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Glastonbury 2017: Best New Bands To See

Written by Megan Snell / June 21, 2017

Glastonbury is the perfect festival to get your fix of new music and this year’s line-up definitely doesn’t disappoint. We’ve rounded up our favourite acts on the brink of something huge that you should definitely add to your schedules…

WHO? Sundara Karma
WHERE/WHEN? Sunday, John Peel Stage, 11:50-12:30
WHY? With a whole catalogue of anthemic indie belters behind them, and an electric stage presence led by frontman Oscar Lula, the Reading four-piece have all the ingredients to make them a festival must-see.
AFTER THAT, THEY’LL BE PLAYING: A UK headline tour this autumn! FIND TICKETS.

WHO? Warpaint
WHERE/WHEN? Saturday, The Park Stage, 23:00-00:15
WHY? With bags of talent, edge and attitude between them, the LA all-girl foursome’s live energy is spellbinding.
AFTER THAT, THEY’LL BE PLAYING: Summer Series at Somerset House! FIND TICKETS.

WHO? Songhoy Blues
WHERE/WHEN? Saturday, The Park Stage, 19:45-21:00
WHY? Following the massive success of their 2015 debut album, the Malian quartet are back with second LP ‘Résistance’, a soundtrack of a band who have toured the world and soaked up influences far beyond the borders of their native country. Don’t miss this one.
AFTER THAT, THEY’LL BE PLAYING: Summer Series at Somerset House, and a UK headline tour! FIND TICKETS.

WHO? Sigrid
WHERE/WHEN? Saturday, The Park Stage, 15:00-16:00
WHY? The ‘Don’t Kill My Vibe’ singer is the hottest new pop star on the planet right now thanks to her incredible songwriting and captivating live shows. With a debut album on the cards, Glasto might be your chance for a sneak preview of what’s to come.
AFTER THAT, SHE’LL BE PLAYING: London's Scala in October! FIND TICKETS.

WHO? Emily Barker
WHERE/WHEN? Friday, Acoustic Stage, 14:30-15:10
WHY? Emily’s an award-winning songwriter with her tunes being used as theme songs for multiple TV dramas and as the score for movie ‘Hector’. Make her the soundtrack to your Friday.
AFTER THAT, SHE’LL BE PLAYING: London's Borderline in November! FIND TICKETS.

WHO? Wildwood Kin
WHERE/WHEN? Saturday, Avalon Stage, 12:50-13:45 / Saturday, BBC Music Introducing, 16:50-17:15
WHY? Tipped by the likes of Jo Whiley, Steve Wright and Jamie Cullum, the indie-alt-folk trio are set to release their much-anticipated debut album ‘Turning Tides’ in August. Catch a sneak preview at the festival!
AFTER THAT, THEY’LL BE PLAYING: A huge headline tour this autumn! FIND TICKETS.

WHO? Mura Masa
WHERE/WHEN? Saturday, Sonic, 16:15-17:15
WHY? Mura Masa’s killer beats and collaborations with the likes of Nao, Shura, A$AP Rocky and Charli XCX have seen the young producer’s name garner some serious hype over the last few years. Don’t miss out on witnessing him live.
AFTER THAT, HE’LL BE PLAYING: Shows in London and Bristol in October! FIND TICKETS.

WHO? Jordan Rakei
WHERE/WHEN? Friday, Pussy Parlure, 18:00-19:00
WHY? The Brisbane-raised Jordan Rakei has been making waves with his take on jazz and hip-hop-influenced soul. Grab a cold one, sit back and enjoy his live show.
AFTER THAT, HE’LL BE PLAYING: A headline tour this October! FIND TICKETS.

WHO? Mullally
WHERE/WHEN? Friday, The Rabbit Hole, 20:00-20:30
WHY? Despite having only released a handful of tracks online, the young neo-soul act has proved he’s set for stardom after smashing through the 6 million stream mark already.
AFTER THAT, HE’LL BE PLAYING: Watch this space...

We've also recommended six hidden gems and a load of must-see acts for your Glasto weekend!

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