After a good breakfast, I walked down to the West Holts Stage. The West Holts tends to play Jazz, and World Music. It is one of the major stages of Glastonbury, and not overly crowded. You can easily get to the front, or just relax sitting on the grass. The stage is well provided with food and drink. The famous Brothers Bar and also the Goan Fish Curry stall are located on either side of the stage. The West Holts stage is also one of the few stages where they have artist signings.
Nubiyan Twist, West Holts 11.30 12.30
The first band today was Nubiyan Twist. They describe themselves as a UK Afro-Jazz 9-piece band lead by Tom Excell, fusing groove driven music with sound system culture and improvisation.
Nova Twins, Greenpeace 12:30 13:15
Having enjoyed watching the Nova Twins the previous day, I tried to go and watch them again at the Greenpeace Stage. A very short walk from West Holts. I was able to get up close to the barrier and grab some close-up pictures. This was a totally different experience to last night, a far tamer crowd more worried about climate change than moshing.
John Peel Stage
I walked over to the John Peel Stage, quite a trek and watched a couple of bands playing, Girl in Red, followed by Sigrid.
Robert Plant & Alison Krauss 18:15 19.15
Walking from the John Peel stage, along the track high up on the pyramid stage field, I spotted Robert Plant and Alison Krauss finishing their set. The crowd was thin, so I walked down to the edge to take some photographs.
Bonobo, West Holts 20.20 21.30
Back at West Holts there was an excellent set by Bonobo. Their music is soothing, combining club music with world music delving into jazz.
Little Simz West Holts 22.15- 23.45
The final band, the headline act on West Holts was Little Simz, a black woman rapper. I’m not particularly into rap, but she was good and got the crowd moving. As you can see, I was on the rail at the front, much to the annoyance of the younger generation around me. What was amusing, I received a DM tweet from Mark, someone I worked with years ago. During the performance, this tweet appeared, telling me I had been spotted on the Little Simz set. His daughter and wife had been watching the live set on BBC THREE. Yes, that is me with the hat, next to the rabbit.