With The National, Suede, Foals, Bombay Bicycle Club and more headlining Latitude this summer, it would be easy to stick with the big bands. But there’s also a stellar line-up of new and smaller acts, make sure you don’t miss these guys.

Gwilym Gold

Why: The ex-Golden Silvers frontman released his debut solo single ‘Flesh Freeze’ in the revolutionary ‘Bronze’ format, using the bods at Goldsmiths University to make a single that never sounds the same twice.
Where and when: TBC.


Why: Mike Skinner et al are fans of the Coventry MC, who released his debut album ‘Peanut Butter Blues And Melancholy Jam’ early this year.
Where and when: The Lake Stage, Sunday.

Brown Brogues


Why: Annoyingly young and talented, Brown Brogues put on a high-energy, gritty, bluesy rock show with the skill and sound of a band that’s been going for 30 years.
Where and when: The Lake Stage, Friday.

Various Cruelties

Why: Vaccines support act and general online buzz-band Various Cruelties produce tight, indie, summery tracks. Don’t miss the Radar favourites at Latitude.
Where and when: The Lake Stage, Friday.

Oh Land

Why: The Danish singer, real name Nanna Øland Fabricius, stage name Oh Land, produces beauitful pop in the style of Lykke Li and Bjork.
Where and when: Sunrise Arena, Sunday.

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