Glastonbury Gig Guide
W/C 21st December 17
Welcome to the gig guide magazine for Glastonbury. It’s been a fantastic year for gigs and will only get better in 2018. Have a great Christmas and hopefully we will see you out.
Don’t forget to get any NYE tickets early as these will sell out and there are great value gifts for Christmas presents in the Neville Staple Gig and Glastonbury Calling, give your friends a present they will remember.
Gig of the week
Saturday 23rd DecemberCable Co's LAST EVER SHOW!!!- The King William
We say farewell to one of Glastonbury’s longest running bands with a substantial history behind them. After 20 years, 4 albums and well over 500 gigs Cable Co now have only one more to play. A celebration of 2 decades worth of our own songs as well as the covers. Guaranteed to be a fantastic and busy evening. FREE ENTRY
Thursday 21st DecemberLazy Daze Solstice Christmas Celebrations- Hundred Monkeys
Old Lazy Daze Christmas tunes have been dragged out of the loft and polished to a shine, and their new Christmas song is all ready to be unwrapped. They may even have a surprise cover or two hidden in their sack of goodies!
Friday 22nd DecemberSafehaus- Hawthorns Hotel
Safehaus beautifully crafted melodic songs, closing out their 2017, an emotional and challenging year for the band after the sudden loss of front man, Ben Kench. Now fronted by brother, Jim, with Paul O'Rielly, Robin Davey and Alison Wilmshurst,
Global Grooves ft DJ Paulo Fernandez-Bocabar/ Red Brick
English folk meets afrobeat, soukous and roots reggae + dance music from around the globe
NIK TURNER'S space ritual- The King Arthur
After light years of travel through hyper-space, learning and experiencing the ancient rituals, the cosmic wheel, the hurricanes and solar winds from a far off nebulae, the great shifting of astromonical tides - the vermillion deserts and jewelled forests of other planes and planets, through electric madness and asteroid storms, black holes, exploding galaxies, supernovae, red dwarfs, influence of anti-matter, fantemattir, through solar flares, past the rabbit in the moon, back again on course now through the galaxies of love and light to beam down to your beloved Terra Earth Base 1.
Returning for a rare manifestation on the material plane at a stabilised energy vibration-point near you - after their long search for intelligent life throughout the cosmos (despite some problems with some Earth cultures) but performing the ritual of uniting the tribes - all beings at different levels of sprititual developement communicate the groove, joining in the true spirit, aspiring to the flame. The bright white light, the one love, loving awareness, getting higher together, have fun, greet and meet, move seat and feet to the beat, with Space☆Ritual on tour.
Kirtan night with Asim & Jamuna- Shekin Ashram
Fusion of traditional gaudiya bhajans, Krsna conscious urban poetry and Krsna conscious reggae ! Whether you'd like to dance some energy off, sing your hearts prayers or just sit in peaceful meditation, we look forward to sharing this sacred space with you all.
Charlie Miller and the Soul Agents- Bocabar/ Red Brick
Saturday 23rd December
Charlie Miller and The Soul Agents play original soul music and a selection of the very best classic soul and funk hits. This full live band oozes sweetness, grooves hard and makes you want to get up and dance all night.
Performing at Popular venues, Festivals, Parties, Weddings and Corporate functions around the UK and Europe, Charlie Miller & The Soul Agents will make your event one to remember. Composed of players who boast the finest pedigrees in Soul, R&B and Funk. “You gotta get up to get down”.
Crawfish Junction Christmas Party- Hawthorns Hotel
Christmas fun with Glastonburys finest rock and roll band fronted by Papa John, plus support. Free entry.
Chris Jagger's Rocking Kronies-The King Arthur
Chris’ first records were made during the 1970’s for David Geffen of Asylum in Los Angeles and he toured the USA and the UK. He revitalised his song writing in the late 1980’s after a long break and helped his brother Mick out on the Stones acclaimed albums ‘Dirty Work’ and then later ‘Steel Wheels.’
Performing an original, infectious blend of Cajun and rock ‘n roll sounds, this band of established and well-travelled musicians won’t fail to get The King Arthur rocking.
