Heading to the UK's biggest (and some may argue, best) festival this year? Here's some acts to look out for at Glastonbury 2017.

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Ed Sheeran

Is it too obvious to throw a headliner into the mix here? Maybe, but Ed Sheeran is one worth mentioning. Having played the festival before in a shorter and earlier set, coming back to close this year's festival will definitely be a different experience for his fans. I'm not sure what to expect - is it a strong enough overall performance to rival Adele's solo headline act? Who knows, but I'm certainly excited to find out.

Your other mainstream acts include Katy Perry, Biffy Clyro and Stormzy, all of which are guaranteed a huge turnout at the Pyramid.

Skinny Lister

These are entertaining, dance-worthy and truly worth a watch. From the same indie label as Frank Turner and Beans on Toast, Skinny Lister are a folk band with catchy rhythms and plenty of audience participation, whether it's swigging beer or accompanying the 'ooh's' and 'aah's'.

There's a strong female presence in general over at the Avalon stage this year, also featuring the incredible Lissie, Lucy Rose and Birdy.

Royal Blood

They're back! Following the release of their latest single and announcement of the upcoming new album and tour, Royal Blood will be making a return to the festival for their biggest show to date. A rock duo well worth a watch and if you haven't heard of them already, where have you been hiding?

These aren't the only comeback kids this year. I, for one, am truly excited for a performance from throwbacks Goldfrapp and Shaggy. 00's music unite.

Girl Ray

A mellow and sway-worthy performance that will be a welcome break from the hustle of Glasto.  It's girl pop but not as you'd expect it, and their debut album is coming out in August of this year. If there's going to be any gig that gets a name out there it will be at Glastonbury.

 If you don't get to see them at the festival, they'll be gracing my hometown of Leeds on June 20th too. Haim will also be making an appearance this year if female pop power is your cup of tea.


With a cracking release of Green Light, Lorde has again caused a scene and recently teased her new album's tracklist. As a hugely talented 20 year old, she makes me feel envy and admiration in equal measure and an immense urge to chop my hair into a similar style.

Lorde is only going to get better and I am massively looking forward to dancing throughout her set at Glastonbury 2017. Another strong female act to watch out for are First Aid Kit, who joined Mumford & Sons (amongst others) in their 2014 headline slot.

There's a playlist featuring all these incredible acts here on Spotify - give it a listen and let me know who you'd like to see on a festival stage this year.