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Glastonbury Festival 2013

Friday, Jun 28, 2013 1:00p
Worthy Farm Shepton Mallet, Somerset

The 2013 Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts will feature performances by Rolling Stones, Arctic Monkeys, Mumford & Sons, Dizzee Rascal, Elvis Costello & the Imposters and more.

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Rufus Wainwright
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A singer/songwriter whose lush, theatrical pop harked back to the traditions of Tin Pan Alley, cabaret, and even opera, Rufus Wainwright was born in 1973; the son of folk music luminaries Loudon Wainwright III and Kate McGarrigle, his parents divorced while he was a child, and he was raised by his mother in Montreal....
Public Enemy
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Influential and controversial New York rap act that attained massive cultural significance, led by the duo of Chuck D and Flavor Flav. ~ Rovi
Elvis Costello
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An influential figure in new wave rock, Elvis Costello also occasionally appeared in a few feature films such as Alan Cox's bizarre Straight to Hell . Costello has also appeared in concert in documentary films....
The Rolling Stones
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For the better part of five decades, the Rolling Stones lived up to their proclamation that they were the World's Greatest Rock & Roll Band, creating the sound and style countless groups imitated....
The Smashing Pumpkins
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Of all the major alternative rock bands of the early '90s, Smashing Pumpkins were the group least influenced by traditional underground rock. Lead guitarist/songwriter Billy Corgan fashioned an amalgam of progressive rock, heavy metal, goth rock, psychedelia, and dream pop, creating a layered, powerful sound driven by swirling, distorted guitars....
Primal Scream
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Scottish band that brilliantly bridged the gap between indie rock and dance, nowhere better than on 1991's Screamadelica. ~ Rovi
Portishead
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Portishead may not have invented trip-hop, but they were among the first to popularize it, particularly in America. Taking their cue from the slow, elastic beats that dominated Massive Attack's Blue Lines and adding elements of cool jazz, acid house, and soundtrack music, Portishead created an atmospheric, alluringly dark sound....
Bastille
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Only the brave and original survive the indie music maelstrom which either sucks new guitar bands down into the depths or produces identikit sounds capitalising on trends of any given time....
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
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Following a wildly captivating -- and completely sold out -- North American tour in early 2013, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds return to the U.S. in the summer of 2014 to take care of some unfinished business....
Cat Power
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Cat Power is the alias of Chan Marshall, a Southern-bred singer/songwriter whose father, Charlie, was an itinerant pianist. After dropping out of high school, Marshall found herself in New York; performing under the name Cat Power, she was booked as the opening act for Liz Phair, where she met Sonic Youth drummer Steve Shelley and Two Dollar Guitar's Tim Foljahn, who agreed to become her backing band....
The Hives
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Swedish neo-garage band whose cutting riffs capture all the frenetic style and attitude of their '60s influences. ~ Rovi
Dizzee Rascal
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Dizzee Rascal was one of the U.K.'s most prominent music subjects during the latter half of 2003. Just a few months prior to winning his country's Mercury Prize -- for Boy in da Corner, his debut album -- his name was known only by his peers and devout followers of the garage scene....
Arctic Monkeys
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By distilling the sounds of Franz Ferdinand, the Clash, the Strokes, and the Libertines into a hybrid of swaggering indie rock and danceable neo-punk, Arctic Monkeys became one of the U....
Foals
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Formed in Oxford, England, by longtime friends Yannis Philippakis (guitar) and Jack Bevan (drums), along with Andrew Mears on vocals, guitarist Jimmy Smith, and bassist Walter Gervers, Foals -- whose name is a play on the etymology of Philippakis' name -- began as a way to protest against the proggier sounds that were both popular in Oxford and in Philippakis and Bevan's former band, the Edmund Fitzgerald....
Phoenix
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French quartet who artfully reproduce the super-slick sound of the mid-1970s Californian pop rock with 2000s flair. ~ Rovi
Example
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His initials being E.G., English MC/vocalist Elliot Gleave performed under the name Example. Gleave got his feet wet as an MC while attending Royal Holloway, where he met Joseph Gardner (aka Rusher) and recorded a concept album in the audio booth of the university’s film department....
Crystal Castles
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Fusing low-res electronic noise and pop hooks so effortlessly that it can seem accidental, Crystal Castles began as producer/multi-instrumentalist Ethan Kath's solo project in late 2003....
Vampire Weekend
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Hyper-literate, versatile indie rock band formed at Columbia University; created a furor with its debut in 2008. ~ Andrew Leahey, Rovi
Disclosure
