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Glastonbury Festival 2013 Warm Up

Published: Wed June 26, 2013  News Feed

Glastonbury Festival 2013 Warm Up



Glastonbury 2013

Soon the biggest music festival in Britain shall be upon us and the answers to many questions will be had. Will the Stones live up to the billing? Will poor old Ted from the Mumfords be alright? And, of course, will the rain stay away?

For now we can only speculate and frankly we're more worried about packing the geargoggles than a cagoule. Here's our pick of the one's to watch at Glasto 2013.

Best Of British

It's not every year that so many of the top slots go to British artists and it's great to see the Arctic Monkeys, Stones, Mumfords, Elvis Costello, Jake Bugg and Dizzee Rascal representing many eras and genres of music. Notable absences are Emeli Sande. Coldplay and Adele but you can't have it all. Our pick from the Pyramid stage though would be Californians Haim, they've had a great year so far and there's nothing quite like the live energy of a band who are well and truly on their way.

Haim Playing At Maida Vale, rocking a MicroKorg, Gibson SG, Roland SPD-SX

Alternative Roster

Over on the other side there's some established UK heavyweights in the form of Portishead, Foals, Alt-J, The Horrors and Django Django. But if you're a true 6 Music listening, turn-up sporting, blog reading fan then you'll be hip to them already no doubt. Fortunately there's plenty of up and comers in the form of Jagwar Ma, Deap Vally, Matthew E. White and Liverpool's own Stealing Sheep.

Big guns coming from outside the UK include Major Lazer, Cat Power, Tom Tom Club, Dinosaur Jr. and Nas, surely enough to make the most hardened hipster consider listening to a band that has a back catalogue consisting of more than a single track on a private Soundcloud URL.

Major Lazer And Lee Scratch Perry At Notthing Hill Carnival

Acoustically Inclined

It isn't all fireworks, Marshall Stacks and bass bins however with tons of great acoustic acts playing. Whether you're a more relaxed soul or just need a break from binging on harder acts the Acoustic Stage has Steve Winwood, KT Tunstall and Stornoway, we would also recommend Calexico for something a little different. Just don't expect the hangover to improve when the Proclaimers are on, acoustic doesn't go far enough, unamplified altogether might be better.

Proclaimers Glastonbury
The Celtic might of the Proclaimers

Jon Rauhouse Of Calexico Banjoing

Find our guides to the gear of the artists at Glasto in the links below.

Pyramid stage

Arctic Monkeys; the Rolling Stones; Mumford & Sons; Dizzee Rascal; Primal Scream; Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds; Vampire Weekend; Elvis Costello; the Vaccines; Kenny Rogers; Ben Howard; Rita Ora; Rufus Wainwright; Jake Bugg; Professor Green; Laura Mvula; Billy Bragg; Rokia Traoré; First Aid Kit; Haim;

Other Stage

Portishead; Chase & Status; The xx; Foals; Example; The Smashing Pumpkins; Alt-J; Two Door Cinema Club; PiL; Tame Impala; Alabama Shakes; Editors; Azealia Banks; Of Monsters and Men; the Lumineers; Enter Shikari; I Am Kloot; The Hives; Amanda Palmer

West Holts stage

Chic ft Nile Rogers; Public Enemy; The Weeknd; Seasick Steve; Major Lazer; Tom Tom Club; Maverick Sabre; Lianne La Havas; Toro Y Moi; Ondatrópica; Sérgio Mendes; Dub Colossus; the Orb & Indigenous People; The Child of Lov; Alice Russell; Goat; Badbadnotgood; The Bombay Royale; Matthew E. White; Riot Jazz

The Park stage

Cat Power; The Horrors; Fuck Buttons; Django Django; Rodriguez; Dinosaur Jr; Calexico; Steve Mason; Palma Violets; Devendra Banhart; Michael Kiwanuka; Solange; King Krule; Stealing Sheep; Tim Burgess; Melody's Echo Chamber; Ed Harcourt; Half Moon Run; Josephine; Teleman

John Peel stage

Crystal Castles; Hurts; Phoenix; Bastille; Everything Everything; James Blake; Johnny Marr; The Courteeners; Jessie Ware; Tyler, The Creator; Frightened Rabbit; Miles Kane; Local Natives; The Strypes; Savages; Tom Odell; Peace; Daughter; Villagers; Toy; Jagwar Ma; Deap Vally

Silver Hayes

Nas; Hot Natured; Disclosure; Rudimental; The Family Stone; Skream & Benga; Sub Focus; Charles Bradley; SBTRKT; Netsky; Dogblood; The Congos; The 2 Bears; Aluna George; Julio Bashmore; Wiley; TEED; Gold Panda; David Rodigan

Acoustic Stage

Steve Winwood; Sinead O'Connor; Lucinda Williams; Glen Hansard; Bill Wyman's Rhythm Kings; The Bootleg Beatles; Gabrielle Aplin; The Proclaimers; Martha Wainwright; Seth Lakemna; KT Tunstall; Zac Brown Band; Gretchen Peters

Avalon stage

Ben Caplan; Beverley Knight; Crowns; Evan Dando; Gary Clark Jr.; JJ Grey & Mofro; Josh Doyle; Lucy Rose; Mad Dog Mcrea; Molotov Jukebox; Newton Faulkner; Oysterband; Penguin Café; Shooglenifty; Stornoway; The Destroyers; The Staves; The Urban Voodoo Machine; Vintage Trouble; Xavier Rudd

Spirit of 71

Robyn Hitchcock and the Venus 3; Slim Chance; Simian Mobile Disco; Terakaft; System 7 vs Eat Static; Don Letts; DJ James Monro; Gypsy Hill; Electric Swing Circus; DJ Tristan; Mixhell

Plus Arcadia; The Common; Croissant-Neuf; The Field of Avalon; Green Fields; Green Futures; Greenpeace; The Healing Field; Kidzfield; Leftfield; The Pilton Palais; Shangri-La: The Afterlife; Strummerville; The Unfairground

Introducing: The Arctic Dome; Blues; Genosys; Glasto Latino; The Glastonbury Free Press; Gully; Sonic; The Summerhouse; William's Green
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