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From Drake to Jane McDonald, bands share their dream festival partners

By Time Out London Music

Festivals are the most fun places on earth... unless you're stuck with a real Debbie Downer. Here, bands and DJs playing this year's festivals pick their ideal drinking, dancing and tent-pitching buddies. 

‘If there wasn’t so much walking, I’d take my nan.’ Josh from The Horrors, who play Citadel.

‘Idris Elba. He has the most fun and attracts all the ladies. I just ride in his slipstream.’ Fatboy Slim, who plays Elrow Town.

‘Stifler from “American Pie”.’ Jordan Rakei, who plays Lost Village. 

‘Trevor McDonald.’ HONNE, who play Citadel.

‘Mark Ronson.’ Joel from Wolf Alice, pictured below, who play NOS Alive. 


 ‘Hunter S Thompson would show me a really good time.’ Henry from Boston Manor, who play Truck Festival. 

‘Tupac.’ GoldLink, who plays Wireless.

‘My mate Adam is the funniest man alive and looked after me when I found out Michael Jackson died whilst on acid.’ Joe from IDLES, who play Live at Leeds.

‘I’d have to pick that Jane McDonald, the cruise singer off the television.’ Terry Farley, who plays Farr.

‘Bridget Jones.’ Ella Eyre, pictured below, who plays Balaton Sound.

Ella Eyre

© Paolo Zerbini

‘An early riser who can also stay up late. I don’t mind if you boke [vomit], but you have to be able to keep going after.’ Harry from Peace, who play Sound City.

‘Drake.’ Michael Dapaah aka Big Shaq, who plays Longitude.

‘Jeff Bridges.’ Steve from Riot Jazz, who play Soundwave.

‘Nardwuar the Human Serviette.’ Superorganism, who play Latitude.

'It’s got to be just my friends and family.’ Craig David, who plays Boardmasters.

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