More talented artists will be taking to the stage alongside some well-loved names at Bushstock Festival this summer
With only six weeks to go until June, it’s clear that festival season is fast approaching. Today even more names have been added to the lineup for this year’s Bushstock Festival which will take place on Saturday 23rd June at various venues across Sheperd’s Bush in London.
Now in its 8th year, Bushstock has established a solid reputation for their lineups which range from big names to exciting up and coming talent. Recently the festival has been commended for their commitment to achieving a 50:50 gender balance by 2022 and more information on this can be found on Keychange’s website.
Today’s line up announcement features a wealth of new names to discover at the festival this year…
Multi-talented songwriter, Amaroun (aka Jay Brown) creates kaleidoscopic pop music for the 21st century. Songs about coming out, moving up and not being kept down. Amaroun will arrive at Bushstock fresh from supporting Laura Veirs on a UK & European tour. Expect some powerful, hand-on-heart material from this performance.
Another new name added to the lineup today is Angie McMahon. Flying all the way from Australia she’s making her UK debut at Bushstock this year and is bringing an impressive collection of tracks with her that showcase her honesty and versatility as an artist.
Two more fresh-faced artists who have also been announced today are BBC Introducing backed songwriter, Jack Vallier and indie newcomers, Paris Youth Foundation. Within just two weeks Paris Youth Foundation went from having one song on Soundcloud to performing at Reading Festival and being added to BBC Radio 1’s playlist. Described as “all your favourite indie bands rolled into one” they’re definitely ones to look out for.
Also joining the lineup are Delilah Montagu and Nadia Nair two strong female artists who are attracting a lot of attention in the industry at the moment.
These brand new names will join the first headliner Aurora. Norwegian pop songwriter who rose to fame in the UK with her cover of ‘Half the World Away’ for John Lewis’ 2015 Christmas advert. Her frosty electronic textures, spare beats and crystal clear emotive vocals create her signature dark pop style. You won’t want to miss her performance.
Another one to watch is Adam French. He released his captivating EP, Weightless, last year which showcased his mesmerising voice. Adam’s no stranger to performing live, having shared a stage with indie icons Miles Kane and Jack Garratt, he’s sure to put on an amazing performance at Bushstock.
If you’re going to Bushstock you need to see Haus. Tottenham-based, cross-genre five-piece with music that packs a serious punch. Having sold out a number of dates across their UK headline tour, they’re set for an exciting festival season.
Sam Fender, is a really exciting new artist that is putting his own stamp on his style of indie music. The 21-year old’s songs discuss real-life issues, from sexual harassment to government surveillance. He is definitely one of the most exciting emerging indie artists at the moment.
A few more of our top picks from this year’s lineup so far are exciting new pop band Aquilo, Yorkshire folk favourite Billie Marten, cheeky and carefree Coventry-based band FEET and marvellous modernists Flyte.
Here’s the full lineup so far:Aurora, Abi Ocia, Adam French, Another Sky, Aquilo, Billie Marten, FEET, Flyte, Freya Ridings, Grace Carter, Haus, Hollow Coves, Ida Mae, Joel Baker, King No One, Lily Moore, Maisie Peters, Matt Woods, Night Flight, Sam Fender, Stereo Honey, TORS, The Beach with even more to be added in the coming weeks.
So far this year’s lineup is looking really impressive. Yet again Bushstock has put together a lineup that showcases the wealth of talent out there of both newer and also more established artists.