Glastonbury Report

Here is the NME report of doves triumphant performance on Glastonbury’s John Peel Stage.

Performing in front of a loud, enthuastic crowd, the trio immediately had the audience bouncing along with an uptempo intro including the likes of ‘Pounding’ and 10.03′, earning them a loud ovation after each song.

“Listen, no Manchester,” joked Jimi Goodwin with the crowd midway through the set after there were chants for the band’s home city. Instead the singer/bassist was intent on praising the festival: “Glastonbury! You’ve got to broaden your horizons lads.”

Later Goodwin toasted the crowd, declaring them “magic people!” before raising a drink to the other bands headlining the festival tonight. He then introduced ‘The Cedar Room’, declaring it got its “first play this stage [the then new band’s stage] in 1998!”

The band briefly left the stage afterwards, but returned for an encore featuring ‘Here It Comes’, ‘There Goes The Fear’ and – by their original incarnation Sub Sub – closer ‘Spaceface’.

The band then left the stage with giant images of John Peel projected onto their backdrop.

The Setlist:

Winter Hill
The Greatest Denier
Kingdom Of Rust
Black And White Town
The Outsiders
The Cedar Room
Here It Comes
There Goes The Fear


Part of the set is already archived on the 6music website. Listen again to Lamacq’s Headline Set. Doves start 11 minutes in with Snowden just finishing. Winter Hill, Pounding & 10.03 can be heard in full.

Lots more to come over the weekend.

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