While Arcade Fire and Kasabian have been rehearsing for their Pyramid Stage headline performances, we’ve also been busy working on the line-up for this year’s BBC Introducing stage at Glastonbury. Since 2007, we’ve had a wealth of new talent play in our tent, from Ed Sheeran and Indiana to Jake Bugg and Pulled Apart By Horses.
This year we’re proud to bring back one of last year’s highlights, George Ezra. He’ll be headlining on Saturday night and bringing his intense bluesy vocals to Silver Hayes.
On the Sunday night, Marmozets will be returning to the BBC Introducing stage after a storming performance in 2012 at Reading and Leeds.
If you’re at Worthy Farm then you can expect to see an eclectic mix of the best undiscovered, under the radar and unsigned music from across the country. Some performances that I’m especially excited to see include the Northern Irish singer-songwriter SOAK. At just 17, she’s already toured with CHVRCHES and recorded a session for Huw Stephens. Her raw and assured vocals are out of this world and perfect for her Saturday afternoon slot. There’s also another immensely talented 17 year old on the bill: Låpsley. She’s been supported by BBC Introducing in Merseyside and will be bringing her minimal and haunting tracks to the Introducing stage on the Sunday.
All the acts on the bill put their music on the BBC Introducing uploader and have been supported by their local BBC Radio station and selected by an esteemed panel including producers and presenters from across BBC Radio 1, Radio 2, 1Xtra, Asian Network and 6Music. There’ll also be special guests popping up throughout the weekend as the likes of Huw Stephens and Steve Lamacq will be broadcasting live from the stage. If you can’t be there in person then be sure to check out the live streaming over the weekend and there’ll be loads of videos to watch on the YouTube channel.