Three years, two cancelled festivals and a muted 50th-anniversary celebration later, it’s finally happening — Glastonbury is back! And as Worthy Farm beckons this month with a line-up for the ages, the question remains: did you manage to blag a ticket?
Luckily, we did. And with so much pent-up excitement we thought what better concept for our latest DOLCE Radio mix for LBB than a selection of the artists we’re most looking forward to seeing?
Among our highlights are a wealth of talents both new and old — including big-hitting headliners, revered special guests, exciting young upstarts and late-night dance acts from all across the planet. The classic cuts include those from Terry Reid, who delivered a minor ‘70s folk-rock anthem in ‘Seed of Memory’, and Herbie Hancock, who breathed new life (and plenty of jazz-funk) into ‘Watermelon Man’ the same decade. The ‘80s then saw ex-Beatle Paul McCartney experiment with synthesizers — with interesting results — on ‘Temporary Secretary’, while the Pet Shop Boys went ‘Domino Dancing’ for one of the best synth-pop singles of the era.
More recently, Kikagaku Moyo’s contemporary psych-rock offers a Japanese antidote to Seun Kuti’s afrobeat ‘African Dreams’, while Gabriels’ nu-gospel sound points to the past and the future at once. Little Simz and Kendrick offer hip hop heavyweights from the UK and the US, respectively, while Manchester DJ Anz provides some serious dance floor fuel. There are buzzy new bands and producers in the mix as well, like South Londoners Folly Group, and noisy new Warp signing Wu-Lu.
Enjoy the playlist – and hopefully see you there!