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Disclosure was formed in November 2005 after the breakup of Dosage. Evan and Patrick started a side project so that they could continue playing shows and write more songs. They found a drummer, Trydon, a few months later and things started moving quickly....
Tame Impala
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Kevin Parker (vocals/guitar) and Dominic Simper (bass) formed Tame Impala as 13-year-olds in Perth in 1999, sticking to bedroom recordings until 2007, when Jay Watson joined them on drums and backing vocals....
Major Lazer
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Major Lazer is the digital reggae/dancehall project of Diplo (Philadelphia's Wes Pentz) and Switch (London's Dave Taylor), two globetrotting, tastemaking DJ/producers whose previous collaborations notably included production work for M....
The xx
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Atmospheric English indie pop group the xx formed in London in 2008 around the talents of Romy Madley Croft, Oliver Sim, Baria Qureshi, and Jamie Smith, when the bandmembers were still in high school....
Mumford & Sons
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Platinum-selling London collective that creates contemporary yet folksy Americana with an indie pop slant. ~ Rovi
Professor Green
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Professor Green is neither, but he is an MC -- born Stephen Paul Manderson -- who hails from Hackney, London, England. The irreverent storyteller got his start when he competed in a freestyle battle at a Camden bar....
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Of Monsters and Men
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Of Monsters and Men is an amiable group of day dreamers who craft folkie pop songs. But last year, the normally mild-mannered six pack transformed into total rock stars after stomping out their competition during Músiktilraunir, a yearly battle of the bands in their native Iceland....
Hurts
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Hailing from Manchester, Hurts are an indie electronic group featuring vocalist Theo Hutchcraft and keyboardist/guitarist Adam Anderson. Having been in several bands together, Hutchcraft and Anderson ultimately boiled the group down to a duo and began crafting '80s-inspired synth pop....
Two Door Cinema Club
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Mixing electronic polish with guitar-driven hooks à la Phoenix and the Postal Service, Bangor and Donaghadee, Northern Ireland's Two Door Cinema Club feature singer/guitarist/programmer Alex Trimble, guitarist/singer Sam Halliday, and bassist/singer Kevin Baird....
Django Django
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Although this psychedelic, art-pop quartet formed in Dalston, London at the end of 2008, they had met earlier in the decade at the Edinburgh College of Art. Vocalist and guitarist Vinny Neff and drummer Dave Maclean played their first impromptu East London live dates with Duncan Marquiss of Glasgow's the Phantom Band on bass....
The Vaccines
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Soon after the release of the debut album, "What Did You Expect From The Vaccines?," Justin Young and his band-mates wrote a track named Teenage Icon. "I'm no teenage icon/I'm no Frankie Avalon," it says....
F*ck Buttons
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F*ck Buttons are Andrew Hung and Benjamin John Power. Since their formation, the duo have journeyed from abrasive hope in “Street Horrrsing” to the ecstatic propulsions of “Tarot Sport”....
The Lumineers
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Twenty years ago, Wesley Schultz saw the future. Back then, growing up in the New York City suburb of Ramsey, New Jersey, Wesley spent his days drawing side by side with his best friend, Josh Fraites....
Alt-J
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The quartet, Alt-J, first entered our consciousness with their debut release of 'Bloodflood' / 'Tessellate' in October 2011. Released on 7" via Loud & Quiet, it sparked a wave of interest in their brilliantly unique and compelling sound....
TheWeeknd
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Allegedly "shrouded in mystery" despite social media presence (with accompanying photos) on Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook, Soundcloud, and YouTube, as well as major support from fellow Torontonian Drake, alternative R&B act the Weeknd -- a solo outlet for vocalist Abel Tesfaye -- surfaced in March 2011 with House of Balloons....
Alabama Shakes
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Muscle Shoals-inspired, Athens, Alabama-based quartet the Alabama Shakes formed in 2009 around the talents of Brittany Howard, Zac Cockrell, Steve Johnson, and Heath Fogg. Originally simply called the Shakes, the band’s not-so-subtle blend of fiery blues-rock and hard-hitting Southern soul has drawn comparisons to the Black Keys, the Drive-By Truckers, the Detroit Cobras, and even Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings....
Rita Ora
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Born in Pristina, Kosovo but raised in London, R&B singer Rita Ora made her first official appearance in 2007 when she guested on Craig David's single "Awkward." A year later she joined Tinchy Stryder on his single "Where's Your Love," but her big break came in 2009 when an open-mike performance attended by one of Jay-Z's A&R men landed her a deal with the rapper's label, Roc Nation....
Dinosaur Jr.
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After their first release in 1985, Dinosaur Jr. influenced a generation of young guitar bands; along with the Pixies and Sonic Youth, they provide the link between the post-punk rock of Hüsker Dü and Replacements and the grunge rock of the '90s....
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Worthy Farm
Worthy Lane
Shepton Mallet, Somerset BA4 4BY
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Apr 09, 2008 - runout_groove on F*ck Buttons

