Hurricane Festival is getting closer; the lineup is really solid and the headliners are among the best you can find next summer, including The Cure, Foo Fighters, Tame Impala and more. There are lots of interesting acts on the bill, and we have picked five artists you should definitely see.
Hurricane Festival has taken place since 1997 at the Eichenring speedway race track in Scheeßel, Germany. From 21 to 23 June the small village will host thousands of festival goers and around 100 artists will play on four stages (Green, Blue, Red, White).
Cigarettes After Sex
Cigarettes After Sex are one of the best exponents of ambient pop: their music brings you to an intimate, dreamy and rarefied atmosphere. Self-titled Cigarettes After Sex is a masterpiece of dream pop and songs such as ‘Apocalypse’ and ‘Each Time You Fall In Love’, both perfect examples of the composition skills of Greg Gonzalez. Next summer they will play only at few festivals in Europe (Hurricane, Southside and Best Kept Secret).
Friday 21 June
Descendents are a real Californian punk legend: Milo Aukerman & co. are on the roll from the ’80s and they keep playing old fashioned punk music. If your wish is to mosh to punk-rock anthems from the band led by the bespectatled singer, this is what you should go for.
Saturday 22 June
Bristol punks IDLES are one of the most iconic bands of present time: they have released two amazing albums in the last 2 years that prove their value. Joy As An Act Of Resistance mixed perfectly excellent music with damned good lyrics. They are angry, joyful, full of love, full of meaning and politicized to the right point. Joe Talbot and company will play almost everywhere next summer, but in our opinion it’s never enough and they are for sure a must-see act.
Saturday 22 June
After some years touring as Mike Skinner playing dj sets, The Streets are finally back. Skinner is a English rapper, songwriter, musician known for his great alternative hip hop and UK garage. The last album was realised in 2011 but this will not affect his great live performance: ‘Fit But You Know It’ is the climax of the repertoire and undoubtedly the crowd will go wild.
Sunday 23 June
Lastly we recommend not to miss Interpol. The NY band have recently announced a US tour with Morrissey. They will play some festivals next summer including Primavera Sound, Best Kept Secret and Glastonbury. The band headed by Paul Banks are about to release a new EP called A Fine Mess that will be released on Friday, 17 May. Be ready to sing with their greatest hits, from ‘Obstacle 1’ to the most recent one ‘The Rover’.
Sunday 23 June
Hurricane & Southside 2019
Hurricane and Southside Festivals are two annual music festivals in Germany. Hurricane takes place at Scheeßel near Bremen, while Southside takes place simultaneously in the south of the country, near Tuttlingen. The two have an identical lineup. Hurricane was organized for the first time in 1997, while Southside took place for the first time two years later. The festivals are considered to be two of the largest festivals in the country, with more than 50,000 people attending each festival every year. Notable fact: in 2004, David Bowie suffered from chest pain during his performance at Hurricane Festival. He was later diagnosed with a heart attack, making that performance his last full concert.
- Location: Scheeßel and Neuhausen ob Eck, Germany.
- Date: 21-23 June 2019.
- Tickets: on sale for €169,00 (three-day pass).
- For more information, visit the official website.