Posted July 23rd 2019
Summer Festival Season 2019 with MV
We all know there are enough festivals in UK to keep us busy whole year long but nothing beats live music and sunny weather combination. Summer Festival season is starting soon, or maybe have already started with just passed The Great Escape? Either way we at Melting Vinyl want to share with you some of our fav’s in Brighton, London, UK and Europe getting us set for some summer fun!
Indietracks – Nina
Indietracks July 26-28, Midland Railway – Butterley, £79.
I’m looking forward to Indietracks 2019 from the 26th – 28th July where indie bands from all over gather together for a festival that has activities, a steam train and of course lots and lots of brilliant music being played live in a locomotive shed, main stage, small church and with the occasional acoustic guitarists playing on the steam train itself. This summer will be the third time that I have been there and I am very excited to be seeing Brighton indie favourites Jetstream Pony playing in the locomotive shed.
Indietracks line-up includes Kero Kero Bonito, The Orielles, Stealing Sheep, Tracyanne & Danny, Bis, Withered Hand, The Spook School, Big Joanie, Adult Mom and Peaness
Green Man – Anna
Green Man Aug 15-18, Brecon Beacons, Wales, £189.
Green Man started off in a castle, and then went to a hall and now it’s in a field near Abergavenny. I haven’t been for years I miss the new band stage, walled garden, pop quiz and hilliness. This year I’m looking forward to BC Camplight and Pictish Trail with their combination of song and banter. On the rising stage there will be Peaness, probably one of my favourite pop bands from this year and the Walled stage Tiny Ruin, a New Zealander with a creative voice to die for.
Green man line-up includes Four Tet, Father John Misty, Idles, Sharon Van Etten, Amadou & Mariam, Broken Social Scene, Whitney
Shambala – Jo
Shambala Festival Aug 22-25 2019, Northamptonshire, £165.95.
Every year I try and go to a new festival, and one that’s been on my list for several years is Shambala. Friends whose taste I rate rave about it and that’s enough for me. I prefer my festivals small and quirky, with a laidback daytime vibe and the option for partying hard at night.
Included in the winning festival formula, of course, is happy friendly people, imaginative curation and (for me) a green and ethical ethos. With a meat-free menu and charitable fundraising (this year for Unseen – fighting modern slavery and human trafficking), Shambala is doing lots of things right. Of course one of the joys of festivals is discovering new music. I’m not familiar with many of the names on this year’s line up (which is no bad thing) but here are three recommendations from me for Shambala 2019:
Spoken word artist Alabaster de Plume for some powerfully political and wonderfully witty poetry. For some good old fashioned gypsy style festival fun go and see Bristol-based Mama Jerk and the Ladyfingers. And definitely, don’t miss the otherworldly Henge for cosmic costumes and a crowd-bonding sing-a-long.
Shambala line-up includes Idles, Henge, BCUC, The Comet Is Coming, JP Bimeni & The Black Belts, Rozi Plain
End Of The Road – Polly
End Of The Road Aug 29-Sep 1, Larmer Tree Gardens, Dorset, £192.
This is how I like to round my summer off every year. End of the Road festival is one of the most wonderful festivals I’ve been to, it’s small, friendly and the perfect party. Set in the stunning grounds of Lamer Tree Park your weekend will be jam-packed with some of the most exciting established and upcoming musicians around, but it’s not all about the music, there are so many free arts and crafts workshops you can get involved in or take a stroll through the woods and spot the amazing attention to detail as you walk through the trees with lyrics carved into their leaves, there’s also plenty of places to keep dancing until the early hours of the morning and if you’re feeling a bit worse for wear the next day then you can catch a film and the cinema in the woods and if that isn’t enough there’s an incredible comedy stage hidden away out of sight with some of the best comedies.
End Of the Road line-up includes Metronomy, Beirut, Michael Kiwanuka, Spiritualized, Courtney Barnett, Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs, Kikagaku Moyo, Sleaford Mods, Jarvis Cocker, Low, Deerhunter, Wire
Forever yours and always caring Melting Vinyl team xxx