BBC - Elbow - BBC Glastonbury Festival - 2011

Steve Lamacq

16:00 – 19:00 // In the studio next is Marc Riley

Wed 22nd June – Sun 26th June 2011

Worthy Farm, Pilton


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Open Arms for Broken Hearts

No longer the seldom seen kids of the British music scene, 2008's Mercury Prize has thrust Guy Garvey and his Elbow cohorts firmly into the spotlight. Mammoth album sales and even bigger live shows followed as the Manchester group rode on a rocket of critical and commercial success that has continued through the release of this year's Build a Rocket, Boys!

Glastonbury holds fond memories for the band, who recorded Grace Under Pressure here with the help of the festival faithful in 2002. They arrived in 2011 in time to celebrate their 20th birthday as a band, and Mr Garvey duly led one of the biggest choruses of the weekend as the Saturday sun set on the Pyramid Stage.

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  • 1.

    The Birds

  • 2.

    The Bones Of You

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  • 4.

    Neat Little Rows

  • 5.

    Grounds For Divorce

  • 6.

    The Loneliness Of A Tower Crane

  • 7.

    Lippy Kids

  • 8.

    Weather To Fly

  • 9.

    Open Arms

  • 10.

    One Day Like This

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Elbow at Glastonbury 2011

The Guardian 25 June

This performance is not just the highlight of this year's festival so far but one of the all-time greats.


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