Something of a treat this week. As EMMS is heading down to Pilton Farm for the greatest festival in the world (in our opinion), Glastonbury. We’ve put together a list for our top 6 acts to catch during the weekend.
1. Haim – Friday 28th / Saturday 29th (Pyramid Stage 12.30 / Park Stage 16.15)
So good they’re playing twice, which means you’ll have no excuse to miss the winners of the BBC Sound of 2013. Haim have crippling expectation placed on them and to many, they remain the heirs to Fleetwood Mac’s pop-R&B throne. You wouldn’t have realised it when watching them, though. The Haim sisters perform as if they haven’t a care in the world and it is this breezy nature which has won them so many fans.
2. Tame Impala – Friday 28th (Other Stage 18.05)
Make sure to catch these Australian rockers playing their very modern take on psychedelica. Their Friday, Other Stage slot shows the wide appeal for their two stunning albums, ‘Innerspeaker’ and the fantastic ‘Lonerism’ which was one of our album highlights from last year.
3. Disclosure – Friday 28th (Sonic 21.00)
Straight after Tama Impala make sure you run over to the new “Sonic” stage which will be playing host to the biggest breakthroughs in UK dance music this year. Keeping with the Glasto spirit, we’re sure the Surrey brothers will bring out some their collaborators who have featured on their debut “Settle”.
4. The Rolling Stones – Saturday 29th (Pyramid Stage 21.30)
Oh come on, you have too. After 50 years in the “biz” Mick and the gang are playing their first ever gig at the festival, so watching them will be watching history in the making. Expect to hear all the hits and no doubt a couple of surprises as the Stones take it back to 66′.
5. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds (Sunday 30th Pyramid Stage 19.45)
One of the most obvious bookings from this year’s festival, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds will grace the Pyramid Stage. A truly visionary band with a glistening career, The Bad Seeds released their latest album “Push The Sky Away” this February. Single ‘Jubilee Street’ proves Nick Cave remains one of rock’s most brilliant songwriters, with his familiar unmistakable growl unfaltering and resolute.
6. Phoenix – Sunday 30th (John Peel Stage 22.15)
Hot and fresh from their headline slots at Coachella & Primavera earlier this year, Phoenix will be closing the John Peel stage on the Sunday evening. Ok yes, there are clashes with Mumford & Sons, The xx and Bobby Womack, but we’re just suckers for a good loud slice of pop/rock. Catch us at the front.