Ipswich Music Day 2018 preview

The countdown is on for Ipswich Music Day as we bring you a list of  bands that will be hitting one of the many stages in Christchurch Park.

Now in its 28th year, Music Day is the largest free one-day music festival in the UK, and hosts six stages featuring a selection of the brightest local unsigned artists found in East Anglia – So here is a list of bands to check out!

Saving Scarlett

Where are they performing? Ed Sheeran/Suffolk New College Pond Stage

What time? 12.30pm

Saving Scarlett will  definitely be one of the early ones in the day to catch as the female fronted Alt/Melodic rock band from Suffolk will be gracing the Ed Sheeran/Suffolk New College Pond Stage!  With their debut album ‘Hourglass released last year they have plenty of material to get through for the crowd to kick-off the day!

Pessimist

Where are they performing? Ed Sheeran/Suffolk New College Pond Stage

What time? 6:30pm

Headlining the Ed Sheeran/Suffolk New College Pond Stage, a band you need to check out as they bring their Alternative Pop-Rock to close the festival, so if you like Knuckle Puck or Neck Deep you will want to catch these to finish your day!

 

Rad Pitt

Where are they performing? Ed Sheeran/Suffolk New College Pond Stage

What time? 1:15pm

One of Colchester’s most popular bands Rad Pitt will be one to check out who will bring their lively presence to Music Day with their fun blast of post-hardcore with some solid guitar work and riffs for an entertaining set!

 

History & Lore

Where are they performing? Ed Sheeran/Suffolk New College Pond Stage

What time? 5:30pm

Set to bring their upbeat vibe and ambient indie sound, History & Lore will be a band to check out late into the day with the Melodic-indie five-piece from Cambridge look to play tracks from their new EP ‘Lights’.

Strike the Sun

Where are they performing? University of Suffolk Bowl Stage

What time? 12pm

Another Female fronted band to check out is Strike The Sun who will kick-off the day at the University of Suffolk Bowl Stage as the alt-rock four-piece will be ones to check out for sure!

Radio Orwell

Where are they performing? Monument Stage

What time? 2pm

A name that has been around for awhile hitting many venues across East Anglia, this five-piece will put you in a chill mood, bringing their Jangly Indie Guitar Pop to the stage!

Impilo

Where are they performing? Ed Sheeran/Suffolk New College Pond Stage

What time? 4.30pm

Hip hop fusion band Impilo will get you on your feet and dancing away as the four piece from Ipswich bring their upbeat and engaging sounds to the stage as lead singer Bhebhe will make sure to put on a show on the day

 


Music Day Play-list below

Absolute gems to catch at Camden Rocks festival – Part 2

The countdown is on for Camden Rocks as we bring you our part two of a list of absolute cracking bands that will be hitting one of the many stages in Camden Town. Use this as a guide to either help you decide what bands to go see, or make it even more difficult to decide who to catch.

The LaFontaines

Where are they performing? Koko and Gabeto

What time? 2pm and 7:30pm

Playing two sets on the day, you have double the chance to check out Scotland’s most exciting live bands as they will bring their vibrant energy and their memorable blend of musical and vocal styles to both stages they are set to perform!

At The Sun

Where are they performing? The Dev

What time? 3pm

The London-based quintet’s brings you plenty of  blues-infused, hard rock delights, a treat for any fan of rock or metal as their big guitar solos, clean vocals, and melodies are defiantly worth a listen at the festival.

Toffees

Where are they performing? Dingwalls Canalside

What time? 4:30pm

Although the four piece are still rather fresh with a few singles and an EP to their name. These guys are ones to check out for sure bringing their melodic rock and catchy vocals to Dingwalls Canalside, we personally are keen to see what this upcoming band has got in store for us!

Childcare

Where are they performing? The Hawley Arms

What time? 1:15pm

Childcare will definitely be one of the early ones in the day to catch as the London four piece will bring their lovable energy to the stage which will be a packed set with the kind of sweaty punk attitude and rawness you will expect from their unexpected chord twists and mix of  vocals to kick-off the day at The Hawley Arms!

