ‘Break Stuff’ to hype up a festival crowd.
The Front Bottoms
Festivals are all about sing alongs and coincidentally that exactly what The Front Bottoms are all about too. Essentially playing very simple indie rock, the one thing setting TFB apart from other bands is the added sense of community that can be found in every single one of their anthems. Expect a lot of arms around each other’s shoulders during their set.