Just as we’re starting to make our to-pack lists for the biggies this summer, or heads now turn to the corkers that end the festival season. One of them being the Underground Festival at Gloucester Guildhall. Now in its 4th year, 2012 saw over 1200 music fans eager to get their fix of fresh, new talent charge their way through the town centre doors and this year is set to be even better. Top of the bill last year included Bastille and Canterbury and this year sees the likes of Lewis Watson and Mallory Knox grace the mainstage, and the best thing of all? It’s free!
The beating heart of the Gloucestershire music calendar, this year sees the return of This Is Fake DIY as the main sponsor hosting the likes of I Divide, Superfood and The Family Rain, a new addition that has got me all excited is the collaboration of two darn-right great record labels The Killing Moon and Lab Records. Now I sing the praises of Young Kato who featured on the bill more than enough – did I mention that they’ve recently featured on Made in Chelsea and done a shoot with Topman – so I’m waiting with excited anticipation to see what the guys from Lab Records bring to the stage this time. Anavae and Canary Swing are already firm favourites in my eyes. Other highlights for me include VV Brown on The Killing Moon stage who has already clocked up 300,00 hits on her latest video Samson released just three weeks ago, and Passport to Stockholm on the Cub Clothing stage, who’s cover of Alt-J’s Something Good is quite something.
The full line up is as follows:
VV Brown will be on the Killing Moon Stage on Saturday
Anavae will be performing on the Lab Records stage on Sunday
Passport to Stockholm will be performing on the Cub Clothing Stage on Sunday
The Underground Festival is all about showcasing emerging talent and unsigned bands from across the UK. Previous acts have included Dry the River, The Joy Formidable, Chapel Club and Pulled Apart By Horses. This year it will be hosted on the 28th and 29th September at Gloucester Guildhall. For more information visit www.undergroundfestival.co.uk