Bushstock is back! And once again that means more than 30 bands are preparing to turn Shepherds Bush into a musical wonderland.
For the sixth year, the one-day music festival features some of the most exciting up-and-coming talent alongside more established names as they rock six venues in W12.
Set for Saturday 18 June, the line-up includes Bear’s Den, Palace, Vant, Rationale, Shura, Meadowlark, The Big Moon, Cape Cub, Sara Hartman and many more.
“We’re extremely psyched and honoured to be headlining this year’s Bushstock festival,” said Leo Wyndham, frontman of the Tottenham-based band Palace. “And we’re going to create something special for the masses.”
The festival takes over long-time favourite Uxbridge Road venues St Stephen’s Church, The Defector’s Weld and Bush Hall. Throw in newcomers Sindercombe Social in Goldhawk Road and the K West Hotel in Richmond Way and you are guaranteed a day of superb music with lots of great food, independent shops and good transport links.
And yes, there will be another secret show on tap after last year’s surprise offering saw a queue snake up Wood Lane. The ‘surprise’ gig saw fans gathered outside the legendary Albertine Wine Bar as they tried to squeeze into the cosy upstairs room to catch impressive sets from The Staves and Nick Mulvey.
The festival is organised by Communion, the pioneering London-based record label and promoter. The Communion story started in 2006 at the Notting Hill Arts Club, and quickly flourished into a vibrant community of artists and fans.
Founded by Ben Lovett of Mumford & Sons, Kev Jones of Bear’s Den and producer Ian Grimble, Communion now looks after an impressive roster of artists including Ben Howard, Michael Kiwanuka, Matthew and the Atlas, Daughter, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Half Moon Run, Tennis and more.
For times, tickets and more details, visit: www.communionmusic.co.uk.