Glastonbury Gig Guide W/C 15th February 2018
Welcome to the gig guide magazine for Glastonbury. Glastonbury Calling is on next week and we have some lovely events on this week in town on a quieter weekend. Tickets for the Fringe Launch also go on sale on 1st March and the event is beginning to look exciting already.
Gig of the week
Thursday 15th FebruaryGlastonbury Grow Room 007 Square One- King Arthur
Featuring Somerset country rockers Square One as part of their UK tour, this show promises to get you up on your feet, slapping your thighs and singing along to anthemic ear worms like “Let’s Go” and their latest release “Feels Like Home”. It’s the first time in Glastonbury for a while.
Country inspired Southern Rock born in the Southwest of England. Square One have forged their sound and merged their influences to create huge stompin' riffs and songs you can't help but sing. Driven and inspired by artists like Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean and Blake Shelton, they aim to bring an all American party to this side of the pond.
To date the band have hit some big milestones including appearances at Country 2 Country Festival, numerous music videos and the release of their debut album Southern Summer. 2018 will see in their first U.K tour, plenty of summer festivals and loads of brand new music.
Thursday 15th FebruaryGlastonbury Grow Room 007 Square One- King Arthur
Gavin Osborn & Nick Parker- Hawthorns Hotel
Gavin Osborn, on his very early Spring Tour, accompanied by local music legend, Nick Parker as Support, that means he must be good if Nick wants to find him a Bonus Thursday night gig, and support him too.....
Gavin tours the country and continent in search of musical adventures, recorded several albums with Banquet Records, has a unique style with songs that reflect his political/social observations with a degree of humour and irreverence...and of course there is Nick too,
Friday 16th FebruaryB.E.Cooling- Hawthorns Hotel
Picking up the guitar when he was 15, living in Canada just outside of Toronto. Listening to the likes of The Beatles, The Doors and Neil Young. B Cooling started his musical career by busking, which is quite clear from his wide range of old and new cover material. But I felt his buskin past was also noticeable in his guitar playing, at times it was a little too heavy and thrashy for the songs he was playing. That said his vocals were harmonious and he clearly loved doing what he does.
B.E Cooling played a few originals and these are what caught my attention. My personal favourites being ’It Don’t Matter’ and ‘Don’t Give Up’. While they told us the story of his life and gave us an insight to where he’s from, they also gave us food for thought. With Dylan esque spoken verses and beautifully sung choruses over a country sounding guitar, with clever finger picking interludes. Somehow it all came together and created something I would very happily listen to on my playlist.
Saturday 17th February
Kindred- King William Inn
KINDRED return to play a great set of Rock and Pop covers at King William in Glastonbury
Urban Culture Presents: LIVE Generation VOL 3! JENNA & the G'S!- Bocabar
JENNA G, with her newly formed 8 piece band, Jenna & the G's. Alongside them, we have one of the worlds biggest Junglists Dj ARIES, playing some of the best jungle the scene has to offer! As well as some of the best local bands and djs!
Sunday 18th FebruaryBlues Jam- Hawthorns Hotel
Not a quiet way to spend a Sunday evening but if you are into your Blues this gets jam packed for some great quality partying.
Tuesday 20th FebruaryOpen Mic- Hawthorns Hotel
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 21st FebruaryOpen Mic with Dr Hoodoo -The King Arthur
Nicholson Heal - Sullen Comfort
The nights are still cold but the warm folk melodies of Nicholson Heal is certainly fitting for these wintery evenings by the house fire. Song ‘Sullen Comfort’ is as glittering as it is charming while tender strings and heartfelt words all make it worth while.
Future tickets on sale
Saturday 24th February- Glastonbury Calling
Only 1 Week to go!!! 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, Soeur, Marsh Fires, Village Hall Feedback, 2Drunk2Funk, Last One Home, Madam Twisted, Dan 3Man Steve Henderson, Last one Home, Papa John, Mossflower, 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
Tickets: Jaywalk Guitars, The King Arthur,Bristol Ticket Shop and online http://www.glastonburymerch.co.uk/
Saturday 9th JuneGlastonbury Fringe 2018 launch party at Glastonbury Abbey
The Glastonbury Fringe 2018 launch party will take place on Saturday 9th of June in the grounds of the iconic Glastonbury Abbey.
Performing this year is an incredible lineup featuring:
Funke & The Two Tone Baby
Hobo Jones & The Junkyard Dogs
Ticket prices remain the same as last year:
£10 in advance, £15 on the gate.
£5 Children under 12
Tickets will go on sale on March 1st 2018, at 9am.
Saturday 21st JulyThe 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.
Feeder, Correspondents, Tankus the Henge, The Leylines, Imperial Leisure, Nick Parker and the False Alarms are amongst many of the acts announced so far.
3 August - 5 AugustSat in a field festival presents: "There Be Dragons!"- Orchard farm, lower notlake drove, clewer, nr Wedmore,
Sat in a Field is a small family friendly non-profit festival. The Site is near Cheddar, Somerset with a view of the Mendips in the background, taking place from Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th August.
Confirmed acts include Doctor and the Medics, From the Jam, Gaz Brookfield and The Company of Thieves, and more, with many more still to be announced.
Tickets are on sale, currently priced as follows:-
adult weekend with camping: £65
teen weekend with camping: £25
car parking: £10
Sunday day tickets also available. http://www.satinafield.com/
Recommended out of town
Thursday 15th FebruaryMeeking + Discount Columbo-Pig and Fiddle- Bath
Meeking Soaring vocals sit above a power - house trio dishing out alt-rock with nods to Jeff Buckley, John Mayer, Eddie Vedder and Incubus.
Discount Columbo are a britpop four-piece from Bristol turning heads on the UK live circuit.
Boasting three part harmony, stadium guitar solos and a catalogue of bold, energetic songs, Discount Columbo's blistering live set is one not to be missed.
Saturday 15th FebruaryWhy Rock- Frome Town FC
WHYRock is a benefit gig for We Hear You (WHY), who provide free professional counselling to children, young people and adults affected by a life-threatening condition. Featuring a range of amazing local bands playing everything from electronic to rock music, professionally staged and with a full bar, this will be a night to remember supporting an excellent cause.
Sweet Machine With a diverse range of influences Sweet Machine fuse 70s / 80s synth with 90s dance and bittersweet lyrics to create modern, original electro-pop. The band have recorded two albums, ‘Electric Soup’ and ‘1979’ and their live set includes a mixture of tracks from both albums plus new material. Uptempo and danceable their captivating sound will make you feel like you’ve seen this band before!
This Raging Silence Progressive Rock Band from Bristol with debut album 'Isotopes and Endoscopes released 2015.
The Bad Detectives Western Star recording artistes and shoddy part time radio personalities
Laugh Clown Laugh are touting a rough old version of a song which never made it on to the recent long playing re-release, an unadulterated demo track called 'Taxi Dancer' at no. 15 on the album.
The Straight Fits