The Best Rising Female Stars To Look Out For At UK Festivals This Summer

12 June 2014 by

GALLERY >> The Best Rising Female Stars To Look Out For At UK Festivals This Summer

Who: Foxes

What: 25-year-old British singer, songwriter Foxes recently released her debut album 'Glorious' which spawned three top 20 hits. She also won a Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording for her feature on Zedd's 2013 single 'Clarity'. You may recognise her voice from Gossip Girl. Yup. If it's good enough for Serena and Blair...

Where: V Festival, Wireless, Glastonbury, T in the Park and the Secret Garden Party.

Who: Ella Eyre

What: 20-year-old British singer Ella Eyre, oh she of *that* hair catapulted into the limelight as the phenomenal voice behind Rudimental's hit 'Waiting All Night'. Since, she's garned an increasing amount of attention for her incredible voice, her ability to literally chuck herself from one side of the stage to the other without falling and injuring herself and others. There was her killer bod in THAT catsuit and of course her huge, HUGE hair.

Where: V Festival, Wireless, Isle of Wight, Glastonbury and T in the Park.

Who: Elli Ingram

What: The world first sat up and paid attention to 20-year-old British singer songwriter Elli Ingram when she unleashed upon the interwebs a stunning cover of Kendrick Lamar's 'Poetic Justice' which has seen some half a million views on YouTube. Fast forward a couple of years and she's been signed to Island Records, earned herself a Best Newcomer nomination at the MOBOs and featured on Chase and Status' 'Heaven Knows' as well as released some more phenomenal solo offerings.

Where: Wireless, Glastonbury, Latitude, Lovebox and Reading and Leeds.

Who: Jess Glynne

What: 24-year-old Jess Glynne has featured on Clean Bandit's breakout single 'Rather Be' which charted at number one before also featuring on Route 94's 'My Love' which also charted at number one. Coincedence? We think not.

Where: V Festival, Wireless, Glastonbury and Lovebox.

Who: Chloe Howl

What: Nominated by BBC as their sound of 2014, 19-year-old Chloe Howl first made an impression late 2012 with 'No Strings', her teen angst ode to one night stands that combined everything we used to love about the social commentary pop of Lily Allen and Kate Nash. 

Where: V Festival, Isle of wight and Glastonbury.

Who: Angel Haze

What: The supremely unapologetic Angel Haze has made a name for herself with her hard hitting raps and don't give a f*ck attitude. Having grown up as part of what she deems a cult, the 22-year-old Detroit hailing rapstress has been praised both for her rapid-fire flow and her sense of style, performing at Donatella Versace's Versus launch and even walking in the DKNY show in New York.

Where: Wireless and Glastonbury.

Who: All About She

What: Disturing London signees All About She consists of producers John and James and, as the name may suggest, lead vocalist Vanya Taylor whose impressive vocals have featured on label mate Tinie Tempahs' 'Intro' and on the official remix for Jessie J's 'It's My Party'. Together, the trio have enjoyed top twenty success with their first ever release, the ridiculously feel good track 'Higher'.

Where: Wireless and Global Gathering

Who: Etta Bond

What: Signed to Labrinth's Odd Child records, London hailing singer songwriter Etta Bond is just that, an odd child; wholly refreshing in a world of the perfectly packaged. She featured on Wretch 32's hit single 'Forgiveness' a couple of years back, since releasing a number of supremely 'left' tracks that we just can't seem to get enough of. One of our faves is the NSFW 'Boring B*tches' - don't say we didn't warn you.

Where: Wireless and Glastonbury.

Who: Charli XCX

What: You may probably recognise 21-year-old British singer songwriter Charli XCX's voice from Iggy Azelea's smash hit 'Fancy'. It's likely you've not gone a day without hearing it somewhere or other since it was first released some months ago. Her solo stuff's pretty awesome too!

Where: Glastonbury and T in the park.

Who: Elliphant

What: Swedish hailing singer Elliphant recently unveiled her debut EP Look Like You Love It, has already worked with the likes of Skrillex and Diplo and gained an abundance of props from fans and peers alike who praise her unique brand of hypnotic, eccentric pop

Where: Glastonbury and Latitude

Who: Rosie Lowe

What: Thanks to her unique brand of nocturnal R&B, Rosie Lowe has this year topped an abundance of one to watch lists, cementing her vocal prowess with her 'Right Thing' EP, released earlier this year. We've previously caught up with her to discuss all things music, style and Miley Cyrus. Read the interview [a target="_blank" href="/conversation/entertainment/rosie-lowe-interview--we-talk-miley-cyrus--feminism-and-topping-one-to-watch-lists">here[/a].

Where: Secret Garden Party and Bestival

Who: Little Simz

What: North London hailing emcee Little Simz premiered her debut mixtape 'Blank Canvas' on Jay Z's Life And Times website and since then it's been all up, up, up for the fast rising rapper thanks largely in part to her lyrical content and impressive flow. She's performed at tastemaker's festival SXSW over in Austin, Texas and is now set to take to the stage at Reading and Leeds and Glastonbury as well as releasing her debut EP E.D.G.E June 18th. 

Where: Reading and Leeds and Glastonbury

Who: Sasha Keable

What: 20-year-old Disturbing London signee Sasha Keable may be, for the moment, most commonly known as the voice behind Disclosures 'Voices' but the South London hailing singer is making quite a name for herself off her own accord. Since unveiling her debut ep 'Black Book' just last summer she's been the name on tastemakers lips the world over. We had a chat with her following the release of her second EP 'Lemongrass And Lime Leaves'. Read it [a target="_blank" href="/conversation/entertainment/-playtime--sasha-keable-talks-being-signed-to-disturbing-london-and-maneuvering-the-industry-as-a-go">here[/a].

Where: Wireless

Who: Seinabo Sey

What: 23-year-old Swedish songstress Seinabo Sey is captivating in 'Hard Times', the most recent release to come from her camp. Her debut album is expected for release this year.

Where: Latitude

This year Grazia Daily's heading across the country (and overseas) to give you the inside scoop on what it's really like to attend the world's biggest music festivals. We'll be giving you the anecdotes and knowledge you need to a) decide whether to go next year and b) pretend you were there…

The sun is beaming, *record highs* screaming out from newspaper headlines and we're all just hoping the weather decides to stick around. At least until festival season is over because no one wants to be dripping wet and muddy in the middle of a field. But there's a whole bunch of gals set to take to the stage at festivals the country over this summer that will certainly make the trip worth it, whether it's raining or not.

Can we just tell you guys quickly how hard it was to narrow down a whole summer worth of awesome lineup into these must-listens? It was hard. Click through the gallery above to get to know some of the acts that *may* be a little less known but who are bound to be smashing through your radios in the coming year and tearing up festival stages this summer and check out our playlist below for a taster. Happy listening!


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