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City at Glastonbury: Mancs at Glasto

  • 22 June 2011 12:23
  • Posted by Chris Nield

A look at some of the local talent taking to the stage at the 2011 Glastonbury Festival.

808 State

Manc-electro pioneers formed in the late eighties by City fan Graham Massey. 808 released some of the most definitive dance records of their generation and are still highly regarded.

Badly Drawn Boy

Fresh from his performance at our FA Cup homecoming, City fan Damon Gough (aka Badly Drawn Boy) will take to the Leftfield Stage on Friday night to deliver his own brand of bitter-sweet acoustic anthems.


Honourary Manc (although he’s actually from Bury) Guy Garvey and his band have set alight many a Glastonbury over the years and look set to do so again this weekend. Soaring sing-along melodies and ingenious lyrics are in order on the Pyramid Stage on Saturday night.

Everything Everything

Purveyors of angular, quirky indie EE have made quite a name for themselves on the local scene over the past two years and their Sunday evening slot on the John Peel Stage will surely help propel them further.


John Cooper Clarke

A true Northern legend with the most distinctive hair and snappiest dress-sense in the world of performance poets. Cooper-Clarke has opened for acts such as The Buzzcocks, Joy Division and the Sex Pistols over the years. Although strictly from Salford (we all know what a big difference that means!) John will be delivering his own brand of observational readings to the crowd at the Acoustic Stage on Sunday night.

john cooper clarke

Kid British

Another group with deep connections with the club. Having performed at our FA Cup homecoming event, Adio and the gang will look to impress on the Leftfield Stage on Saturday night with their spikey, ska-influenced rock.

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