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Ones To Watch: 15 up-and-coming artists for you to discover at Glastonbury Festival 2017

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Glastonbury Festival, being home to one of the world’s most iconic stages, the Pyramid Stage, is well known for hosting a breadth of A-listers, cemented artists which we all know and love (well, most of us…). However, Glastonbury is also known to be one of the best places on earth for discovering the most exciting new and upfront music from all the up-and-coming artists that will eventually make their way to the Pyramid stage, in years to come. So, before they do, here is your chance to catch them as they “explode” onto the scene and credit yourself to your mates in years time with being the first on site.

Without further ado – here are our 15 “Ones to Watch” for this year’s Glastonbury Festival:


The Moonlandingz

The Moonlandingz are a semi-fictional group, dreamed up by The Eccentronic Research Council’s Adrian and Dean, Mairead O’Connor and producer Ross Orton, fronted by two of Fat White Family’s Lias and Saul, now the Moonlandingz are playing as a real band.

 The Park Stage
 Saturday // 24th June, 2017
 13:30 – 14:30

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Josh Barry

*Glastonbury Festival 2017’s Emerging Talent Competition WINNER*
Rising up through the UK’s underground dance scene, Josh Barry’s soulful vocals have seen him working with some of dance music’s global stars.

 BBC Music Introducing Stage
 Friday // 23th June, 2017
 17:30-17:55

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Hackney Colliery Band

With a set list as diverse as the borough which gave them their name, expect an eclectic and completely unique mix of dancefloor-filling contemporary rock, jazz, soul, and electronica.

 Avalon Stage
 Sunday // 25th June, 2017
 22:50-23:50

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Otis Mensah

Otis Mensah is “a young story-teller-rapper-poet with a mesmerising delivery and a talent for drawing the poetic from the everyday happenings in his life.” The 1000 Monkeys (Spoken Word/Poetry Group). The alternative hip-hop artist has risen from a new wave; age and era which embraces a contemporary take on a nostalgic authenticity in hip-hop music.

 BBC Music Introducing Stage
 Friday // 23th June, 2017
 13:40 – 14:05

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Girl Ray

Girl Ray is an indie-pop trio from London, craft subtle, winsome songs about teenage romance and youthful angst with lovely harmonies.

 William’s Green
 Saturday // 24th June, 2017
 14:00 – 14:40

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Palm Honey

Palm Honey are a Reading/London based psychedelic four-piece band creating a fuzz-fueled buzz, not to be missed.

 BBC Music Introducing Stage
 Saturday // 24th June, 2017
 16:05 – 16:30

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ONYDA

Onyda (o-ny-da) is a young singer/songwriter/producer from the North of England. “Incredible voice and scarily talented. Seductively dark and dreamy pop at its finest.”

 BBC Music Introducing Stage
 Friday // 23th June, 2017
 12:55 – 13:20

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WOWH

WOWH are the London based writing/production duo Nick Harrison and Toby Couling. Forming last year in a studio in Forest Hill they came together to explore a shared love of 60s songwriting / ‘NO FAT’ pop music, groove and synthesisers.

 BBC Music Introducing Stage
 Saturday // 24th June, 2017
 17:35 – 18:00

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Lulu James

The British-Tanzanian singer has been honing her craft and since 2015 been touring as Gorgon City’s lead vocalist. Fresh from headlining the Evolution Emerging Festival here in Newcastle, she’s ready to bring the world her brand of 21st century soul.

 BBC Music Introducing Stage
 Saturday // 24th June, 2017
 15:20 – 15:45

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Matt Maltese

Matt Maltese is a 20-year-old English Canadian singer and songwriter based in South East London, who attributes his dreamy, starry-eyed pop with fellow local charmers like King Krule and Babeheaven.

 BBC Music Introducing Stage
 Sunday // 25th June, 2017
 17:00 – 17:25

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The Sherlocks

The Sherlocks are a British indie/alternative band from Sheffield, consisting of two sets of brothers.

 BBC Music Introducing Stage
 Sunday // 25th June, 2017
 18:30 – 18:55

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ROE

Hailing from Derry ROE (Roisin Donald) is a self-proclaims “18 year old grump”. A multi-instrumentalist commanding an infectious voice which is one with more wisdom than her years would suggest.

 BBC Music Introducing Stage
 Friday // 23th June, 2017
 15:10 – 15:35

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The Cosmics

The Cosmic are a Birmingham-based, garage punk trio blasting retro ‘60s-inflected dream pop as they “welcome you into their world through distorted yet melodic guitar riffs and courageously honest songwriting”.

 BBC Music Introducing Stage
 Saturday // 24th June, 2017
 12:45 – 13:10

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Wildwood Kin

Wildwood Kin are a blood harmony anglo/americana trio from Exeter in Devon comprising of two sisters, Beth and Emillie Key and their cousin Meghann Loney. The music is a mix of their own beautiful and thought provoking original songs with a few stunning arrangements of some better known covers.

 BBC Music Introducing Stage
 Saturday // 24th June, 2017
 16:50 – 17:15

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Gaffa Tape Sandy

A three piece-garage rock band from Bury St Edmunds made up of three friends with an undying love for music that makes you want to move around and punch your best friend in the head.

 BBC Music Introducing Stage
 Friday // 23th June, 2017
 15:55 – 16:20

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