doves will tonight headline the John Peel Stage at Glastonbury. This will be doves seventh appearance at the festival. contactmusic.com 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.