As the summer is progressing there is ever more festivals to go and get your teeth stuck into! Wilderness Festival is a prime example of showcasing new and emerging talent. So we’ve listed the top 6 acts you MUST see!
Two Door Cinema Club
There are only a few bands that dive in head first when starting their career, only a few come back out alive. One of those bands is Two Door Cinema Club.
Who would’ve thought that three seventeen-year-old school friends from Bangor Grammar School in County Down – singer Alex Trimble, guitarist Sam Halliday and bassist Kevin Baird get together and form a band in 2008 inspired by the indie rock of Foals and Maximo Park to become a famous household name.
What a ride they have been on, ‘Tourist History’ goes platinum with them being declared a guitar pop success, and every person that exists seems to know all the lyrics to “What You Know”.
The top act that you shouldn’t miss out on. Go on, you won’t regret it.
Feeling like you’ve just stepped out of a fairy tale? That is exactly the feeling that you will get when listening to Aurora’s music. At only nineteen, and already on her way to release a debut album she has a lot to be proud of.
She’s fierce, she’s classy, she’s Aurora. A mixture of catchy lyrics, synths, and haunting piano solos, this is her music down to a T, something you may never have thought about before, but you should seriously consider. Having been the “voice of Christmas” for the John Lewis advert in 2015, she certainly has captured the hearts of the Brits.
Brothers Harry and Alfie released their debut album “Singing for Strangers” back in 2015. The multi-instrumentalists we’re used to busking on the streets of their hometown of Dublin as well as all over Europe; the albums name originates from this, their love of entertaining anyone who would stop and listen to them in the street.
As they are writing their follow up album, go and take a chance to go and see them. If you’re looking for a band to get you in that summer spirit, with a Mumfrd and Sons vibe, then Hudson Taylor are for you.
Louis’s fire fuelled rock ‘n’ roll music is delivered with his amazing Liverpool rasp, his key influences flowing through his tracks – Johnny Cash and Sam Cooke.
What makes him stand out, and a definite one for you to see is that he sings about what the world is experiencing, real world issues.
His story isn’t a typical one of a modern day rising star, either. It’s one of incredible hardship in Liverpool. Now the self-confessed “lonely rebel with a revolutionary mind” has made it through and now intends to make a difference with his music, and that is certinaly what he is doing.
Get up and have a jig to his music, it’ll make your summer I promise.
‘Have Faith’ the name means, and so you should too. With two lead singers and songwriters, you may think it could get a little crowded. Fear not, they have their own distinct voice and song writing style – there is absolutely no surprise that Ten Fe’s debut album ‘Hit The Light’ is characterised by its diverseness and differences to the norm.
After them becoming inseparable they became busking partners on the London Underground, performing on District line trains. The pleasure of playing the music they loved they earned the money they needed to survive.
The love that they have performing to an audience is one of a kind, as that is what they always have known. So go on, head yourself down to the stage to see them, a calm indie vibe, with catchy infectious lyrics is something to be seen and heard.
Last but not least, Bonobo.
Shape-shifting into the beauty of his songs, Bonobo spans genres and styles. At times lush and beautiful, and chilling at others frantic, loud and dancefloor facing: we couldn’t be more excited to know that he is going to perform this beauty on the main stage.
If you want chill summer anthems, a DJ set to get you up and moving then this is for you. Watch in awe as the transitions of songs fill your ears, and make the festival so worthwhile.