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Glastonbury‘s next grandiose production is quickly approaching, and after March’s major lineup drop it’s become increasingly clear the iconic UK festival will be this year’s premier international music event. While we already know record numbers will unite for headliners Stromzy, The Cure, The Killers, and Kylie Minogue — it’s the names lower on the bill that have us so excited for this year’s lineup.
In honor of Friday’s announcement that a limited number of resale tickets will be available for purchase later this month, and everyone clearing their schedules to anxiously sit in Glasto’s ticket queue, we’ve compiled a list of six non-headlining artists that will make nabbing a ticket worth the entire nail-biting experience.
Drawing inspiration from her Catalonian roots, this future headliner blends flamenco pop, reggaeton, and experimental Afrobeats to create some of the most exciting music in existence currently. “Con Altura,” her first single of 2019, is an international reggaeton hit and finds the young artist reuniting with past collaborators, J. Balvin and El Guincho. While still rich with influences of flamenco and pop, the new single shows Rosalía once again experimenting with her sound and breaking all of the rules.
Rosalía is currently on her first world tour in support of her 2018 album, El Mal Querer and will play one of her only UK shows of the tour at Glastonbury in June. Watch the video for “Con Altura,” which features El Guincho flying a plane while J. Balvin drops some bars and Rosalía serves up some divine dances moves.
2. King Princess
Hailed as queer pop’s next breakout star, Brooklyn artist King Princess will play Glastonbury days after wrapping up her first-ever sold-out U.S. tour and it’s a set you won’t want to miss. The young artist’s sleeper hit “1950” and subsequent debut EP Make My Bed spread like wildfire last year, quickly accumulating over 300 million streams, and making Mikaela Straus an immediate force in the industry.
King Princess released “I Know” alongside Fiona Apple earlier this year, but it’s her 2018 single “Pussy is God” that we still have on repeat. Check out the video and be sure to see King Princess when the BBC Sound of 2019 runner-up makes her Glasto debut.
3. Sam Fender
In March, English singer-songwriter Sam Fender released his first single of the year, “Hypersonic Missiles” and it’s a huge indication his forthcoming debut will be one hell of an album. The soaring guitar riffs, amazing saxophone, and chorus complement Sam’s voice in a way that is both sonically leading and reminiscent of 80s anthem rock. While lyrically, the track finds the young British rocker self-reflectively and cleverly speaking on relationships, hope, and the despairing state of the world.
The new single follows the Brit Award-winning artist’s 2018 Dead Boys – EP and will be a special moment when it’s played live at Worthy Farms. Check out the newly released video for “Hypersonic Missiles” and enjoy your newest alt-rock favorite.
4. Loyle Carner
This rising English hip hop artist deserves one of the most crowded sets of the weekend. Since last year, Loyle Carner has been teasing his forthcoming sophomore album, Not Waving, But Drowning with a number of singles, most recently “Loose Ends” with Jorja Smith, and they’re all fire. With the album arriving on April 19, Carner’s set at Glasto will surely be one for the books.
The new album follows 2017’s Mercury Prize-nominated debut, Yesterday’s Gone and finds the “You Don’t Know” crooner incorporating elements of alt-R&B, futuristic jazz, hip hop, and soft rock into a new album that will surely soar on stage at Worthy Farms. Check out “Loose Ends” with Glasto lineup-mate Jorja Smith.
After quietly collaborating with Tourist earlier this year, electropop singer-songwriter Shura announced her long-awaited return to music and released “BKLYNLDN.” While the British artist has spent the last few years serving up remixes and features for a number of artists, it’s been three years since the release of Shura’s debut album, Nothing’s Real which produced the infectious singles, “Touch,” “2Shy,” and “Make It Up.”
With a set at Glastonbury 2019 confirmed and a new synth-pop gem out, we can only hope Shura’s set will be filled with a few unreleased surprises as well as a few throwbacks. Check out the video for “BKLYNLDN” above.
Australian psych-rockers POND just released their incredible eighth studio album, Tasmania last month and it’s a must-hear this year at Glastonbury. The band known for sharing members with Tame Impala found themselves once again collaborating with Kevin Parker on their latest album, which is noted as Pond’s “dejected meditation on planetary discord, water, machismo, shame, blame and responsibility, love, blood and empire, all wrapped in luxurious, funky prog-pop.”
Check out the video for the album’s lead single, “Daisy,” which was directed by Jesse Taylor Smith and shot on Kulin and Nyoongar Nations lands in Australia. With Tame Impala looming high on the bill for Glastonbury, we can only hope Parker will make an appearance during Pond’s weekend set. Be there to find out if he does.
As in October, the festival will be giving the first opportunity to book tickets to those who choose to travel by coach. The resale for Ticket + Coach packages will take place at 6 pm BST on Thursday, 25th April.
That will be followed by a resale of General Admission Tickets, at 9 am BST on Sunday, 28th April. General Admission Tickets cost £248 + £5 booking fee, with postage by Royal Mail Special Delivery charged at £8.95 per order (coach package e-Ticket delivery is £1.50 per order).
There will then be a resale of Worthy View accommodation, Campervan passes and Tipi field accommodation at 11 am BST on Sunday, 28th April.
As before, tickets and accommodation will be sold exclusively at glastonbury.seetickets.com.
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