Don’t miss these bands this summer

DPP Festival: The bands you can't miss seeing The Honeymoon Suite, The Covasettes and Oddity Road

Oddity Road

Going to DPP festival, these are the bands you need to see live, so get your drinks in early to avoid missing the incredible line-up.

Taking places on the 6th and 7th January there is an array of talent on offer and of those available these are the ones we think you need to see.

The Honeymoon Suite

This band is Derby’s latest export into the indie music scene, with these lads bursting onto the scene with their anthemic first single release “Taste -less” that received immediate notoriety from BBC Introducing. 

The Honeymoon Suite.

The four piece are expected to see their star rise in the coming year with a number of gigs already announced and promise of future releases, this really is your chance to see them now before everyone else is clambering after tickets to see them in the near future. 

Will Rhodes the lead singer spoke about the upcoming festival saying “It’s great to see DPP providing a platform for small local bands to play in front of a larger audience, you can’t get much more intimate than the Sitwell. There’s no stage so the audience is kind of right there in front of you” 

The Covasettes

Having only been together a year the Manchester four piece have played more shows outside of their own city and according to frontman Chris Buxton all their songs are written to get a room bouncing  so you can expect a lively performance if single “This Feeling” is anything to go by.

The Covasettes.

The four mates who met at university are all absolutely delighted to be playing DPP festival having seen the lineup last year, they’re excited to join yet another great list of bands.

Make sure you get yourselves down to the Sitwell Tavern as this is the first stop for the quartet with a busy 2018 planned, Chris Buxton told us “We’re hoping that we can get involved in loads more festivals next year so playing DPP festival in January is the perfect way to start”

Oddity Road

Regarded as “The best thing to come out of north Derbyshire since Dredge” by BBC Introducing Oddity Road are one of many on the lineup to get acclamation from this platform. 

Over the summer the band played every festival they could get their name on, just to name a few; Stockton Calling, Dot to Dot and Neighbourhood festival. If you are attending you should expect to see a really complete performance showcasing the enthralling energy of indie pop combined with an air of darkness.

Oddity Road.


You can see The Covasettes on the 6th January the first day of the festival, The Honeymoon Suite and Oddity Road on the second day the 7th January. 

Tickets are available here

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