Festival season is nearly upon us and we couldn’t be happier about it. Last week Emily Eavis released the line-up for Glastonbury 2017 and as always it is filled to the brim with super talented artists. So, for those of you lucky Janes with tickets to the best festival in the world, we are going to help you decide who you should see.
Aside from the colossal fuck-up with the headliners (i’m looking at you Ed Sheeran), Glastonbury 2017 has a lot to offer in terms of its line-up. Here’s 5 acts you should definitely check out and raise a warm pint to…
5. FIRST AID KIT
Since 2007, Swedish-folk duo sisters Klara and Johanna Söderberg have been making songs perfectly suited to a sunny day at a festival. In 2008 they became internationally known after their YouTube cover of the Fleet Foxes’s song “Tiger Mountain Peasant Song” gained significant Internet popularity (now at nearly 5 million views) and as a result, they were signed. Since then, they have released three albums, two EPs and their forth album is set for release this summer. We can’t bloody wait.
4. GLASS ANIMALS
English indie rock band Glass Animals blew me away when I first heard their debut album Zaba. Now they’re back with their second album How to be a Human Being and have been touring around the UK. It’s tough to pick my favourite track from the album, but have a listen to Life Itself above. They’d be an incredible band to see live, that’s for sure.
3. LITTLE DRAGON
I first heard of Little Dragon a few years back whilst sat in my camping chair outside my tent at Glasto, as they played the John Peel stage. I was too lazy to get up that day to stroll over and have a better listen, and honestly, i’ve been kicking myself for it ever since. Little Dragon are amazing. The song above has been taken from their fifth album titled Season High and just like the albums that have come before, we can expect some more electro-pop goodness. If you’re looking for a band to have a bit of boogie too, this is the one for you.
The second set of sisters on our list that rock the airwaves with their pop rock vibe, Este, Danielle and Alana, I salute you. I am eagerly anticipating the arrival of their second album (set for release this summer) and expect it to be just as good, if not better than their first Days Are Gone.
1. LONDON GRAMMAR
It feels like we’ve been waiting a lifetime for London Grammar’s second album, and to be fair it has been 4 years. But thankfully Hannah, Dot and Dan are back with their second album Truth Is A Beautiful Thing in June. They’ve already released two tracks from the album, Rooting For You and Big Picture, and if these songs are an indication of what the rest of the album will be like, we are in for a treat.
Are you going to Glastonbury this year? Who are you most looking forward to? Let us know! @tweetjanes