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Posted July 4th 2013

Getting Over The Glasto Blues

Incase you were living under a rock for the past week, last weekend was Glastonbury. Probably the most famous festival in the world. Most of the Melting Vinyl team were watching from the comfort of our sofas (except for Will, who had a pretty nice time). So we were delighted to watch that New Folk headliners Mumford And Sons invited some friends to close their set and to close the festival on the Pyramid Stage. Three of these friends happened to be Melting Vinyl bands! That’s right. Vampire Weekend, The Vaccines and The Staves joined Marcus Mumford and his ‘sons’ on stage to close Glastonbury (that will be known for many years to come as ‘the year The Rolling Stones’ returned’) singing ‘A Little Help From My Friends’. We’re not jealous at all of anyone who was there, as we have the BBC highlights. If you missed it/haven’t heard of it for whatever reason, click here to watch.

Now as you are well aware, we love The Staves. So when we heard they had written a Glastonbury diary for the BBC we just had to read and share it. Highlights for us include eating Bruce Forsyths biscuits from his rider, they’re three performances in three days and how it felt closing the festival with Mumford And Sons. Click here to read more.

Another person playing Glastonbury last weekend was Devendra Banhart, but before he headed west he played an outstanding sold out show at The Old Market last Friday. Best song of the night was Animals by far, plus support from Rodrigo Amarante was incredible, a huge highlight of the night. Shame he didn’t bring any CDs to sell as everyone fell in love with him.

We’ve also launched our Spotify page (yaaaay!) so you can listen to the newest releases of the shows we have coming up, including Tim Burgess’ ‘Oh No I Love You’, Two Gallants ‘The Bloom And The Blight’ and Mark Mulcahy’s ‘Dear Mark J. Mulcahy, I Love You’! Have a look at our Facebook to see how you can follow us.