Festival announcement: Bastille and  Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds to headline PennFest

Festival announcement: Bastille and Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds to headline PennFest

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds and Bastille have been announced as the impressive headliners for PennFest, in Buckinghamshire. 

The two-day festival will be headlined by Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds on Friday July 2 and Bastille on Saturday July 22.

On Friday, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, the critically-acclaimed multi-platinum band led by the iconic musician, will be preceded by guitar legend Johnny Marr plus Supergrass frontman and Mercury Prize-nominated solo artist Gaz Coombes.

 Appearing ahead of Bastille’s headline set on Saturday will be Corinne Bailey Rae, DJ Fresh and Embrace. Also appearing over the weekend are Craig Charles (It’s Not A Funk Soul Show), Not3s, DJ Luck & MC Neat, Artful Dodger, The Cuban Brothers, Bad Manners and many, many more.

Picture: Matt Crockett.

This announcement follows the recent release of Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds’ new single, ‘Pretty Boy’. Currently receiving widespread national radio support (BBC Radio 2’s Record Of The Week and A-list across all key networks) the track signals the beginning of a new creative chapter and first new music from Noel’s forthcoming fourth studio album which will be released next year.

 Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds first emerged in 2011. They’ve since released three studio albums, a collection of EPs and have played hundreds of live shows to fans across the world. June 2021 welcomed the release of ‘Back The Way We Came: Vol 1 (2011-2021)’ – a career-defining best of celebrating a decade of Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds’ richly diverse body of work. The album marked the band’s 4th consecutive No.1 album and the 12th No.1 album across Noel’s prolific career. Summer 2022 saw Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds complete a nationwide tour of outdoor shows, culminating with an epic set on Glastonbury’s Pyramid Stage to one of the weekend’s biggest crowds. 

 Next year marks the 10th anniversary of Bastille’s million-selling, twice UK No.1 debut album, ‘Bad Blood’, which featured the international hit ‘Pompeii’, and the band are celebrating with a UK tour. Bastille became 2013’s biggest-selling global breakthrough act, winning the British Breakthrough Act award at the 2014 Brits and receiving two Grammy Award nominations. Earlier this year, the four-piece released their fourth album, the No.1, critically acclaimed ‘Give Me The Future’. Described as “their best album” by both Rolling Stone and Clash and as “the most expansive, yet cohesive record Bastille have put their name to” by NME, ‘Give Me The Future’ explores a futuristic wonderland free from restrictions. This summer saw them play a stunning secret set at Glastonbury as well as highly praised headline sets at Reading, Leeds and Victorious festivals.

 Since launching in 2011, PennFest has grown from humble beginnings as a village festival attracting 2,000 people into a hugely respected fixture on the UK festival circuit, attracting internationally renowned artists and a daily capacity crowd of 10,000 year after year.

 Camping will be available on site from Friday July 21 – Sunday July 23, offering the perfect opportunity to enjoy the beautiful surroundings of the Chilterns. There are free hot showers in the camping area, as well as glamping and pre-pitched tents.

 Tickets are on-sale now via www.pennfest.co.uk


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