With Highest Point Festival coming this September bigger than ever, we thought we'd take a look at some of the best artists to see over the weekend.
Last updated: 21st Jun 2021
This year Highest Point Festival returns to Lancaster over the first weekend of September. The biggest festival in the region naturally has the biggest lineup and for 2021 they've pulled out all the stops to bring in some huge names. Headliners Rudimental and Rag 'N' Bone Man will be delivering huge sets, there are so many DJ's on hand to take you through some classic tunes and a whole host of phenomenal bands and solo artists.
It's hard to pick through a lineup loaded with so much quality so we thought we'd give you some tips by picking out some of the acts that it would be insane for you to miss. Highest Point Festival takes place between Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th September. With a special show featuring James and more taking place on Thursday 2nd.
For years now, Luuk Van Dijk has been translating an excitable amount of hype into thrilling beats. Still in his twenties, in a relatively short amount of time he has elevated himself into being a remarkably gifted House DJ. Born into a musical family, it was inevitable that he would find his way in sound somehow.
Now, he's laying down prominent basslines, his passion for music shining through and his contagious energy finds its own way into his mixes. Releasing on massive labels such as Hot Creations and Circus Recordings, the only way is up for Luuk Van Dijk.
Ella Eyre first came to mainstream attention when she collaborated with Rudimental on 'Waiting All Night' back in 2013. Since then, she's gone on to be a pop music sensation and her list of accolades ranges from a BRIT Award to two MOBO's and an album that cracked the UK top 5.
The power of her voice is not one to be instantly forgotten, she's an artist who can claim to have to sound like no other. Now in the midst of her most daring new chapter, Ella making the songs that mean the most to her. With over a billion streams to her name, Ella Eyre isn't slowing down.
Hybrid Minds have been making music together since 2010 and their brand of liquid Drum and Bass is reaching people in ways the genre never had done before. Their tracks are incredibly emotive, putting you under a cathartic spell that makes the drops all the more satisfying.
There's nobody doing it quite like Hybrid Minds, their music retains the kinetic energy of Drum and Bass and infuses it with a sense of soul as if willing you towards better days ahead. It makes that bond between them and their fans even stronger and makes for an incredibly euphoric feeling during their live shows.
There's a reason why the name Hannah Wants dominates dance music festival lineups. The DJ has become one of the most infamous names in the scene over the course of a decade with her bass-orientated style of garage and house music drawing in crowds from far and wide.
Filling floors from Ibiza to Glastonbury and Coachella, Hannah has been receiving critical acclaim across the board and her reputation as one of the most exciting live DJ's precedes itself. She's one of the most exciting names on the Highest Point lineup this year so make sure that you don't miss out.
Dimension is a DJ who is determined to do things differently. He recently went on a groundbreaking tour that was critically acclaimed and involved some highly impressive production values including a huge LED light show, awe-inspiring pyrotechnics and even "scentology".
It's fair to say that he's a unique artist and he's been making waves with his sleek production techniques and sharp musicality. Spotted by Chase & Status, their stamp of approval was no mistake as they signed him to their MTA label.
The Lottery Winners are natural uplifters. Their brand of indie pop/rock seems to have the sole purpose of lifting you up by your shoulders and dusting you off. Easily accessible, their riffs and melodies cycle pleasantly around your head with ease and you'll be whistling the tune back in no time.
Endlessly creative, the band have released three albums within two years, one of which covered classics such as 'Dreams' by The Cranberries and 'I Heard It Through The Grapevine by Marvin Gaye. It's hard to not listen to this band without a smile on your face, even in their more melancholic moments they raise their heads by the end.
An alumnus of the BBC programme The Voice, Becky Hill has far surpassed the expectations that people had of her. She has a list of impressive collaborations that helped to propel her career including 'Afterglow' with Wilkinson and 'Powerless' with fellow Highest Point group Rudimental.
Yet her solo work has also put her on the map, her wonderful voice having such range that it blends with a whole range of styles from R&B to EDM and expansive pop ballads. One thing's for certain when Becky Hill is about she'll be delivering dancefloor-filling hits.
Performing a DJ set at this year's festival, Rudimental shot to sudden prominence in 2012 with their song 'Feel The Love' which featured John Newman. Since then, the only way has been up as they've conquered the UK charts with three #1 singles, and two albums that have also claimed the top spot.
Known for high energy, high tempo songs, Rudimental will be bringing that to the decks at Highest Point as they light up the Friday night's entertainment. Always dazzling when seen in person, there's a reason that they've been inescapable for nearly a decade and have defined their sound of pop sensibilities mixed with Drum and Bass.
After 6 years of absence, The Futureheads came back together in 2018. much to the delight of fans across the world. Initially known for their influential presence within the 00's post-punk wave that arrived in the UK via America at the turn of the century, the band have released five albums.
Their most recent 'Power' was the first since the band made their return and discussed Brexit as well as parenthood but most importantly re-affirmed why they're such a vital guitar band within the UK. Their set at Highest Point will undoubtedly be filled with classics from their catalogue including 'Hounds Of Love' and 'Decent Days and Nights'.
Graeme Park is a legendary DJ and one of the most experienced names at this year's Highest Point festival. Revered for his work at the legendary venue The Hacienda, Graeme can claim to be one of the first people to bring house music to the ears of clubbers up and down the UK.
A truly pioneering presence, it will be a joy to see which classic records he spins at the festival this year. Recently involved with the Hacienda Classical shows that have been hugely popular, Graeme is still capable of pleasing massive crowds and is an icon in his own right.
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