Bestival Invaders Of The Future

Bestival's Stevie Gedge lets us in on some of the new artists she's most stoked to catch on this year's Invaders of the Future stage...

Anita Awbi
  • By Anita Awbi
  • 8 Sep 2017
  • min read
From legends of rock n roll to the best band you’ve never heard of, Bestival is the epitome of eclecticism.

Now with added future focus, the festival is fast building a reputation for unearthing some of tomorrow’s biggest talents.

This weekend’s Invaders of the Future stage plays host to Chastity Belt, Honeyblood, M Featured Artist of the Week Tom Walker, Chelou, Pete Kosanovich, M faves Graceland and TRAAMS, to namedrop just a few!

Here, Bestival’s Stevie Gedge lets us in on some of the ace new acts she’s most stoked to catch this weekend…

Blaenavon - Let’s Pray 
Saw them at Common People and they are incredible live. Proper indie singalong sweaty vibes. This is a banger.

Honeyblood - Babes Never Die
Anthemic. Scottish female duo, total babes.

Agoria - Up All Night
He did a Bestimix for us recently and I’m addicted to it! Amazing melodic disco tunes.

Chastity Belt - Don’t Worry
I love the nonchalant approach CB take to songs - it’s so cool. This track combines a perfect droning guitar line in verses with an uplifting chorus. I like to listen to this when I’m walking to work, good pace - slow!

HMLTD - To The Door
I love the off kilter tempo of this track and the way it seems to be two tracks melded into one - no pop-by-numbers songwriting here. Apparently their live show is incredible, can’t wait to see it this weekend. I defy anyone not to pretend to be a wild running horse when hearing this track!

Alice Jemima - Electric
She’s on our sister label Sunday Best so I’m a little biased here but Alice’s demeanour on stage is very endearing for such an amazing song writer. Electric is everything you want from a pop song. Hooky, satisfying and emotive - love it.

TRAAMS - A House of Fire
A eight minute epic! Traams at their best. That bass!

LEECHES - Inside Voices
These won our Invaders of the Future night in Bournemouth to get a set at Bestival. They put on a hell of a show - great mix of garage punk and psych.

IDLES - Mother
In your face, off kilter. Amazing.

Graceland - Flyway
Can’t do this without picking my own band! Am I allowed to do that? I don’t care - Flyway is an awesome tune even if I say so myself!

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