Fri 27 Jun – Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts
Since this was my first Glasto and since I enjoyed it so much I thought I'd give you guys a run-down on how I thought each band I saw went.
Given the horrendous rain there was only really time to catch one act, which was an hour-late Emmy the Great
. Kind of a "secret" show in just a little pub in Shangri-La this was short but sweet.
Had to kick the festival off with the opener, even if it was Kate Nash
. I'd give her bonus points for making an effort with the set design but still this was awful. On the way to Patrick Watson
(didn't really get into it) I wandered in to the Guardian Live Lounge and caught most of the set from Golden Silvers
. I'd never even heard of them before, but with their funk bass-lines, Hendrix-style organ lines and three-part harmonies they won me over. Great set. Next up was the hyped-up Glasvegas
. These guys were not worth the column inches; too much noise…