Just this week, the lineup announcement for the Jack Rocks This Feeling stage at the Isle of Wight festival was made and boy is it something. The lineup is so great in fact, that it may even be a bit overwhelming, so, being the great people that we are, we’ve narrowed down the ten best acts that you definitely should NOT miss. You’re welcome.
The Brighton-based rock ‘n’ roll band, Of Empires, will be heading up to the tiny island of Isle of Wight this June with a very successful debut under their belt. ‘Baby Darlin’ Sugar’ is their most popular, but their most recent release ‘See you With The Angels Kid’ shows just how much they’ve evolved over the past year.
Get ready to be blown away by the pure rock anthems Gutxi Bibang is going to be bringing to the stage. Born and raised in the Basque region of Spain, his debut single ‘System Of A Gun’ is only two and a half minutes long, but it did just enough to prove that he is certainly one you’ll be wanting to keep an eye on in the rock circuit.
The Shimmer Band
They supported The Enemy last year, and now The Shimmer Band will be bringing their heavy psych pop to Jack Rocks with This Feeling at Isle of Wight Festival. The Bristol band returned in 2017 with their new track ‘Jacknife and The Death’ so they will surely be showing off some more new material.
The trio of The Cosmics formed in Birmingham, but their roots are firmly implanted in Ireland. If you’re in the mood for some surf-rockesque tracks, you will not want to miss The Cosmics this year. They resurfaced this year so it will be interesting to see what they can bring to the stage.
They’ve got a unique Northern brand of upbeat indie pop, and now The Dantevilles make the trip from Manchester to the Isle of Wight. Their latest ‘Graffiti’ showed them at their best, with duel captivating vocals and solid, soulful guitars, they will surely bring their special kind of energy this year at the Festival.
Describing their sound as “music to ride a motorcycle to”, The Americas have been quickly making their ascent up from the Midlands, spreading joy through their rock’n’roll sounds. About to headline Birmingham’s O2 Academy in a few weeks time, it’s no surprise that they’ve been added to This Feeling’s Isle of Wight selection.
A band that has quickly got themselves a pretty high reputation for their high-quality live performances, it would be a crime if we didn’t include Yonaka in this list. Having recently signed to Atlantic records in the past year and currently, amidst a mammoth UK tour with Berlin’s Gurr, these will definitely not be one to miss.
Another band making waves in the Midlands music scene, The Assist’s cheerful, cheeky indie pop will get you smiling in no time at all. If you’re after music to have a dance and a sing-a-long to then look no further.
No Hot Ashes
Stockport has had a surge of talent come from it of late, Blossoms, of course, being the first that springs to mind. No Hot Ashes are one of the newest talents to emerge, with a post-pop, disco funk sound that will see you off with a spring in your step. The sheer energy with which they perform is hard not to get swept away with. Come and immerse yourselves with No Hot Ashes.
Superfood have made somewhat of a mighty return to music this year and the excitement that they’ve brought with them is more than understandable once you hear their new material. They’re an excellent headliner choice for This Feeling’s selection and those who were lucky enough to see them on their recent Dirty Hit tour will more than back that up.