Glastonbury 2014 line-up: 10 acts to see that aren't Skrillex or Metallica

Tune-Yards, Danny Brown and The War On Drugs all play on the farm this year

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Glastonbury is a bit of a mixed bag this year and there are some odd bookings at the top of the bill, but fortunately there's plenty of gems hidden further down the line-up.

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The War On Drugs (Pyramid Stage)

Throwback country rock like this belongs on a big festival stage so it was nice to see The War On Drugs get a slot on the Pyramid.

The sound of former band member Kurt Vile can still be heard echoing in the rafters of their latest album Lost In The Dream, but the band have a darker breed of hazy psychadelia all of their own.

Warpaint (Other Stage)

Last year's self-titled album might have seen them lose it to noodly free jazz at times, but Warpaint's atmospheric jams should go down well as the sun sets at Glastonbury.

tUnE-yArDs (West Holts Stage)

Relentlessly inventive and with a moreish treacly voice, Merrill Garbus puts on an awesome live show, all thumping floor toms and offbeat hand claps.

Nikki Nack is her most cohesive album yet and should be checked out immediately.

St Vincent (The Park Stage)

St Vincent stole the hearts of critics over the past year, and live gives a mesmeric, wonderfully still performance reminiscent of Kraftwerk.

Danny Brown (The Park Stage)

Switching between helium mode and gravelly mode (which is his real voice?!), Danny Brown has made some ridiculously catchy jams particularly on his impeccable debut XXX.

He will tear the roof off The Park Stage, did it have one.

Phosphorescent (The Park Stage)

This song. Just, this song.

Courtney Barnett (The Park Stage)

Several beers deep, Courtney Barnett will suit your mood perfectly, delivering her lyrics with an irresistibly detached, laidback drawl.

Wild Beasts (John Peel Stage)

Their sound has changed hugely across their four albums, moving from operatic swashbuckling madness (seriously, it was great) to more conventional  downbeat electro pop, and you'll probably get more of the latter at Glasto.

The guitar melodies are breathtaking, and the contrasting vocals of Hayden Thorpe and Tom Fleming balance the ecstasy and the agony perfectly.

Chance The Rapper (John Peel Stage)

I still haven't made my mind up on whether I like this guy's flow, but if he drops this hidden track you're in for a treat:

Wolf Alice (John Peel Stage)

Wolf Alice have exploded over the past year, purveyors of dark pop that is at once, delicate, scuzzy, dreamy and raw.

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