Who I'll be seeing at Bestival 2016

Who I'll be seeing at Bestival 2016

Can you believe it, Bestival 2016 is only 3 weeks away! Bestival is one of those places you have to experience, I guarantee you'll fall in love. Situated in my hometown of the Isle of Wight, of course I will be attending. Every year the lineup is cram packed full of old and new talent, which means you find yourself constantly entertained. This year I thought I would share a little playlist with you containing the acts I'm more than likely going to be watching this year. 

I think there is pretty much someone for everyone in this playlist.  So to start and possibly my most exciting one, it's only Sean Paul! Yep you heard that right, the dance legend is headlining and I am definitely ready to get it on 'til the early morn'. 

I'm very excited to be seeing Major Lazer, I saw them at Bestival a few years ago and I have never seen a crowd so big get so wild - absolutely incredible experience. Two artists I'm really hoping will bring in a rowdy crowd are Girli and one of the best men in musical history Mr David Rodigan.

With grime music currently booming, Bestival have gathered the best of the best to represent the face of the rapidly growing genre. My faves playing the bill are Krept & Konan, Kano, Skepta and the girl taking over Lady Leshurr. 

Chart topping Bastille will be performing for the second time. I've seen these so many times now and they do not disappoint, I look forward to hearing their new music this time around. Keeping on the chart music theme - Anne-Marie,  MØ, VANT and Frances have taken a dip into the charts and lead a very exciting music career ahead of them. 

Another up and coming band, Pretty Vicious are performing and I have to say, I'm not a huge fan but I can't let my friends go alone can I?!

Lets not forget my current favourite band - Spring King. If you haven't heard their album yet I'm not sure we can be friends, I love love love love them so much! 

Lauran Hibberd, you most likely haven't heard of her, she's a local girl and definitely heading for the stars. I unfortunately missed her at IOW Fest and since then she's been around the UK performing at the coolest festivals. If you're attending, go and show her some love. 

And of course it's not all about the music, I shall be watching my childhood legends The Chuckle Brothers. This will be the second time I will be seeing them and let me just tell you, they're just as hilarious as on TV and they really know how to work a crowd. 

What happened to Passenger?

What happened to Passenger?

Remember that Let It Go song that stayed in the charts for what feels like forever? Everyone knew he was somehow linked to Ed Sheeran but nobody could be bothered to buy the bearded Brightonians album so he slowly creeped back into the woodwork. 
I saw him supporting Ed Sheeran before the big hit was released. Lets just say it was an honour, I have never seen an artist that was such a joy to be around and have the most relatable songs. He appeared on my Facebook the other day which reminded me that I haven’t actually heard new music from him in a while, making me question what he was actually doing nowadays. 
By the looks of it he’s still playing to thousands of people each night, whilst making the most of the new live feature on Facebook, where he shares short performances to keep the fans entertained by his astonishing voice whilst he conquers America.  
My internet stalking lead me to his most recently released video Somebody’s Love, an incredibly beautiful love song showing how caring and sensitive Michael Rosenberg really is. 
Luckily for fans of the 32 year old folk singer, he is set to be releasing yet another album on September 23rd, titled Young As The Morning, Old As The Sea. I don’t know about you but if its anything like his previous albums, it will fill me with emotions I didn’t even know I had. 

If you buy one album this year, make sure it's this.

If you buy one album this year, make sure it's this.

This is something that has to be spoken about. The Viola Beach album. Maybe you heard of them from Coldplay's Glastonbury performance? Maybe you heard them in the news at the beginning of the year? Or maybe you don't even know who they are? Either way who cares, the album is masterful and you need to listen. 
It excites me massively that the album has been created from songs previously recorded. Had the boys still be making music on earth, I can imagine they would be taking over the world. At the beginning of such a promising career, they created 9 beautiful songs that then became the content of their self titled album, which was put together by the boys families.

For those that don't know, at the beginning of the year unfortunately the band and manager Craig were taken from us to join the music legends above, but their album was released the other day. Money from which will be going to the families. 
Anyway, the album is right up my street. Full of energy, catchy and a breath of fresh air for the music scene. My personal fave, although I love them all, is Go Outside, it really makes me want to have a little dance, even at 7am on my way to work. All the tracks on the album are pretty upbeat, even sad song, Call You Up leaves you wanting to tap your feet.
It makes me sad that we won't be hearing any new music from the guys because I can tell they would have had a massive career. I'm buying the album for all my family and I think you should too. 
Let me know what you think! 

Buy it here on iTunes or Amazon

July Playlist

July Playlist

It's been a while since I told you what I was listening to, so here we have it - my faves throughout July.

Hello Operator - Stephanie

Mantras - Boulevard

The Shimmer Band - Freedom

Yak - Habour the feeling

Paves - Woman

Spring King - Adele Cover

Jackals Rose - D.I.D

Anteros - Breakfast

Viola Beach - Boys That Sing