Wednesday, 28 March 2018

Glastonbury Gig Guide W/C 29th March 2018

Glastonbury Gig Guide 
W/C 29th March 2018

Welcome to the gig guide magazine for Glastonbury. Have a fantastic Easter weekend. It’s a surprisingly a little quiet for gigs in town on the Thursday and Friday though will be a fun one as well. 

Gig of the week

Thursday 29th March until Sunday 1st April

New Avalon Ballroom Weekender returns to The King Arthur
After last years successful festival the New Avalon Ballroom Weekender returns to The King Arthur in Glastonbury this Easter.
Featuring a host of local and national psychedelic bands this four day festival will take place from 6pm Thursday 29th March and runs until Sunday 1st April. Doors open noon Friday-Sunday.
Headline acts this year will be Global (Exeter), Zetan Spore (Cornwall), Zofff (Brighton) and Magic Bus (Exeter). Other acts confirmed are: Deviant Amps (London), Lapis Lazuli (Canterbury), Lacertilia (Cardiff), Chumley Warner Bros (Bath), The Roz Bruce Infusion (Birmingham), Spirits Of The Earth (London/Glastonbury), Beastfish (Yorkshire), Nukli (London), Spacedogs (London), Aurora (Kent), The Johnnie Squizzercrow Experiment (Chesire), Earthling Society (Liverpool), Sumerian Kyngs (Brighton), Deltanaut (Sheffield), Devora (London/Kent) and Glastonburys Cloudwalker.
Lights by Striking Lighting and projections by Dean Phillips.
Advance Day/weekend tickets start from £8 with full weekend pass available for £45. Tickets are available from
Take the best psychedelic musicians in Brighton and you have Zofff. Improvised every time Zofff always deliver a stunning show. 

West country world/dance/ambient band Gobal formed in 1995. 

Zetan Spore
Local lads Zetan Spore are guaranteed to bring the dance vibe to this weekender. Full on dance and trance. 

Magic Bus
Exeters finest. Magic Bus are one of the finest bands around. Always welcome at The King Arthur they will deliver beautiful songs for our delight. 

Lapizs Lazuli
Hailing from the Canterbury scene. Lapis Lazuli will bring their wonderful songs with them to Glastonbury for the first time.

Chumley Warner Bros
When Bridget Wishart left Hawkwind she teamed up with Martin to form Chumley Warner Bros

Earthling Society
Earthling Society were formed in North West England in 2005 and are the UK's leading Pagan psychedelic / Krautrock band.

A cosmic blend of primal rock ‘n’ roll energy, heavy psychedelia and sludgy groove rock. 

Deviant Amps
No strangers to The King Arthur the Essex 3-piece deliver full on psychedelic grooves. 

Slim and Woody left Here & Now band so they could concentrate on their band Beastfish. They throw all sorts of influences into the mix. Psychedlic guitars, Groovy beats and Beefheart like sound will pour into your head. 

Long time favourites of the Free Festival scene Nukli play groovy festival type music. They strip it back for Nuklite. So good we got them both.

The Archetypes
Local band The Archetypes will be playing Sunday afternoon.

The Roz Bruce Infusion
Midlands based Roz Bruce Infusion play intense psycho/psychedelic rock. The band delve into the darker side of life. Expect an emotional set from Roz and her crew. 

Jam spacerock band based in south of England. Spacedogs hit the groove running and don’t stop until the end. Glorious stuff.

The Fellowship of Hallucinatory Voyagers
Offshoot band from Welsh psychedelic band Sendelica.

Based in East of England Aurora is the creation of Loz Epps and Tex Rockerfellah. The blend dance grooves and guitar with spacey vocals. 

Spirits Of The Earth 
South west based Space rock band. Spirits Of The Earth play it BIG AND LOUD. 

Mark Robson
Mark plays with Here & Now and his own band Kangaroo Moon.

A meeting of minds between Deviant Amps and Aurora. Devora play improvised instrumental songs.

The Johnnie Squizzercrow Experiment
Like us. Don't like us. Whatever. We invite you to join the experiment. 

Ron Tree
Ex Hawkwind singer Ron will be playing a set Sunday afternoon.

Sumerian Kyngs
Brighton based Sumerian Kyngs will be bringing their psychedelic swamp rock to The King Arthur this Easter. 

