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 and Communion as a company are focused on creating a platform for the genuine discovery of new music (bringing proper music fans and great new artists together) and celebrating our West London heritage.
Bushstock sold out in advance once again in 2018, when 1750 music fans descended onto Shepherd’s Bush for the event. Capacity has grown steadily since 2011, when the event hosted just 700, and will continue to grow in 2019.
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.
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 5 years Communion Records has released records by: Ben Howard, Lucy Rose, Michael Kiwanuka, Nick Mulvey, Willy Mason, Gotye, Daughter, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Half Moon Run, Bear’s Den, Dan Croll and loads more...
Communion Presents has put on hundreds of shows: From 70 capacity pubs to 5,000 cap theatres like Eventim Apollo and 18,000 capacity arenas like the O2, from London to Nashville to Melbourne and plenty of places in between representing artists like James Bay, George Ezra, Leon Bridges, Vance Joy, Ben Howard, Daughter, Freya Ridings, Sam Fender and more...
“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
“Bushstock has a well-earned reputation as an ideal place to catch all the next Next Big Things” 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