Community Festival, a one day festival in London which celebrates the finest acts in new music, have announced their line up for this year, with the event due to take place this summer in Finsbury Park on 1st July.
Headlining the festivities are Welsh indie rockers Catfish and the Bottlemen, who last year released their highly-anticipated second album ‘The Ride’. The record included hits such as ‘Twice’, ‘7’ and ‘Soundcheck’ and saw the band take on Glastonbury festival over the summer and a headline show at Wembley in November. With nothing to lose, and an opportune moment to make a name for themselves even more so, the festival should be an ideal place for the ‘Cocoon’ hit-makers to showcase their raw talent and lead the prestigious occasion.
Also joining Catfish on the star-studded line up are political-punk mavericks Slaves who recently brought out their sophomore album as well, entitled ‘Take Control’. Produced by former Beastie Boys member Mike D and featuring a guest appearance too, the record is as poignant as they come in Britain’s political climate and hits hard where it means to, leaving no room for complacency.
Having recently announced a series of ten -year anniversary shows for their debut album, ‘A Guide to Love Loss and Desperation’, indie-pop giants The Wombats will also grace Community’s site this year. Although arguably not ‘new music’ per say, The Wombats will undoubtedly be looking to debut new material at the event, having already teased fans on social media about a fourth record in the works slated for a late summer release.
The remaining acts announced for the summer festival include Nothing But Thieves, The Hunna, Darlia, Fickle Friends and Redfaces. General ticket information and tickets can be found/bought here: http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/community
Community festival originally began in 2015 in the Shoreditch area of London as a multi-venue project. The first year saw of the festival saw the likes of Sunset Sons, The Beach and Hacktivist playing across the week and Community only exploded from that point on. With the 2017 festival season just settling on the horizon, you’d be a fool to miss this fantastic day out and a wondrous celebration of everything new music.
The complete line-up for this year’s Community music festival can be found below: