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Longitude Festival: 15 new bands to see & Spotify playlist

Longitude Festival: 15 new bands to see & Spotify playlist

Friday | Saturday | Sunday | Spotify | Stage Times


11. Kaytranada

Sunday, Heineken Stage, 9:30pm

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Kevin Celestin has made a name for himself with a prolific run of remixes and collabs (most recently Kali Uchis, Towkio and The Internet), all now leading up to the release of his debut for XL, trailed with two great singles. His style is bumping spacious R&B / rap beats. He has a bright future.


12. Cashmere Cat

Sunday, RBMA Stage, 6:30pm

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Norway’s emo electronic producer is a great hope for the future. Adding literal bells and whistles to his productions, Cashmere Cat walks the line between EDM buildups and Hudson Mohawke-style brightness. His most recent track, featuring Ariana Grande is his best track yet, showing there’s a future there in pop spheres for his wonky homemade jams.


13. EMBRZ

Sunday, 5:45pm, RBMA Stage

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Kildare kid Jack Casey made a big impression with an Ellie Goulding remix that really took off. These days, he’s working on making all original music and the fruits of that, most recently, were revealed as ‘Silent’ featuring Amy Rose. His live show is still in the early stages but Casey has established a starry-eyed electronic style that’s all his won for starters.


14. Raury

Sunday, Heineken Stage, 5:45pm

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The young Georgia musician has collaborated with SBTRKT and is still only 18 years-old. A self-proclaimed Indigo Child, his music takes in rap, soul and R&B but truthfully he could go anywhere in future. His Longitude set will offer some clues.


15. Wolf Alice

Sunday, Whelan’s Stage, 8pm

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In all honesty, I’m not 100% sure whether Wolf Alice are the product of British industry hype or whether they’ve got something of their own to offer away from the chatter. Their debut album Your Love Is Cool is a mix of indie rock and other softer styles. Longitude will be an opportunity to see for ourselves.


Spotify Longitude playlist

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