Tuesday, July 09, 2019

Seaside sounds

How exactly did the fifth edition of Rockaway Beach pass me by?! Headlined by John Cale, The Jesus & Mary Chain and Fontaines DC, the festival - which takes place in January at the Butlins in Bognor Regis - also boasts Hey Colossus, The Wedding Present, Heavy Lungs, SOAK, Adwaith and Black Country, New Road.

I noted that the line-up for the third edition seemed to indicate a disappointing move towards the indie mainstream on the part of the organisers - so it's good to see that this latest bill is more varied, more leftfield and (to be frank) more exciting and enticing. Not that I'll be going back to Bognor, the scene of a couple of my ATPs, though - those days are over, I think.

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