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
I wasn’t really going to preview the Sunday at the Acoustic Tent, because I didn’t really fancy anything, but then I read the article about the tent on the official website and had to put something more on the blog. It’s a great article and makes me feel shit that I haven’t been in the past couple of years. I do remember the Portishead debacle, we didn’t go see them because the rumors all day was that it was just getting more and more packed and you wouldn’t get a sniff of seeing them, seems that was true. Headlining on Sunday is Suzanne Vega and I am sure she will be great. Deacon Blue headline the Saturday a real blast from the past.
Now though what was previoulsy only pencilled in, Newton Faulkner on the Friday is a definite. I plan on going for dinner and a few beers and spend a nice leisurely Friday evening there. Now I just have to work out hoe to get there.
I haven’t reviewed the Avalon Stage previously, but as stages go it’s pretty good, and would be a 2nd stage at a lot of festivals. On the Friday, Kt Tunstell, The Beat and Barenaked Ladies are playing which is pretty impressive. On the Saturday one of my Favorites Newton Faulkner returns to the stage after a well received performance last year, but the Sunday is without parallel.
Opening up on the Sunday are Emerging talent finalists Louise and the Pins check them out at http://flyingwithanna.wordpress.com for more information and a video of them.
Also early on are one of my all time favorite bands The Wombles. I actually saw them live when I was about 8, I hope I was about eight because any older than that and that admission becomes a bit embarrassing. The Wombles writer Mike Batt sure knows how to write a tune, and I am sure that the place will be packed to the gills. Later in the evening areThe Low Anthem and City and Colour and again I think the place will be packed for 2 of the more interesting bands from the other side of the Atlantic.
The Avalon Stage has outdone itself this year, I really hope I finally make it here to see someone this year.
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.
58 DAYS TO GO
I have yet to make it to the Acoustic Tent at Glastonbury in the 4 years I have been going. I suppose I am mainly a rock n roll type of guy. I recently saw Frank Turner acoustic, and although I enjoyed it, I would have much preferred to see a band up on the stage with him.
This year however I plan to make it to the Acoustic Stage at some time, and Friday seems a great time to do this with one of my favourite all time Glasto performer’s playing Newton Faulkner.
2 years ago I saw him play Dirty Boots and loved every second of it, he is an intelligent, funny and very able musician, No 1 son Joshua, is a big fan and he will be heading to the Acoustic Tent to see him play, and there is a good chance I will head over as well.
The Hothouse Flowers are also playing and what a blast from the past they are. I remember seeing them
way back in 91 in New Zealand. Not sure I will stay around but I am sure they will be fun.
Listen to Don’t Go, if you haven’t before, is this song the reason we have those bands like Matchbox 20 and Train.
Brit Floyd headline and yes they are a Pink Floyd tribute band, so if you are planning to watch this instead of some original music playing in one of the other 80 stages, shame on you, if you end there pissed off your head and think you have caught Pink Floyd in a special Glasto moment, well congrats.
89 DAYS TO GO
If you want you can check out the efestivals or Glastowatch websites to get a taster of who you can expect to see at this years Glastonbury.
I have already decided on at least 33 bands I wouldn’t mind seeing ( I usually can fit in about 20 bands during the week. )
So don’t even try to tell me it ain’t gonna be awesome. In slight order of favouritism.
Photo opposite is Newton Faulkner, Featured photo is one of the girls from Warpaint at Laneway Festival
|Bands to See|
|The Joy Formidable|
|Bombay Bicycle Club|
|Mumford & Sons|
|Two Door Cinema Club|
Libertines are on the list but are not expected to play.