The huge indie fest takes place this weekend
Adam England
15:31 14th July 2022

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Indie kids rejoice – Community Festival is back! The one-day event returns to Finsbury Park on Saturday 16 July, with Two Door Cinema Club, Pale Waves, The Wombats and Circa Waves among the big names set to perform.

But across the two stages, there’s an array of unmissable talent – punters are sure to be spoiled for choice this year. Don’t miss out on these five acts…


Indie, post-punky four-piece Courting are second on the Main Stage, and it’s well worth making sure you’re down there early to check them out. Sometimes compared to the likes of Sports Team and Fontaines D.C., their debut album Guitar Music is coming out in September so it’s a great time to catch the Liverpool lads’ incisive lyrics and bloody good sound.


Big Image

The band formerly known as Ivory Wave, Birmingham’s Big Image wouldn’t have looked out of place in 1990. While they might draw comparisons to the likes of Happy Mondays and Primal Scream as well as more recent artists like Kasabian and Superfood, however, they’ve very much got their own thing going on – a mish-mash of house, drum and bass and baggy that really works. 


Molly Burman

The North London singer-songwriter’s indie pop touches on mental health and our emotions, and sits somewhere between Lily Allen and Biig Piig, with a bit of Kate Nash sprinkled in for good measure. It’s vulnerable and honest, and latest single ‘Pretty Girl’ is a particular highlight – you can hear it on the N4 Stage at 4:30pm. 



Supporting My Chemical Romance is surely the stuff of dreams for any young rock band, and for Crawlers it’s been one highlight of what’s proving to be a rather good summer. A pretty big deal on TikTok, this Liverpool four-piece are building a dedicated fanbase and it feels only a matter of time until they start playing in the big leagues – as a slot on Community’s Main Stage suggests. 


Daisy Brain

Daisy Brain is the brainchild of Will Tse, and their Gen Z grunge comes just before Circa Waves headline the N4 Stage. Tse’s influences include Nirvana, Radiohead, Green Day and My Chemical Romance, and you can hear them all in their sound – it’s grunge, but given a very early-2020s spin. 

Community Festival takes place on 16 July in London's Finsbury Park. Tickets.

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