Dutch Festival Announces A big first lot of acts
The Netherland’s Best Kept Secret Festival kicks off 2015 with a huge announcement, featuring 53 names including alt-J, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, The Libertines, Royal Blood, Death Cab For Cutie, Future Islands, The Vaccines, Reigning Sound, Ariel Pink, First Aid Kit, Jonny Greenwood & The London Contemporary Orchestra, SOHN, The Tallest Man On Earth, METZ, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Hookworms, Eagulls, Pissed Jeans, OFF! and Chet Faker.
This strong, first run of bands reaffirms that Best Kept Secret is one of Europe’s leading music festivals and stands for: a balanced mix of familiar names and a lot of new music. The third edition ofBest Kept Secret takes place on 19, 20 and June 21, 2015 in Hilvarenbeek, the Netherlands. Tickets go on sale from Saturday, February 7th at 12:00pm.
After winning the prestigious Mercury Prize for their debut album and the success of follow up record This Is All Yours, British trio alt-J will close the festival as Sunday headliners on 21st June. Needing no introduction The Libertines, who recently reformed and reunited are set to play the festival and will be joined by alt-rock lovers Death Cab For Cutie who are set to release new record ‘Kintsugi’ in 2015. While The Jesus and Mary Chain will play their classic album ‘Psychocandy’ in its entirety at Best Kept Secret.
Besides the bigger names Best Kept Secret likes to make a balanced selection of the best in new music. All eyes were focused on Future Islands last year thanks to a sensational appearance with David Letterman so the festival are pleased to welcome them to this year’s line-up.
Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood will present a special and unique performance with the London Contemporary Orchestra. On Sunday, June 21 Greenwood will play a selection of new music, his film soundtracks (including There Will Be Blood, Norwegian Wood and Inherent Vice) and music by other composers.
Fellow British guitar hero and former Oasis member Noel Gallagher and his band The High Flying Birds will close the main stage on Saturday 20 June.
The full list of bands for this announcement is:
alt-J, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, The Libertines, Royal Blood, The Tallest Man On Earth, The Jesus & Mary Chain – Psychocandy live, Black Mountain, Chet Faker, Death Cab For Cutie, First Aid Kit, Future Islands, Jonny Greenwood & The London Contemporary Orchestra, Future Brown, Earl Sweatshirt, SOHN, Mew, The Vaccines, Of Monsters And Men, BADBADNOTGOOD, Ariel Pink, Bass Drum Of Death, Binkbeats, Kindness, Dan Deacon, Daniel Romano, Eagulls, Fickle Friends, Hookworms, Kate Tempest, Little May, Matthew E. White, METZ, OFF!, Pissed Jeans, Sunset Sons, Alvvays, Evian Christ, Gengahr, Hinds, Steve Gunn, Daniel Wilson, Outfit, Liima, Kiasmos, Pretty Vicious, Wolf Alice, Reigning Sound, St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Strand of Oaks, Waxahatchee, Weval (live), Yak, Yung Lean & Sadboys.
Best Kept Secret will feature five stages, more than 90 performances, 100% music, a gorgeous festival site and furthermore the festival offers visitors excellent accommodation options – in a bungalow or in their cosy camping area alongside a very wide choice of delicious food and drink.
Going on sale from 7th February at 12pm (UK time) weekend tickets for Best Kept Secret Festival 2015 will cost € 125 (£94) with € 69 (£52) for a day ticket. A camping ticket for the entire weekend will be € 22.50 (£17) (all prices excl. € 5 service charge).
Best Kept Secret tickets will be sold through bestkeptsecret.nl/tickets
Best Kept Secret Festival 2015
Friday 19th – Sunday 21st June 2015
Beekse Bergen, Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands (Nearest airport is in Eindhoven)