Psymon Fallowfield
Glastonbury local. Psymon is a guitarist/songwriter. 

This week

Thursday 29th March 

New Avalon Ballroom Weekender returns to The King Arthur
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Friday 30th March

New Avalon Ballroom Weekender returns to The King Arthur
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David 9 Lunas- City Arms Wells
Living in the UK from 4, David a Trinidadian, is mesmerizing audiences round the country.
Having  broken his violin at 5 & loosing his clarinet on a bus at 8 the guitar by 10 never left his side apart from when not studying his father broke the guitar with an axe! But David got another! 
Maternal Great Aunt Daisy Voisin toured & recorded in the early 60’s throughout Trinidad & Tobago in the Perang orchestra playing guitar and singing becoming known as “The Mother of Parang “She was explosive, tempestuous, enjoying every moment on stage. 
Clearly David inherited this.
His Father constantly sang in church choirs and around the house, thus his Aunt Daisy and Father had a great influence on David musically. 
Armed with poets and songsmiths from George Orwell to Elliott Smith David developed a distinctive & identifiable sound. Specialising in slide and finger-picking his style is both fluid and forcefully rhythmical with powerful vocal that ranges from lush to gravelly.
In 1990, David  charted at No1 in Ireland with band No Sweat, as their lead guitar player/song writer. Managed by Def Leppard’s Joe Elliott. David recorded and toured  in the US and UK on No Sweat’s debut album by super producer Keith Olsen ,(Tom Petty/ Fleetwood Mac). No Sweat folded. 
David joined B.L.O.W a London trip-rock band from the ashes of Scarborough boy rock band Little Angels after they had heard him sing two year previously!
B.L.O.W sold well their  album “Pigs” with David now front man in 1995 that culminated in an MTV  interview & acoustic performance  reviewed favorably by London’s major music mag Kerrang.
B.L.O.W parted when drummer Mark Rich join the newly formed Skunk Anansie .
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Saturday 31st March

Full Force and Power- Riflemans Arms

The Great Gatsby G&T Party- Bocabar

The Carny Villains & DJ support - Stomping Swing and Ska
The Carny Villains are a raucous circus show band from Bristol, U.K. Known for their high energy, original, stomping swing and ska, with balkan-esque folk.
Live they are a full power theatrical experience, with clowning and antics that keep crowds laughing and dancing, until the end where the entire place will be jumping.

28 Gins & Gin cocktails
Gangster Underground shot bar
Surprise Acts
Dress code: Gangsters & Molls

New Avalon Ballroom Weekender returns to The King Arthur
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Sunday 1st April

Egg Sumo Basho- Riflemans Arms
The infamous Egg Sumo Basho is upon us again this year fundraising for the wonderful Children's World charity set up by Arabella Churchill 37 years ago to help kids in need from across the globe.
Easter eggy fun for all ages followed with music from Charlie Miller and the Soul Agents.
Charlie Miller and the Soul Agents, Love and Good Times the Mission; Soul Power the Driving Force

Paul Henshaw- Live from the Living Room- Contact Rob Talbot
Paul Henshaw is a RIOT FOLK singer songwriter living on the North Wales coast who pretty much spends his life thumping lumps out of his guitar and singing about life, hangovers and anything else he's passionate about


FISHING FOR OWLS was released on May 5th 2017 and reached NUMBER 1 in The Amazon Album download charts and the singles "STONES" and "FAY'S SONG"

Georgie's Birthday Breakfast Club Special- Daniels Café & Sandwich Bar- Wells
Duncan Batey
Winner of the 2012 Somerset Songwriter competition, Duncan released his first EP, ‘Blindsided’, in February 2013. Joined by Caelia Lunniss on violin, his beautifully crafted 'epic acoustic' songs explore love and hope in the face of adversity. 
Duncan started writing the songs featured on the EP in 2008, shortly after moving to Glastonbury, and has since become a regular performer at local venues and festivals.

