BLISSFIELDS FESTIVAL 2017
Blissfields is proud to announce its first musical guests joining “The Bizarre”-themed 2017 outing. Metronomy, The Cinematic Orchestra, Lady Leshurr, Sundara Karma, The Japanese House, S4U, and BBC Radio 1 Xtra’s Sian Anderson lead the wave for the independent festival, with over 100 acts still to unveil.
Following the release of their second consecutive top-20 album, 2016’s hugely acclaimed ‘Summer 08,’ Metronomy have well and truly cemented themselves as crossover electronic pop royalty, and one of the most exciting new wave groups of a generation. They head the pack for Blissfields’ monumental 2017 gathering that will see some of the biggest emerging talent and household names come together for an intimate gathering this July 6th, 7th and 8th in Hampshire.
Friday night headline duties on the main stage will rest with the hugely influential The Cinematic Orchestra. Usually reserved for the likes of the Sydney Opera House and London’s Barbican, Roundhouse and Royal Albert Hall venues, their live sound has been described as “unyieldingly classy” by Pitchfork and “entirely different - something original and pure in its artistic intention” by CLASH, to name a few. They’ll provide the ultimate soundscape to Friday night - an epic, heart-achingly sad, but beautiful and uplifting show - unlike any other event this summer.
The just 5,000 capacity event will be welcoming ‘Queens Speech’ freestyler Lady Leshurr to the main stage, as well as BBC Radio 1 Xtra’s Sian Anderson who will headline The Blisscotheque – a double decker Routemaster kitted out for the ride of your summer! They both play another huge part in Blissfields grime legacy that has previously seen standout performances from the likes of Akala, Dizzee, Madam X, and Logan Sama.
Elsewhere, grime crossover outfit S4U have already been tipped by Noisey as “the sound of your new favourite pop group”, their TLC-like grooves also chalked for The Blisscotheque, where Reprazent Radio and Rinse FM figure Naina will be taking to the wheels. There’s a welcome return this year for festival favourites and Blissfields family Beans On Toast and Dub Pistols, as well as Sundara Karma whose debut album ‘Youth Is Only Ever Fun in Retrospect’ was released this week to praise from The Independent, Line Of Best Fit and DIY Magazine, who say “chant-a-long choruses are guaranteed.” They make their second visit to Vicarage Farm this year.
New arrivals into “The Bizarre” include the stylish guitar pop of Pumarosa, mesmerizingly psychedelic Flamingods, and Tom Grennan – who just featured as lead vocalist on Chase & Status’ huge ‘All Goes Wrong’ - alongside The Japanese House who just took the #4 spot on NME’s essential new music for 2017 poll, comparing her hugely melodic sound to “Tame Impala’s chilled moments crossed with Jamie xx’s magical rhythms.”
BBC Radio 1 Xtra’s Jamz Supernova’s NUMBER #1 EP OF 2016 recipient Bonzai takes her place for 2017, while D&B is once again on the post sundown agenda with neuro-funk innovators The Upbeats, Delta Heavy and INSIDEINFO backdropping your late night escape into the summer. With over 100 more acts still to announce, including Friday Night’s headliner… it’s shaping up to be the “smallest big party” of 2017.
Tickets are ON SALE NOW via www.blissfields.co.uk priced at just £95 for an adult weekend ticket, with no booking fee.
Blissfields was ranked #2 on Guardian’s “bang For Your Buck” list in 2016.