We Introduced at Glasto!!!
And we're back in one piece, collectively, with a lot of brilliant live music recorded and live footage from the 24 emerging and unsigned bands that played across the three days. The music was eclectic, vibrant, beautiful and stimulating with all performers giving it their all in sun, mud, rain and a general vibe of excitement. It was a lot of the bands first gig at a festival, let alone at Glastonbury...
The Introducing Website has the full run down of who played with photos. Friday showcased some of the finest new urban artists around, with Riz MC being a highlight for me with his politically charged and personal songs coming from hip hop and electro backgrounds. He's working on a debut album - can't wait to hear it. Broke n English, familiar names thanks to Ras Kwame were one of the best acts on all weekend, picking up on the crowd and everyone loving it. Leeds band Breaking the Illusion rised to the occasion also, and will be in session on my show in the next few weeks.
Saturday and we were used to the mud, almost, and were blown away by Northampton's New Cassettes, Sheffield's The Headliners, Manchester's The Ting Tings (one of the hottest unsigned bands at the entire festival) and a rousing gig by The Ripps to finish the day.
Sunday started off calmly with great sets by rising acoustic performers Sam Isaac and Eugene McGuinness, a full band set from Cate le Bon and full on stes by A Silent Film and a closing performance from the brilliant Radio Luxembourg. Get to theirs mini-sites and enjoy the music, relive it if you were there, and check out all the bands from across the weekend.
You can hear live music from the BBC Introducing stage on the show on Wednesday night from midnight, and tonight when Zane lowe, Steve Lamacq, Colin Murray and me look back at the weekend that, quite frankly, now seems like a dream!