Bastille ready to storm Blissfields - as headliners

Bastille return to headline Blissfields
Bastille return to headline Blissfields

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Unless you were there, you probably don’t remember Bastille performing each year at Blissfields festival near Winchester.

That’s because in previous years the London indie-pop outfit hadn’t hit the charts yet.

Now, they have a No1 debut album, Bad Blood, and a bunch of catchy hit singles. And they return to headline at the sold-out festival tonight.

Says frontman Dan: ‘We’ve been touring pretty much non-stop this year, so we haven’t really had much time to take stock of it, which I think is probably a good thing.

‘It was such a weird surprise, and it continues to be one. But, having stopped and acknowledged that it was an awesome thing to have happened to us, it’s probably best to move on and get on with it.’

The singer-songwriter, who started Bastille as a solo project, is delighted to be returning to Blissfields.

‘Blissfields is such an awesome little festival,’ he says.

‘They had us on when we just started as a band a few years ago and they put us on the main stage last year quite early on.

‘Now we’re headlining.

‘It’s really nice to be able to build relationships with people like that and have people who supported you right from the start help bring you through.

‘We’re so happy that Blissfields will be our first headline.

‘It’s a great festival and the people that run it are so lovely.’