Bushstock Festival Preview 2016

LONDON'S Bushstock Festival has been known to boast impressive line-ups in the past and this year is no exception. The one-day festival, which is located in Hammersmith, returns with yet another bill bursting at the seams with talent. The multi-venue festival hosted by Communion Presents promises to deliver the best up and coming sounds around and there's no doubt you'll find your new favourite band lurking around. 

Previous years have featured artists such as George Ezra, Hozier, Daughter and Jack Garratt gracing the bill, however there's a fresh bunch of bands to tickle your fancy this year; you'll certainly be hitting the repeat button on them soon enough.

The Big Moon

This London four-piece are practically on every festival billing this summer and there's no stopping their inevitable rise. Expect huge hook-filled anthems with their infamous Madonna cover thrown in for good measure. Their fun-packed sets never fail to live up to the hype and they're in good stead for the remainder of 2016. 


As the brainchild of frontman, Mattie Vant, VANT have been around for a while and their live show brims with bangers from the offbeat. They've gained themselves a huge following on the alternative scene and things are getting more exciting for the band by the day. The quartet blend distinctly political themes with angsty beats and raw vocals that go down a treat. 

Pleasure Beach 

Belfast dream-pop bunch, Pleasure Beach are hitting all the right notes and will continue to do so when they drop their eagerly-anticipated set at the festival. The five-piece have been compared to the likes of Circa Waves and The XX previously and they make a sound comprised of upbeat, jangly guitars and soft-edged vocals. Pleasure Beach provide the perfect soundtrack for your Bushstock experience. 


Flyte are a London four-piece who make sounds similar to many much loved bands of the past - think The Kinks and Talking Heads. Having previously toured with bands such as Bombay Bicycle Club and Hinds, they've had plenty of opportunities to pick up tips on how to make bangers fit for a festival environment and they've done exactly that on their track 'Please Eloise'. Watch out for their brand of anthemic pop rock at Bushstock this year. 

Bushstock 2016 takes place in Shepherd's Bush, London on 18th June. For more information and tickets, please visit www.bushstock.co.uk 

Words Lauren Wade

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