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The annual West London one-day festival returns to Shepherd’s Bush on Saturday June 10th.

Curated by Communion Presents, among the first line-up names announced today are headliners The Staves, joined by Aine Cahil, Basia Bulat, FOURS, Gordi, Jade Bird, Krusoe, Liv Dawson, Palace Winter, and Ten Tonnes. More to be announced over the next month’s.

Last year’s event saw the likes of Shura, VANT, The Big Moon, Bear’s Den, Shells, Seramic, Rationale, Dan Croll, and Charlie Cunningham play to capacity crowds around various venues.

Super Early Bird and Early Bird tickets for Bushstock 2017 are already sold out. Tier 1 tickets, priced at £30.00, are on sale now here.

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Now firmly established as one of London’s finest one-day festivals, the Communion Records-run Bushstock once again descends on Shepherd’s Bush. The festival typically has a strong dedication to new music, much like the mid-noughties clubnights that spawned the Communion brand, previously featuring on-the-rise acts such as Bastille and Daughter before they hit big. We’ve highlighted a few of our choice bands from the 2017 line up below:

Rukhsana Merrise @ The Courtyard (14.00)
Both one of Communion and West London’s own, this soulful singer-songwriter could be the perfect start to your Bushstock. Although we’d certainly suggest catching the festival’s first act of the day, Mirror Fury, if you can.

Avante Black @ Defector’s Weld (14.30)
The melodic-meets-scuzz of ‘Imaginary Love’ provided one of our favourite tracks of 2015, and Ottilia Zimmerman Kjulsten‘s outfit has continued to make waves subsequently. They’ve most recently worked with former Clor man turned producer Luke Smith (Foals, Crystal Fighters) and we’re excited to see what they can offer in the live environment.

Mosa Wild @ The Courtyard (15.00)
This new outfit have only unleashed one song thus far, making them more of a “mosawildcard” option here, amiright? Moving swiftly on…while their material is scant, it is of sufficiently high quality to warrant a mention, successfully channeling the might of The National.

Gordi @ St Stephen’s Church (17.00)
Shades of Imogen Heap (and therefore Jason DeRulo to some extent) permeate through Sydney musician Gordi‘s delectable offerings. Bon Iver is another strong influence, as demonstrated by the above cover of ‘0000 Million’, and expect plenty more emotive and delightful efforts.

Arlissa @ Bush Hall (18.00)
Arlissa‘s head-turning vocals saw her procure collaborations with Nas and Crystal Fighters, as well as make it onto the BBC Sound of 2013 longlist. She’s still belting them out and will be kicking off the Bush Hall strand of Bushstock in undoubtedly imperious fashion. However, if Arlissa isn’t your bag, then the hypnotic Siren-esque Tender Central might be up your street, also playing at 6pm but at the Traid venue.

Outlya @ Defector’s Weld (18.45)
Port Isla played Bushstock in 2015 and it’s pleasing to see their latest incarnation have the opportunity to showcase their new material in the intimate pub surroundings of the Defector’s Weld. Their piano-led pop anthems have a mainstream appeal that could see the band return again in future, but as headliners.

Benjamin Francis Leftwich @ St Stephen’s Church (20.00)
We can imagine few better settings for Benjamin Francis Leftwich‘s acoustic songwriting than the iconic St Stephen’s Church. His earnest, tender tracks lend comparison to Passenger, and hopefully a similar level of success will follow in the near future.

The Staves @ St Stephen’s Church (21.20)
Arguably the festival’s biggest act, these three sisters offer wonderfully soaring harmonies, embodying the folk sound that has typified the heart of Bushstock across the years. Their 2015 Bon Iver/Justin Vernon produced second album should see a follow-up shortly, but for now, we’ll have to tide ourselves over with this headline slot.

