Published:
March 6, 2018
Burnham-On-Sea band Some Villains wins backing of Michael Eavis

Burnham-On-Sea 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.

A series of five auditions is taking place at Pilton Working Men’s Club, with the winners of each audition plus one wildcard facing off in the final for a slot at the festival.

The 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.

It has played host to various household names including Coldplay, Kasabian, Florence and the Machine, and Dizzee Rascal.

Burnham-On-Sea 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.

Their performance of songs included The Skin and Ghosts In The Field from the upcoming Outliers' EP left the crowd impressed.

Despite 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.

"We’re absolutely delighted to have made the final of the Pilton Party," said lead singer and guitarist Edward Graves.

"We’re all still buzzing from the experience. It was a pleasure to play to such a knowledgeable audience and getting their endorsement was truly humbling. We’ll be giving it our all in the final, for sure!"

The 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.

They 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

Pictured: Michael Eavis with the Burnham-On-Sea band Some Villains

 


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