Festival Survey - The Best New Artists Of 2013 As Voted By You

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Festival Survey - The Best New Artists Of 2013 As Voted By You

We've done the best headliners, but what about the up and coming acts? These are the thrusting young bucks you voted the best at this year's festivals, starting with Chloe Howl. 

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Festival Survey - The Best New Artists Of 2013 As Voted By You

17. Angel Haze. Bestival also played host to the white-hot rhymes of Brooklynite Angel Haze, who graced Way Out West and Splash! too, setting the field for her upcoming debut album.

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Festival Survey - The Best New Artists Of 2013 As Voted By You

16. Ms Mr. More festival-enslaving stuff from New York, with post-chillwave (is that a thing?) duo MS MR pricking up ears at Reading & Leeds and Pukkelpop.

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Festival Survey - The Best New Artists Of 2013 As Voted By You

15. AlunaGeorge. Aluna and George are one of the pop stories of the year, breaking through on Disclosure's 'White Noise' then doing it for themselves. Festival No.6, Glastonbury, Reading & Leeds, Lovebox and damn near everywhere else fell under their spell.

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Festival Survey - The Best New Artists Of 2013 As Voted By You

14. Parquet Courts. New York new-new-wavers Parquet Courts lived up to some pretty tasty hype this year, bringing their smart punk to Electric Picnic, Bestival, Reading & Leeds, you know the drill.

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Festival Survey - The Best New Artists Of 2013 As Voted By You

13. Daughter. End Of The Road, Festival No.6, Glastonbury and Latitude were among the festivals that swooned to Daughter's spectral, ambient folk-pop.

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Festival Survey - The Best New Artists Of 2013 As Voted By You

12. Jessie Ware. Jessie's still taking 'Devotion' around the world, and no one's coming close to tiring of it. She seduced Bestival, Latitude, Wireless, Rockness and Glastonbury, and even braved V. What a trouper.

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Festival Survey - The Best New Artists Of 2013 As Voted By You

11. Chvrches. The Scots purveyors of glistening synth-pop turned up most places this year, from Reading & Leeds to Latitude, and if you weren't bowled over by their delicate beauty you were leaning against a wall.

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Festival Survey - The Best New Artists Of 2013 As Voted By You

10. Jagwar Ma. What is it about Balearic (by way of Australia) bliss-out dance-pop that attracts so many punters? Everything, that's what. A fact borne out by this summer's shows at Reading & Leeds, Unknown, Bestival, anywhere with a sensible bookings manager.

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Festival Survey - The Best New Artists Of 2013 As Voted By You

9. Deap Vally. Your second favourite swampy blues duo on this set eardrums a-buzz across the festival circuit from Glastonbury to Reading & Leeds.

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Festival Survey - The Best New Artists Of 2013 As Voted By You

8. Drenge. Derbyshire's best blues-rock duo in, er, ever, Tom Watson MP's new favourite band and now the 8th best new festival act of 2013. What a year for the Lovelesses.

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Festival Survey - The Best New Artists Of 2013 As Voted By You

7. Swim Deep. What can beat a bit of baggy dream-pop on a hot/apocalyptically rainy summer's day in a big old field? Not much, as testified by Swim Deep's rapturously received turns at T In The Park, The Great Escape, all that jazz.

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Festival Survey - The Best New Artists Of 2013 As Voted By You

6. The Strypes. Primary school bluesmen The Strypes are made for the live scene (man), and are going to be yowling their way around the festivals for decades to come - assuming they stick to that Rolling Stones template.

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Festival Survey - The Best New Artists Of 2013 As Voted By You

5. The 1975. The Wilmslow lads have been hawking their self-titled debut around the land, netting new fans of their synth-ish, Duran-Durany guitar-pop in every tent, from Brighton to Balado Airfield (that's T In The Park).

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Festival Survey - The Best New Artists Of 2013 As Voted By You

4. Peace. Swim Deep's bit-more-psych cousins have become a live act of real fur-coated power and an essential festival draw. Just ask the pie-eyed denizens of Glastonbury, Reading & Leeds, you name 'em.

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Festival Survey - The Best New Artists Of 2013 As Voted By You

3. Bastille. If there's one thing that's going to work at a festival, it's 'sounding slightly like Coldplay'. History has proved this. Dan Smith and, well, the others have this shtick down-pat and did the big business at (among others) Glastonbury. They'll return there one day in glory. We've warned you.

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Festival Survey - The Best New Artists Of 2013 As Voted By You

2. Disclosure. The Lawrence brothers looked too young to even be allowed in, but their infectious 21st century take on deep house was a free pass to Reading & Leeds, Lovebox, Latitude and every other festival that always had a dance element to its music.

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Festival Survey - The Best New Artists Of 2013 As Voted By You

1. Haim. Right at the top, the girls most likely to. Haim were everywhere this summer, not just turning up anywhere there were tents, but also playing multiple times at the same festival. Look at Glastonbury, where they played about 14 sets. They'll be topping that bill soon.

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