In less than a month Strong Island will be paying our annual visit to the outskirts of Winchester for Blissfields festival. The event is now in it’s fourteenth year and in that time the festival has seen performances from the likes of Bastille, Mumford & Sons, Laura Marling, Ben Howard and the Dub Pistols.
Artists confirmed this year include The Horrors, John Grant, Simian Mobile Disco, Grandmaster Flash, Glass Animals, Public Service Broadcasting, Dub Pistols and the awesome Cosmo Sheldrake.
As ever our city is going to be well represented with Strong Island favourites Big Child Man Child, Kassassin Street, Luke Ferre, Curxes, Popobawa and Floella Grace.
This year we will be curating the Spoken Word event in the Amoeba to Zebra stage. Those involved include Blizzard, Craft D and Portsmouth’s own Rex Domino. We will include a full feature of everyone involved during the build up to the event.
Tickets are still available for the festival but are selling fast. You can get your hands on them from www.blissfields.co.uk/tickets. You can also follow the festival for updates on Facebook and Twitter @Blissfields.
Photos by Daniel O’Neill