BOTF continually delivers paramount artists to its cosy capacity and this year is no different especially with the arrival of the Farm Band which can only be seen at this years festival. Compromising of BOTF favourite artists including Gabrielle Aplin, Hudson Taylor, Joe Keogh from Amber Run and Hannah Grace for the first time. Gabrielle mentioned, “I’m super excited to be playing Barn On The Farm again, this year in a sort of ‘super group’ with my best friends, Hudson Taylor, Hannah Grace & Joe Keogh from Amber Run. We’re old friends and fans of Barn On The Farm so we’re honoured to be back performing something a little different. We’ve played a few gigs together as a group and we’re thrilled to be back playing Barn On The Farm again as a group.”
Headlining the Outdoor Stage on Saturday night will be the multi-instrumentalist Dan Croll who’s hotly anticipated second album is coming later in the year. Plus on Sunday night Rag N Bone Man will be the perfect close to The Outdoor Stage with his sensational live set.
London quintet Eliza and the Bear will perform, alongside Fickle Friends and bold, no-nonsense VANT.
Also announced is writer and producer wise beyond her age Laurel, Irish four-pieceThe Academic, hotly tipped High Tyde and Gloucestershire locals Ardyn who will open the main stage.
FARM BAND (Gabrielle Aplin, Hudson Taylor, Joe from Amber Run, Hannah Grace) Ry X / Dan Croll / Rag N Bone Man / Eliza and the Bear Fickle Friends / VANT / Port Isla / Ryan Keen / Brother & Bones Laurel / Dan Owen / The Academic / Ady Suleiman / High Tyde Prose / Hidden Charms / The Amazons / Hannah Grace Skinny Living / Ardyn / Alibis / Judas
The announcement joins the already impressive line up including headline performance from Brits Critics' Choice Winner and BBC's Sound of 2016, Jack Garratt plus world-renowned Oh Wonder who will perform their first ever festival headline. Also Honne, Gavin James, Rationale, Frances, Billie Marten, Zak Abel, JP Cooperplus many more.
With emerging music at the heart of the festival 2016 is set to be one of the most exciting years yet and will feature a new festival layout. Born in 2009 BOTF has seen internationally renowned artists grace the barns including Ed Sheeran, James Bay, Ben Howard, Hozier, Bastille, George Ezra, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Wolf Alice, Matt Corby, Gabrielle Aplin, Benjamin Frances Leftwich and The Staves, to name only a few. Set in the perfect setting of the Gloucestershire countryside BOTF is the perfect festival for music lovers, full of supreme personal performances from the most exciting and up-coming artists to some of the best-established musicians.
Hot off announcing the White Lies and Cribs for this years Truck Festival, the Summer Festival Guide is excited to let you know about the latest additions to this years festival lineup.
Joining the Truck Festival line-up will be:
Julio Bashmore Deap Vally Slow Club Dan Croll Catfish And The Bottlemen Saint Raymond Dodgy Canterbury Superfood Maybeshewill Chris T-T & The Hood Rats Big Deal The Wytches Danny And The Champions Of The World Fickle Friends Pixel Fix The Original Rabbit Foot Spasm Band As Elephants Are The Dreaming Spires The St Pierre Snake Invasion Empty White Circles Ella Martini My Darling Clementine Otis Gibbs Steven James Adams Ralfe Band
Julio Bashmore’s arrival at Truck announces the return of the infamous late night frolics to the festival after brilliant success with the likes of Chase and Status, Ms Dynamite and DJ Zinc in the past.
This announcement arrives a couple of weeks after announcing Saturday’s Rio Barnival in association with Alcopop! & BSM that includes the likes of Andrew WK, Gnarwolves and Johnny Foreigner.
Following a landmark festival headline set from Bastille and selling out over 2 months in advance for last year's event, the biggest Blissfields ever also featured a remarkable wealth of breaking and established talent including London Grammar, Clean Bandit, Sam Smith, Mystery Jets, Bondax and more. Blissfields are today pleased to announce its first wave of acts for 2014, continuing a tradition of breaking the best new talent and hand-picked established names… now increasing it’s capacity to 4,000 tickets against the grain of a tremulous time for music festivals. Reflecting the loyalty and strongly independent and rising nature of the festival, tickets for 2014's event have already been selling at a faster rate than ever before, even ahead of any music acts being announced.
