IDEAL MAIN STAGE FESTIVAL BILL - OPENER TO HEADLINE

  1. Hurray for the Riff Raff
    Richie Havens opened Woodstock, and Hurray for the Riff Raff is about as close as we have. Beautiful voice, heavily politicised, gorgeous melodies - it's around midday and a crowd is gathering and her songs fill the field. Have a beer.
  2. Craig Finn
    The Hold Steady would be a bit weird on a big stage, but early in the day would be great for Finn's solo stuff. Adored his last record, one of my favourites of last year.
  3. Marc Cohn
    LEGENDS SLOT. You've had enough time to get a buzz on, Cohn sings Walking In Memphis and the crowd goes fucking nuts.
  4. Haim
    Early afternoon, more people filling the field, maybe you've got a hot dog or something?
  5. Lianne La Havas
    Mostly an excuse for me to meet Lianne La Havas. Also a good early evening slot, soaring vocals and some fancy stage production and a killer band.
  6. Charles Bradley
    Night is starting now, so people getting on their feet, jumping a bit, maybe you've snogged someone inappropriate? Who knows.
  7. Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats
    Everyone's at their BEST drunk by this point
  8. Counting Crows
    Ideally everyone at this fest loves Counting Crows as much as me. They play for 3 hours. I do a big cry.