Can you guess the sum­mer fes­ti­val from the band names of those play­ing?

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - TICKET STUBS - Emily Long­worth

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 .

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