- Published in 2017 Lineup
It’s been over a decade since The View exploded out of Dundee, a rag-tag teenage mob of guitar-scorching rock’n’rollers, buoyed by a brace of instantly anthemic tunes and a huge, loyal following. As singles like Wasted Little DJs and Superstar Tradesman stormed into the charts, followed by debut album Hats Off To The Buskers entering the charts at Number One and nabbing a Mercury nomination, the fanbase’s jubilant battle-cry was heard up and down the country: “The View, The View, The View are on fire!” The fans were as up-for-it as this famously hard-gigging, hard-partying four-piece.
“That time is a blur,” acknowledges Webster with a chuckle, while Falconer happily cops to their innocence. “We didn’t even know what the A-list was. Someone would tell us we were on the Radio 1 A-list and we’d be like, ‘great… what does that mean?’” But they learned, quickly, on the job. They had to. Three singles from Hats Off To The Buskers hit the Top 20, with Same Jeans rising as far at Number Three. They toured incessantly, wrote constantly, and released four albums in six years. The View had come so far, so fast that they had enough material for a Best Of, 2013’s Seven Year Setlist. They were still only in their mid-twenties.
Fast-forward 10+ years and The View are on fire all over again. Well known for always putting on an interesting and energetic show, their headline performance at this year's Lindisfarne Festival is going to give our Saturday headliner The Fratellis a run for their money.
Better get your tickets fast - still boasting an equally die-hard fan-base as they did back in the noughties, The View are sure to prove a very popular addition to this year's bill.