We’re gearing up to attend Mutations Festival this weekend and thought we’d share some of our favourite line-up highlights. With several BIMM University graduates on the bill and over 30 students working in artist liaison and marketing roles across the weekend, it’s set to be a busy one.
The year is set to be the biggest Mutations Festival to date. The lovingly curated line-up showcases over 100 of the most innovative and inspiring acts touring the world right now, performing in nine of Brighton’s most treasured grassroots music venues across four days.
Here are our highlights:
Welly and his band of PE-kitted disciples are fun, sarcastic pop that the grim post-punk generation needs. Currently studying at BIMM University, they’ve found great form, performing at this year’s Glastonbury Festival, The Great Escape and Victorious Festival.
Playing: The Hope and Ruin on Saturday (00:30 – 01:00)
Adding some rap to this festival is the co-founder of rap collective Mutant Academy, Fly Anakin. He’s been described by Madlib as ‘one of the illest MCs’ and by Pitchfork who stated that ‘if we’re talking fundamentals, he’s probably the single best pure rapper in the scene.’
Playing: The Prince Albert on Saturday (22:15 – 23:00)
BIMM University graduates and ferocious live performers, DITZ, create forward-thinking noise rock/post-punk featuring a vast array of pedal effects with influences from 80s and 90s post-hardcore. Their debut album, The Great Regression, received a respectable 7.3 from Pitchfork.
Playing: Patterns on Saturday (18:35 – 19:15)
Three-piece Chester-based friends, Peaness, write catchy, fuzzy harmony-driven indie pop songs about love, friendship, frustrations, Brexit and food waste. In 2022, they released their debut full-length album, World Full Of Worry, on their own label – Totally Snick Record – in partnership with Republic Of Music.
Playing: Chalk on Friday (17:00 – 17:30)
CLT DRP comprises BIMM University graduates Annie, Daphne and Scott, hailing from Canada, Greece, and Southampton, respectively. This genre-bending trio’s unapologetic and playful approach sees audiences entranced in energetic power. Blending EDM, punk and pop, this trio is not to be missed.
Playing: The Prince Albert on Saturday (17:00 – 17:30)
These BIMM Uni grads formed back in 2017. Their brand of garage rock may also contain hard-hitting fast-paced punk, thick infectious bass lines and charming highlights of fuzzy layered guitars. Currls are set to cause a scene, don’t miss ‘em!
Playing: The Prince Albert on Sunday (15:05 – 15:35)
We can’t wait to see you there. Make sure to support grassroots and DIY music venues in your city.