Town Band perform on Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury Festival
of Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge Town Band experienced an "unforgettable
morning" when they played on the world-famous Pyramid Stage
during the Glastonbury Festival on Sunday (June 26th).
iconic main stage, which is one of the most iconic music venues
in the world, has hosted stars such as Adele and Coldplay over
30 members of Burnham and Highbridge Town Band were invited by
Michael Eavis to perform on the same stage at 11am on Sunday as
the first act of the day.
Fricker, Chairman of Burnham and Highbridge Band, told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"It was a great honour to have been asked by Michael Eavis
to play on the Pyramid Stage at the festival - it was a day that
none of us will forget!"
started with a traditional march, Goldcrest, and then played Light
As Air, which was popular with the audience. We also played Ticket
To Ride, which went down a storm with the spectators, and finished
up with The Hustle and Music by John Miles, where the crowd was
added: "As Adele played before us on the stage during the
whole weekend, you could say she was our warm-up act although
she might not see it that way!"
was a really memorable morning and to play at the festival was
such a wonderful opportunity."
spoke to the BBC afterwards and they kindly agreed to let us have
a recording of the performance which will certainly be cherished
by us all."
Eavis is a frequent visitor to Burnham and said in a national
newspaper interview in 2013 that Burnham-On-Sea is his favourite
place in Somerset, as featured here.
He praised the town for being "laid back and unspoilt."
Pyramid Stage's opening slot on Sunday morning has previously
featured Burtle Silver Band, the English National Ballet, and
Yeovil Town Band.
Burnham's town band performed on Glastonbury's Pyramid Stage