10 Songs from the line-up at Bestival 2016
Just when you thought festival season was over... out comes Bestival week! Whether you'll be dancing with your wellies in the air or rockin' along from the comfort of your living room - here are Lucky Voice HQ's 10 songs from the 2016 line-up to get your vocal chords in preparation. Glitter and futuristic-themed gear at the ready...
1. Friday I'm In Love - The Cure
According to Bestival co-founder Rob da Bank, The Cure had to be 'dragged off stage' in 2011 after entertaining the crowds for a whopping three-hours with their greatest hits. Now, we can't guarantee that it'll be that long this time round but we've got our fingers crossed. Though they'll be performing on Saturday, we've already picked out this Friday's signature tune in preparation.
2. Bad Blood - Bastille
After releasing one of the greatest albums of 2013, Bastille are back with some cracking new sounds. In actual fact, their second album 'Wild World' is due to be released this Friday 9th. New launch AND a Bestival performance?! What a way to celebrate a comeback. Not to be missed.
3. Light It Up (remix) - Major Lazer ft. Nyla & Fuse ODG
This version of the music video was inspired by Fuse's Ghanaian roots; it depicts a traditional funeral ceremony which director Sam Pilling describes as a community 'coming together to rise up against sadness'. Diplo, one of the main artists of Major Lazer, wanted to combine interesting aesthetics with beauty and authenticity - we think they've nailed it. As headliners of the festival, Major Lazer continue to storm the charts and it's not hard to see why.
4. See You Again - Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth
Unless you've been living under a rock, you won't have escaped this song. Originally created for the Furious 7 soundtrack, it then went on to become the first ever hip-hop track to hit 1 and 2 billion views on YouTube - second only to Gangnam Style! This karaoke favourite has certainly managed to grace itself onto every playlist possible. With a 7th album (since 2006!) due to be released anytime soon, Wiz Khalifa will no doubt continue to dominate the Bestival and hip hop scene.
5. She Doesn't Mind - Sean Paul
If there's anyone that's going to get the party started, it's Sean Paul. His recent collaborations with Sia and Little Mix have been chart-topping successes and it doesn't look like he's going anywhere anytime soon. Though there won't be Cheap Thrills, we can't wait to see what this Grammy award-winning legend has up his sleeve for this performance! Just remember to Breathe when you're stuck to it Like Glue.
6. Ready For The Floor - Hot Chip
This will take you on a trip down memory lane and we don't mean the local chippy either. As leaders of electronic synths and catchy riffs, we couldn't think of a better fit for the 'future' theme. Having adorned the Bestival stage more than any other artist, Hot Chip will be sure to show the crowds why they've been asked to return time and time again...
7. Right Here, Right Now - Fatboy Slim
That's right, Fatboy Slim is back. He isn't a stranger to Bestival having graced the main stage twice. This time round, he'll be taking off from the festival's new stage -The Stageport. He'll also be doing his first ever show at The O2 in December cleverly called 'The Night Rave before Christmas' with light-up shows and 360 degree dancing - the lot!
8. Bros - Wolf Alice
As the second single from the 'Love Is Cool' album, this is actually a reworked version from the original release in 2013. The music video perfectly describes the track's ode to childhood imagination and friendship. It was even filmed in North London where the lead singer grew up. Expect action-packed madness and bring your favourite stomping boots.
9. King - Years & Years
With the UK's fastest selling debut album in 2015, it wouldn't be a future-themed festival without Years & Years. Turns out that frontman Olly joined the band because Mikey, the bass guitarist, heard him sing in the shower! What a way to be discovered - it's only a matter of time until a member of Lucky Voice HQ shoots to fame from our repeat renditions at karaoke. The electronica trio combines synthpop with indie influences and old school R&B. This definitely isn't an act you'll want to miss!
10. Witches Brew - Katy B
Fans may remember that Katy B first performed at Bestival 5 years ago. This time round, she's back with a recently released third album 'Honey' and a bigger bunch of hit singles under her belt. Having attended the BRIT School who boasts Adele and Jessie J as graduates, we're definitely ready for a good show.
So those are just 10 songs out of countless others from the Bestival line-up this year. Which ones are your favourites and which ones have we missed?! Tweet us your suggestions!
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