110 Above Festival - The Ones To Watch

With festival season fast approaching, it's time to start looking at those acts who you might not know about but will definitely need to see. So we're taking a look at 110 Above festival and giving you our top picks for the weekend. 

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LOCATION: Bridlington
FOR FANS OF: Kodaline, Amber Run, Lewis Watson, X Ambassadors
STAGE: Old Town Hall Stage
WHY: This musical duo pack a simplistic emotional punch with their tranquil lyrics about relationships, heart break and love. Perfect for that relaxed festival vibe with the sun rays shining down their music will fill you with warmth and raw emotion. With their captivating tracks you’d be a fool to miss them. 


LOCATION: Portsmouth
FOR FANS OF: HAIM, Tyne, Hinds, Lilly Allen, Gabrielle Aplin
STAGE: Old Town Hall Stage
WHY: Her subtle boldness across the multi-genre music she makes is the perfect formula for an exciting set that is sure to keep the heart of her songwriting at the forefront, but the crowds dancing all the way to the back.


FOR FANS OF: Royal Blood, Hosier, Kwabs
STAGE: Commune Stage
WHY: With the roaring guitar chords of Royal Blood but the lyrical realness of Plan B, Keir’s soul fuelled alternative sound is set to make waves across the 100 Above site and bring fiery passion to those lucky enough to witness the solo musician’s set. His electrifying energy is sure to shake the stage.


LOCATION: Nottingham
FOR FANS OF: The Hunna, The 1975, Lower Than Atlantis, Wild Child
STAGE: Old Town Hall Stage
WHY: This energetic trio is sure to get the crowd moving with their slight pop punk feel and funk bass lines that are the driving force behind this band. They will have you singing out their memorable choruses for the rest of the weekend


LOCATION: Uxbridge 
FOR FANS OF: Black Honey, Estrons, Darlia 
STAGE :Old Town Hall Stage 
WHY: Bloxx will be taking over the stage with their unique sound mixing their darkened melodies and almost innocent vocals. Indie Pop melodies, Alternative, Grungy undertones, Familiar sound, Catchy


LOCATION: Liverpool
FOR FANS OF: Jaws, Trash, Two Door Cinema Club
STAGE: Commune Stage 
WHY: Spinn’s sun-kissed melodies are the perfect cure for those festival hangovers. Combine that with hazy vocals and big old pop choruses, you’ve found yourself a winner. Quickly becoming a, deservedly, hyped about band, you would be a fool to miss these guys. 


LOCATION: Southend-On-Sea
FOR FANS OF: Will Joseph Cook, Eliza and the Bear, The Hunna
STAGE: Commune Stage
WHY: Combine the greatness of pop’s biggest songs, the funk grooves from the 70s and a slight alt edge, and then you’re close to describing Youth Club. If you’re looking for a dance, or just to be blown away, these guys have your back. 


FOR FANS OF: Wolf Alice, Husky Loops, Anteros, Yonaka 
STAGE: Commune Stage
WHY: These rock princesses are sure to prove to you just why they’re being spoken about a lot recently. From the innocent assertiveness portrayed in ‘Hey’, to the 90s grunge influences they follow in ‘Love Machine’, it’s a definite that Hey Charlie will give you the grit, the pugnacious behaviour and a whole load of chaos.


FOR FANS OF: Jungle, early Calvin Harris, Ronika 
STAGE: Gospall Stage
WHY: If you’re a fan of the synth groove that came soaring out of the 80s, or maybe the electro soul that merges out of Mele’s music, Patawawa are the ones for you. Embracing the world of music, the trio take sections from so many genres and mash them together to create one big spectacle that is going to have the ground below you rattling, leaving you no option but to move. 


LOCATION: Reading + London
FOR FANS OF: Saint Raymond, Ten Tonnes, Coasts 
STAGE: Old Town Hall Stage
WHY: Only The Poets know how to build up a song in to huge choruses - perfect for a festival. Having also toured with Coasts recently, these guys are going to know exactly how to keep a crowd entertained.