Last time out, we ran the rule over the opening five bands at Camp Symmetry viz. Veronica Falls, Last Dinosaurs, San Cisco, Wild Nothing and William Fitzsimmons. We continue the lowdown with the final five!

RA RA RIOT 4.35pm – 5.20pm

American indie rock band with three albums and numerous EPs released since 2007. The band plays an energetic brand of melodic pop-rock with classical underpinnings. Comparisons have been drawn between the quartet and Vampire Weekend, Broken Social Scene and The Polyphonic Spree.

BEST COAST 5.40pm – 6.55pm

An American rock duo (Bethany Cosentino and Robb Bruno) that blends Indie Rock and Power Pop influences brilliantly. Two well-received LPs so far and the new EP Fade Away is a instant winner in my book! Definitely a crowd favourite – the party well and truly begins here. Not to be missed!

THE CRIBS 7.15pm – 8.25pm

English indie rock trio that is fairly well-established after five solid album releases. The band even had the legendary indie pop icon Johnny Marr in their lineup for a time! It’s not hard to imagine that they will tear up the stage by the time they come on. Probably the only band at Camp Symmetry that will recall 90s alt-rock in the vein of Pixies, Ash and Weezer. Can’t wait to rock out and scream out the lyrics to “Come On, Be A No-One”!

MEW 8.50pm – 10.10pm

Danish alt-rockers have a strong reputation for lively, sophisticated rock music that appeals to the brains as well as the groin. “The world’s only indie stadium band” is how the band (jokingly) described themselves once but there is an air of epic authority about then that is hard to deny. Prepared to be awed.

EXPLOSIONS IN THE SKY 10.40pm – 11.55pm

American post-rock (i.e. instrumental) band with six highly acclaimed albums. The band’s eagerly anticipated first appearance is a boon to all fans, who rightly regard Explosions in the Sky as one of the premier groups in their particular field. The perfect way to close out this exciting indie pop-rock festival.

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