In just under two weeks on June 15th Winchestival returns to North Walls Park in Winchester for a day of live music, comedy and family friendly entertainment. The Magic Numbers are set to headline the live music side of things whilst Milton Jones will headline the Comedy Stage finishing up the fun packed day. Sofar Sounds also return hosting a stage with acoustic sets across the day.
Last year’s Winchestival was brilliant and with it being a small-ish festival where everything is easily walkable, it’s hard to miss anything. Either way, here are six bands you really shouldn’t be missing at the festival.
Full set times can now be found here.
In Brief: Southampton’s finest pop band of the moment especially following their last two singles ‘Indecisive’ and ‘Wild’. The band’s fun, radiant live performance is not to be missed.
When and where? 4:45pm on the BBC Introducing Stage
In Brief: Although they’ve only got one single out as of yet, this Southampton based trio have a live performance which is intense, raw and filled with grunge, shoegaze influences.
When and where? 1:45 on the BBC Introducing Stage
In Brief: Macclesfield’s Cassia bring the sunshine with their summery, upbeat and certainly lively, melodic tunes. The band recently released their debut album ‘Replica’ last month.
When and where? 8:15pm on the Main Stage
In Brief: Also heading off to play Glastonbury later in the month, Isle of Wight’s Lauran Hibberd has only gone from strength to strength over the last year. Latest track’s ‘Hoochie’ and ‘Call Shotgun’ shows just how strong her unique, indie-pop sound with attitude and wit is.
When and where? 5:15pm on the Main Stage
In Brief: Indie-pop quartet from Brighton who create pleasant, ambient music with euphoric synth goodness and an injection of summery warmth.
When and where? 4:15pm on the Main Stage
Only The Poets
In Brief: Returning to Winchestival for the second year in a row, Only The Poets have had an incredible year in the meantime having sold out four London headline gigs from Thousand Island to Scala. The bands funky indie-pop are winning hearts across the country.
When and where? 6:15pm on the Main Stage