Blissfields Festival Announces Metronomy, Sundara Karma, Lady Leshurr And More For 2017!
12 Jan 2017
Get ready to enter the world of 'The Bizarre'...
Blissfields Festival 2017 is go and today the Winchester event has announced plans for its biggest line up to date, including a new theme for the summer: 'The Bizarre'.
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.
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”, with their TLC-like grooves also chalked for The Blisscotheque, where Reprazent Radio and Rinse FM figure Naina will also be taking to the wheels. Meanwhile, fast-rising indie quartet Black Honey will be bringing their Tarantino-tinged anthems to second stage The Den following a string of sell-out tour dates.
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 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 £95 for an adult weekend ticket, with no booking fee.