Best Of 2017 The DIY List 2017: the times we left an important part of our brains somewhere in a field

All this week, we’re travelling through our favourite moments of the year that’s been 2017 - here’s the festival moments that made us lose our minds this summer.

It’s bloody Christmas time again. A time, we agree, for unholy amounts of mince pies and wine, and more repeats of Love Actually than you can shake a red and white sugary stick at, but it’s also a time to reflect on the musical year that has been 2017.

From Oh My God debut albums making new British bands massive, to the year’s most anticipated returns being everything we wanted and more, to incredible acts of defiance against hatred, and, as always, healthy servings of bands doing things that simply made us say: ‘Errr, Say That Again Mate?’.

There’s been some pretty amazing moments this year. So many, in fact, that we’ve collated a hundred of them. We’re going to be sharing them across this week, highlighting some of our favourite festival moments, absolute bangers of singles, political moments that gave us hope, legends of the year and more, before ending up with our ten Big Ones of 2017: the bands and acts that made us laugh, cry, smile and dance the most this year.

Follow everything in The DIY List 2017 here.

Don’t call it a comeback.
The ‘i was there’ live moments of the year.
Errr, say that again mate?
Sound the horns, it’s an absolute banger.
Most notable first steps.
Political moments that gave us hope.

From May through September, the DIY office was transported weekend after weekend to muddy British fields and scorching hot European cities alike: yep, it was festival season. 2017 gave us our fair share of euphoric, year-defining moments across festival season. From Radiohead’s iconic Pyramid Stage return at Glastonbury to Frank Carter and The xx conquering festivals worldwide and Arcade Fire kicking off Primavera Sound with the biggest surprise possible, 2017’s festival run was an absolutely wonderful one. Here are some of our favourite (and slightly hazy) memories from this summer.

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