Glastonbury 2015

Subculture's top picks

Thursday 11th June 2015

The most famous festival in the world The Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts is fast approaching! 

With tickets once again selling out in record time, the festival which kicks off on June 24th will attract over 175,000 people; the size of a small city.

To help you navigate the huge line-up for this masssive event, see below the following Youtube video playlist, as the Subculture guide of who to see at Glastonbury Festival 2015. 

 

Slaves 
This British punk duo are known for one of the best live acts on the current circuit. They have just released their debut album.  

Buzzcocks 
Formed in 1976 in Bolton, you'll also be able to catch these original pop-punks at Fred Perry Sub-Sonic Live on 16th July.

Sleaford Mods 
Delightfully brash and refreshingly truthful, Midlands duo Sleaford Mods will be bringing their post-punk / hip hop blend of social realism to the John Peel stage at 3pm on Sat. 

The Fall 
Post-punk outfit The Fall are regarded as one of the most influential bands of last four decades, formed in 1976, in Prestwich, Manchester, under lead vocalist and band-leader, Mark E. Smith. 

Fat White Family 
John Doran from The Quietus described this band as the feral electric skronk blues of The Magic Band and The Birthday Party, the proto-punk pummelling of The Monks and The Modern Lovers and the twisted folk of Charles Manson and The Country Teasers. 

Jamie T 
Reshaping pop music in the 21st century as an almagamation of Mike Skinner, Joe Strummer and Billy Bragg, Jamie T is not to be missed at Glasto 2015. 

Billy Bragg 
A Glastonbury virtuoso, having run the Left Field at Glastonbury Festival since 2010 to showcase young artists who are mixing pop and politics, Billy Bragg is one of the most well know, revered protest singers around today. 

Courtney Barnett
One of the most distinctive voices in indie rock, mixing witty, often hilarious observations with devastating self-assessment.  

The Cribs
Flawless melodies and punk sensibilities. Twins Gary and Ryan Jarman and their younger brother Ross Jarman have just released their sixth album to date; For All My Sisters

Swim Deep 
The young band's newer music moves beyond their trademark beach-grunge, surf-rock sound, to much more electronic, psychedelic sounds - a nod to late eighties Manchester.

Real Lies
Dripping in nostalgia, Real Lies embody what it is to be young, locked in and yet somehow adrift in Britain today.  

Caribou 
If you fancy a little less guitar and a little more electronic, head to see Caribou at West Holts stage on Friday evening.

Soak 
Irish songstress delivers honest and heartfelt assertion of growing up and identity.

Wolf Alice 
Stripped back grunge with elements of folk, fronted by Ellie Rowsell.

Palma Violets 
One of the most exciting bands to emerge in 2014, Palma Violets will play The Other Stage, at 12.15 on Sunday.

Suede
Headlining the John Peel Stage on Saturday, Suede will bring you back to they heydays of 90s alt rock. The band are marking the 20th anniversary of their acclaimed second album Dog Man Star, often regarded as the band's masterpiece, cementing their influence as pioneers of Britpop.

Hinds 
A charismatic, all-female Spanish garage rock, lo-fi band, formed in 2011 in Madrid. 

Saint Raymond  
Expect a packed out, happy and dedicated crowd singing along to Saint Raymond's delightful indie tunes at his set on the John Peel stage on Sunday. 

Mini Mansions
The dark psych-pop project of Michael Shuman (bassist from Queens of the Stoneage) who have just released a superb album The Great Pretenders, packed full of soaring melodies and horror-synth goodies.

Goat
This Swedish, experimental fusion, acid-rock group are known for aberrant outfits, exotic masks and hypnotic stage presence, but behind the aethetics, Goat are one of the must interesting and unique musical artists on the current circuit.

Alvvays
Lo fi, jangly indie-pop with alluring female vocals, this laid back Toronto band is the perfect band to watch on a summer afternoon at Glastonbury, cider in hand.

Vintage Trouble
Set to be one of the most stylish bands to play Glastobury 2015 and delivering American-blues-rock at its finest, check out timeless band Vintage Trouble and the remarkable soul voice of frontman Ty Taylor.

Mavis Staples
Fusing political awarenes, gospel and soul since the 60s, Mavis Staples originally recorded with family band, The Staple Singers.

Rag n Bone Man
An impressive range of rough raps and soothing, soulful melodies ring out from Ran n Bone Man, as the singer delivers a captivating, idiosyncratic style.

Leon Bridges
Also gracing the John Peel stage on the Friday will be Texan gospel and soul singer Leon Bridges.

Lianne La Havas
Folksy roots mixed with modern soul from this London songstress. 

Don Letts
From dub to punk, reggae to ska, filmmaker, DJ and music connoisseur Don Letts has been joining the counter cultural dots for over 40 years. His Friday DJ set at the Glade Stage will be jam-packed full of subcultural, underground or underrated goodies. 

The Skints
These East Londoners mix reggae, ska, dub, punk & hip-hop, dubbing their sound as 'East London Reggae'. Earlier this year they unveilled their highly anticipated third album, FM.

Pretty Vicious 
Headlining the BBC Introducing stage on Saturday night, these Welsh newcomers take clear influences from The Strokes, Libertines and Arctic Monkeys.

Paul Weller
What would a Fred Perry playlist be without including The Modfather himself? The former The Jam frontman will be play the main Pyrimid stage at 19.30 on Sunday, no doubt delighting the crowd with some of his newer, psych-synth-jazz, as heard on brand new album Saturns Patterns. 

The Who
Needing no introduction, one of rock's most legendary and defining bands are celebrating 50 years since forming.


Related Links

www.glastonburyfestivals.co.uk


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