Redfest 2014: Preview

Launching into it’s 8th year as one of the UK’s leading small festivals, Redfest is back and this year it’s bigger, better and more diverse than ever before. Redfest is located just 30 minutes outside of London, in the heart of Surrey’s stunning countryside. Redfest excels in bringing their festival go-ers the best acts from as many musical genres as possible. Since 2007, Redfest has seen the likes of Ed Sheeran, Bastille, Modestep, Kids in Glass Houses, Don Broco, Deaf Havana, Lucy Rose and many other artists that are at the forefront of the music industry today.

The brains behind Redfest prove themselves to have an astounding skill allowing them to snap up the hottest new acts onto their line up, just as they’re rising to be the biggest names around. Redfest 2014 is certainly not one to disappoint on this matter, with the weekend headline slots going to heavy metal/reggae/punk rockers Skindred and the eccentric indie rock stylings of Peace.

Joining Skindred, Friday’s main stage line up also features Hudson TaylorCatfish and the BottlemenKrept and KonanThe StrutsYoung Kato and Peace’s fellow Birmingham lads, JAWS.

Equally as versatile, Saturday’s main stage is set to host TOYLewis WatsonThe SkintsLauren AquilinaCoasts,Sivu and Soak.

Redfest’s second largest stage – The ‘Total Uprawr’ Stage – is a focal point of Redfest’s reputation and reigns in heavy metal and rock enthusiasts from all over the country. This year is set to smash it once again by hosting The Blackout,Heart of a CowardThe Dirty YouthLost AloneBaby GodzillaAstroid Boys and so many more.

Not only is the Totar Uprawr Stage home to the metalheads through day and night, but the late night silent disco is when this stage really packs out. The leading DJs for 2014 have been confirmed as Andy Shaw and Wolfie (Friday) and Tommy Conflict and Mel Clark (Saturday).

The third and final stage is where the real underground talent comes to shine at Redfest. Headlining this year’s Introducing Stage is the controversial craziness that is Beans on Toast and the hip hop reinventing 7-piece known as Dizraeli and the Small Gods. To accompany these two, the Introducing Stage will also feature WildflowersDance a la PlageLA SharkHigh TydeAs Elephants Are and much more fresh talent across the weekend.

If Redfest sounds like it’s got something for you, head to the Surrey countryside on July 25th and 26th for a weekend of musical genre mash-up and madness!

Ones to watch out for this year: Catfish and the Bottlemen, JAWS, Sivu, Soak, High Tyde and Lauren Aquilina.

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