PRS for Music Glastonbury playlist

Once again, Glastonbury Festival is upon us. With megastars sharing the billing with the latest and hottest new talents, Glastonbury is at the forefront of the growing live music scene in the UK. PRS for Music will be there to meet and greet our members, and this year we will have our own backstage HQ, ‘BassCamp’, behind the John Peel stage.

To celebrate this, our latest playlist is themed around the acts playing on the John Peel stage, which sees established acts playing alongside new up-and coming-artists. If you are heading to Glastonbury, have a great time and hopefully we’ll see you there!

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The PRS for Music Playlist

Wild Beasts – We Still Got The Taste Dancin’ On Our Tongues
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John Peel stage – Sat June 26
Kendal’s Wild Beasts have two albums under their belt, with their widely acclaimed second LP Two Dancers released last year. If you miss them at Glastonbury, don’t worry as they are appearing throughout the summer at festivals inducing Latitude, Reading, Leeds and Bestival.

Gang Of Four – Glass (2009)
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John Peel stage – Sun June 27
Forming in 1977 and hailing from Leeds, Gang of Four capture the spirit of a time which still resonates today. You could really go with any track off their recently remastered album Entertainment, but track Glass shows the band at their post-punk best. Check out the sleeve of the remastered version to see a dedication from Red hot Chilli Peppers’s Flea declaring his love for the band.

Field Music – Lets Write A Book
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John Peel stage – Sat  June 26
Field Music have a busy touring schedule ahead of them, culminating in playing ATP in December (they were personally picked by Belle and Sebastian!). Their single “Lets Write A Book” was realised earlier this month, and has a great video that sits somewhere between Michael Jackson’s “Leave Me Alone” and Peter Gabriel’s “Sledgehammer”.

Black Cherry – Radio

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John Peel stage – Sun June 27
An electro/dance/rock duo based in Hackney, Black Cherry will be gracing the John Peel stage on midday on Sunday. Front woman Megane Quashie has been described by as M.I.A. meets Lisa Stansfield, and they have previously toured with Siousix Sioux, so they should be a great act to catch on the final day of the festival.

Bombay Bicycle Club – Flaws
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John Peel stage – Fri June 25
Winners of the Best New Band at the 2010 NME Awards and contributors to the The Twilight Saga: Eclipse soundtrack album, the spotlight is firmly on Bombay Bicycle Club. Their second album Flaws will be released on 12th July on Island Records, only a year after their previous effort!