It’s that time of year again. As we creep nearer to fighting with tent poles, warm cans of cider and braving the British weather, nearly all the UK festivals have started to announce their line-ups. Farida Guitars are the choice of some of the finest musical talent around and will be seen gracing stages up and down this fair Isle during the coming summer months. Most notably will be Reading and Leeds, Latitude and Download Festival.
If you like your rock heavy and your riffs hard then Download Festival in Derbyshire won’t be pulling any punches this year. Taking place at Donington Park during the second weekend of June, Download has plenty of rock and metal to keep you busy.
On the main stage we have Farida endorsee alt-rock champs Mallory Knox whose guitarist, James Gillett, will be using a Farida CT-32 Electric Guitar in Olympic White. While on the 4th stage we have UK up-and-comers Emp!re who use a J-10CE for their acoustic performances.
For more info about Download Festival go to downloadfestival.co.uk
Reading and Leeds Festivals
The annual celebration of all things rock, alternative and indie will take place over the August bank holiday weekend in Reading and Leeds.
Fresh Farida endorsee The Maccabees will be performing on the main stage at Reading and Leeds. Indie-pop band The Wombats and folk hero Frank Turner will each be headlining separate nights on the Festival Republic stage. Wolf Alice will be performing, this time on the NME/BBC Radio 1 stage.
For more info and for the full lineup visit the official Reading and Leeds websites at readingfestival.com and leedsfestival.com.
Taking place in July at Henham Park, Southwold, Latitude will feature four Farida endorsees.
The female-fronted indie-grunge band Wolf Alice and Irish singer-songwriter Bridie Monds-Watson also-known-as Soak (a Farida M-26E user) will be performing on the BBC Radio 6 Music stage with indie legends The Vaccines performing a massive headline set on this stage too.
Meanwhile, over on the main-stage, Adrian Utley producer and guitarist for trip-hop/electronica act and festival favourite Portishead, will be headlining on the Saturday evening. Adrian will be taking his Farida M-26E Parlour guitar, finished in a vintage sunburst, to use for this performance.
For more information about Latitude Festival go to latitudefestival.com