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Friday at Glasto 2011 Locked and Loaded

Okay, we spent a whole day reading the Clashfinder and listening to loads of the bands via spotify and this is what we have decided will be our days listening pleasure

Dry the River
Miles Kane
Newton Faulkner
Hothouse Flowers
Mumford & Sons
Primal Scream

Also did Thursday and plan to see

Treetop Flyers
Sandi Thom



Saturday is looking like a great day to go tenting. That’s the John Peel tent. I have planned most of my day there and to finish off the night there before heading dancing in the early hours of the morning.
I will start the day by choosing between Alice Gold and Stornoway, no decision yet made on that one.
Then I will grab my gins handbag and head to the John Peel tent for Yuck, Dry the River , Anna Calvi and Warpaint.
Pretty damn awesome if you ask me. I’m not sure what I will do after that no firm plans, but will be seeing White Lies at the Other Stage and finish off with Glasvegas. I will probably miss Elbow, as long as I have tickets in place to see them in a cuddly little venue in Sydney in Late July.
Then if legs are willing I will set off to finish the evening dancing, with John Digweed, Dave Seaman and Nero.


There are plenty of clashes on the Friday, which are going to be hard to avoid, however I have reduced the number of bands I want to see on the Friday to only 26 of which 7 I have seen before.
It’s certainly going to be hard to miss some of them, but it has to be done.
So let me give you a few clues on how my day maybe spent. I am going on the Clashfinder times, which change right on up to the day so that’s why I don’t rule anything out at this stage.
It looks likely that Cocoon are going to be the first band of the day as there seems like no clashes first up.
Next up may well be decided by the weather, in the running are Metronomy, Brother and Stonefield. Third band of the day will be between Two Door Cinema Club, The Naked and the Famous and Mona, although I haven’t ruled out Dry the River. Next looks likely to be The Vaccines but Miles Kane and Summer Camp are in the running. Jenny and Johnny are hard to place at the moment as they are on at The Park it’s pretty unlikely.
The Wombats go head to head with Warpaint and Newton Faulkner in what is looking like the hardest decision of the day. Bright Eyes and Fleet Foxes look like they will be up against no one unless the Dance Vibe takes over from the Folk vibe.
Mumford & Sons looks odds on against Morrissey and it should be Primal Scream to finish off the Day meaning U2 and Fatboy Slim miss out.
So in Reverse order headliner to opener here is my opening gambit in regards to Friday
Primal Scream
Mumford & Sons
Fleet Foxes
Bright Eyes
The Wombats
The Vaccines
The Naked and The Famous
Stone field

So a long day at the Other Stage which in reality is unlikely.



With Chipmunk starting the Festival on the other stage, and The master musicians of somewhere on the Pyramid, it is worth looking around for another venue to start your day.
If you’re not to hung over, I find the Thursday to be a great day to get rat faced, I suggest you check out Cocoon on the John Peel. They are a French folk band in the manner of Mumford & Sons, check out their single Comets from the album Where the Oceans end and get along.
It’s probably worth then staying for Australian band Stonefield, all girl sister band, one of the girls is only 14 or so.
Next up are one of the sounds of 2011 according to the BBC, Mona, their album is out on the 16th of May, I will check it out to see if they are a wet weather alternative to the bands on the Other Stage.
Although the rest of the lineup is relatively strong, I won’t be hanging around too much, it seems like it is the one half’s playing, Miles Kane one half of the Last Shadow Puppets and DJ Shadow one half of Uncle. I suppose there is an outside chance Alex Turner may turn up and guest with Miles Kane. Miles has an album out on the 6th of May, so if you’re considering seeing him, I suggest you buy it.