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MYSTERY JETS After the release of (arguably) the best album of 2012, Radlands, Mystery Jets will play on the main stage on the final day of this year’s festival. With indie-pop favourites such as ‘Young Love’ and ‘Two Doors Down’, as well as soon to be hits ‘Greatest Hits’ and ‘You Had Me At Hello’ (definitely worth checking out!), the London 6-piece are sure to provide the perfect dance along / sing along set to brighten up that looming festival blues.
THE HORRORS If their coolness wasn’t enough, The Horrors’ 2011 album ‘Skying’ is reason enough for them to be one of our favourites. Graced with NME’s title of album of the year 2011, the band’s arty shoegaze sound is perfectly packed into the NME/Radio 1 tent with their Friday night slot. Definitely not to be missed.
Sunderland heroes The Futureheads may be best known for their ballsy and melodic sound, but this summer will see the 4 piece doing something entirely different. Latest release ‘Rant’ saw the ‘heads ditch their instruments in favour of a capella harmonies and touchingly organised acoustic covers. Though not to be mistaken for a lack of excitement, recent performances have included ballsy drinking songs and familiar hits. The Futureheads will be playing on the Festival Republic Stage on Friday night.
THE CAST OF CHEERS Though relatively unknown, yet maybe the best band name of the year. Last year’s ‘Goose’ deservingly won fans for this Foals-esque art-rock Dublin group. The Cast of Cheers will be playing on the Festival Republic stage, although the day has not been announced, be sure to look out for the name in the future – if not on the programme this August.
THE CRIBS Almost, but not quite a hometown show, Wakefield band The Cribs never fail to perform their endless list of great songs to an amazing standard when they play live. 2012 has already seen the Jarman brothers release latest album ‘In The Belly Of The Brazen Bull’, proving that they still have it in them to write fantastically rowdy songs like album favourite and first single ‘Chi-Town’. The Cribs will play on Sunday night on the NME /Radio 1 stage.