Of course Glastonbury wouldn't be Glastonbury without an odd surprise act or two.
Judging by the following list of major BBC Music Introducing-alumni who returned to the stage, this was a bumper year for awesome secret performances. TBA FTW!
So picture this, it's day one at Glastonbury and you're just wiping the sleep out of your eyes when the exquisite sound of Glass Animals comes wafting on the breeze like the irresistible aroma of a bacon butty. Talk about a breakfast treat; the Oxford band came and treated the crowds to a stripped-back surprise set that was the best restorative we've ever encountered (and that includes effervescent vitamins).
Just when things couldn't get any better, who decides to pop their head into the Introducing area but Stockport's finest, Blossoms! And that was after having absolutely stormed the Pyramid Stage earlier in the day. Clearly the boys wanted to take it back to where it all started. Don't be fooled by the rocks that they got, they're still Blossoms from the block (and they're BBC Introducing in Manchester's pride and joy).
Bonus points to them for the unique medley 👇
Day two now. After a whole day of Introducing acts absolutely knocking it out of the park, we happened to find a familiar face backstage.
George Ezra first uploaded to BBC Introducing in the West back in 2012. Since then he's had an incredible journey and everyone was thrilled to bits to get him back on the Introducing stage. And judging by the crowd, we weren't the only ones...
So we come to the third and final day of our Glastonbury bonanza. And what festival experience would be complete without the loudest, most in-your-face Kent-based punk band, right? Absolutely.
After opening the Other Stage (and just maybe giving away the details of their top secret surprise set), the ever-incredible Slaves came to BBC Introducing, their spiritual home. And...wow...did they ever pack a punch! They closed with their signature cover of Skepta's Shutdown. Mans never been to Glastonbury when it shut down eh?