By: Shayla Lee
With the first weekend of ACL a success, it’s now time to get ready for round two. I’m personally a huge fan of opting to attend the second weekend of festivals; the kinks work themselves out by weekend two and the vibe is often more low-key. Weekend two attendees also have the opportunity to receive feedback about the performances of weekend one and can even catch a lot of performances on the live stream. As you’re sorting out your ACL schedule, I’m sharing my suggestions of who you should see this weekend!
In my opinion, Bishop Briggs is one of the most underrated musicians out there right now. The energy she brings to her live set is truly indescribable and I never leave one of her performances without smiling from ear to ear. Her latest song “Baby” is a cheeky, fun track that blends a groovy beat with her soaring voice.
We included Sasha on our Ten Female Musicians To Watch For This Festival Season list back in April and it’s safe to say she has definitely been making waves at festivals this year! Earlier this year she released her EP ‘Sad Girl,’ an honest and authentic debut. Her latest single “Faking It” has such relatable, striking lyrics, my friend frantically texted me telling me I needed to listen to it and that the lyrics were so good she spit out her pasta. Sasha’s honesty as an artist and mellow vibe makes her set time of 2:45 a great time to start the day.
Slenderbodies is a California-based duo made up of Max Vehuni and Benji Cormack that creates lush and atmospheric music. Whether you are looking for a set that is chill and breezy or you are looking to stay on top of up-and-coming musicians who will be blowing up soon, Slenderbodies’ set will be a great choice. I’ve seen nothing but praise and positivity surrounding their Weekend One performance which makes me even more excited to catch them on Saturday.
VÉRITÉ creates beautiful electro-pop music that will give you all the feels. Equally as striking as it is peaceful, VÉRITÉ’s music intertwines honest lyrics, a variety of instruments, and her soaring voice to create musical perfection. If you’re a fan of Banks or Ella Vos, I’d highly suggest swinging by VÉRITÉ’s ACL set on Saturday.
The Wombats are a UK-based indie band that create glittery, feel-good music in the realm of The Naked And Famous, Passion Pit, and Two Door Cinema Club. With an earlier set time of 2:15, I have high hopes that their performance will be a sweaty, fun dance party. Their older tracks like “Let’s Dance To Joy Division” and “Greek Tragedy” will make you feel nostalgic but with the addition of material from their killer album “Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life,” your ears will be opened to the trio’s new music.
Not only is alternative rock musician YUNGBLUD known for his gritty, high energy, and raw live performances, his music is meaningful and carries important messages. YUNGBLUD is a positive male role model for many young fans which is something that is often abused by males in power positions in the music industry. Using his platform to address important issues such as sexual assault in his track “Polygraph Eyes,” YUNGBLUD is an artist who strives to promote an inclusive safe space for his fans. Whenever an artist promotes positivity and equality, you will most definitely catch me at their live set.
Rezz is definitely one of the biggest names in electronic music right now and I could not be more excited to be able to finally catch her live set. Lovingly nicknamed “Space Mom” by her adoring fans, Rezz’ sound in completely unique, immersive, and edgy. Her light up goggles will transport you to another world and during she will remind you to stay hydrated which is something everyone needs to remember at festivals.
You can add all of these artists to your schedule on the ACL app which can be found here. Hit the play on the playlist below and get ready for Weekend Two!