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Playlist: Sound of Summer 2018

Playlist: Sound of Summer 2018

The sun is slowly but surely making its way to the skies and it’s creating quite a buzz among all of us in the TA office as we prepare for one of the biggest summer festival seasons yet! 2018 has a lot going for it as not only does the UK host a stellar slew of weekends dedicated to music dotted all over the country, but oversees there’s an abundance of events on offer so there’s a complete guarantee of some scorching sun as well as a sweet accompanying soundtrack.

If you’re not feeling the excitement as much as we are yet, we’ve compiled a very special playlist to help. Hopefully some of these sizzling tracks are enough to get you excited for the hotter weather with features from Childish Gambino, Wu-Tang Clan and SZA ahead of their performances at Lovebox in London, bops from Lorde, Peggy Gou and N.E.R.D ahead of Manchester’s Parklife Festival and so much more. There’s also the inclusion of some super fresh record samplers, with a single from Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s new album adding to the summer soundtrack ahead of his headline at Leeds’ World Island Festival, The Vaccines offering a track from their fourth record before they’re set to take to Community Festival for what promises to be an exceptional closing set, a teaser from Scouse psych rockers The Coral’s brand new material as they take to Electric Fields Festival with even more new picks.

We didn’t forget the golden oldies though, as disco divas Sister Sledge make the playlist before they’re headed to El Dorado Festival, Manchester’s Disco Classical and Southport Weekender, with funk pioneers Chic also offering their shimmering sound to the extensive list of summer tracks ahead of their appearance at Wilderness Festival this year. There’s also classic tracks from Bonobo before he takes to Dimensions, Outlook and Soundwave, as well as Chase & Status before they head to Croatia’s Hideout Festival and London’s South West Four, as well as house music legend Fatboy Slim as he’ll be playing at this year’s elrow Town London takeover.

Check out all the festivals on offer this summer.


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