In the last few weeks there have been lots of festival announcements.. with more on the way over the coming weeks.. Some festivals just present the headline acts, but the likes of Primavera Sound give the full lineup.. which is great, as it gives you a few months to listen to the long list of acts…
And what a lineup at Mad Cool Madrid.. simply awesome..
Here is a brief run through of what is available already..
(I’ll keep adding to the list as more announcements are made. Check the websites for full details…)
Electric Picnic 2018
Stradbally, Ireland August 31 – September 01 – www.electricpicnic.ie
Kendrick Lamar, Massive Attack, N*E*R*D, Chvrches, Cigarettes After Sex, Garbage, King Krule, La Femme, Whenyoung, St. Vincent, Wolf Alice, Soak, Mount Kimbie, Dua Lipa, George Ezra, Field Music, Friendly Fires, Peggy Gou, Sigrid, The Blaze, The Kooks, Ben Howard, Benjamin Clementine, Dowry, Tom Misch, Tom Tripp, Erica Cody, Felix Da Housecat, Gang Of Youths, Jessie Ware, Joey Negro, Jungle, Krafty Kuts, Nina Kraviz, Stella Donnelly, The Bionic Rats, Yellow Days, and much more
Mitchelstown, Ireland August 3, 4, 5 – www.indiependencefestival.com
Primal Scream, Jake Bugg, Walking On Cars, Everything Everything, Kate Nash, Le Galaxie, Sigala, Delorentos, Hudson Taylor, King Kong Company, Circa Waves, Cast, Mylo, Tom Grennan, Ham Sandwich, The Blizzards, And So I Watch You From A Far, Wild Youth, Le Boom, Bad Bones, Bitch Falcon, Mind Riot, Fontaines DC, Inhaler, 1000 Beasts, Brand New Friend, Pale Rivers, Colombia, Mango X Mathman, Tebi Rex, Erica Cody, Stevie G, and much more
Tullamore, Ireland August 3, 4, 5 – www.castlepalooza.com
!!! Chk Chk Chk, All Tvvins, Detroit Swindle, Ships, New Jackson, Pins, Space Dimension Controller, Dublin Ukelele Collective, Heroes in Hiding, Paddy Hanna, Super Extra Bonus Party, Boots & Kats, I Draw Slow, Seamus Fogarty, Mix & Fairbanks, Fontaines DC, Bodies, Dowry, Ehco, Elaine Mai, Girlfriend, King Bones, Melts, Pursued By Dogs, Roe, Silverbacks, Sleep Thieves, Slow Place Like Home, Slow Riot, The Ocelots, True Tides, Thumper, and much more
All Together Now 2018
Waterford, Ireland August 3, 4, 5 – www.alltogethernow.ie
Fleet Foxes, Underworld, Róisín Murphy, Mura Masa, Villagers, First Aid Kit, Chaka Khan, Nils Frahm, Yasiin Bey fka Mos Def, Thundercat, Mogwai, Jimmy Cliff, WhenYoung, David Kitt, The New Power Generation, Kelela, David August Live, Groove Armada DJ Set, Booka Shade, The Black Madonna, Hot Chip Megamix, Maribou State, Mashrou’ Leila, Hercules & Love Affair, Ghostpoet, Talos, The Go! Team, Saul Williams, Isaac Gracie, J Colleran, and much more
Wicklow, Ireland July 27, 28, 29 – www.knockanstockan.ie
Vernon Jane, Slouch, Bantum, ROE, JyellowL, Navá, Sim Simma Sound System BiCurious, Akora, Moon Looks On, Spudgun, Farah Elle, Deborah, Yankari, The Scratch, The Bonk, Grand, Simon Bird, Ailie Blunnie, Super Silly, Wood Burning Savages, Paddy Hanna, Elaine Mai, Kojaque, The Hot Sprockets, Humans of the Sesh, Munky, Cúla Búla, Chancer, The Olllam, Culture Vultures, Ben Bix, Jinx Lennon, Post Punk Podge & The Technohippies, Pillow Queens, Broken Brass Ensemble, The Eskies, Ailbhe Reddy, The Deep Funk Project, Tribal Dance, Naive Ted, Birds Of Olympus, Bailer, Anna Mieke, Donal Dineen, Dowry, Joshua Burnside, Wastefellow, NEOmadic, Badhands, T.P.M, Niwel Tsumbu, Leila Jane & The Healers, Alright You Restless, Mutefish, Dunny, Oscar Mild, Elephant, This Fresh Hell, Thumper, Junior Brother, Stoat, Alfi, This Place Hell, Pointbreak, Mules & Men, Vulpynes, S E N U, Planet Parade, Waldorf & Cannon, Auxiliary Phoenix Trio, Rob Walsh & The Panik Attacks, St. Bishop, Electric Octopus, The Murder Capital, Moxie, Deciduous, Shakalak, Robert John Ardiff, Search Party Animal, Haiku, Megacone, Lonesome George, Shrug Life, Mike Paterson, Third Smoke, Orchid Collective, Cathy Davey, The Nilz, Æ MAK, Shunya, Toby Karr, Alright You Restless, Bitch Falcon, Brona Keogh, The Jobseekerz, Jimmy Penguin, Papa Lou, Senu, Eclectic Ballroom, and much more
Mad Cool Festival 2018
Madrid Spain, 12 13 14 July – www.madcoolfestival.es
Queens of the Stone Age, Depeche Mode, Nine Inch Nails, Jack White, Wolf Alice, At The Drive In, Black Rebel Motor Cycle Club, Kevin Morby, Massive Attack, Franz Ferdinand, Pearl Jam, Snow Patrol, Alice In Chains, Tame Impala, Kasabian, Future Islands, Daniel Avery, Rag ‘n’ Bone Man, Justice, Fleet Foxes, MGMT, Eels, Yo La Tengo, Japandroids, Young Fathers, Fidlar, Perfume Genius, Toundra, Glass Animals, Gold Panda, and more to be added…
InMusic Festival 2018
Zagreb, Croatia 25, 26, 27 June – www.inmusicfestival.com/en
Queens of the Stone Age, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, David Byrne, Alice in Chains, St. Vincent, The Kills, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, and many more to be announced..
Donington Park, England UK, 08 09 10 June – www.downloadfestival.co.uk
Ozzy Osbourne, Guns N Roses, Avenged Sevenfold, Bullet For My Valentine, Black Stone Cherry, Marilyn Manson, Volbeat, Thunder, Shinedown, Black Veil Brides, Cradle of Filth, Hatebreed, In This Moment, You Me At Six, Parkway Drive, Rise Against, The Hives, Neck Deep, Cancer Bats, Corrosion of Conformity, L7, and many more..
Primavera Sound 2018
Barcelona Spain, 30 May – 02 June – www.primaverasound.com
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Bjork, Arctic Monkeys, The National, Lorde, Spiritualized, The Breeders, Cigarettes After Sex, Mogwai, The War On Drugs, Fever Ray, Chvrches, Idles, Floating Points, Warpaint, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Father John Misty, Ty Segall, Shellac, Waxahatchee, Lykke Li, Beach House, Grizzly Bear, Hinds, Slowdive, Deerhunter, Ariel Pink, Car Seat Headrest, Watain, Dead Cross, Shellac, Public Service Broadcasting, Obilvians, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, and many many more!