Although we may try to cling onto it for as long as possible, let’s face it, summer’s over and it won’t be back until next year. After a season of incredible festivals, some of us have been left feeling empty and unfulfilled by everyday life, with the occasional gig to comfort us but not quite filling the void. But, there’s hope yet – indoor festivals are becoming more and more popular, with Gathering Festival in Oxford being one such offering to help keep us going strong through these cold, autumn months.
Gathering’s biggest selling point is it’s lineup, featuring a wealth of artists that have had the internet buzzing with excitement in recent months and some that are so close to becoming household names, you can almost hear the hipsters claiming to have seen them before they were famous. If you want to be able to reply with “I saw them too”, this is your chance.
Topping the bill is the Californian indie-rock band Local Natives, who released their critically acclaimed sophomore album Hummingbird earlier this year and reached number 12 in the US album charts. Alongside them is London Grammar, who have been making waves and earning plenty of radio time despite only releasing their debut album in September.
Also on the lineup are a number of bands you may well have seen at one of the summer’s festivals, including Drenge, Temples, To Kill a King, Waxahatchee, Cheatahs, Port Isla, Troumaca, Wolf Alice… The list goes on.
With more than 40 bands playing across seven stages in Oxford, this is the sort of festival where you might not know everyone on the lineup, but you’re sure to discover new bands you love and come away with something new to listen to.
Gathering takes place in Oxford on Saturday 19th October, tickets are available now for only £25 through the Gathering website.