Five dance acts you need to see at Glastonbury

We've picked out five dance acts that need to be seen at Glastonbury this week.

Mike Warburton

Last updated: 22nd Jun 2015

Photo: Hodge

With one of the biggest line ups of any festival taking place this summer, the Glastonbury line up can be pretty overwhelming. Thankfully, for all you guys looking for the finest dance acts hitting the festival, we've trawled through the enormous bill and landed on five that deserve your attention over the weekend. Head here for more on Glastonbury.


Thursday, Wow!, 22.00 - 23.00

As one of the hottest producers to have emerged from the Bristol scene in the past few years, Hodge has really come into his own of late, developing a sound that falls between house, techno, bass and leftfield, full of inventiveness and absolute dynamite on the dance floor. Here all that in his latest Rinse FM podcast above.

Plaid DJ Set

Friday, The Spike, 00.00 - 03.00

With over two decades of IDM innovation behind them, Plaid's melancholic, hypnotic sound continues to develop at a pace, with last year's LP Reachy Prints seeing them in stronger form than ever. Their DJ set will show off their encyclopaedic musical knowledge and obscure dancefloor leanings. Expect a real masterclass from two of the scene's most uncompromising acts.

Herbert Live

Saturday, Sonic, 15.00 - 16.15. Also appears Saturday 13.00- 13.45 in Free Uni of Glasto

Surely one of the most inventive artists working today, Matthew Herbert's love of using found sounds and field recordings to create experimentally charged music, ranging from peak time club bangers to psychotic freak jazz has seen him become one of the highest regarded electronic composers working today. And to be honest, anyone that's written an entire album using samples from the life cycle of a pig demands to be seen live. 

Jerome Hill

Saturday, The Cave, 00.00 - 01.00

Whether its fists in the air acid house or crushingly heavy, molten techno, Jerome Hill is a man on his own, a seriously skillful selector that nabs golden moments from a myriad of different genres and binds them together like an absolute badman. If there's anyone that embodies the rave spirit more than Jerome, we'd be very surprised - watch him in action above to see what all the fuss is about.

Sherwood & Pinch

Sunday, Glade, 19.40 - 20.50

Heavily weighted in the spirit of dub, Sherwood and Pinch's expansive, collaborative sound is one drenched in otherworldly, intoxicating atmospheres and ever presents bass throbs that vibrate your very soul. Loosely based in dubstep but really taking in everything from world music to roots via techno, it's pretty much guaranteed you won't hear another set like this all weekend. Check out the stunning 'Stand Strong' above.

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