Some of the best musicians in the world hail from Great Britain. While you may have missed the boat on Sam Smith or Thom Yorke, you can still find next year’s Adele while they’re still only British Famous. Here’s the shortlist of acts to catch before they’re all over the radio in your Uber.
Dave at Latitude Festival 2017 (July 13-16) - Henham Park, Southwold
Catch the newest and youngest rep of British grime at the Latitude Festival on July 15. Dave is headlining a very exciting lineup that also includes Mumford and Sons, Glass Animals, Margaret Glaspy, and Milky Chance so make sure you get your tickets soon.
JP Cooper at Liverpool International Music Festival 2017 (July 20-23) - Liverpool
What’s better than an outdoor summer music festival? A free outdoor summer music festival. Catch JP Cooper, a neo-soul singer who stormed the British charts with “September Song,” at the Liverpool International Music Festival. You’ll also be able to see other British Famous artists, including Corinne Bailey Rae and Gorgon City.
Tom Zanetti at Creamfields 2017 (August 24-27) - Daresbury Estate in Cheshire
Last year, Creamfields was voted Best Major Festival. This year, Tom Zanetti is playing tunes that’ll make you think you really ought to move here. Catch Tom Zanetti on the Pepsi Max stage on August 26, and stick around for other British Famous artists, including Chase & Status, and Stormzy.
Gulp at Festival Number 6 (September 7-10) - Portmeirion, Wales
Garage space-pop. Don’t knock it until you’ve danced to it. Fronted by Cardiff natives Guto Pryc and Lindsey Leven, Gulp will be playing garage space-pop – which they liken to a road trip – at the equally dreamy and eclectic Festival Number 6.
Bugzy Malone at O2 Academy (July 21) - Sheffield, England
We think it’s time to call Arena Grime a thing because Bugzy Malone is putting on a show inside the legendary O2 Academy Sheffield, a venue that has also hosted a few other British notables over the years like The Police and David Bowie. It’s all part of the Tramlines Festival After Party, on July 21.
Birdy at Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival (3-5 August) – Beauly, Scotland
Although she’s Grammy-nominated, Birdy keeps a low-profile, making her still a #BritishFamous treasure. If you want to see her live alongside British legends like Franz Ferdinand and KT Tunstall, you’ll have to hitch a ride up to this wonderfully Scottish festival.
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Cover Photo: Festival No. 6