BONNACONS OF DOOM
Whether congregating in dimly lit halls or in forests, mysterious forces are channelled by the shifting collective known as BONNACONS OF DOOM, intent on psychic communion by any means necessary. The band’s arcane conjury operates stubbornly free of genre, sashaying alongside psych-rock, repetitive drone and electronic experimentation, while consumed by a devotional intensity that’s multiplied by the transcendental echoing of vocalist Kate Smith.
Under various guises (Bonnacons of Doom, Of Jo, Of Love), the cloaked musical alchemists have brought their trans-Pennine hypnotic music to the festival on numerous occasions, installing themselves as the de facto PZYK house band. Expect an equal amount of otherworldliness from Bonnacons this year, off the back of an album and a single released on the acclaimed Rocket label in 2019.