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
Mumford & Sons
Also did Thursday and plan to see
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Follow the Link to a great website 8tracks.com where you can create mixes to listen to and for others to listen to. I have done one for bands to see at Glastonbury on the Friday. it includes, Mumford & Sons, Primal Scream, Fleet Foxes and Cocoon as well as a few others.
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
Mumford & Sons
The Naked and The Famous
So a long day at the Other Stage which in reality is unlikely.
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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.
- Glastonbury 2011 – full line-up announced (telegraph.co.uk)
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Friday on the Other Stage starts off with popster Chipmunk a weird way to start the best stage at the Festival and it’s not really until the third act in that the Other Stage starts to boogie, and that’s with New Zealand’s The Naked and the Famous. This should be the start of a cracking day.
Rock and Roll Saviours The Vaccines are next up, hopefully the big stage that is the Other Stage does not intimidate them. All reviews of them live are positive so I am looking forward to this. The Wombats are up next, love them or hate them they write great pop songs, and with a new album out shortly they should get a massive crowd. Next up is a unmissable American double of Bright Eyes and The Fleet Foxes. Conner O’berst should be amazing and I can’t wait for the new Fleet Foxes album to see what direction they take.
Then it is Mumford & Sons, who could be the stars of 2011, I missed them last year to see Florence and the Machine, I won’t make the same mistake this year, I will be definitely seeing Mumford. Last but not least Primal Scream are playing Scremadelica and some of their other big hits, if you haven’t seen them before make sure you catch these guys, I was around in 94,95 and saw these guys a few times, boy can they bring it.
All in all I could spend near enough the whole day at The Other Stage on the Friday, although I probably won’t as it seems like a waste of a Glastonbury day, to be there all day.
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Already the clashes have begun, with Friday already having a war between the Pyramid Stage and The Other Stage.
Will it be U2 and Elbow or Mumford & Sons and Primal Scream.
My only word of advise would be to choose one or the other and stick with it and not try to dodge between.
The Pyramid will be silly busy so if you want a good vantage point I would suggest arriving before the band that play before Elbow and wait out the rest of the night. This won’t be necessary for the Other Stage where you can just rock up as the band before Mumford are finishing.
I am sure both stages are going to rock so it’s down to personal choice but I am favouring The Other Stage ever so slightly at the moment.
Elbow however have a new album out next week and if it is the classic it is said to be then I might have to fit them in somewhere.
I will keep updating the Clashes and how best to avoid them over the coming months.
- Mumford & Sons And Primal Scream Confirmed For Glastonbury 2011 (beatcrave.com)
- Glastonbury festival 2011: Mumford & Sons make leap to Other stage (guardian.co.uk)
- BB King to play Glastonbury Festival (telegraph.co.uk)