Bands you discovered at a Festival? Watch

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Has anyone else been at a festival and stumbled across a new band/artist who you had never heard of or barely noticed before, and were won over by the set they played?

Maybe whilst waiting for another band to come on or just while wandering around the stages when nobody in particular are on who you wanted to see.

Personally, I wandered into the last half of the Battles set at Leed Festival last year as my friends wanted to see The Academy Is...*shudders* who were on next. It was worth it though as Battles were amazing, in fact they were significantly better live than on their album which I was convinced to buy on the strength of their performance.
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Cosmic Rough Riders at the Leeds festival in 2001 (was waiting for the Strokes I think, more out of interest than anything else). Got moved to the main stage in the end.

But, yeah, they (CRR) played a good set. Saw them again at Northumbria uni in.....2003 (about 20 people in the crowd, the most intimate gig ever!).
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Never seen Battles, but they're cool, my friend bums them and she got me into them.
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Zico Chain at last years Download festival. Awesome set! Since then I've seen them live a couple more times and am quite a big fan of theirs!
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I discovered 360 at Beachbreak festival last month. They're a ska band from Birmingham and just really chilled out.
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Pigeon Detectives at Wireless last year. A year later they've brought out 2 albums and are massive, rather than being 4th on the second stage at an average festival.
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Pigeon Detectives last summer. They are now like big compared to barely known a yaer ago.
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Not a festival, but saw Within Temptation supporting Iron Maiden, and i'd never really heard them before. Now i likes them

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Metronomy.
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get cape wear cape fly
gogol bordello
king blues
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Maximo Park a couple of years ago at Oxegen, nobody had heard of them!
Also Pigeon Detectives and Duke Special (although he was at a charity concert not a festival)
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Flogging Molly at reading 06

Gogol Bordello at reading 07

WOO

and i've seen many a band who are now "huge" like the wombats supporting babyshambles a few years ago.
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A band that supported a band, and I really want to remember their name but I can't, but they were amazing, argh, I've done so much research on it and still don't know their name :sad:
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I'd never listened to dashboard confessional before Reading '06. A friend made me sit through it and I doscovered how incredibly **** they were.

TBH festivals are usually a discovery of how awful some bands are live: Panic at the disco, fallout boy, CSS etc.

Only two bands I've walked past a tent of and have made my ears pricked up: The New York Dolls (they were playing stripper, it's damn catchy) and the sunshine underground.
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(Original post by Freud)
I'd never listened to dashboard confessional before Reading '06. A friend made me sit through it and I doscovered how incredibly **** they were.

TBH festivals are usually a discovery of how awful some bands are live: Panic at the disco, fallout boy, CSS etc.

Only two bands I've walked past a tent of and have made my ears pricked up: The New York Dolls (they were playing stripper, it's damn catchy) and the sunshine underground.
You think CSS are bad live? I've seen them 3 times and I thought they put a great show on.
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You think CSS are bad live? I've seen them 3 times and I thought they put a great show on.
I think she has to wear full body sequinned leotards to make up for the fact she can't sing. I was really disappointed at reading last year
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(Original post by Freud)
I think she has to wear full body sequinned leotards to make up for the fact she can't sing. I was really disappointed at reading last year
Yeah, she's not the best singer, but she has some real energy and presence on stage I think, which I like.
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I saw Turbonegro in Festimad a few years back and found them quite good. I'd never heard of them before that.

Also, The Used were better than I feared, as I watched them play before Pearl Jam in another festival.
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