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Garorock 2018: 5 Acts We Can't Wait to See

The 2018 edition of Garorock is now a matter of hours away (around 53 and counting), and as ever the revered French festival is playing host to a diverse lineup of names.

Topping the bill are Indochine, Marilyn Manson, DJ Snake, Macklemore and more, with the likes of Nina Kraviz, Mura Masa, ODESZA and Nekfeu also putting in an appearance.

Looking beyond the headliners, we've picked out five acts you definitely shouldn't miss (if you're lucky enough to be going).


Sunday 1 July – Scène Garonne Pression Live (22:50-23:50)

Having staked a very early claim for album of the year when they released the long-awaited Little Dark Age back in February, MGMT are a band reinvigorated. Sounding the best they have since the turn of the decade, the Connecticut duo have a busy summer of festivals ahead of them. And their Garorock appearance is not one to miss.


Saturday 30 June – Scène Garoclub Deezer (23:45-01:15)

Another celebrated duo, albeit it in slightly different circles. Their self-title debut proved they have what it takes to transport their sound from underground clubs to festival stages. And anyone who has seen their live show recently can attest to the fact that it is a special experience.

Charlotte Gainsbourg

Saturday 30 June – Scène de la Plaine (21:50-22:50)

If I'm being entirely honest, Charlotte Gainsbourg's first album in six years – entitled Rest – exceeded expectations. And it seems that was the case across the board, with the record receiving very positive reviews. Despite having lived her life in the business, we might be seeing Charlotte Gainsbourg at her best right now.

Fat White Family

Saturday 30 June – Scène de la Plaine (19:30 - 20:30)

The rock scene's favourite South London troublemakers aren't exactly a shy and retiring bunch, and although they've not released anything since 2016 album Songs For Our Mothers, their live shows are a thing to behold.


Thursday 28 June – Scène de la Plaine (17:45-18:30) 

Formed in the same Brixton pub that the Fat White Family called home, this bunch of youngsters have a slightly cleaner sound and a considerably cleaner lifestyle than their spiritual bigger brothers. Politically engaged and a live tour de force (with some decent songs to boot), Shame are on the up.

Head to our Garorock 2018 guide to see the full lineup, and for more information on the festival


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