Can you guess the summer festival from the band names of those playing?
The impossibility of attending every event of festival season is a truth The Ticket accepted long ago. The easy way to tailor-pick which gigs are best to go to is contained in the guide below – have a gander at each untitled line-up and take note of how funny they sound to you. The least gas selection of band names will (probably) be the most enjoyable.
Be aware that Jape (right) is this year’s bonus artist; appearing at every festival in the same way a little yellow cartoon duck appears on each page of Usborne picture books. This is because he’s easily concealed in a crowd, and his most recent album was a banger.
Elastic Sheep, Crow Black Chicken, Maud in Cahoots, Turbowolf, Jape, The Would Bes, Kodaline
Offbeat and edgy, not unlike every haircut in attendance. Must be Indiependence.
Le Galaxie, The Minutes, Jape Interskalactic, Little Hours
Going for that ‘Time and Space’ look (plus Jape) is a top festival trend right now, exemplified here by Sea Sessions.
Cult Called Man, The Witch Trials, Shookrah, Twin Headed Wolf and Mama Kasbah
Themes here are distinctly more voodoo, with a hint of the elderly. If that’s your thing, then head on over to Knockanstockan.
Preditah, Mistajam, Destructo, Shift K3y, Grum, Craze, Headhunterz, Kill the Buzz, Carnage, R3hab and Nervo
Sound good? If you like band names spelt with the number 3, and stabbing incidents, then head for Creamfields .