Festival season is in full swing now, next weekend (6-8th July) sees Blissfields return for another year of fun, this year themed at The Bizarre to follow last year’s House Party, they’re welcoming everything weird and wonderful… not to mention hosting a cracking line up, we honed in on just five highlights that you’d be a fool to miss.

Shura

With a debut album that will celebrate its one year anniversary on this very weekend. Shura’s emotive vocals, relatable lyrics and infectious melodies will 100% be a high point of the Blissfields weekend… heck, it would be the highlight of any weekend. She’s currently working on album two, but you’d be a fool to miss out on the opportunity to relive the multiple beauties that lie within the debut.

Anna of the North

Speaking of debuts, Norwegian/Kiwi duo Anna of the North’s, highly anticipated debut is due out this September! We still have quite a way to go before then, but we can’t think of any better time or place to get your head around why exactly everyone is so excited for it. We can confirm that you’ll struggle to find better Scandi-synth-pop to bop along to in a field. Don’t believe us? Listen to ‘Lovers’ below.

Pumarosa

Pumarosa have released one of the most introspective, artful albums of the year so far, we would definitely recommend giving it a spin or ten. They’ve gained quite the reputation for their live shows, too, dramatic, intense and super controlled, we can’t think of a single reason as to why you would be okay with missing their Blissfields set.

Puma Blue

Producing thoughtful, jazz infused music, the talents of Puma Blue continue to impress and astound us more and more with each listen. He’s on the rise within the London music scene that has recently seen a burst of life, but what’s most appealing about his music is that it has an intellectual depth that a lot of music lacks, for better or worse.

Palm Honey

Fresh from their set at Glastonbury, Reading’s Palm Honey are more than prepared for Blissfields; they’ve also been playing live pretty incessantly of late. Their live pro-ess is sure to amaze and inject a high level of energy into any festival goer who’s lucky enough to cross path with them.

Full lineup, more information and tickets available here.