Before the musicians rock up full-force to the stage, we thought we’d open your ears up to a few acts you’d be a fool to miss. Go on, beef up your playlist before pulling on your boots and Raybans. You'll know your stuff by the end of this article.
Sounds like: Bon Iver, Ben Howard
Hailing from London, the indie rock act popped into the spotlight when their music made it into episodes of Grey’s Anatomy and Arrow. Go on, take a hit of Elena Tonra’s musical melancholy. You might be surprised by just how much better it makes you feel.
Listen to: Landfill, Youth, Medicine
Sounds like: Alicia Keys
If you think she looks familiar, you’re not wrong. Vandetta is Vanessa Fernandez whose voice you might have heard on radio or as part of Urban Xchange in the past. And she’s back with her stripped down blend of soulful hip-hop beats.
Listen to: Myne, Fly, Ground Zero