Bushstock is a multi-venue one day festival taking place in the heart of London’s Shepherd’s Bush and brought to you by the people behind Communion Music.
Bushstock is an annual celebration of the year round work Communion achieve as a promoter, featuring one summer day of cutting edge programming, around multiple venues in Shepherds Bush, including the stunning St Stephen’s Church and Bush Hall. The festival’s focus is creating a platform for the genuine discovery of new music (bringing proper music fans and great new artists together) and celebrating Communion’s West London heritage.
Bushstock sold out in advance once again in 2016, when 1500 music fans descended onto Shepherd’s Bush for the event. Capacity has grown steadily since 2011, when the event hosted just 700 people, and will continue to grow!
The festival has a reputation as the place to see the ‘next big thing’ with past artists including Bastille, George Ezra, Hozier, Bear’s Den, Daughter, Lucy Rose, Michael Kiwanuka, The Staves, Nick Mulvey and many more, before their names were so recognizable.
Communion was born in the Summer of 2006 as a monthly live music night at London’s Notting Hill Arts Club, and quickly grew into an active and supportive community of musicians and fans. From that sweaty West London basement bar, Communion has grown into a Record Label, concert Promoter and Publisher – with offices in London and New York, and a firmer than ever focus on artist development.
In the last few years Communion Records has released records by: Ben Howard, Michael Kiwanuka, Nick Mulvey, Willy Mason, Gotye, Daughter, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Half Moon Run, Bear’s Den, and loads more…
…and Communion Presents has put on hundreds of shows: from 70 capacity pubs, to 10,000 capacity arenas, from London to Nashville, Melbourne and plenty of places in between.
“The festival is a Shangri-La of new music, with artists often on the cusp of greatness as they perform – it’s been kind of a barometer for the pop landscape for the year ahead, with many an act springing to stardom post Bushstock.” The Line of Best Fit
“Bushstock strikes again. This is the place to be to discover rising talent, run amok with mates and make some new ones on the way” TMRW
“full of surprises, tucked away in a bar, hidden in a church…making it a really valuable addition to London’s live music scene” Music OMH
“a festival packed full of intimate surprises, high standard performances, a lot of running around, and even more fun” Inveterate
“Bushstock has managed to retain a DIY and personal air, with shows taking place on intimate stages across a selection of intricately decorated locations” The 405
Nominated for the Golden Welly Award for Best Independent Festival Aim Awards 2016