Winchestival returns in a few weeks (27th September) for its first Autumn indoor festival! After the success of Winchestival back in the summer, they’ve got Mystery Jets to headline the Winchester Guildhall with the likes of Isle of Wight’s fastest rising star Lauran Hibberd in support and more. The event will take place across three stages all under one roof, with not just music, but a selection of DJ’s, street food and bars bringing the outdoor festival vibes indoors. All for just £22 which is a bargain for the lineup of great local and established bands playing if you ask me!
Here are four bands playing across the afternoon/evening that you really shouldn’t miss if you’re going, but if you’re not, here are four bands you should really check out!
Temples of Youth
In brief: Winchester’s own Temples of Youth recently returned from almost a year of writing, recording and refining their sound with latest track ‘Rose Tinted‘ as well as a stunning live performance supporting The White Lakes last week. If that’s anything to go by, then Winchestival goers are in for a treat.
In brief: BASH! smashed it back at Winchestival in the summer and are back again to provide a fun, feel-good and exuberant live performance. One of Southampton’s best bands of the moment.
Dutch Criminal Record
In brief: We also (albeit briefly) caught Dutch Criminal Record back at Winchestival and despite the rain, still managed to wow the crowds with their upbeat, indie-pop tracks. I’m pretty sure it’s impossible to feel unhappy whilst listening to DCR? Also, the bands latest single ‘Fade Away’ is one of our favourite tracks of the year as well.
In brief: FAERS were one of the first bands we interviewed on this blog a few years back and wrongly, they’d slipped from my radar in the meantime. Since then, they’ve evolved into a band with such depth their music is anthemic, even epic in places with tracks that are sure to go down well live.