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21. Jul. 2009, 4:08 von MarkOnTourEven though I slept late and had to travel in from the hotel, I did get to see some solid artists on Glastonbury Sunday. I made it for Tom Jones and Madness on the Pyramid, The Soft Pack on the John Peel stage and Bat for Lashes on the Other stage. I didn't stay for Blur, but I got to see them on the TV from my comfy hotel bed.
21. Jul. 2009, 3:37 von MarkOnTourThe third day of Glastonbury 2009. I started the day at the Other Stage watching The Broken Family Band who were right up my alley - an awesome alt.country band then I saw a bit of Eagles of Death Metal - before I moved on to the Pyramid stage and saw VV Brown (who wasn't half bad). I saw a little of Rolf Harris perform at the Jazz World stage. Yes, noone in the US has probably ever heard of him (nor had I), but at Glasto he's a legend, nay a God. I also saw a song or two from Spinal Tap (so not great). I then progressed to the Other stage again to see Jason Mraz, The Script, & Peter Doherty just after that I decided to charge my phone (and myself) and was happily serenaded by Marina & the Diamonds.
I got to see Dizzee Rascal playing on the Pyramid stage on the way to the John Peel stage to see The Gaslight Anthem, and Bruce Springsteen made an appearance to play guitar with them for The '59 Sound. On my next walk I saw La Roux on the East Dance and Timo Maas West Dance stage and then Paolo Nutini on the Other stage. …
11. Jul. 2009, 3:21 von MarkOnTourThe second day of music for the 2009 Glastonbury Festival was fantastic. At the BBC Introducing tent at the Park I saw The Heroes and then Cashier No. 9, before I made it to the Park Stage to see Golden Silvers. I then made my way to the Other Stage to see The Maccabees, The View, & White Lies. When I finally made it to the Pyramid Stage I was able to see Fleet Foxes, and then I made it all the way up to the pit to see Lily Allen she was incredibly amazing. After she got off stage I took a walk around and saw Jack Peñate at the John Peel tent, the Easy Star All-Stars at the Dance East Stage, Lady Gaga on the Other Stage, The Streets on the Jazz World Stage, British Sea Power in the Avalon Tent.
The evening ended incredibly with Doves in the John Peel Tent and Bloc Party at the Other Stage.
3. Jul. 2009, 16:58 von MarkOnTourMy first day of music for the 2009 Glastonbury Festival was fantastic. I saw this great band The Volt play on a tiny stage (maybe 50 people) called Fluffy Rock Cafe on my walk to the Queens Head to see Maxïmo Park who were incredible.
I waited 4 hours to actually see them, but it was well worth it. After watching them I stood around outside to see Stornoway, quite a different type of band, but really good. During a summer shower I was able to take a seat at the Greenpeace International Airport to see King Charles, he was a bit more peace and love than I usually like, but a perfect show for right then. I then spent some time at the Small World Stage (a solar powered venue) to see a band called Sweet Sweet Lies. During another rainstorm I watched a little bit of Urusen at the Avalon Cafe. I headed back to the Fluffy Rock Cafe and saw Casino Drive playing. It was a really great day.
2. Jul. 2009, 13:52 von molerisGlastonbubble review.
Ratings out of 14, as requested by hnad.
Thursday - Queen's Head Day
Alessi's Ark - 12
Golden Silvers - 5 (Chavtastic)
Metronomy - 10
Friday - The Park day
The Rakes - 8
The Maccabees - 3
Hot Rats - 10 (Almost as much fun to watch as it seemed to be for Gaz and Danny to play)
Emiliana Torrini - 9
The Virgins - 5
The Horrors - 11 (Set drawn entirely from Primary Colours - no one was complaining)
Animal Collective - 12
Saturday - Lurgee Day
The Big Pink - 13
Emmy the Great - 10
Broken Records - 8
The Futureheads - 13 (Would be 14 but they only played for 30 mins)
Passion Pit - 13
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band - 6 (Based on 6 songs)
Jarvis Cocker - 8 (Mainly coz I was actually dying by this point and went to bed after a few songs)
Sunday - Blur Day
Art Brut - 11 (Never really got Eddie Argos 'til now)
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - 9
Bat for Lashes - 11
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - 13
Blur - 14
1. Jul. 2009, 10:29 von tombailey611Wed 24 Jun – Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts
Worthy Farm, 26th / 27th / 28th June 2009
Back with a more traditional line up after last year’s controversial offering, the daddy of all festivals promised legendary performances for 2009. Could it live up to such great expectations?
Fifteen hours. Fifteen gruelling hours. After possibly the longest coach ride in history, we arrived on site at 11pm Wednesday. Once the joy of pitching tents in the dark was over, a quick wander up to the Stone Circle where seemingly all of the festival had gathered in spiritual union was all we could do to salvage an otherwise frustrating and tiring day.
With Thursday came more promise. The sunny day brought the perfect opportunity to explore the festival in all its glory. Whilst the Dirty Boots tent proved to be a great find; with sets from newcomers The Sunbirds, Alessi’s Ark and We Are The People, adventuring around the enormous site also brought performances from Mick Artistic and The Henry Brothers…
1. Jul. 2009, 10:02 von mduchezeauWed 24 Jun – Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts
Wonder what I caught? Well now, in my usual post-Glastonbury high, I will tell you :)
Friday 26th June
The Ting Tings
Saturday 27th June
Eagles of Death Metal
The Gaslight Anthem
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
Sunday 28th June
In Case of Fire
Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds*
So the ones in bold are the ones which I thought were great or pure, unedited totally awesome. Those starred were either shocking or very disappointing. It's a shame that there was so much on that I managed to miss, as well as the other stage running 30 mins earlier on Sunday, and I only stuck to the main stages this year, but I saw some great stuff.
30. Jun. 2009, 15:45 von emertontWell I started off with a careful laid out plan of all the acts I wanted to see, alas fatigue, distractions, alcohol and the sheer scale of the place meant that the plan pretty much went out of the window, but I managed to see the following
Regina Spektor - played a mix of her hits and songs of the new album 'Far' http://www.bbc.co.uk/glastonbury/2009/artists/reginaspektor/index.shtml#emp
The View - good festival band played on The Other Stage. Memories are quite vague though
Jarvis Cocker "err .... Shall we have it?" Jarvis asked as he came on stage at The John Peel and produced a memorable performance full of great tunes covering most of his solo work.
Echo And The Bunnymen another brilliant performance to close The John Peel tent. The first part of the show was a complete performance of Ocean Rain followed by a selection of their classic songs
Yeah Yeah Yeahs Another performance full of energy from Karen O, only slightly spoiled by the world's most annoying cameraman
29. Jun. 2009, 23:36 von geospizafortisWed 24 Jun – Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts
I've only been to 2 glastos so far (2008 and 2009). While 2008 was a great experience in its own right, I am quite certain that this year's festival kicks last year's arse, in no small part due to the line-up (which contains many more artists that I personally prefer), but also because there is a charm in revisiting old places, because I'm sentimental like that. ;)
And because I'm sentimental and have a poor memory - I'm going to list all the bands I saw this weekend, some from our tent conveniently located a stone's throw from the JP tent :)
* Bjorn again (an ABBA tribute band to open the Pyramid on the friday morning, a stroke of scheduling genius)
(My sister arrived fresh from a nightmare vomit-inducing (literally, I kid you not) 10 hour NE coach journey...in time for...)
* Regina Spektor (no 20 Years of Snow...I still haven't forgiven her ;) )
* N.E.R.D (we all paid 200 dollars to see Pharrell, apparently. Who knew?)