Nov 27, 2007 - ricarox on The Rolling Stones

This right here is the music of my youth (what there was of it, anyway--that's a story for another time). My mom always had it on the stereo, back when a stereo was called a HiFi, really loud, when my dad was at work. If it was summer and the windows were open, she made sure it was loud enough to really annoy the neighbors, who didn't think a mom should rock, or roll.

My take? Sometimes you go to a concert, and all the old tunes sound just like you expected, and you go away feeling like you got your $75 dollars worth and all is well. The Stones are like that. Nothing wrong with it: it's slick and packaged and scripted. Mick won't say a word to Keith the whole night long. Pretty much the only question going in is whether they're going to play "Sister Morphine" or maybe even "Waiting on a Friend". Pretty much, you can guess the whole setlist on the drive in to the Coliseum. And either way, even if there are no surprises, you still have a good time.

Plus, you gotta give 'em points for sheer staying power.

Jul 21, 2007 - cserrano on The Smashing Pumpkins
pick your pocket full of sorrow, run away with me tomorrow

O! Nostalgia! The Pumpkins are, in a mushy and gross sentimental way, my favorite band. They were my first favorite, and for years seemed to mirror my changing interests (Billy started wearing dresses and apeing Marlene Dietrich hand gestures at the exact moment Glam rock and pre-code film infiltrated my brain... creepy).

The band always seemed like a bit of a secret, even when they were huge. Small awkward songs that seemed so big. Gut-wrenchingly teenage lines that will always hold an eternal truth (see title). Snarling guitars exploding out of lullaby-esque atmospheric waves (*the* band of the ADD generation...). A man whose hair disappeared as he became more and more famous (mirror images of Samson and Icarus rolled into one, really). Beautiful!

"Siamese Dream" stands as an angsty love letter to the human race... the most bitter songs are also the sweetest. "Adore" is just the best album ever, OK? Dancing out of tombs and into wombs on each cloudy day.

Billy Corgan is a genius, and enough of an egomaniac to think he actually matters. So he does.

"Zeitgeist" is a really good album. It's different. A band who no longer remembers who they were... but that's good. Times change. Better to forge anew than become The Police or Fleetwood Mac (*cough*). It's not their best, and maybe some of that heart and awkwardness is lost in a guise of maturity... but it's still there somewhere. Lines like "Of course I love you, baby / Coz I'm alive" couldn't be topped by Bolan, Dylan, or St. Augustine. And "Stellar" is, like, one of the best songs ever!

It's rock n roll, OK?! It's not a science. Sometimes it has to suck to make it special. And for that very reason, Billy Corgan is the patron saint of a generation's inner 14 year olds, for better or worse. re still amazing.

Jul 19, 2007 - eiodland on The Smashing Pumpkins
Nothing like them

One of my favorite groups of all time. Their music ranges from richly overdriven, symphonic guitar riffs to subdued, melancholy tunes that somehow evoke the feeling of old motion pictures for me. Although they have been on a downward spiral for some time now, the music I grew up with still holds a special place in my heart.

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May 25, 2007 - pobrien on The Rolling Stones
I love how the description starts...

"By the time the Rolling Stones began calling themselves the World's Greatest Rock & Roll Band in the late '60s"
Yeah well... that crown still goes to The Beatles (it certainly did then) but this is probably the second best band in history and a great concert even today!

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