Glastonbury’s a big one. There is literally too much to choose from. Sure, you’ll be hitting the Pyramid, Other and West Holts stages to see the likes of Radiohead, Little Dragon, Toots & The Maytals, Wiley and the rest of BBK, Haim (we caught their secret set at Primavera and it was very, very good!) and Ata Kak. But what about the acts you’re maybe not that familiar with?
Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Read on to discover the best up and coming acts on the bill plus one classic act who you may have missed. These are our ‘Must See Acts’ for Glastonbury 2017.
Josh Barry (@joshbarrymusic)
Yes, this is the same Josh Barry that wowed crowds on BGT back in 2010. He’s come a long way since then and was this year deservedly crowned winner of the Glastonbury Emerging Talent Competition. You’ll have not one but four opportunities to catch his soul-folk vibes and undeniable vocal talent.
Where: (1) The Rabbit Hole / (2) BBC Introducing / (3) John Peel Stage / (4) Greenpeace – Engine Room
Showtimes: (1) Thursday 22 June @ 23:15 / (2) Friday 23 June @ 17:30 / (3) Saturday 24 June @ 11:00 / (4) Saturday 24 June @ 14:00
Matt “Jam” Lamont (@MattJamLamont)
If Wiley is the grandfather of grime, then Matt “Jam” Lamont could be given the same title for UK Garage (alongside his partner in crime (Karl “Tuff Enuff” Brown). He’ll be kicking off an absolute road block of a night on the Clash stage. You will definitely not want to miss this one.
Showtimes: Friday 23 June @ 22:00
Young Yizzy (@Official_Yizzy)
We are BIG fans of this South London grime youngster and featured his track ‘This Is Life‘ on the blog last month. Expect brutally honest lyrics and equally tough beats.
Where: (1) The Blues / (2) The Rabbit Hole
Showtimes: (1) Saturday 24 June @ 14:00 / (2) Saturday 24 June @ 17:00
“Er, WTF!?” (like in a shocked and totally good way) was pretty much our response when we first heard Keir’s live performance of ‘Squeeze Me’. It’s not only his range but the control he has over it that blew us away. There’s power in them lungs!
Where: BBC Introducing
Showtimes: Saturday 24 June @ 13:35
The Pale White (@thepalewhite)
We have to thank Drums Eat Everything again for putting us on to The Pale White. Their take on that infectious stripped back rock format is just spot on and we hear their live shows are pretty belting too.
Where: BBC Introducing
Showtimes: Sunday 25 June @ 16:15
Pack light, be safe, have fun. That’s all we have to say on the matter. Oh, and go and see all of the above acts.