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Archive: Doves at Glastonbury 2009 (Edited Highlights)

The BBC have yet to broadcast Doves’ full set from this year’s Glastonbury festival, and it’s entirely possible that it may never be broadcast in full.

A programme of edited highlights (which has also been made available to UK viewers via the BBC’s website) was screened via interactive digital TV, early Saturday morning. It excludes a number of performances; some of which we will be able to upload over the next few days (namely ’10:03′, ‘The Outsiders’ and ‘Here It Comes’).

Doves at Glastonbury 2009

Click here to download the programme of edited highlights.

The video is an Xvid-encoded MPEG4 AVI file which should be standalone-compatible with most new DVD or AV players which are equipped to play DivX files.

Glastonbury Interview & Audio

To see this picture in much better quality and others like it, visit the BBC’s Glastonbury website here.

doves spoke to the Guardian’s Alex Needham yesterday, before taking the stage. You can listen to the rather hilarious interview here.

To settle the argument. We have it that doves have played Glastonbury seven times, including last night. Here’s what we have:

1998: New Bands Tent
1999: The Other Stage Opened
2000: New Bands Tent Headline
2002: Pryamid Stage late Friday afternoon
2003: The Other Stage Headline Sunday Night
2005: Pryamid Stage Friday Night
2009: John Peel Stage Headline Friday Night

All of doves performances except 1998, were broadcast by the BBC. Including last night’s performance:

Thanks to gibbo1968, here are ten tracks as aired live on BBC Radio. Video will follow over the coming days.

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.

Doves Play Glastonbury Tonight

doves will tonight headline the John Peel Stage at Glastonbury. This will be doves seventh appearance at the festival. caught up with Jez, who had this to say about playing Glastonbury tonight:

Jez Williams insists he will not be touching booze until after the big gig because he doesn’t want to spoil the moment with drunken behaviour or health issues.
He says, “In our twenties we just went for it. But the older you get, you realise you can’t drink like you used to. It’s a balance now.

“We had a bit of a party in New York (recently) and due to that I lost my voice in Philadelphia. That taught me a lesson. We’re really looking forward to (playing at Glastonbury).”
But Williams was devastated to learn the band will take the stage at the same time as legendary musician Neil Young – meaning he will miss out on seeing his hero perform.

He adds, “We’re all big Neil Young fans so when we heard we were up against him we were like, ‘Oh God, no!’ If we were playing before or after him we would definitely be checking him out.”

We’ll post a setlist to you as we have it, and hopefully some video.

Doves Almost Never Flew

Doves spoke to the Sun about the upcoming headline set at Glastonbury. Its an interesting watch, with Jimi admitting the band almost called it a day after their debut performance at Glastonbury back in 1998.

After a shambolic appearance at Glastonbury in 1998, the boys nearly split up following their first festival.

Frontman JIMI GOODWIN said: “We came home with the worst hangover and we just got the horrors.

“We had a meeting in the pub… It was ridiculous.

“We’d not even put out our first single and after all the hardship of SUB SUB (their former band) and all of the ups and downs, we come home from Glastonbury with a bit of a hangover and decide before we’ve even put anything out to split up!”

To see the the full article, and watch the video of the interview click here.

Another Delamere Forest Fan Review

Photo by gibbo1968

Here we have another review of the Delamere Forest show. This time from gibbo1968 , who previously submitted his photos & videos of the show to the blog, which you can view here. Gibbo wrote this review originally for

Me,mrs gibbo and mulls ventured into the forest at the weekend to see Doves again(this was my 3rd Doves gig of the year).

I know I keep bangin on about them but they are just a great band that are so underrated it’s scandalous.I have Kingdom of rust on constant play,it’s my album of the year and yes I am starting to lean towards Doves more than U2,which although alarming is justified,anyway about the gig.

We ambled down to the arena set in a clearing in the forest with a banked hillside full of picnickers,deckchairs and kids.Jimi quoted during the gig it was like a creche,certainly the widest ranging audience of any gig i’ve been to.

We positioned ourselves on the rail andy’s side and watched support band Delphic,never heard of them but they were actually quite good,on first glance they were like A.N.other skinny indie kid band but sounded like New order/Kraftwerk with an indie edge.Check out their myspace page

On to the main event and tour opener Jetstream kicks off as usual with(corny I know) a jet coming in to land on the video screen in the background.It’s a kraftwerk tinged belter that opened the album and sets the mood for the rest of the gig.There’s so many layers and styles to Doves songs from country rock Kingdom of rust to melancholy of The last broadcast,chilled out vibe of Almost forgot myself and Cedar room,motown/soul influenced Here it comes,all out dance rock of Black and white town and Pounding to the set closer and rave blast from the past pre Doves incarnation sub sub choon Space face.

So they cover all bases really so go and check ’em out PLEASE! if only for Cedar room alone which was my highlight of the evening.

Thanks Gibbo!

If you are planning on seeing doves at Glastonbury this Friday and you fancy writing a review, we would love to hear from you. Just email us your review here. We will post all reviews submitted to us. More on doves at Glastonbury coming later this week. Including some live footage from previous Glastonbury sets.

Glastonbury on BBC TV

Info, thanks to tricky6 over at doves board. You can watch doves performance from Glastonbury’s John Peel tent on BBC Three on Friday night from 10:30pm. Its a shared show with Bloc Party.

With a bit of luck we will have doves Glasto performance for you here also.

Delamere Forest Videos & Pictures

Photo by gibbo1968

doves board regular and friend of the blog, gibbo1968 took some great pictures from his front row position at the Delamere show. You can see the album set at flickr here. You can also check out the full videos gibbo took of Jetstream & Here lt Comes here.

Fan favourite The Cedar Room found its way back into the set towards the end of the North American tour. The performance at Delamere was the first performance in the UK since the Royal Festival Hall show Sept 08. Watch the stunning Delamere rendition below, thanks to moorlander55

Next stop on the road for doves, will be the MTV studios for a live session on the 22nd. Then its off to Glastonbury for doves seventh appearance at the festival.

Win Tickets To Glastonbury

Glastonbury affiliates; Greenpeace; WaterAid and Oxfam, are holding a competition to win tickets to this year’s Glastonbury Festival.

Doves are due to perform at this year’s festival, on the John Peel stage (date tbc).

Visit to enter the competition.

Glastonbury Sold Out has reported that this year’s Glastonbury Festival has sold out, earlier this morning.

To read the full story, visit this link.