7 Bands You Cannot Miss At Glastonbury 2016

This week brings us the penultimate Glastonbury festival before it’s first move in 2018 to a new location for its fallow year. With headliners such as Muse alongside the likes of Tame Impala, Foals and The Last Shadow Puppets also playing on the Pyramid Stage which are sure not to be missed… Have you planned who you’re going to see in between? If not, then here is our, albiet eclectic, mix of bands that you must see at Glastonbury 2016.

Hinds

When and where? Sunday, The Park Stage at 14:00

If you’re looking for girl power in the form of a fun, indie rock group, then look no further than Hinds. The band are based in Madrid and have a unique lo-fi style alongside the unique combination of both Ana Garcia Perrote and Carlotta Cosials shared vocals throughout their tracks.

Jagwar Ma

When and where? Saturday, The Park Stage at 15:30

Want to party? Jagwar Ma are an alternative, psychedelic dance duo from Australia. We saw Jagwar Ma supporting Tame Impala earlier this year. While not as good recorded as they are live, they’re still a great live band and worth checking out.

XY&O

When and where? Saturday, BBC Introducing at 13:45

We saw XY&O at their first gig back at Hoxton Square Bar and Kitchen just under a year ago supporting Kassassin Street and were definitely impressed and unaware that it was their first gig until afterwards. The band are a self-proclaimed “Haze-pop” band from Cardiff.

Editors

When and where? Friday, The Other Stage at 17:40

Brooding and darkness in tracks might not be the first thing you’d think you’d want to hear at a festival, but Editors do that in a way that’s nothing short of mesmerising.  We’ve been lucky enough to see the band live on more than one occasion, and couldn’t recommend them more highly. Tracks such as ‘Papillon’ and ‘Munich’ are not to be missed.

Chvches

When and where? Saturday, The Other Stage at 20:45

Chvches are an electronic, synth pop trio based in Glasgow. Taking a more darker edge that their debut, their second album is just about to be reissued with latest bonus track ‘Bury It’ (featuring Paramore’s Hayley Williams). The band have gone from strength to strength in a short period of time and are definitely not to be missed live.

Explosions In The Sky

When and where? Friday, John Peel Stage at 19:30

Explosions In The Sky are a post rock instrumental band who returned with their sixth album, ‘The Wilderness’ earlier this year. The Texas quartet provide cinematic, narrative instrumentals in what’s said to be enthusiastic and emotional live shows.

Anteros

When and where? Sunday, The Other Stage at 11:30

Taken from the name of a god in Greek mythology who represented requited love and punished those who were not interested in returning other people’s love. Anteros are a London based band, fronted by model Laura Hayden and are self described as “Bitter Dream Pop”.

Times and stages correct at time of writing (Tuesday 21th June 2016).

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