CHVRCHES at Mad Cool Festival 2022: The Trio Reflects on North American Tour, Festival Memories and More

The band also names Bonnaroo as "one of the craziest festivals in the world"

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Ahead of their late night set at Mad Cool Festival 2022, CHVRCHES joined Consequence for an interview about their recent US tour, which included sets at Bonnaroo and various other festivals around the country.

In addition to discussing the highs and lows of playing rather late in the evening (“we’ve got some coffee,” says Lauren Mayberry), the band went through some of their favorite festival memories — mainly their set at this year’s edition of Bonnaroo, which Martin Doherty names as “one of the craziest festivals in the world.” They go on to praise the fashion of Bonnaroo’s attendees, and how even if they weren’t playing the festival, it would be one they’d love to attend as fans.

But for now, CHVRCHES are focusing on their European summer tour dates, before heading back to the states for some special shows. “We’re playing the Hollywood Bowl with Grace Jones,” says Mayberry, and the band is certainly looking forward to that gig in particular. With each show in support of the band’s brilliant 2021 LP, Screen Violence — which landed on our Top Albums of 2021 list and earned them our title of Band of the Year — it’s clear that CHVRCHES are still flying high, and the live shows have been better than ever.

Watch the full conversation with CHVRCHES above, and then make sure to check out all of our coverage from Mad Cool Festival.

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