Saturday, 14 June 2014

10 and 1 - Glastonburger




10 HOT PICKS FOR GLASTONBURY 2014
by Matt Bond


Have I told you lately that... I'm going to Glastonbury this year? Oh yes, in a few days time I will be flying out of Australia on a big jet plane to soak up the European sun and (most likely) British rain and as part of the trip, I will be attending the Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts. To say I'm excited is an understatement. Not only do I get to partake in the fun times associated with one of the world's biggest and most loved music festivals, I get to see the good looking faces of some friends I feel like I haven't seen in forever. And what's better than good music, good friends and the British countryside? Not a whole lot. Because of a couple of those aforementioned fwends, I've started referring to Glastonbury as Glastonburger. I think it's a term of affection. It really just makes me want a burger and I'm sure there will be plenty of sloppy burgers on sale at Glasto. And hopefully those Strumpets with Crumpets will be around too.


So, along with 134 999 other music fans, I'll be making the trek to Worthy Farm to dance around the flames of Arcadia, participate in a Dolly Parton flash mob, navigate the muddy pits that surround the port-a-loos and, most importantly, listen to some of the best acts in music. The 2014 festival marks the 32nd incarnation of the event, with Arcade Fire, Metallica and Kasabian securing headliner status. Will there be a surprise pop star set like there has been in the past? One can hope and speaking of hope, we're hoping to run our first ever international text review for a music festival, so look out for that at the end of the month! I've got this portable charger thing and stuff and... just pray for us ok? The Glastonburger line up is chock full of exciting acts that I am super keen to check out, so today's 10 and 1 is dedicated to my top picks for this year's festival. And I'll end with the one act I'll politely decline to see, should anyone even attempt to ask.


THE 10:


NGAIIRE
Thursday @ La Pussy Parlure Nouveau: 21:00 - 21:50




COURTNEY BARNETT
Friday @ The Park Stage: 15:30 - 16:30




CRYSTAL FIGHTERS
Friday @ John Peel Stage: 17:00 - 17:50




TUNE-YARDS
Friday @ West Holts Stage: 19:00 - 20:00




M.I.A
Friday @ West Holts Stage: 22:15 - 23:45 




WOLF ALICE
Saturday @ John Peel Stage: 16:00 - 16:40




JACK WHITE
Saturday @ Pyramid Stage: 19:30 - 20:45 
(If I don't go to this, Jo might hurt me when I get back.)  




METALLICA
Sunday @ Pyramid Stage: 21:45 - 23:45 




JAMES BLAKE
Sunday @ The Park Stage: 21:00 - 22:15




LONDON GRAMMAR
Sunday @ John Peel Stage: 22:15 - 23:15




THE ONE:


BILLY BRAGG
Friday @ Left Field: 21:00 - 22:00




No thank you. Hearing Mr Bragg's version of Bob Marley's 'One Love' once was more than enough. "Let's drop the debt and it could be alright." Never. Again. 

No comments:

Post a Comment

Love it or hate it? Agree or disagree? Let me know what you think!