Shura has been announced as the final headliner for next month’s Bushstock 2016. She joins Matt Maltese, Lyra, Rhys Lewis and Shells, alongside previously announced Bear’s Den, Cape Cub, Dan Coll, Dean Lewis, Flyte, Gillbanks, HAUS, Hidden Charms, MarthaGunn, Matthew & The Atlas, Meadowlark, Palace, Pleasure Beach, SAFIA, Sara Hartman, Seramic, Syd Arthur, Tempesst, The Big Moon, Tibet, Tom Prior, VANT and more.

The annual one-day multi-venue music event is an opportunity to see some of the most exciting up-and-coming talent alongside established names, it’s a unique day of new music discovery.

Bushstock 2016 will take place in Shepherd’s Bush on June 18. All Early Bird tickets are sold out and the final remaining tickets, priced at £32.50, are now on sale here.

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New names added to this year’s Bushstock festival include The Big Moon, Rationale, HAUS, Pleasure Beach, Matthew and the Atlas, Bella Figura, Cape Cub, Keir, and Flyte. All will perform at the Shepherd’s Bush festival on Saturday June 18th.

The new line-up names join the previously announced Albin Lee Meldau, Bear’s Den, Charlie Cunningham, Chartreuse, Dan Croll, Dean Lewis, Gillbanks, Harry Foxx, Hidden Charms, Joseph J. Jones, Junius Meyvant, MarthaGunn, Meadowlark, Palace, Safia, Sara Hartman, Seramic, Syd Arthur, Tempesst, Tibet, Tom Prior, and Vant.

Now in its sixth year, Bushstock has gained a reputation as the place to see ‘the next big thing’. The annual one-day multi venue music event is an opportunity to see some of the most exciting up-and-coming talent alongside established names, it’s a unique day of new music discovery.

All Early Bird tickets are sold out and the final remaining tickets, priced at £32.50, are now on sale here.

Electronic three-piece from Sydney, SAFIA, are a Little Indie favourite and we personally can’t wait to see and hear them in the flesh. Releasing their ‘Embracing Me’ EP in March, the band have already reached top billing in their homeland, including supporting Lorde on her Australian headline tour and a sell-out 23-date headline tour across the country, as well as accruing over 6 million Soundcloud streams.
One of the highlights at the recent Great Escape festival in Brighton, the four London girls have been steadily racking up praise through their tight harmonies and guitar interplay since their debut single ‘Sucker’ a year ago. Signed to Fiction Records a few months ago, they released the joyfully exuberant ‘Cupid’ in May.
North London five-piece led by frontman Ashley Mulimba, HAUS combine funky vibes with soul/alt-rock, hip-hop and electronic elements. New release ‘Two Minds’ came out last month, following their emergence last year with ‘Haze’ and ‘Blinded.’ Expect a vibrant, energetic party time set from these guys.
23-year-old Aleksandra Denton is a critics’ favourite as well as having built a strong fanbase with her blend of hip-hop, 90s RnB and electro pop. With her debut album, ‘Nothing’s Real’, out in July, expect her star to rise even higher over the next 12 months.
Pulling out a massive track in newest single ‘Cannonball’, the London-based quartet followed 2015’s ‘Love You Cause You’re There’, though with a change of direction, encompassing psych/alt-blues. Big riffs, big live presentation style. A band definitely on the road to breaking.


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Bushstock Festival 2015

Bushstock is very pleased to announce the first wave of artists for 2015 including Lucy Rose, Beans on Toast, Honeyblood, All We Are, Lisa Mitchell, Port Isla, Racing Glaciers and more!

Now in its fifth year, Bushstock is a multi-venue one-day event taking place in the heart of Shepherd’s Bush, brought to you by the people behind Communion Records and Communion Presents.

Past line-ups have introduced you to next-big-thing artists like George Ezra, Hozier, Bastille, Jack Garratt, Daughter, Michael Kiwanuka and Willy Mason. Along with established names we know you’ll love, we’re very proud to share the most exciting up-and-coming talent with you every year.


BUSHSTOCK FESTIVAL run by the Communion Records Label set in and around assorted venues in Shepherds Bush, in London this year is the fifth year of this small festival.