Ones To Watch (Beacons Festival)


nai harvest

We’re headed up to Yorkshire’s fast-rising blow-out Beacons this Friday for a three-day line-up featuring some of the most exciting new music from the UK and abroad. With Action Bronson, Hookworms, Rejjie Snow, Darkside, The Fall and Daughter providing a glut of big names for the top of the bill we thought we’d guide you through some of the smaller acts you might be less familiar with ahead of this weekends debauchery.

Kicking things off on Friday are Sheffield emo revivalists Nai Harvest, whose chorus heavy new single ‘Buttercups’ alone is enough cause for a mosey down to the Noisey stage at two thirty, followed by Manchester’s Kool Aid wielding Kult Country who promise big things with their reverb-drenched brand of moody melody.

Nai Harvest – 14:30 – 15:00 (Noisey Stage)

Kult Country – 16:00 – 16:30 (Argyll Stage)


temple songs

photo by Sean Carpenter

Super-saturday is an understatement for this leg of the line-up which is studded with some of the best new talent from London and beyond. With Leeds supergroup of sorts -they feature a rolling cast of members including MJ from HookwormsMenace Beach heading up our picks for the day and old favourites Traams, with the new Cissa Ep in tow, displaying the fruits of a good year’s worth of touring there’s no excuse for sleeping off Friday-night in your pop-up nylon womb.

Menace Beach – 14:00 – 14:30 (Main Stage)

Traams – 22:00 – 22:30 (Noisey Stage)

 Temple Songs – 13:30 – 14:00 (Argyll Stage)

Jaws – 15:00 – 15:30 (Main Stage)

Famy – 15:00 – 15:30 (Noisey Stage)

Younghusband – 17:00- 17:30 (Noisey Stage)

Weirds – 21:00 – 21:30 (Noisey Stage)

Lovepark – 14:30 – 15:00 (Argyll Stage)

Joanna Gruesome – 19:00 – 19:30 (Noisey Stage)


the wytches

On a day featuring the newly-minted ‘big names’ Eagulls, Fat White Family, John Wizards, Yumi Zouma, Speedy Ortiz and Darkside there was perhaps less need for an all encompassing final line-up, that said we’re still being treated to a half-hour set from Peterborough’s The Wytches whose debut album, Annabel Dream Reader, is dropping later this month (August 25th). Expect dirty-psych bug-outs and flesh-crawling melodies from the fast rising 3-piece.

The Wytches – 14:30 – 15:00 (Main Stage)

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