Beth Orton has been one of the most beguiling voices in music for the past two decades. Best known for her unique blend of folk and electronica, and collaborations with artists including The Chemical Brothers, she returned in 2016 with the highly acclaimed, joyously electronic Kidsticks.
Dutch Uncles' first appearance at Head for the Hills follows the release of their fifth studio album, Big Balloon, released earlier this year, which showcases their unique blend of art-pop, and takes inspiration from David Bowie's Low and Kate Bush's The Red Shoes.
A hit at Ramsbottom Festival 2016, Pontefract four-piece Glass Caves return following the release of new single Swim, which sees them adopting a more reserved and elegant approach to song-writing.
"This classic, nostalgic sound is energizing and exciting with heavy guitar riffs and a wonderfully northern vocal." GQ Magazine
A fresh-faced four-piece from Manchester, Dantevilles reimagine the sound of the north with their uplifting and soulful brand of indie pop. Clean, canny guitars and dual captivating vocals never compete for space in their unshakable, off-the-wall arrangements.
Colourful shirts, African rhythms and indie-influences have led to critics describing Indigo Velvet as "tropical-pop". Tipped as ones to watch by BBC Introducing, airplay includes Radio 1 and live sessions on Amazing Radio and the Janice Forsyth Show on BBC Radio Scotland. Indigo Velvet are poised for another landmark year.