The editor of Messed!Up is a huge fan of Reading Festival and have spent way too many salaries and years at the festival – but not this year (too much work in Hamburg). However, Reading festival’s promoter Festival Republic dropped the amazing news on a brand new series of tented gigs in Gunnersbury Park in London, just around the corner of where the editor spent a few years of his life in the beginning of his twenties.
The Gunnersville concert series is set to blur the lines between festivals and concerts but if every festival would have this kind of line-up, we would probably double our yearly festival visits. Just have a look at the line-up: Doves, The Specials, Echo & The Bunnymen, Ocean Colour Scene, You Me At Six, our London manager’s favourite acts Jimmy Eat World and The Maine (see our photo gallery), and the amazing Mancunians of The Blinders (read our interview) plus much more.
There’s not many festivals in the world this year that can compare to such a line-up in an urban environment with all the comfort you need: cold craft beers, local ales, summer wines and delectable street food offerings, lest to say a soft bed in a hotel room/air bnb (your home if you’re a Londoner) instead of a tent next to your neighbours ghetto blaster.
On Friday September 6th double Mercury Prize nominated Doves headline, marking their return after a ten-year long hiatus; the second day in the concert series is headlined by British ska legends The Specials that recently celebrated the 40th Anniversary since they formed back in 1979; You Me At Six close the weekend’s events on Sunday September 8th with their biggest headline London show to date.
Pick your day or just buy the “whole package” and spend three amazing days in Gunnersbury Park. Ticket prices? From £35 + BF a day.