NEIGHBOURHOOD FESTIVAL 2017: First Wave Artists – Ones to Watch
Last October saw the birth of Manchester’s most exciting new festival, Neighbourhood. Every street was buzzing, every bar was bouncing, and every venue was packed with fans lapping up every lyric and every chord played by their favourite bands. This year’s Neighbourhood Festival promises to deliver more of the same with the announcement of excellent headliners and a line-up to match. We will take you through the must sees from the first wave of artists announced to play #NBHD17.
The young rockers from Ireland have achieved so much in their short music careers. Since the release of their debut breakthrough album ‘Snapshot’ in 2013 (when they were just 16!) they have gone on to support the Arctic Monkeys on tour, play Glastonbury and perform on likes Jools Holland and the David Letterman Show. Influenced by blues, rock ‘n’ roll, and more recently punk, The Strypes’ performance at Neighbourhood will be one to look out for.
Rory Wynne is the latest to come out of Stockport’s ever growing music scene. His vocals are edgey, his lyrics are straight to the point, and his riffs are catchy. If you missed Rory Wynne at Neighbourhood last year, then you’re a fool. However, there’s a chance to make up for it this year so DO NOT miss!
The Vryll Society
One of Liverpool’s brightest indie bands, The Vryll Society create rich music which will reach out to you and pull you right in. Expect melodic tunes, ambient guitars and driving rhythms from The Vryll Society this year.
Mabel will perform one of the biggest sets of #NBHD17. Daughter of the Nineties RnB sensation Neneh Cherry and Massive Attack producer Cameron McVey, Mabel has had music in her blood since birth. You can hear influences from her parent’s backgrounds in her music, but she has turned her upbringing into something completely original. Don’t miss Mabel at Neighbourhood this year.
The Pale White
Geordie band The Pale White will be making the trip down the M62 to play at Neighbourhood Festival this year. Their music is driven by heavy drums, distorted guitars and powerful vocals. They’ll go down a treat at #NBHD17
Reigning from South London, INHEAVEN have a huge year ahead of them. They co-headlined DIY’s Neu Tour back in 2015, played Reading and Leeds Festival in 2016 and supported both Circa Waves and Sundara Karma on tour. However, this year they have a headline tour around Europe booked and their debut album dropping in September. Exciting things are happening for INHEAVEN and they will certainly not to be missed at Neighbourhood this year.