Saturday morning, about 2am: we’ve left the scheduled world of Glastonbury’s day time far behind and are making our way through the Stone Circle field. Despite having trudged this route and many like it countless times over the weekend, by night everything changes. New venues have opened up, everything is lit by £2 flaming torches and we’ve just been passed by a man with a homemade mini bar strapped to his back.
First formed in 2011, Canterbury’s CoCo and the Butterfields have spent the last two years rapidly perfecting their musical craft, evolving from a busking folk trio into an energetic force of five whose members include: Tom Twyman (guitar & vocals), Dulcima Showan (violin & vocals), Jamie Smith (beatbox), Micah Hyson (double bass) and Rob Wicks (banjo).
Waking up for the second morning in your tent the lack of clouds is the silver lining, so much so that many dare to start their day by heading into the arena without their wellies. The dawning of the first of the three days of live music sends a real “the weekend starts here!” wave across the farm as every stage, tent and odd thing on wheels open wide their doors to a curious public.
Start us up! It’s been a long wait for Glastonbury 2013 since Worthy Farm took a worthy break in 2012. Two years of excitement and anticipation were built up, fuelled by line-up rumors and realizations and finally released over an epic five days of soul restoring madness in Pilton’s pop up city of performance.
Internationally acclaimed jazz fusion musician, producer and composer Al Di Meola is regularly voted amongst one of the best guitarist in the world and in a career that spans almost forty years, he has become a legend in both acoustic and electric spheres, creating a six-stringed voice uniquely his own.