2018 Festivals Playlist (01) by Simone – Festival days are coming!

by Simone
Mixtapes for our 2018 Music Festival Playlist (1)

When my wife told me:

“Hey you, write an article about festivals, Coachella is coming and you should create a playlist and write about it”

…yes, she is very bossy.
I like it and I can’t say no to her, but…

Music Festivals are my thing

I’ve been playing instruments since I was 4. Once, I had a band called after a porn star named Tabata Cash. Music is a fundamental part of my life, so here is my chance to start my own corner on this fantastic travel blog, which now you will follow for one more reason!

Blur of the crows at a music festival

I will not pretend to be some kind of musical guru, I just want to express myself on what I like. I will write about my passion, that’s all – not telling you who to listen to or not, who’s trendy or not, etc.

Like writers when they write books or singers when they write songs. They do it for themselves, for their pleasure, ’cause they love what they do.

If no one reads it, well at least my wife will!

Our Music Festival Season

We will start our festival season with the Download festival in Paris, continuing with Rock Werchter in Belgium, waiting to see if we can go to Sziget in Budapest.

I can’t wait to give you guys our full coverage of them all! We bought a great camera and a GoPro to be able to document everything at its best. Hopefully as bloggers we will try to get a closer look, so fingers crossed for that!
People cheering during a Music Festival for our Music Festival Playlist

Of course I can’t wait to lose my voice singing all the songs, even the one I completely ignore. I mean come on, how many times did you go to a concert and sang not knowing the words?! You just need to scream and fake it – just make sure that the last part of the word is similar!

It’s going to be fun. We are not in the 60s so it’s not going to be like in the summer of love back in the days, but I really hope that I can at least see my wife covered in mud once, rolling down a hill.

2018 Festivals Playlist

This first playlist will be a journey with the artists that are going to play at the Music Festivals I mentioned above, hope you’ll enjoy it!

You can listen to it on Spotify

…or make it on the platform of your choice using the list of the songs:

  1. Make a Change – Durand Jones & The Indications [Rock Werchter]
  2. Barcelona – George Ezra [Rock Werchter]
  3. Put My Head In The Ground – Equal Idiots [Rock Werchter]
  4. Estupendo – Arsenal [Rock Werchter]
  5. Memories – Petit Biscuit [Rock Werchter]
  6. Let Me Down Easy – Gang of Youths [Rock Werchter]
  7. I Know You – Craig David, Bastille [Rock Werchter]
  8. I Found What I’ve Been Looking For – Tom Grennan [Rock Werchter]
  9. Never Say Die – CHVRCHES [Rock Werchter]
  10. AKA… What A Life – Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds [Rock Werchter]
  11. Highway Tune – Greta Van Fleet [Download]
  12. BIG Dreams – blackwave. [Rock Werchter]
  13. Through Glass – Stone Sour [Rock Werchter]
  14. Come On! – The Hives [Download]
  15. Drôle de question – Roméo Elvis, Le Motel [Rock Werchter]
  16. Nightmare – Bad Cop, Bad Cop [Dowload]
  17. Don’t Kill My Vibe – Sigrid [Rock Werchter]
  18. Proud of Me (feat. Little Simz) – Mahalia, Little Simz [Rock Werchter]
  19. Could Have Been Me – The Struts [Download]
  20. I Will Wait – Mumford & Sons [Sziget]
  21. For What It’s Worth – Liam Gallagher [Sziget]
  22. Fluorescent Adolescent – Arctic Monkeys [Sziget]
  23. Feel Good Inc – Gorillaz [Sziget]
  24. The Way You Used to Do – Queens of the Stone Age [Rock Werchter]

So now let’s rock and roll, folks!


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Michelle C 2 May 2018 - 0 h 04 min

Sounds good! I don’t attend too many festivals but mood music is always appreciated. 🙂

Simone Cardillo 5 May 2018 - 15 h 36 min

Hi Michelle,
Music is always welcome I agree!

Rachelle 2 May 2018 - 17 h 14 min

I’m excited to see The Struts on your list! I’ve recently been introduced to their music and I must say, they’re turning into one of my go-to. I’m also a HUGE fan of Mumford & Sons! Love this list and I can’t wait to add it to mine!

Simone Cardillo 5 May 2018 - 15 h 39 min

Hi Rachelle, happy that you are adding this list to yours.
I can’t wait to see Mumford&Sons live, even if The Struts are more my kind of things!

Melanie 2 May 2018 - 22 h 07 min

I have always wanted to attend a music festival! I love going to concerts, but have never done a festival before! I can only imagine the energy level!

Simone Cardillo 5 May 2018 - 15 h 40 min

HI Melanie, well you should really try to go once!
But in case this summer you can’t, we’ll cover everything about these festivals so stay tuned!

Nat 4 May 2018 - 18 h 02 min

Wow! That’s quite an effort, it will definitely make it easier for me to pick songs for the summer festivals, thank you!

Sol Solntze 5 May 2018 - 7 h 00 min

Getting old – don’t recognise many of the bands. Mind you, that’s the fun of festivals, finding new music. A playlist is a good idea though.

Simone Cardillo 6 May 2018 - 15 h 26 min

Believe me most of the bands I added to the playlist are the results of searching new music!
I grew up with other things, but it’s good to be always updated!

Claire 5 May 2018 - 11 h 40 min

Great list! Takes me back to my last festival, Glastonbury! It was a couple of years ago but still remember it like yesterday 🙂

Simone Cardillo 6 May 2018 - 15 h 23 min

Hi Claire, actually Glastonbury was my music goal this year but as you know once every four it’s fallow year….
I hope i can make to the next!

Mams 5 May 2018 - 13 h 44 min

Très sympa ! Il n’y aurait pas un lien vers la play liste sur spotify SVP pour l’écouter dans l’intégralité ?


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