One. Word. GLASTONBURY. The most epic music festival of the year /slash in the world, this weekend, on a farm in the UK town of Pilton. The line-up is stellar. When we first laid eyes on it we nearly had a heart attack. Yes, sounds dramatic but there are so many awesome British bands that rarely, if ever, make it over to the States and on top of that our favorite American bands are also playing at Glastonbury! Heavenly.
What’s so cool about the line-up? CHECK. IT.
HAIM. Arctic Monkeys. The 1975. The XX. Jake Bugg. Rufus Wainwright. Vampire Weekend. Foals. Alt-J. Tame Impala. Palma Violets. Cat Power. Local Natives. Kodaline. Savages. MS MR. Daughter. Phoenix. Tyler The Creator. James Blake. Tom Odell. Toro Y Moi. Public Enemy. AND The Rolling Stones.
And that’s just a sample. With taste like this we put complete trust in Sir Glastonbury and will ecstaticly let him lead us around the Glastonbury Garden of Earthly Delights to give us an education on who we should pay attention to. But the reality is, we’re not in Pilton right now… so…
For the legions of us who can’t be at Glastonbury physically, our friends at BBC Radio 1 have made it possible for us to tag along as their plus one via BBC Presents Glastonbury. Yep, the BBC is what’s up.
Now we can pretend to stomp ariound the farm and get a high resolution view of all three stages; the Pyramid Stage, the John Field Stage, and Greenfield. You can watch the festival live via webcam or check out the video section where a slew of performances from Friday and Saturday have already been posted. The list, so far, is pretty mental.
To add on more awesome, there’s also a BBC Introducing Stage which will feature unsigned artists who need to be heard. All hand selected by local BBC stations. As an artist, you can also use this section as a resource for music industry advice and upload your tracks for the BBC crew to check out. If they dig your sound, you get featured. The BBC is doing it right. #Respect
So far, of all the BBC Introducing videos posted, the best act is We Bite The Buffalo, these lads can best be described as gritty down home rock n roll.
Now go stumble around the site! Have fun!