Winchestival returns this weekend (16th June) to North Walls Park with headliners Fickle Friends amongst many other amazing bands, musicians and comedians. The festival is the brainchild of three three born and bred Winchester guys who had the desire to create a festival which combined music, comedy and street food whilst in keeping with the style and personality of the city. Now in its second year, the festival returns even bigger than ever, so here are six bands that you definitely cannot miss on the day.
The Big Moon
When and where? 20:45 – 21:30 on the Big Top Main Stage
In brief: Indie-rock with charm, a heartfelt side to it and wit. The band’s critically acclaimed debut album ‘Love In The 4th Dimension’ delivered a steady stream of hits and was also nominated for the Mercury Prize last year.
When and where? 21:30 – 22:00 on the Second Stage
In brief: Energetic, powerful rock tracks and one of Southampton’s most promising local bands at the moment. The band’s latest single ‘Lost In The Moment’ was released just last month and is more mellow than previous offerings but its powerful chorus makes the track.
When and where? 20:15 – 20:45 on the Second Stage
In brief: Gosport based indie rock band with a hint of electro. The band have had a string of catchy hits so far including this years release ‘Different Place’ and the future looks increasingly bright for the band.
When and where? 15:15 – 15:45 on the Second Stage
In brief: Brand new funky indie, blues-rock band with catchy hooks, harmonies and music which has a general summery feel to it, especially regarding their latest track ‘Cider Sue’.
When and where? 18:15 – 18:45 on the Second Stage
In brief: Brit-pop tinged indie rock, nostalgia filled but with a modern edge. The band have supported major bands such as Blossoms, The Sherlocks and Bez (Happy Mondays) at sold-out shows across the UK and Spain.
Dutch Criminal Record
When and where? Acoustic Stage, times TBC
In brief: Chichester based alternative rock band Dutch Criminal Record released their latest single ‘For The Record’ last month and it’s a very summery tune. The band’s sound could be described as upbeat as well as jam packed full of guitar melodies and harmonies.