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Festival Gear: Krankbrother

For many musicians, appearing at a festival is a case of stepping outside their comfort zone, adapting their all-black ensembles and moody soundscapes to an outdoor stage and the expectations of a lazy sunny afternoon audience. No such worries for Krankbrother: the DJ duo have made their name hosting electronic music events in a range of unusual locations, from mountain tops to yachts. A few thousand sunburnt revellers in a field are unlikely to faze them. 

Indeed, Danny and Kieran Clancy have already brought their party vibe to bashes in Croatia, Manchester and last weekend's Lovebox in London, and have a few more outdoor events lined up for the remaining summer days and nights. We caught up with the brothers and got the inside scoop on their typical festival packing list. 


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What can't you live without at a festival?

Sunglasses, rehydration sachets, wet wipes, ear plugs, Valium!

Which festivals have you played this summer?

Garden Festival, Unknown Festival, Lovebox, Found Festival, Parklife and more. 

What's been your favourite ever festival moment?

DJ-ing at Burning Man. Unreal. 

Describe your fail-safe festival outfit…

Black skinny jeans, Alexander Wang desert boots, white James Perse T-shirt. Tough clothes, solid colours. I also usually bust out a gold reflective blazer – from an African store on Kingsland Road – if the festival has a fancy dress vibe, with some Gaga-style sunglasses!

Do you have any festival horror stories?

Too many! My tent got washed away at Glastonbury. I passed out face down in mud once from a combination of sunstroke and dehydration at Secret Garden Party. But both of these were when I was a kid – now we're usually working at festivals, so we tend to behave.

Got any survival tips for festival first-timers?

Always wear fancy dress and take Monday and Tuesday off work…


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You can catch Krankbrother at London's Summer In The City at Tobacco Dock (9 August) and Ceremony Festival (September 13), and more.