19 June 2013 by

Glastonbury 2013 Is Nearly Here! Check Out Our 5 Must See Bands

Can you hear that sound? It’s the ‘whump, whump, whump’ of wellies running to a stage in Pilton, stopping (due to the sheer weight of mud under foot), attempting to run again, stopping, before finally (finally!) making it to the stage to see your favourite band. Phew!

Yes, the weather prediction for Glastonbury (which takes place between June 26 and 30) might be that classic mix of bad ‘n’ good with more highs and lows than Amanda Bynes’ Twitter, but let’s take a look at the must-see bands to catch from the vast line up.

1. Chic Featuring Nile Rodgers

Nile Rodgers is having a bit of a moment, appearing on Daft Punk’s song of the summer Get Lucky and generally being venerated for his production work with the likes of David Bowie and Madonna. So it seems perfect time to re-evaluate his classic disco licks from Everybody Dance to I Want Your Love and beyond. Get ready with those Seinfeld-esque air bass moves...

2. Major Lazer

Major Lazer's album Free The Universe has been a permanent fixture on our iPods since it was released a few months ago. Let’s hope that when Diplo and Switch turn up for their slot on the West Holts stage on Saturday, they’ll bring along some of the musical pals who feature on the album (oh hai Snoop Lion, Bruno Mars and Peaches).

3. The Horrors

With a new ‘electronic’ album nearly finished we can’t wait to catch The Horrors' next musical revolution. While we wait for that fourth album, it’s always worth catching the Southend quintet (on Friday on The Park Stage) with their mix of expansive goth rock and ruminating psychedelia. Make ours a pint of Snake Bite pls...

4. Phoenix

Whenever this much-loved French quartet play a festival something amazing happens. R.Kelly turns up or bespoke dollar bills start falling from the sky. We can’t wait to see what they will drum up for their headlining appearance on the John Peel stage on Sunday. Thousands of R Kelly's falling from the sky perhaps?

5. KT Tunstall

Recorded in the Arizona desert, her new album Invisible Empire//Crescent Moon strips things back and is filled with expansive goodness. Perfect for a sing along during her Saturday slot in the Acoustic Tent.  


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