band Some Villains wins backing of Michael
rock band Some Villains have made the final audition stage of the
'Pilton Party' music festival after impressing the crowd and a panel
of judges who included Glastonbury Festival organiser Michael Eavis.
of five auditions is taking place at Pilton Working Mens Club,
with the winners of each audition plus one wildcard facing off in
the final for a slot at the festival.
Pilton Party is held every year on the first Friday of September
as Michael Eavis way of saying thank you to local
residents for allowing him to host the world-famous Glastonbury
Festival on their doorsteps.
has played host to various household names including Coldplay, Kasabian,
Florence and the Machine, and Dizzee Rascal.
band Some Villains qualified for the final after playing at a recent
audition alongside other hopefuls all looking for their chance to
hit the big stage.
performance of songs included The Skin and Ghosts In The Field from
the upcoming Outliers' EP left the crowd impressed.
finishing second to eventual winners, Zepher, the unprecedented
crowd reaction lead the organisers to invite the band to contest
the final on Saturday June 30th as a wildcard.
absolutely delighted to have made the final of the Pilton Party,"
said lead singer and guitarist Edward Graves.
all still buzzing from the experience. It was a pleasure to play
to such a knowledgeable audience and getting their endorsement was
truly humbling. Well
be giving it our all in the final, for sure!"
band will be hosting a launch event for their Outliers EP at The
Old Pier Tavern in Burnham-On-Sea on Saturday 17th March at 8pm.
will be playing with support from Bath band Squidge. The EP Outliers
will be released March 17th online and on CD. You can listen to
lead single The Skin at https://soundcloud.com/some-villains/the-skin-outliers
Michael Eavis with the Burnham-On-Sea band Some Villains