Thursday, August 31, 2017

Cold front

January doesn't seem the most likely time for a music festival, but that hasn't deterred the organisers of the third Rockaway Beach event. Needless to say, there won't be a tent in sight at their bash - it's due to take place at Butlins in Bognor Regis.

Given that their second festival was in October 2016, it seems that the organisers have decided to change the timing, while keeping the location the same. Judging by the latest bill, the booking policy has also shifted from the leftfield in the direction of the mainstream - from the likes of Wire, Clinic, Blanck Mass and Jane Weaver in 2016 to Wild Beasts, British Sea Power, The Orb, Alabama 3 and Peter Hook & The Light.

While there are smaller bands further down the bill to catch the interest (Honeyblood, Pulled Apart By Horses, Gang Of Four), I'd venture to suggest that, with the event four and a half months away, they really need to announce more acts that will really entice people to brave the British seaside in the bleak midwinter.

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