"Idles Are Throwing a Post-Punk Revolution, and Everyone's Invited." That was the New York Times title for an article published last year, that talked about how the Bristol quintet is one of the greatest bands of our times. Formed in 2009, yet sounding like they’re soaked in hardcore 70s productions, IDLES have managed to make a name for themselves the old-fashioned way; through their tumultuous live performances. And they’ve done so in fierce style and boldness, crowd-surfing and setting up mosh-pits while singing songs about mental health issues, as if orchestrating cathartic rituals.
The first day’s lineup features Crystal Castles' ex-frontwoman Alice Glass, queer punk group Grandmas House, and coldwave band Ultra Sunn. American rapper Mykki Blanco, Irish indie band Pillow Queens, and synth-pop group Tempers complete the second day’s programme. During both days, a second stage will be set up featuring local synth-punk MAZOHA, American rapper Cakes da Killa, and emerging artist Rhuma Club.