Oxford’s fast rising post-punks, Secret Rivals have just confirmed a slot at this year’s fantastic-looking Bestival, to be held on the Isle of Wight over the weekend of the 8th September. Few would deny it is a highly deserved accolade for a band who have worked their socks off all through 2010; and 2011 is looking just as jam-packed.
Other acts to play Bestival this year include PJ Harvey and The Maccabees as well as fellow emerging artists The Cure and Brian Wilson (Haw haw!); there is no doubt that this is an amazing platform for Secret Rivals to perform to a wider audience and of course, show the nation that Oxford continues to produce excellent acts.
In the meantime though, you can catch Secret Rivals at the following dates:
4 JUNE – WYCHWOOD FESTIVAL, CHELTENHAM
15 JUNE – BBC INTRODUCING @ THE OAKFORD SOCIAL CLUB, READING
22 JUNE – THE WHEATSHEAF, OXFORD
09 JULY – ALLEY CAT, DENMARK STREET, LONDON
16 JULY – SILFEST, NR READING
28 JULY – THE SHOREDITCH, SHOREDITCH HIGH STREET, E1
30 JULY – D-FEST, OXFORD
20 AUGUST – FACE BAR, READING
Tickets for these events can be found on the band’s official website and if any further proof is needed that these guys are certainly one to watch, check out our review of their lead single ‘Tonight Matthew’ here.
Good luck, guys!