Love discovering new music? Channel 4's new show Future Sounds starts tonight!

Future Sounds is a brand new music show launching on Channel 4 tonight (00:10am), with live performances from Abbey Road by the acts on the list, huge global artists talking about why the acts on the list are important, and think pieces about various genres and how they are evolving.

Hotly tipped by critics across the board, Alessia Cara, Blossoms, Izzy Bizu and Loyle Carner are among the confirmed names for series one of Future Sounds. See them all on the show.

After recording the soundtrack to arguably the biggest advert of the year, Scandi-sensation Aurora will also perform whilst the incredible Bonkaz represents the rising grime scene.

In the wake of a summer smashing the festival circuit, Welsh rockers Pretty Vicious, producer extraordinaire SG Lewis, electronic up and comer Tala and the jawdroppingly soulful Barns Courtney all bring their magic into the studio. Future Sounds is a list that’s perfectly indicative of how the musical landscape will develop in 2016.


Channel 4’s Future Sounds 2016:

Alessia Cara


Barns Courtney



Izzy Bizu

Loyle Carner

Pretty Vicious

SG Lewis



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Also yet to be announced is the list of ambassadors, the artists and influential industry figures who will engage in conversation with the acts on the show, adding a further sense of depth alongside the live performances.  

Jonathan Rothery, Commissioning Editor, Music said “C4’s Future Sounds is a great way for us to continue our support of new music. Alongside Best Before and Four to the Floor,  C4’s Future Sounds cements the channel as the go to place for anyone who enjoys the joy of discovering a new sounds.”

Future Sounds will start tonight at 00:10am and will air over five weeks.  

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