The 502s ADDED TO 2022 LINE-UP
The 502s have just been added to our 2022 line-up and will take to the stage on Sunday 29th May!
Known for their viral music videos on TikTok and raucous live shows, Floridian feel-good folk band The 502s affectionately refer to themselves as undeniable rays of Florida sunshine.
Their new album finds the 5-piece indie folk band reveling in the thrills and joys of living their dreams, yet resilient in the face of heartbreak and relentless upheaval which comes with the passing of time.
Led by earnest banjo-strumming songwriter Ed Isola, The 502s are a band of brothers whose sound has received critical acclaim as celebratory, wholesome, and thoroughly life-affirming.
The 502s provide the soundtrack for adventure, and that’s exactly the spirit behind the recent viral TikTok trend of their song “Just A Little While”. While the song was released in October 2021 as the lead-off to their album Could It Get Better Than This, it exploded in popularity in December, coinciding with the end of the fall school semester.
The band fired up their TikTok one day and saw thousands of videos from college and high school students posting compilations of their school year experiences, all scored by the ebullient chorus of “Just A Little While”. Soon the trend caught on with users of all ages, locations and backgrounds, with the song appearing in videos of everything from motivational videos to makeup tutorials to globetrotting excursions.
The result has been a massive influx of millions of new fans, pushing their streaming numbers through the roof and landing them on Billboard’s Hot Rock and Alternative chart, as well as the #3 spot on Spotify’s Top Viral 50 tracks.
Don’t miss them at Neighbourhood Weekender!