Bob Gallie
Bob is a Singer/Songwriter originally from South Wales but now residing in Somerset.
His unique vocal talent for live performances has brought him many fans over the Festival Circuit and he continues to write songs that touch people in many ways . One time Lead Vocalist for well known NWOHM Guitarist Brian Tatler from " Diamond Head ".....Bob has returned to his Folk roots and is making his mark within the South West Music Community and further afield .....a well known musician who now lives in Glastonbury summed up Bob in a few lines.
A man a guitar a voice and a song.....check him out ! Wild Willy Barrett......the Journey continues

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Liam Howard.
Acoustic set from one of Glastonbury’s finest

RaZaR- The King William
Classic rock covers

Blues 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. 

New Avalon Ballroom Weekender returns to The King Arthur
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Tuesday 3rd April

Open 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 4th April

Open Mic -The King Arthur

New Song

Square One- All Night Long

New song and video shot on the bands recent UK tour. Somerset’s Bro Country rockers have been gaining a following and can be seen at many festivals this summer.

Recommended out of town

Thursday 29th March- Sunday 1st April

Stagfest 2018 at The Mothers Ruin- Bristol

Thursday 29th of March features:
White_Trash_Band, BullyBones, The Backhand Jags, Graves, Leathers, THE FUMES and Nuns of the Tundra

White Trash- Sleaze Punk

BullyBones remain the most exciting underground UK band making brand-new-retro rock’n’roll and still scratching at the doors of the Music Bizness"

Friday 30th of March features:

Sœur, Wash, Heavy Souls, Frequency Cowboy, Dead Ground, Dead Royalties, Nicholson Heal, Nuclear Lullaby and The Malago Ballroom

Soeur A dual-fronted three-piece making pop songs drenched in grunge-heavy noise, with math-rock seeping through the seams. Worcester raised, Bristol based.

Wash  the whole thing is the brainchild of Steve Simons, a laid back, grungy six stringer from Newport. When he moved to Bristol a few years ago it sparked a chain reaction of events that led to the birth of Stir of Echoes. For Steve, getting together with Chris Clarke and Ben Chapman came naturally; with Chris's easygoing yet infectious drum patterns, and Ben's brain bending bass melodies, it was a productive time in the bands evolution. They built up a wealth of experimental material, still available for you to listen to right here. Spanning influences such as Dinosaur jr, Red Hot Chill Peppers, and (bens influence), Stir of Echoes, as they were, began to discover themselves.

Nicholson Heal Brass-slinging, hook-filled indie with lyrics to make your heart swell or break.

Saturday 31st March features:

LEECHES, Red Ray & The Reprobates, Girly World, Flag Fen, I CAN, I CAN'T, Diving Bell, Wet Bath and James Middleton

Red Ray & The Reprobates Self-described “dirty, working-class motherfuckers,” the Reprobates are a microcosm of the times – angry young men whose new album – Red Ray and the Reprobates – perfectly encapsulates a state-of-being felt by anyone struggling to get-by in uncertain times. From Quicksand, and Hard Luck Barnaby, to Giant Song; The Reprobates’ music is harsh, hilarious, and a righteous litany against the Sisyphean toil of life in an uncaring, neon world. The retro, Cash-esque stage presence, interwoven with traces of Punk, Grunge, and Brit-Pop, gives a delightfully raucous voice to a generation left-behind.  
But, whether you’d describe them as Western, Blues, or Post-Punk rebels, one thing is absolutely etched into the scorched Earth, left in the wake of Red Ray and the Reprobates: 
This ain’t your dad’s country music!!

Sunday 1st April features

Big Lad, DOWNARD, DEAD HANDS, Sugar Horse, Such Creatures, TLWS, Nietzsche Trigger Finger

Big Lad Crushing Electronics and Drum Duo, High Octane Party Bangers to the max!
DOWNARD Atmospheric two-piece rock combo. Punishing distorto-riffs+math-slam drums+swirly voice confusion = we

Future tickets on sale

Saturday 9th June

Glastonbury 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:
Gaz Brookfield
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

Saturday 21st July

The 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.

2 August - 5 August

Sat 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
campervan: £15
Sunday day tickets also available.

Musicians, Don't forget to enter the Glastonbury FM Songwriting Competition
Glastonbury FM's Fifth song writing competition for the Ben Kench Trophy. We are giving listeners from the South West a great opportunity to play some of the best festivals in the area and some other great prizes.
The Final will be held a little later this year at the Bocabar on Saturday 2nd Jun