The Hardest Working Festival Bands of 2013!
We’ve delved into the deep, dark recesses of the Songkick treasure cave to bring you a definitive list of the year’s busiest festival bands.
Someone give these guys a shower!
Submerged in the midst of August’s heady highs, it’s easy to overlook the perilous territory that festival season might have become. From Glastonbury’s head honcho Michael Eavis declaring the titanic festival behemoth to be on the way out, to this year’s casualties of rising ticket prices and cheaper European competitors, the increasingly treacherous market threatened to have reached saturation point.
Thank heavens for hindsight then – as anyone with a pop-up tent and knackered wellies can pay testament to the giant smack in the knackers that 2013 has proved to be. From the proverbial headliners that sold out in microseconds, to the burgeoning gems cropping up in niches around the country, the industry appears to be in fine fettle, and a major part of the way that music is consumed in the modern age.
The proof is in the muddy pudding – with hundreds of festivals flourishing all around the world, from the harshest deserts to the upper altitudes – there is still clearly a rich demand of music lovers willing to wake up at 9am to bash the refresh button repeatedly in search of a ticket.
Which calls for a celebration! Like Christmas come early, we’ve brought you an early installment of our annual tribute to the world’s most heroically hard-working bands. And what imaginary festival line-up would be complete without an imaginary festival line-up poster? We’re proud to present the inaugural line-up for this year’s Hard Work Fest. If you’ve made it to a festival this summer, logic dictates that you’re likely to have caught some of these acts already, but if any musically-minded philanthropists need a project to reward, this is your lucky day.