We are heading on our travels this summer, to the coveted 110 Above festival. With a mouth-watering lineup of the finest in the nations emerging talent, it certainly is the festival not to miss this year.
If you didn’t catch our part 1 of who you simply cannot miss at 110 Above, check it out here
7. Youth Club – Another of the acts performing this year that we have previously worked with, Youth Club are the most enigmatic of indie-pop bands. With a sound befitting of an LA boardwalk, nobody watching YC can fail but to want to dance along. The Southend 4 piece have picked up many a follower in the last 18 months, resulting in several headline tours and sell out shows up and down the country. There is few more exciting prospects than sitting in the sun, Pimms in hand, watching Youth Club strut their stuff at this years festival.
8. Only Shadows – After latest release ‘Be Still’ took social media by storm, Only Shadows despite their early billing will no doubt draw a hefty crowd. With the single set to be featured on indie super-platform Made In Chelsea after gaining over 170k views in a month along with new music on the way, the second half of 2016 (including their set at 110 Above) is highly anticipated.
9. Lisbon – The thing that consistently amazes about Lisbon is their ability to change their sound radically but still release track after track to much acclaim. Comparing latest single ‘Shark’, a guitar heavy anthem suited for any arena, to past venture ‘Good 2 me’, an electronic jam fitting for any summer playlist its evident Lisbon can adapt and change their sound to its most suited current form. With praise from the likes of Annie Mac and Huw Stephens, Lisbon’s set at this years festival will no doubt bring carnage in the best way.
10. Native People – The Folkestone 4 piece rose to ascendancy in latter 2015, with numerous well recieved (with support from BBC introducing, The Hyve) singles such as ‘Don’t Save Me’ and their unique cover of MNEK’s ‘Ready For Your Love’. After a successful March tour and more music in the pipeline, Native People are seemingly on the cusp of something great.
11. Pleasure House – An act we know really well at CloseUp, who always deliver a flawless live performance. With new EP ‘Show Your Colours’ recently surfacing, the Brummie boys are not sure of support. Lead single from the EP ‘Cyan’ featured on the highly prestigious ‘Line Of Best Fit’ amongst others, adding critical acclaim to their already increasing reputation.
12. Get Inuit – After tours with names such as Spring King and VANT already under their belt as well as several successful singles (I Am The Hot Air, Pro Procrastinator) Get Inuit just seem to be getting bigger and bigger. Another act well championed by Radio 1 DJ’s Annie Mac and Huw Stephens, their heavy guitars and powerful bass-lines look set to take 110 Above by storm. New release On & On will be one to look out for.