Brilliant bands in beautiful Bedfordshire
While the summer music calendar is awash with festivals entering their second, third, fourth or even fifth decade of entertaining the masses who flock to the countryside to let their hair down, there are very few of any substance that haven't been around for several years at least.
There are some exceptions though and Fort Fest in Bedford is one that's making all the right noises for an event that only got off the ground last year.
Set in the beautiful Bedfordshire countryside, Fort Fest takes place from 4-6 August at Scald End Farm, Thurleigh, and boasts three days of awesome new bands for the very reasonable price of £65 for an adult ticket for the whole event or just £25 for daily admission.
The festival promises to be absolutely huge, with a superb line-up every day that sees Pulled Apart By Horses headlining on the Friday, Fort Hope on Saturday and Toploader rounding up the event on Sunday.
The festival is opened up by Brighton’s Oceans, while Friday also features Fires That Divide, Hollowstar, Diamond Days, Making Monsters, Massmatiks; Our Hollow, Our Home; and Rolo Tomassi.
Saturday sees an early performance by the superb Faux, who follow Sweet Crisis and The Brink on stage. Faux are followed by what will be one of the last ever sets from Chasing Cadence, before Forever Still, The Bad Flowers, We Came From Wolves, Phoenix Calling, Skarlett Riot and Eva Plays Dead pave the way for Forever Hope's headline performance.
On Sunday the order is Apherium, Seasons, New Device, Rory Indiana, Autumn Ruin, Veridian, In Dynamics, Big Spring, Tigress, Grumble Bee and Normandie before Toploader wind things up for the weekend.
For more details visit the Fort Fest website.