Although Glastonbury 2011 boasts a colourful line-up of lauded dance artists and DJs such as the sonic Fatboy Slim, Carl Cox, Annie Mac and Subfocus, we've selected five must-see dance acts over the weekend.
Instead of going to see your favourite run-of-the-mill DJs and producers, branch out and investigate acts you may be slightly unfamiliar with. These five are sure to tickle your musical taste buds…
If you’re looking to be pleasantly surprised, check out this South-London grime artist. P Money is currently making waves in the dance world with by laying fast-paced lyrics over dirty dubstep basslines. His set starts at 2.10pm on the East Dance stage on the Saturday.
This British DJ, a veteran of dance music, has a career spanning over 30 years. For a solid dance set full of golden oldies and new bangers check out the host of the BBC’s Essential Mix and Ibiza regular. Pete Tong closes the East Dance stage on Sunday at 10.30pm
Steadily making the rounds at festivals this summer are electro-pop band Fenech Soler. Forsaking the current trend of electronically produced dance music, they exclusively perform with live instruments and are sure to amaze with a combination of steady build-ups and smooth lyrics. Hit up the East-Dance stage at 3.50pm on the Friday.
This UK-based dubstep producer and DJ’s tracks are regularly featured in sets from the likes of Caspa and Rusko. To understand what they see in him check Flux Pavilion out in the Wow! Tent at 7:15pm.
DJ Fresh is seamlessly bringing drum n bass into this decade. He has followed on from his smash-hit ‘Gold Dust’ with ‘Louder’ featuring guest vocals from Sian Evans. For a set that is sure to keep you on your feet for the whole hour, head to Oxylers in West tent at 9:00pm on Sunday.
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