Preview: Neighbourhood Weekender 2019


It’s only four weeks to go until Neighbourhood Weekender returns to Warrington for another year of fun fuelled festival antics.

The festival will be held over the last weekend of May (giving us a bonus bank holiday Monday to recover) and the line up will include some of the biggest acts of our generation including British indie rock band, The Vaccines, who will play the Sunday of the festival amongst their huge European tour.

NBHD Weekender

Alongside a weekend filled with your favourite acts, The Neighbourhood will comprise of an alternative interactive entertainment space (courtesy of Fool’s Paradise) that will include live DJ sets, street theatre and innovative art to enhance your festival experience.

Fiction Records’ The Amazons released their guitar heavy, debut self-titled album in 2017 and are expected to be one of the hottest bands of 2019. Popular tracks include ‘Junk Food Forever’ ‘Ultraviolet’ and ‘Stay With Me’.  The Berkshire boys will play NBHD Weekender just a few days after the release of their second album, giving fans an incredibly special live preview of Future Dust.

You Me at Six reached success in 2009 with their first album, Take Off Your Colours, and have since built a huge international fan base by creating a variety of relatable punk-rock albums such as Sinners Never Sleep and Cavalier Youth. Their most recent album VI, released last year, introduces an alternative side to the band as the album incorporates a contrast of electronic and hip-hop elements.

Since the release of his debut track ‘Play God’ in 2017, the Brits critics’ choice award winner Sam Fender has us fixated with his insanely great vocals and fast paced riffs. He creates tracks that are honest and relatable; he’s throwing something different out there and it’s working incredibly well. The 23 year old is due to release his debut album in August this year and has staggered the release of his tracks to keep us all eagerly waiting. Don’t miss his incredible ‘Dead Boys’ ‘That Sound’ and most recent release ‘Hypersonic Missiles’ for a taste of his debut album.

Make sure you catch Sea Girls over the weekend as they unleash their catchy, upbeat indie tracks such as ‘Eat Me Whole’ and popular ‘Call Me Out’. The British boys have recently toured with The Academic and play NBHD following the release of their brand new track, Open Up Your Head before continuing their Summer packed full of European festival dates.

Polydor’s Charlie Brown and Jules Konieczny form English alternative pop band APRE. Likened to Foals on tracks such as Backstreet, the boys mix up guitar focused tracks with a consistency of melodic, electronic vibes. They’ll play NBHD Weekender following their recent EP Everyone’s Commute which includes tracks ‘Falling Apart Like’ ‘After Us’ and ‘Gap Year 2008’.

Northern duo Kawala produce a sound that is distinctive and light hearted with acoustic guitar and vocal harmonies remaining a huge focus of their sound. Taking inspiration from the likes of Bombay Bicycle Club, their tracks emphasise an alternative folk vibe; perfectly atmospheric, chilled tracks to enjoy whilst sipping that ice-cold beer in the sun.

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Words by Sophie Eastham // @sophyvictoriae