PREVIEW: Astral Festival, Bristol 6th July 2019

With around three weeks to go before the annual Astral Festival takes over three of Bristol’s most treasured venues: SWX, Rough Trade and The Lanes, here is who to expect at the Independent festival that celebrates some of the UK’s best psych-rock bands.

After just announcing their latest upcoming album ‘Hot Motion’, Temples are set to play Astral come July 6th, alongside Thurston Moore Group, Levitation Room and many more.

Among the line-up is Stolen Body Record’s newely signed Earth Tongues, as well as Slift and Bo Ningen. In an interview seen in Smile End Music, founder Alex Struder highlights sets from Slift as a must-see on the day, also suggesting “LA Witch, Mattiel, Part Chimp, Earth Tongue, Electric Retro Spectrum and of course Thurston Moore Group.”

Tickets for the Bristol all-dayer are just £45 and can be bought on their site HERE

Ruby Munslow