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Playlist - The inaugural Umbria Rock Festival by its boss

Playlist - The inaugural Umbria Rock Festival by its boss
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Adding an Italian twist to the classic European Festival experience, the new Umbria Rock Festival takes place 1-3 August. To tempt you on a late European getaway, organiser Yashant Bajaj has made Q a Playlist of his personal picks from the bill.

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Paul Weller – Sunflower

“This juggernaut of a track by The Modfather is a modern classic that we’d like to become synonymous with the inaugural Umbria Rock festival.”

The Charlatans – One To Another

“This iconic anthem from The Charlatans, and I’ve no doubt that their set will help launch Umbria Rock!”

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James – Tomorrow

“Though tempted with Sit Down (which will blow everyone’s minds) – James also has an amazing new album out, and I’m looking forward to hearing some of this material live, as well as this classic.”

The Courteeners – Not Nineteen Forever

“I love everything about this band and I cant wait to hear them knock the tops of the mountains of Umbria with this one.”

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Peter Hook and The Light – Atmosphere

“We’re privileged to have Hooky & The Light performing and I’m itching to hear their new stuff, as well as some classic Joy Division tracks like this one.”

Kaiser Chiefs – I Predict A Riot

“The ‘Chiefs are as creative as they are popular and the main stage will explode when they play this.”

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The Cribs – Men’s Needs

“I was overjoyed when we confirmed The Cribs, as their music sums up exactly the vibe that we’re going to create at Umbria Rock. This is one of my favourites.”

Basement Jaxx – Good Luck

“Basement Jaxx’s spectacular live show is second to none. I’m so hyped to see what they have in store for us at Umbria and I’ll be going crazy when this comes on.”

Re-TROS – If The Monkeys Becomes To Be The King

“As well as featuring some of the biggest bands in the world, it is important to us to showcase some international talent, which is why we Re-TROS, a Chinese band that are huge in their native land and make a unique and interesting sound.”

“Its also well worth catching some of the up and coming talent on the bill. I can’t wait to see Jason Riddell do this one as he is an awesome live performer.”

For the full line-up and latest ticket details, head to Umbriarockfestival.com.


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