Feels Like Summer adds Kutosis, Wasters and more to Johnny Foreigner & My Grey Horse in full announcement for Bank Holiday May Minifest at Gwdihw Cafe Bar
After an exciting first announcement of their devilishly good stage headliners – Johnny Foreigner and My Grey Horse, Feels Like Summer are delighted to announce the full line up for the May 3 bank holiday minifest – with 14 bands of Indie, Punk, Surf, Math-Rock and Post-rock across 2 stages as well as DJs, Hot Dogs, Beers and tonnes of other festival-vibe-creating bits n’ bobs.
The festival will take place at Gwdihw, with 7 bands playing inside and 7 playing outside in a huge marquee stage out the back. Headlining the outdoor stage will be the energetic, frenzied yet melodic Indie-Pop of Johnny Foreigner, whose last LP ‘You Can Do Better’ caught rave reviews for it’s “defiantly timeless signature style…that demands intense devotion” (Line of Best Fit, 8/10) and My Grey Horse who bring “swirling guitars, sweeping melodies” and “artistic depth” which has seen debut record ‘I Still Don’t Understand’ hailed as “astonishing” (Sunday Times) and “essential” (Mojo, 4/5).
Joining them is a stunning lineup that mixes the experimental with pop sensibilities, including the gorgeous shoe-gazey fuzz-rock of Kutosis, Luke Barnham of the scuzzy, spiky Stagecoach and Wasters who joined Frankie & the Heartstrings & Houdini Dax at Gwdihw’s opening Independent Venue Week show with their “rip-snorting jangle-pop” (Wales Online).
As well as all these, Samoans, The Spills, Esuna, How I Faked the Moon Landing, Mutiny on the Bounty, Enquiry and Rough Music will all performing, with tickets priced starting at just £8.
One of the festival’s organisers, Connor Couples of Jealous Lovers Club, stressed how he can’t wait to bring a true festival atmosphere to the one-day event – “As well as it being hugely cheap considering the quality and quantity of the music you can see, Gwdihw is going to be the perfect place to make it feel like a real festival. There’ll be local food, Hot Dogs, awesome beers and Indie-Pop DJs taking us to 3am. Everyone in Cardiff knows how friendly and enthusiastic Gwdihw-goers are and we can’t wait to continue the tradition of their huge Bank holiday events”
This will be the 1st full Feels Like Summer minifest, and having successfully staged innovative acts such as Fago.Sepia, Noyo Mathis and pushed exciting Indie talent in Wales too, they are confident of matching the success of last year’s Jealous Lovers Club & Juxtaposed microfestival.
Limited Early Bird tickets are now available for just £8 from Eventbrite which get you into the whole of the afternoon’s music festivities and the club night following until 3am. Advance tickets will be £10 and £12 on the door.
The line up in full is –
My Grey Horse
Luke Barham (Stagecoach)
How I Faked the Moon Landing
Outdoor Marquee Stage:
Mutiny On The Bounty