Part 1: 6 Bands you cannot miss at Icebreaker Festival 2017

As a festival that well and truly lives up to its name, showcasing the best new bands/musicians of the year to come, Icebreaker Festival returns on 28th January 2017. The festival takes place across 12 different venues in the heart of Southsea and showcases over 100 artists across the day. Icebreaker cemented itself as a staple in our festival calendar this previous January with a rather fabulous lineup of upcoming artists that we wouldn’t have heard of otherwise.

The lineup for 2017’s Icebreaker Festival is far too good to fit into one post, so we’ve decided to split it across one post in December and one to come in January a few weeks before the festival. So (in no particular order!) here is our first instalment of bands you cannot miss at Icebreaker 2017…

You can now find the second part of this post with yet another 6 bands to see at Icebreaker by clicking here.

Ben Goddard and the Sons of Indigo

Venue: Edge of the Wedge

We last saw Ben Goddard live back in 2013 (and actually one of the first bands I ever photographed) with ‘& The Heartbeats’ rather than ‘& the Sons of Indigo’ so I’m really intrigued to see/hear how they sound live now! The pop artist has previously toured with the likes of Bastille and Sam Smith whilst also having completed a 20 date UK tour of universities for Coffee House Sessions. Facebook/Twitter

Me and the Moon

Venue: Edge of the Wedge

Me and the Moon are an indie/folk rock trio who are currently in the process of writing their second EP after their acclaimed debut ‘Run With The Wolves EP’ which was released last year. Unfortunately we missed them at both Southsea Fest and Victorious Fest, so we’re rather looking forward to this! Facebook/Twitter

Temples Of Youth

Venue: Edge of the Wedge

We’ve been impressed by Temples Of Youth since the first time we saw them live earlier this year. The electronic, Winchester based duo released their latest single ‘Divide‘ last week. It’s rather good too so you should definitely check it out below and them live at the festival. Facebook/Twitter


Venue: Edge of the Wedge

We saw Echoic back at 2016’s Icebreaker Festival and since then, the band have gone on to complete a headline tour of Europe and release latest single ‘Messed Up Smiles’. The band, formed in 2013, have a unique sound that combines alternative rock with soulful pop. Facebook/Twitter

Arcade Hearts

Venue: Little Johnny Russells

Arcade Hearts are an indie/dance quartet based in Gosport who have just released their debut track ‘Tried For Nothing’ last month which you can hear below! You can also check out our photos of Arcade Hearts at Southsea Fest 2016 by clicking hereFacebook/Twitter

Veludo Planes

Venue: One Eyed Dog

Veludo Planes have just released their latest single ‘Luna’ following a summer of playing live across the UK and Europe. The band, based in Southsea, combine anthemic indie guitar hooks with 90s guitar sounds, giving them a modern, yet nostalgic sound. Facebook/Twitter

Set times are yet to be confirmed, but will be added nearer the time and hopefully won’t clash as badly as our “you cannot miss…” feature for Southsea Fest! The full lineup for Icebreaker Festival 2017 can be found hereTickets for the festival are just £12 and can be purchased by clicking here.

Remember to check back in January for the second instalment of our bands you cannot miss at Icebreaker Festival 2017!

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