Stuart’s Spins Playlist : The best artists from 2015’s festivals


Summer is here and the 2015 festival season is in full swing. We’re already seen some of the year’s biggest events take place including Glastonbury, Isle of Wight and Download – but with a whole host of festivals still to come, we’re picking our favourites so far and the ones you need to watch.

Whether you’re hitting the mud yourself, or watching it from the comfort of your own home – make sure you don’t miss a moment of the 2015 season.

The Big Hitters

Kanye – Glastonbury
Whether or not you agree that Kanye is the ‘greatest living rockstar’ there’s no denying that he stormed Glastonbury. Breaking out the hits and a few surprise additions (Bohemian Rhapsody anyone?) the rapper proved that he can really put on a show. Check out his performance of FourFiveSeconds below.

Fleetwood Mac – Isle of Wight
The Isle of Wight festival is known for it’s laid back atmosphere but there was nothing laid back about Fleetwood Mac’s performance as they closed the festival on the Sunday night. The recently reunited group played hit after hit but it was The Chain that really had the crowd behind the mighty Mac.

Muse – Download
As the home of heavy metal, Download played host to a phenomenal array of bands this year but the one that had everyone talking was Muse. Proving that they deserved their place amongst the rock elite, the band played a hit heavy set that showcased their impressive career. Take a look at Matt Bellamy’s interview before his show.

Keep an eye out for….
Mumford & Sons – Reading/Leeds
Headlining Reading and Leeds is no mean feat and Mumford & Sons are expected to claim the crown for most anticipated headliner of the weekend (sorry Metallica) With sing-a-long folk classics that are guaranteed to raise a smile from everyone in the crowd, this band show no sign of slowing down. Check them out on the main stage Friday (Reading) or Saturday (Leeds)

Royal Blood – Reading/Leeds
An honourable mention for this dynamic duo, they’ve torn up the UK music scene over the last year and are a must see for anyone looking for some dirty rock and roll. Expect heavy riffs and sweaty crowds as they rip through their repertoire of hits. Don’t miss them hit the main stage on Saturday (Reading) or Sunday (Leeds)

Calvin Harris – V Festival
Is there anything this guy can’t do? The Scottish singer, DJ and producer is headlining this years V Festival and judging by the year he has had already, it’s going to be quite the party. Catch him headlining the Virgin Media stage alongside indie heavyweights, Kasabian.

Avicii – Creamfields
The Swedish DJ is hitting Creamfields this year and it’s set to be the UK’s biggest dance party. With a new album coming out in September, Avicii is dominating the dance charts and we have a feeling his Creamfields set will be one to remember.

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