Festival Preview: Community Festival 2019

Community Festival 2019

Finsbury Park, London, 30th June

Words: Gary Lambert

Every summer there are more and more articles written about how the festival market is saturated and impossible to compete in. So what do you do in that market if you’re in the biggest, most competitive market in the UK? Well for the people at Community Festival the answer is put on a line up which is so kick-ass that it hurts. And as for competition, the festival isn’t just taking place in London, our nation’s capital theme park, but it is also on the same weekend as the wildest ride around at Worthy Farm.

 

Finsbury Park in the heart of north London is the home of Community Festival, and whilst there may only be two stages, there is a hell of a lot of bang for your buck. Seriously £40 for a bill like this is taking crazy. It’s only slightly more than two Zone 1-6 Travelcards.

Community Festival is going to be a day for sitting back with a beer, jumping around with your mates, or complaining about the tube if you’re northern. In fact, it’s probably going to be all three. It’s why I’m going to be there.

Buy a ticket for Community Festival here

Ones to Watch

Sea Girls

From the first time I saw Sea Girls I knew there were going to be the kind of band that you want to catch at festivals with their mix of high energy and gorgeous indie rock that is made for singalong en masse. In a way they are reminiscent of bands like The Wombats in that you will never be disappointed when you see them pop up on a festival bill because there’s sunshine in their songs.

Listen to Sea Girls here:

 

Fuzzy Sun

Fresh from opening up for Blossoms (who will be on later in the day) in their shared hometown of Stockport, Fuzzy Sun are one of those bands who represent their name through their music. The perfect sound for getting you off your feet without forcing you into an early afternoon mosh pit (remember festivals are marathons, not sprints), they will turn up and make you smile.

Listen to Fuzzy Sun here:

 

Gerry Cinnamon

Let’s face it, if you’ve got a ticket for Community already there is a damn good chance that the Scottish star is one of the biggest reasons you are going. If not, I encourage you to go to see him. He might not be to everybody’s taste musically, mine included, but festivals are the greatest tool we have to bring people together. And what you get from a Gerry Cinnamon show is a massive amount of togetherness as his simple, minimalist songs get everybody joining in.

 

 

Please note: Popped Music’s tip to go to see Gerry Cinnamon is to be ignored if you suffer asthma as there will be copious amounts of pyro going off in the crowds watching him.

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