Sure, the rain may be getting everyone down (that’s why we’re in Barcelona right now), but you’ve got to start thinking about getting into the festival spirit, hey? We’re getting somewhat excited about the former Big Chill ladies’ debut Nova Festival – not least as the boutique gathering plans to cram many of the things we love into one beautiful park (namely music, art, culture, and food and drink).
Ninja Tune’s digital meddlers Hexstatic have put together a rather splendid half hour mix of some of the festival’s key artists (the likes of tUnE-yArDs, Jessie Ware and The Phenomenal Handclap Band) for us, and needless to say it’s good. Very good. If you need the sort of lift only a ray of sunshine can offer, this is it – scroll down, press play, take your shoes off and find some grass. Just don’t blame us if your feet get a little soggy.