Last year marked a decade of Live At Leeds, a groundbreaking event which paved the way for a number of similar urban festivals which continue to go from strength to strength. As a result of last year's milestone, the organisers clearly decided that the only way was up, with this year's bill managing to be bigger and better than ever before.
The festive period may be drawing to a close, but here at The Sound of Settling, that just means it's time to start looking ahead to another year packed with gigs and festivals. An early contender for lineup of 2017 comes in the form of Derby's 2Q Festival. Taking place on Saturday 1st April, they've spent advent unveiling a band a day.
There's no denying that 2016 has been Black Honey's year. They've spent the duration touring relentlessly and it's been easy to track their growing reputation. Support crowds have been piling into the venue straight after doors to catch their set and their own headline dates have been selling out well in advance.
Last year marked a decade of Live At Leeds, no mean feat for an event which truly led the way for 'urban festivals' back in 2006. The event itself was one of the best yet, so it's no surprise that its back again this year and they've unveiled a host of big names for their first announcement, including Slaves, White Lies and Wild Beasts.