Detestival is back. The festival with a fine ironic line in self-loathing, a head full of sonic exploration and a mighty, mighty thirst for adventure returns for a second outing at the Queens Social Club in Sheffield. Following last year’s sell-out success and now expanded to three consecutive nights, Detestival begins on a very Good Friday evening and comes to what will surely be a highly euphoric close just as midnight starts to knock loudly on the door of Easter Monday.
With the first wave of artists now unveiled we are already starting to drool like Pavlovian dogs at the prospect of seeing and hearing Sleepy Sun, Turbowolf, PINS, Slaves, Lola Colt, God Damn, Brown Brogues, Vladimir, Happyness, Big Difference, Bad Guys and Jazz Hands in the 500 capacity main concert room of the Queen’s Social Club. Very similar in feel to the magnificent Brudenell in Leeds, only a bit bigger.
Stirred by the release of their fourth studio album Maui Tears earlier this year, Sleepy Sun have finally re-awoken after some time spent on their very own dark side of the moon. If their shows on these shores back in 2009 were anything to go by (pictured here at ATP Festival in Minehead), there is bound to be some suitably San Fransiscan psychedelic pyrotechnics here. Turbowolf’s name tells you just about all you need to know of this Bristolian quartet. Expect to go to hell, and back if you are lucky, in a hand cart. And PINS won’t be going easy on the fuzz pedal either, as they exercise what has quickly become their divine right to play rock n roll.
Plenty more great acts and special guests are to be announced in the next few weeks, ensuring that the house full signs will be up outside number 4 Queens Road for the entire Easter weekend.
Get your £30 weekend ticket while you still can: