Preview: Gathering Festival (19/10/2013)


On Saturday the 19th of October, The Oxfordshire based music festival is back for a second year, with an even stronger line-up than at last year’s foundational event. Last year saw the likes of Bastille, Spector and Lucy Rose take to the stage, and was a huge success (being shortlisted for several awards at the UK Festival) and now the multi-venue extravaganza is back.

The festival stretches the length of Cowley Road oxford, and each ticket gives the opportunity to see over 40 bands at a whole host of venues including O2 Academy, Truck Store and St John The Evangelist Church.

The raved about London Grammar will be playing, after having released their debut album, If You Wait, earlier in September. After the spectacular reviews of their debut, they’re sure to be an incredible live act. Local Natives will also appear, coming all the way from the US. The latest act on the scene, Chloe Howl, will be bringing her own brand of raw, unashamed pop to Oxford. Her current single, ‘No Strings’, has catapulted her into pop-stardom, so she’s definitely an act to check out.

Brotherly duo Drenge are appearing, and after being hits at Reading & Leeds this summer, and a hotly tipped new band. It’s also be worth checking out The Edge favourite’s To Kill A King, after the fantastic response to their debut record, Cannibals With Cutlery, their sure to be a hit.

There are heaps more amazing bands playing, including Findlay, Pawws, Fyfe, Hudson Taylor and Temples, so Gathering is definitely a festival to check out.

Tickets are available from here for £25.


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