Festival Highlights of 2017

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Summer festival season is over for another year & what a year it’s been. From memorable performances to cancelled festivals, here is our round up of this year’s top festival moments – the good & the bad.

Y NOT FESTIVAL

Where do we even begin? From the weather, to security issues, to bands not playing, to the whole Sunday being cancelled. It’s safe to say that this year’s Y Not Festival can’t have been what the organisers were hoping for. With Twitter & Facebook comments being full on unhappy festival goers it was very clear that many people felt let down, to say the least. After some time, & many cries from festival attendees, the festival finally issued a statement regarding refunds, of half the ticket price. We’ll be keeping our eyes & ears firmly of the festivals presence in 2018.

Check out Lauren’s article for the full run down of exactly what went on here.

ED SHEERAN AT GLASTONBURY

Some people doubted he could do it, but just like Adele, Ed at Glastonbury went down a storm. How could he not with that perfect mixture of emotional love songs & fun catchy pop songs? Headliners at Glastonbury will always be a hotly debated issue and there will never be anyone that everyone loves, but as long as people are having a great time and enjoying live music, then does it really matter?

HOPE & GLORY

Another week, another festival cancellation. Hope & Glory festival looked set to take over Liverpool as one of the cities coolest weekends and how wrong we all were. After day 1 was full of long queues, security issues and delays on stages forcing performances to be cancelled, the event was suddenly cancelled – all in a simple tweet.

Lack of communication, or the wrong kind of communication, seemed a major issue for the festival and many people were left unsure of what was happening and largely out of pocket. We hope 2018 is a brighter year all round.

JAY Z AT V FEST

The performance everyone was waiting for at the festival. His tribute to Linkin Park's Chester who recently comitted suicide was touching and went down a storm. We'll just leave you with that.

NEW TALENT

2017 was a great year for new talent at festivals. It’s wonderful to see so many festivals giving bands a chance to step onto that bigger stage and show a whole new audience what they’re about. Here’s

our list of people you may have missed across this year’s festival season but should absolutely check out; Brutus, Greywind, Dua Lipa, Palm Honey, Soeur, The Big Moon.

Head over to the BBC Introducing website for even more bands you should be checking out. The scheme does wonders for festival line ups.

What were you 2017 festival highlights?

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