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The Women You Can't Miss at This Summer's Festivals

The Women You Can't Miss at This Summer's Festivals

If you've already missed Adele at Glastonbury (as well as a chance to take a peek around the festival's new women's-only venue, The Sisterhood), not all hope is lost. An incredible selection of women are slated to perform in July and August across festivals and venues across the U.K. — with musical and performing styles to suit every palate.

Check out the females — fierce, fabulous, and incredibly talented — who are a must-see in the coming weeks.

Who: Haim
Where: Reading and Leeds Festivals
When: 26-28 August
The sunny California sister act of Este, Danielle, and Alana Haim are set to release their highly anticipated second album this summer, a follow-up to their debut album "Days Are Gone," from 2013, which was written in their parents' living room.

Having already been named BBC's Sound of 2013 and picked up the NME award for Best International Band, Haim's new material promises more of what we love: self-penned songs set to catchy, folk pop rock melodies.

"We've gone through a lot these last couple years," guitarist Danielle told Rolling Stone, explaining that the new album is about "trying to go back to your normal life, but realizing there is a difference." Not to be missed.

Who: Aluna Francis, half of AlunaGeorge
Where: Reading and Leeds Festivals
When: 26-28 August
Fans of the electronic music scene can't miss the pop alchemy of AlunaGeorge, the result of Aluna Francis' sugary-sweet vocals and producer George Reid's experimental beats.

The duo has been on everyone's lips since their crossover success last year, when DJ Snake remixed their song "You Know You Like It" and it soared to number 13 on Billboard's Hot 100 chart. Expect a new album out in September 2016 and catch them live at Reading and Leeds for a lesson in serious stage presence: London street meets R&B diva courtesy of Francis.



Who: Hannah Wants
Where: Lovebox 2016; Reading and Leeds Festivals
When: 15-16 July; 26-28 August
One of the country's rising-star bass music DJs, Wants already has a Best Breakthrough DJ win from the DJ Mag awards and was named Mixmag's Best Breakthrough DJ and Star of the Year in 2014 alone. Find out why when you catch her live.

Who: Belinda Carlise
Where: Let's Rock London! The Retro Festival, Clapham Common
When: 16 July
Because, let's face it: you haven't lived until you've danced your heart out to "Heaven is a Place on Earth." Live. 

Who: Jess Glynne
Where: Splendour in Nottingham, Wollaton Park
When: 23 July
With five number one singles under her belt, including "Rather Be," "Hold My Hand," and "Don't Be So Hard On Yourself," Jess Glynne isn't just on the rise: she's made it. Don't miss her powerful voice and arresting stage presence.

Who: Laura Marling
Where: Green Man, Brecon Beacons, Wales
When: 18-21 August
With her breathy, beautiful vocals, Laura Marling's folky stylings and songwriting talents are perfectly showcased against the backdrop of this festival, surrounded by stunning Welsh landscapes. Incredibly, she's still only 26.

Who: Laura Mvula
Where: Latitude Festival, Henham Park, Southwold, Suffolk
When: 14-17 July
The singer-songwriter has just released a follow-up to her acclaimed 2013 debut, "Sing to the Moon," where she's channelled the past few years of personal crises (anxiety, panic attacks, the breakdown of her marriage) into a sophomore album, "The Dreaming Room. Critics have called her latest effort "rich," "seductive," "serpentine," and "exceptional." Unexpected and unpredictable, she's a must-see in person.

Who: Katy B
Where: Lovebox Festival, Victoria Park
When: 15-16 July
Get ready to unleash your inner clubber with Katy B's latest dance anthems. The singer's third album, "Honey" features collaborations with Craig David, Four Tet, and Novelist. The darling of the British underground scene continues to impress with her infectious electro-beats and passionate performances.

NEXT: 5 Inspiring Women You Need to Know About »

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