The 10 Acts We Most Want To See At Glastonbury

From alt-folk to hip-hop, this year's unmissable acts

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You’ve already dusted off your copy of The Colour and the Shape in preparation for The Foo Fighters, and borrowed your Dad’s copy of Tommy so you can say you saw The Who.

But who else to check out at Glastonbury, the world’s best music festival?

To help you fill in the gaps, we round up the ten acts we’re most excited about, including several you may not have heard of. See you there.

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1 | King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard
As you might have guessed from the name, this Australian psychedelic group are mad as the ship’s cat and thoroughly good fun. Check them out at William’s Green, one of Glastonbury’s best alternative areas where there will also be a huge Tuborg bar where you can enjoy a refreshing pint or two.


2 | Kate Tempest
A woman with talents diverse enough to earn both a Mercury Prize nomination and the TS Eliot Prize for Poetry in recent years, Kate Tempest is a wordsmith and a performer who will change your impression of ‘spoken word poetry’ forever. Trust us.

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3 | Perfume Genius
Like Bright Eyes and Patrick Wolf before him, Seattle-based pianist Mike Hadreas is the critically adored purveyor of fragile yet somehow uplifting indie pop you should seek out at this year’s festival. Because it can’t all be skanking in the sun.


4 | Chronixx
…Although if skanking in the sun is your thing, look no further then Jamaican reggae artist Chronixx who’ll do more than perhaps any other act at the festival to put you in a feel-good mood, no matter what the state of your hangover.


5 | Todd Terje
The Norwegian DJ’s ‘It’s All Album Time’ was one of the highlights of 2014, making him our pick of the smaller electronic acts this year. Not to be missed.


6 | Father John Misty
“Joyous, sexy and hilarious: a stand-out record of that year” is how we described the Fleet Foxes ex-drummer’s album Fear Fun back in 2012. Since then the troubadour has only got better.  


7 | Kanye West
The announcement that Yeezy will be one of this year’s headlines was met with predictable derision by fans of boring guitar bands, but we’re backing the rapper to produce a slick greatest hits set (easy to forget just how many he has) that will get even the most cynical ‘purists’ up and dancing.


8 | Ghostpoet
Regularly compared with The Streets (lyrically) and Roots Manuvera (musically) ever since his stunning debut in 2011, in truth Ghostpoet is one of the most unique British artists around: wry and wise and brilliantly atmospheric.


9 | Moulettes
This indie folk band have been delighting festival audiences drawn to their strange, beautiful melodies and other-worldly lyrics for years now. Make them the band you haven’t heard of yet that you spend the rest of the weekend telling whoever will listen how great they are.


10 | Jamie T
Whether you prefer Jamie T's impish early work from 2007's joyful Panic Prevention or his more recent, mature incarnation, the 28-year-old is one of our best songwriters.

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