Summer Playlists


Revamp your Spotify this Summer with some songs to accompany your lazy days in the sun/British rain. Transport yourself to a sunny beach, Ibiza, the inner city or a crazy festival.

Music Editor, Mairead Kearins has some suggestions, and if you have any other songs which spice up your summer to suggest, tweet us at @YorkVision!

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Beach Chic

Remind yourself you’re in tropical paradise with summery club beats. Duke Dumont creates the image of the Caribbean even if you’re not there, and Mr Probz has the hit of the summer in ‘Waves’. Clean Bandit have the ideal balance of mellow and dance with recent single ‘Extraordinary’.

City Style

For a fast-paced holiday, calm yourself down with a mellow sound. Capital Cities and Sara Bareilles have an upbeat sound that provides the optimism needed to go sightseeing and pacing the city streets, whereas up-and-coming artist Vance Joy gives a sense of relaxing guitar whilst cycling the streets of Amsterdam.


Listen to music to get you in the mood for a weekend of music and mud. Festival favourites Arctic Monkeys are ideal for this with catchy lyrics and great basslines, with newbies The 1975 and Haim following in their footsteps with unique vocals and girl power.

Going Out Glam

Getting ready to great music will hype you up for the evening ahead. Ellie Goulding sets the tone for a night of dancing and romance with the lyrics. Similarly, Sam Smith and Lorde have a mellow approach for creating the mood for a great night with their electronic beats.