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The Dazed100 musicians you need to see at Glastonbury

From Rosalía’s world-confronting pop to south east London rapper Octavian, these are the artists you don’t want to miss

Today, thousands of festival goers will descend on Pilton’s Worthy Farm for the first Glastonbury since 2017. With temperatures over the weekend predicted to reach 32 degrees, it’s set to be a long, hot summer (six days) of pure, unadulterated joy.

With the line up seemingly increasing everyday, you’d be forgiven for feeling an overwhelming anxiety about how TF you’re going to see anything, let alone everything. Sidelining headliners Stormzy, The Killers, and The Cure for a minute, there’s a wealth of acts across the festival’s 79 stages that you definitely don’t want to miss – including, of course, some very important Dazed100ers.

From DJs Sherelle and Peach, to soulful songwriter Nilüfer Yanya and pop-dappled flamenco singer Rosalía, here’s our incredibly helpful guide to which Dazed100 musicians are playing at Glastonbury, where you can find them, and why you should see them.

LINIKER

Where: Pussy Parlure, Silver Hayes

When: Friday 2am – 3am

Performing with her band – Liniker e os Caramelows – the Brazilian singer and composer takes to the stage at Pussy Parlure in the early hours of Friday morning. Known for her LGBTQ+ activism as much as she is for her music, the artist’s performance marks her first ever Glastonbury appearance.

Having released their second album Goela Abaixo in March, the band has been on tour practically non-stop, playing over 200 shows in 20 countries since their debut in 2016. In August last year, Mykki Blanco selected Liniker as one of his trailblazing artists to watch as part of his Dazed guest edit, writing that “the international sensation is poised for global stardom”. Don’t be too fucked on Friday to miss Liniker’s powerfully poetic voice over the silky sounds of her band.

Vote for Liniker on the Dazed100 here.

KING PRINCESS

Where: The Park Stage

When: Friday 4:45pm – 5:45pm

Over the past year King Princess has released numerous bangers, from tender first single “1950” to unsubtle sex anthem “Pussy Is God” – with these tunes attesting to the fact that her first ever performance at Glastonbury’s The Park Stage is essential festival viewing.

Counting Harry Styles among her fans, the Brooklyn-born singer is signed to Mark Ronson’s label Zelig Records and is set to release her debut album later this year. Off the back of performances at Lollapalooza and Coachella, King Princess is bringing her seductive lyrics to London’s Kentish Town tonight, before journeying to Glasto in time for Friday.

Vote for King Princess on the Dazed100 here.

ROSALÍA

Where: John Peel Stage

When: Friday 6pm – 7pm

Catalan artist Rosalía is reshaping the sound of global pop. The flamenco artist released her stellar second album El Mal Querer in November last year, and this weekend will bring her musical magic to the John Peel Stage at her inaugural Glastonbury.

Though largely unknown just two years ago, the singer is one of Spain’s most popular new stars, and has now carved a global name for herself – counting James Blake among her collaborators, and posing a question to Frank Ocean in Dazed’s summer 2019 issue. You’ll have to run from King Princess to make sure you don’t miss Rosalía’s captivating voice as the sun sets on Friday.

Vote for Rosalía on the Dazed100 here.

OCTAVIAN

Where: John Peel Stage

When: Sunday 2pm – 3pm

Making his Glastonbury debut, French-British rapper Octavian will perform at the John Peel Stage on Sunday afternoon. Having just released his second mixtape Endorphins earlier this month (June 13), it’s bound to be a high-energy set that will attract a crowd ready to dance.

The south east London artist has already collaborated with the likes of Mura Masa, Skepta, and Diplo, and is due to release his much-hyped debut album later this year. As we said in our best tracks of 2018 list, it’s not an exaggeration to suggest Octavian is one of the most interesting artists coming through in UK rap right now – logically, then, his Glastonbury set should be afforded this same label.

Vote for Octavian on the Dazed100 here.

NILÜFER YANYA

Where: William’s Green

When: Sunday 4pm – 4:40pm

Taking to indie haven William’s Green late afternoon on Sunday, songwriter Nilüfer Yanya is bringing her soulful vocals and woozy guitar to Glastonbury for the first time. Following several dizzying singles, Yanya released her sci-fi debut Miss Universe earlier this year, which cleverly satirises our vapid culture of never-ending self-improvement. 

Since dropping her record, Yanya has shared dreamy visuals for standout singles, and graced the cover of women-focused music zine Love Letters. Her Glastonbury set is definitely not one to miss – expect soft, harmonious pop... and lots of girls with luscious hair.

Vote for Nilüfer Yanya on the Dazed100 here.

PEACH

Where: Wow, Silver Hayes

When: Sunday 6pm – 7:30pm

Although she’s been earning her reputation for the past few years, 2019 is undeniably Peach’s year. The Toronto-raised, London-based DJ plays Glastonbury’s Wow stage on Sunday evening – her first time at the festival.

With a debut solo EP due this year, and a tour across North America, Australia, and India planned, Peach is focusing her undivided attention on her sound, finally working full-time in music. As the sun begins to set on the final day of the festival, Peach will be playing a mix of house, techno, disco, and electro.

Vote for Peach on the Dazed100 here.

SHERELLE

Where: Samula, The Common, and Gully Blues, Silver Hayes

When: Sunday 10pm – 11pm, and 11:30pm – 02:30am

On Sunday night you can either go hard, or go home – literally – but if you’re not an absolute square, you’ll be following Sherelle around as she shuts down Glastonbury 2019. Opening new stage Samula, as well as going B2B with Sicaria Sound, L U C Y, and Jossy Mitsu to close Gully Blues on the final night of the festival, the 160 BPM DJ will be spinning high-speed footwork, jungle, and drum and bass tunes until the early hours.

This year marks her first ever performance at Glastonbury, and follows a wild start to 2019. Back in February, the DJ was propelled to viral fame following her room-shaking Boiler Room set. Since then she’s formed a super group with Fauzia, Jossy Mitsu, Dobby, L U C Y, and Yazzus, performed at festivals including Parklife, and announced a European tour

Given her sets always receive a rapturous response from a loyal crowd, it would be wise to save some (AKA lots of) energy for Sunday night.

Vote for Sherelle on the Dazed100 here.