Rews

Where are they performing? Fest Camden

What time? 5:15pm

Quoted as the female Royal Blood, this duo have been making waves already and it’s time for them to shine bringing their catchy tracks, upbeat feel which will be against heavy backbeats that are aggressive and the energy they will bring to Camden will be something you don’t want to miss!

Natalie Shay

Where are they performing? Brewdog (Acoustic)

What time? 3:30pm

Defiantly check out the acoustic sets at the Brewdog as plenty of top talent are set to perform, including the talented Natalie Shay from London bringing her powerful voice and glorious guitar riffs to Camden Rocks as the 19-year old will instantly bring you a feel good mood in the afternoon!

L Sicario

Where are they performing? The Fiddlers Elbow

What time? 7:30pm

Fancy some deliciously cool desert rock sound of London’s L Sicario? The trio are a very fresh with three singles to their names but the talent from these guys is clear to see with their range of sound from jumpy guitar riffs to echoey verses and upbeat vocals which is why we are excited to check these out.

Freeze The Atlantic

Where are they performing? The Black Heart

What time? 10pm

Set to bring their grit and grace to Camden’s Black Heart, Freeze The Atlantic will be a band to check out late into the festival with the five-piece having plenty of material to go through which is exciting to see how some of their songs will be in a live setting. Are you up for a melodic end to Camden Rocks?


Full Camden Rocks play-list below

Absolute gems to catch at Camden Rocks festival – Part 1

With Camden Rocks only being a few sleep away we wanted to put together a list of absolute cracking bands that will be taking to one of the many stages in Camden Town. Use this as a guide to either help you decide what bands to go see, or make it even more difficult to decide who to catch.

Drones

Where are they performing? The Camden Assembly

What time? 12pm

Drones will definitely be one of the early ones in the day to catch, but it will be so worth it! With their second album ‘Exiled’ released earlier this year, they are really starting to become one of the more exciting bands to be breaking out into the scene, I fully expect this will be a name that you will be hearing a lot more from in the years to come.

Dame Jean

Where are they performing? Dingwalls Canalside

What time? 3:30pm

Although still rather fresh with only two singles out to date, the talent from these guys is clear to see. Expect pure energy and catchy choruses from these guys, we personally can’t wait to see what else this band has got hidden up their sleeves!

BlackWaters

Where are they performing? The Crescent

What time? 6:30pm

I think this band is yet to release a bad single so far, with only an assortment of singles out , its only a matter of time until they release a full length album and it will be explosive. Expect raucous riffs and big choruses to be coming out of the Crescent when these guys take to the stage.

Airways

Where are they performing? Dingwalls Canalside

What time? 9:30pm

Another name that we can only predict big things for in the future, Airways is already touring the world bringing their own brand of big indie rock, to a multitude of stages and I can only hope an album is somewhere in the pipeline as it will be massive!

Twin Atlantic

Where are they performing? Koko

What time? 7:15pm

One of the more well known bands on the list that shouldn’t need too much introduction. These guys are currently embarking on a mini tour round the UK making appearances at Slam Dunk and 2000 Trees and you would be just silly to miss these guys.

SHVPES

Where are they performing? The Black Heart

What time? 5:30pm

Leaning on the slightly heavier side of the rock spectrum with this one, SHVPES have always been one of the more exciting bands to break out ever since one of their first singles ‘State of Mind’ now having released their new single ‘Undertones’ incorporating some synths here and there, it sounds bloody nice, and you need to check these out.

The Faim

Where are they performing? The Dublin Castle

What time? 10pm

If pictures and videos of their shows are anything to go off, be prepared for tons of energy and bags of fun. These guys are on the way up and we can’t wait to see what is next for these guys. Anyone up for a bit of late night fun with The Faim?


Check back tomorrow for more selections from the MASSIVE line up that is Camden Rocks, you will not want to miss any of these guys!