2ManyDJs and Sleigh Bells lead the announcement that includes 2014 Critic’s Choice BRIT Awards nominee Chloe Howl who makes her second visit to Blissfields following a triumphant year that found her shortlisted for the BBC Sounds of 2014 – which also saw Luke Sital Singh and Nick Mulvey nominated, who both join the line-up. Critically acclaimed US carnival-pop act Tune-Yards will no doubt boast hints of the forthcoming third album Nikki Nack in their performance, while 6Music Blog Sound of 2013 Winners Wolf Alice will show why they were the “most blogged artist of 2013” across the UK [Hype Machine].
Set to follow in the dance/pop cross-over footsteps of Disclosure and Bondax,Snakehips and TCTS play late night slots on the newly renamed Hustle Den stage, as Blissfields showcases sets from breakthrough acts Dan Croll, Ry X, Famy, and more, bringing the most exciting up-and-coming artists from around the world to Hampshire.
At the top of the bill, and blurring the lines between pop, dance, disco, house and indie/rock, festival favourites Hercules and Love Affair and 2ManyDJs will close out the Saturday night of the festival, while New York dance-rockers Sleigh Bells will top the Friday night party bill, highlighting the more international nature of the festival this year, reconfirming Blissfields as one of the most eclectically billed boutique festivals in Britain.
Once more it boasts an impressive legacy of fun festival acts as well, presenting fan favourites Dub Pistols as its Thursday night headliner, and welcomes Gentlemans Dub Club, Melt Yourself Down, Monki, and Gypsy Disco to ensure that Blissfields’ spirits are kept high, and that frivolity reigns throughout what was last year dubbed “the festival where it never rains”.
There’s many more acts to announce as well across all stages, but this year’s line-up so far is;
2ManyDJs – Sleigh Bells Hercules And Love Affair – Chloe Howl – Tune-Yards – Dan Croll Nick Mulvey – RY X – Snakehips – Gentleman's Dub Club – Wolf Alice Melt Yourself Down – Luke Sital Singh – Famy – Monki – Dub Pistols Subgiant – Cosmo Sheldrake – Flyte – Gypsy Disco – TCTS Chris T-T – Electric Swing Circus – Beans on Toast Alex Walker – Ally Wolf – Animal – Bela T Chase – Bellyeyesmile – Ben Goddard – Ben Paul Benny Page – Beth McCarthy – Bigtopp – Bitr8 – Black Kat Boppers – Bombs – Bonsai Pirates – Buddhist Punkz Burning Idols – Charlie Ayliffe – Cholombian (DJ set) – Dale Allen – Dave Miatt – Dead Proud – Deadbeat Disco Dr Meaker – Echotape – ESPA – Fauxlo – Firefarm – Fish Hook – Folkgeek Presents: Alex Vargas, Franklin & James, Fawn – Freeway Mad – Gentleman's Dub Club – Ghouls – Giles Whiteley – Headsessions Soundsystem Hentai Babies – Jimi Needles – Josh Savage – Jungle Doctors – Juturna – Lex – Listening Party – Luke Ferre Luke Sital Singh – Mary Miss Fairy – Maths and the Moon – Matt Jarvis – Matt Perriment – Matty LAH Maxin' DJ's – Mem & Kamikaze Love (Shorebitch) – Morgan Hislop – New Desert Blues – Nick Mulvey Nick Tann – One Step Too Late – Paul Diello – Paul Sawyer (EJ Underground) – PolyBlank – Psychedelia DJ's Sai – Sam Brothers – Sam Cotton – Science Of 8 Limbs – Sworthy – Tacit Tone – The Boy I Used To Be The Great Malarkey – The Great One – The Raged – The St. Pierre Snake Invasion – Thequickandthedead Tom Lowman – Transgressive Soundsystem – Uber-Tone – Will Tun & the Wasters – WILLOW – Youngskin