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Glastonbury Guide, Who To See And How To Avoid A Hangover

Published: Tue June 24, 2014  News Feed

Glastonbury Guide, Who To See And How To Avoid A Hangover

Glastonbury Line Up

By Hugh McKenna

Photos From Jason Bryant And Efestivals

Glastonbury Directions There's an awful lot of things to do at Glastonbury Festival and a number of ways you can do them. Want some music? There's tons, but which band should is best. Fancy a snack? No problemo but how to pick from Vietnamese Pho noodle soup and the burger with piled with an indscriminate mass of cheese, tomato, herbs, bacon and avocoado (at least you hope that's avocado). Not to fear as we've compiled this compendium of festival information just for you. First things first, La Musica!

Who Should I See At Glastonbury

We're comitted to the little guys too and Glastonbury can be big break for the musicians from your local scene. This year the Beeb seem to be covering every single event, with cameras and mics pointed at every stage from minnow to major (just be sure they've not put any near the bogs for candid camera moments). Here's a our personal pics of the smaller artists that will be appearing.

Mungo's HiFi - A veritable institution in their native Glasgow and sure to bring the party, even if the weather brings the rain.

Circa Waves - No longer a secret, these boys are going places. Any opportunity to support great bands from Liverpool.

New York Brass - Not from New York but it's little, older brother in flat cap land. They are a brass band however and a great antidote if you've been overdosing on rock, electronica or cabaret.

John Hegley - The ever affable Mr. Hegley will be delivering his own unique brand of poetry for the crowds. Our first hangover cure tip, go see a funny man.

Rumours And Secret Slots

For those of you who are less interested in The Snap Dragons and more into Little Dragon you might want to keep an eye on the secret slots as they're announced. It's not looking like Prince is going to spring up out of nowhere, but you never know. We recommend you follow Secret Glasto.

Glastonbury Gourmet

How To Avoid A Hangover

Glastonbury Grub

The obvious top tip is simply not to drink, for some however (ahem) this would hamper their enjoyment of the festival and is simply not conceivable. For you we have the following advice:

Drink Water - Simple really, keep yourself hydrated. Especially important if it's hot but by no means a guaranteed way of avoiding the dreaded "fuzzy brain, carpet tongue."

Seek Alternative Therapy - By which we mean massage, aromatherapy or accupuncture, not the "medicine" the over-active man on the bus there has taken.

Eat A Growler (pictured left) - Created in memory of Pauline Fowler, this greasy beast will cure numerous hangover symptoms. Indeed you'll probably need a good nap afterwards, so that'll help you recover too.

Finally simply refer to our pyramid of Glasto essentials, taking care of these will take care of your body, which will in turn take care of you. It's the circle of life (alcohol) maaan.

Glastonbury Pyramid

How To Avoid Looking Like A "Festival Tourist"

There's much talk of Glastonbury being overrun by the Middle Class, we don't wish to be embroiled in the great British debate over class but we do have a few tips on how to avoid looking like a festi tourist. Simply adopt a sub culture from one of those chosen below and you will instantly be attributed to a great muso-cultural tradtiion that transcends our outmoded concept of social hierarchy, plus you'll look wicked cool in a pair of loafers or sporting a mohawk!

Follow Dolphin's board Getting The Festival Look on Pinterest.

Festival Toilet Strategy

An eternal concern for the less experienced festival goer. However outside of a few essentials (detailed in the pyramid above) we reckon £600,000 of improvements to amenties should make life better for everyone! For those who desire more information on the toilet trips of festival goers.

How Glastonbury Gets it's Toilet Sh*t Together
Courtesy of: TopToilets.com

Top 15 Bands To Watch at Glastonbury 2014

Let's take a look at the Top 15 Bands at Glastonbury 2014 according to UK music fans.

Over at Music-News they put together a list of the 'Top 15 Glastonbury Playlist', based on the amount of listens the track has had.

Ed Sheeran topped the list with Give Me Love. Although not a headliner, Sheeran certainly has a big following behind him. He's on at 6pm on Sunday Evening at the Pyramid Stage. We expect him to be using much of the gear found in our Ed Sheeran gear guide.

The ones we are most excited about come in at number 8. The Black Keys - Lonely Boy, despite not being off their newest album, is a crowd favourite that they are sure to play. They're on right after Ed Sheeran at 7:45pm.

Headlining the Other Stage, Jake Bugg has came in at number 11 with Two Fingers. Check out the gear we think he will be using. He's on at 10:30pm on the Saturday, and he's also doing an acoustic set at 17:35 on the Sunday.

We will be keeping a keen eye out for gear that artists are using throughout the weekend to keep you updated!

Here's the full list of the 15 Most Popular Glastonbury Bands in order of spotify plays, courtesy of Music-News.com:

1. Ed Sheeran ' Give Me Love
2. Ellie Goulding ' Burn
3. Lana Del Rey ' Summertime Sadness
4. Imagine Dragons ' Radioactive
5. Bombay Bicycle Club ' Shuffle
6. Disclosure ' Latch
7. Rudimental ' Feel The Love
8. The Black Keys ' Lonely Boy
9. The 1975 ' Chocolate
10. Lily Allen ' Hard Out Here
11. Jake Bugg ' Two Fingers
12. Skrillex ' Bangerang feat. Sirah
13. Kasabian ' Fire
14. Bonobo ' Kiara
15. Haim ' The Wire

So we know the most popular bands that will be at Glastonbury, but what about all of those obscure bands that put on amazing shows?
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