Last year saw a new festival come to Oxford. An October date and an indoor roster of venues spread across one day; a stellar line-up including the likes of Bastille, Lewis Watson, Jake Bugg, Liars, Lucy Rose, and a whole lot more, including some great local acts. So that was Gathering Festival 2012.
Unfortunately I couldn’t make it last year, but I’m pretty keen for this year. At the moment, no acts have been announced, but an announcement is due to come in 2 days time. However, using my incredible investigative journalist skills (and spotting it on a certain band’s website), I know one act who will be playing at Gathering Festival this year – Local Natives.
That’s enough for me to know I’m going, even before anything else gets announced. But either way, there’ll be an update to come once we get a few more names. In the meantime, have a listen below to one of the many standout tracks from Local Natives sophomore LP from last year, Hummingbird.