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Top 10 Must See Music Acts For Summer 2016

The festival season has begun and so we have compiled a list of the ‘must see’ acts you can't afford to miss this summer and where you can see them…

1) JACK GARRATT

The artist began writing songs from the age of 12 and through years of hard work and the help of BBC introducing has now become the next big artist to grace the UK. His hotly anticipated performances are going to be a ‘must see’ over the summer as he mesmerises audiences across the country with his incredible one-man band shows.

Where will he be this summer? -

Parklife

Wild Life Festival

T in the Park

Leeds/Reading Festival

2) BLOSSOMS

Blossoms are an indie pop band from Stockport who formed in 2013. They became famous this year by coming fourth on the BBC’s Sound of New Music list.

Where will they be this summer? -

Parklife

Isle of White Festival

T in the Park

Leeds/Reading Festival

Electronic Picnic

3) YEARS & YEARS

An electronica trio who broke into the UK charts in 2015 with their number one hit, King. 2016 has made them more established in the music industry as they have followed up with other successful tracks such as Shine and Memo.

Where will they be this summer? -

Parklife

Ibiza Rocks

V Festival

Party in the Park

4) ALESSIA CARA

The Canadian singer is only 19 years old and has already reached the top 5 in America with best known hit ‘Here’. Her R&B/pop genre is set to make her the next big star as she supports some of the world’s biggest music acts, such as Coldplay.

Where will she be this summer? -

Currently supporting Coldplay on their European tour.

5) LAPSLEY

Holly Lapsley Fletcher is an English singer, songwriter and musician born in York. She released her debut album, Long Way Home in March 2016 and you may have heard her in the Radio 1 Live Lounge.

Where will she be this summer? -

Currently touring Europe

Latitude Festival

Shepherds Bush Empire

6) BLONDE

English deep house duo from Bristol, consist of Jacob Manson and Adam Englefield. They have been on the music scene for a few years but made it big recently with successful music collaborations from Alex Newell, Craig David and Melissa Steel. It’s a definite with you will be seeing them around festivals this summer.

Where will they be this summer? -

Glastonbury

Ibiza Rocks

Festival

V Festival

SW4 Festival

7) JAMIE LAWSON

Jamie Lawson is a British born singer from Plymouth and is best known for his hit single ‘wasn’t expecting that’. He was the first artist to be signed to Ed-Sheeran’s label Gingerbread Man Records.

Where will he be this summer? -

Glastonbury

Camp Bestival

Board Masters Festival

Fusion Festival

 

8) ZARA LARSSON

Swedish singer-songwriter, Zara Larsson became recognized for her talent in 2008 when she won Sweden’s version of Got Talent. She has become very well known in Sweden, Denmark and Norway but become recognizable in the UK with the release of her single Lush Life where it reached the top 5.

Where will she be this summer? -

Eiffel Tower with David Guetta

Summertime Ball

V Festival

9) DNCE

American pop rock band DNCE released their debut single ‘Cake by the Ocean’ in late 2015 and has since become the hit of the summer. If you haven’t heard this song…where have you been? The band’s lead singer is Jonas brother star, Joe Jonas who has brought the media’s attention to the band.

Where will they be this summer? -

Tour of America

V Festival

10) SIGMA

Cameron Edwards and Joe Lenzie met at Leeds University through their mutual love of drum and bass, there they formed Sigma. The duo has since collaborated with Paloma Faith, Take That and Ella Henderson. Expect even more big hits from Sigma in the future.

Where will they be this summer? -

Isle of White Festival

Parklife

Wireless Festival

V Festival

WHAT TO WEAR

For your ultimate festival wardrobe this summer we recommend a great Bewley and Ritch tee or polo shirt to make all your friends jealous of your effortlessly cool style. Wear with chino or denim shorts, a sturdy pair of wellies and of course don't forget some statement sunglasses. You will be ready to party. 

TOPS (left to right)

Timmo - Navy £25

Ignat - White £35

Patchy - Black £20

Aziza - White £25

Hawan - Navy £35

Top 10 Street Art Paintings in Manchester

In recent years Manchester has transformed into a flourishing and vibrant city due to the creation of blossoming street art. Whether they have been commissioned or popped up secretly over night, the Manchester public loves the designs and are now considered a part of Manchester's landscape.

Social Issues

The recent project Cities of Hope has seen world famous street artists create pieces around Manchester in an attempt to raise awareness of social issues. 

Artist: Nevercrew

Social Issue: Immigration and supporting refugees

Artist : Martin Whatson

Social Issue: The environment

Artist: Hyuros

Social Issue: War children

Artist: Dale Grimshaw

Social Issue: Globalization and conflict

Artist: C215

Social Issue: Homelessness

Portraits

Artist: Tankpetrol 

Portrait of: Manchester own Mr Abthongy Burgess who wrote 'A Clockwork Orange'

Quote reads - "We can destroy what we have written, but we cannot un-write it".

 

Artist: Akse (specialised in photorealistic portraiture)

Portrait of: Prince 

 

Portrait of: David Bowie 

 

Birds

Artist: Faunagraphic

About the bird: Mural of Manchester commissioned in 2011 by Converse as part of their Wall-to-Wall project.

Artist: Mateus Bailon

About the bird: Exotic birds to remind people in the concrete jungle of nature.

We would tell you where they are but that's too easy so good luck finding them...

Be sure to get in touch with us to share your street art photos:

Twitter: @OfficialBewley

Instagram: @bewleyandritch

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