Dr Hoodoo's Voodoo Jam- The King Arthur
Sunday 24th December
Blues Jam-Hawthorns Hotel
The Historic Blues Jam
Monday 25th December
Open Mic- Hawthorns Hotel
Tuesday 26th December
The seemingly unstoppable Glastonbury Open Mic night is on every week at Hawthorns Hotel in Glastonbury. Sign up at 8pm and perform somewhere between 8.30 and 11pm (ish).
Wednesday 27th DecemberOpen Mic-The King Arthur
Future tickets on sale
New Years EveUK:ID presents New YEARS EVE at The King Arthur
Neon Apocalyptic madness is gonna go down this New Years Eve!!! Come one, come all and witness in the new year with a fantastic mixed blend of musical talent, all contained in a crazy transformed room at The King Arthur. This is one event not to be missed.
Remember people dress to impress... in a Neon Apocalyptic kind of way... Best dressed person wins a free UK:ID T. Go crazy with this :)
DJ NLBeCool - 12pm - 1am
UK:ID - 11:10pm - 11:55pm
These Septic Stars - 10:05pm - 10:50pm
Oska Zaky - 9:20pm - 9:50pm
Tickets: £7 Adv - Available at The King Arthur £10 OTD
New Year's Spectacular. Swampgrass, Marsh Fires, Steve Henderson- Hawthorns Hotel
See in 2018 dressed in your finest 1920s outfit, sipping prohibited liquor and dancing until your limbs fall off. Prizes for best dressed and spot prizes all night. Expect blues, Swing and a whole lot of fun.
Music from Swampgrass, Marsh Fires & Steve Henderson with late night electro swing to keep you dancing.
An evening finger buffet is included in the ticket price.
Purchase your ticket before December 1st to be in the draw to win a dinner for two at The Hawthorns.
Advance tickets are £10 and have sold out the last two years so don't expect any door sales. If there are any tickets on the door they will be £15.
Saturday 20th January- Neville Staple and Flipron Gig for Mind-The Bocabar
The Return of Judge Roughneck. There will be plenty of shouts of Rude Boy and full on dancing as the band will create a full on party for all of those that attend.
Flipron last headlined Night at the Abbey in Glastonbury where they entertained with a greatest hits set and were thoroughly enjoyable in the rain. Just don’t press that red button.
Saturday 24th February- Glastonbury Calling
Popular Glastonbury Festival in Glastonbury which sold out last year have a limited number of discounted tickets on sale now. Over the Bocabar, Assembly Rooms, King Arthur, Hawthorns Hotel, Glastonbury Football Club and Riflemans Arms.
Newly announced are Banco De Gaia (DJ set), Bristol reggae veterans Talisman, Monarks, Lonely Tourist, Jack By The Hedge, In Brackets, Liquid State, Toby Marks [Banco De Gaia] and Andrew Heath ambient set with visuals from Patrick Dunn, Tom Clements, We Merry Kings, Marsh Fires, Village Hall Feedback, 2Drunk2Funk, Brave Ones, Steve Henderson, Papa John, Minor Works Unit, and Mark Kelly.
They join the previously announced acts which include Leylines, Moody Will and the Roll, Port Erin, Foreign Correspondence, View From The Beach, Sean McGowen, PG Haze, Moonwatcher, Dave Beech, Hoodoo Dub, Invisble Gem., and many more
Saturday 21st JanuaryThe Godney Gathering 2018
Over 50 acts, 10 hours and 1 amazing day. Family Friendly. reasonably priced tickets and refreshments, most dietary requirements catered for (e.g.Coeliacs, vegan, vegetarian). Wide and diverse range of artists to suit a range of ages and eclectic tastes.
Recommended out of town
Saturday 23rd DecemberShoot The Moon + SN Dubstation // DJ Asian Hawk- Mr Wolfs- Bristol
Fusing together frantic brass lines and addictive vocal hooks with driving bass lines and booming drum grooves. Shoot The Moon bring a distinctive, dynamic and uplifting sound that breathes Punk Rock fire and sweats stomping Ska rhythm.
Swindon based reggae/Dub/Ska band. Merging influence from all genres of music, their sound will get you into party mode.
The sound merges trippy synths, twangy guitars, melodic horns, pounding bass lines and beats you can't help but move to.