BIMM at Glastonbury Festival 2023
Glastonbury Festival runs from the 21st – 25th June and is a significant event in British culture that’s in everyone’s diaries. It’s always one of THE stand-out events in the global music calendar, and this year will be no different, with over 200,000 people in attendance.
The five-day festival of contemporary music, dance, comedy, theatre, circus, cabaret, and other art forms is headlined this year by Elton John, Artic Monkeys and iconic rock band Guns ‘N’ Roses, alongside hundreds of other acts appearing on different stages and performance areas.
As with every year, the festival is peppered with BIMM students, lecturers and graduates, both in performance roles and working across different areas of the festival. Once again, we are lucky enough to be hosting acts at the bandstand of the legendary Croissant Neuf field. We will see sets from Jacob Reddy, Apple Shakers, Jamie Cook, Georgie Eliza, safenath, Keke Manikii, Gaby Kettle and Darcey Hope, each representing a different BIMM campus.
Four students will be working across the Croissant Neuf area and providing integral input into the smooth running of the main and bandstand stages. They will be handling changeovers, backline teching, sound engineering, patching… effectively, and running the whole production!
Alongside the acts on our stage, the other stages are also packed full of BIMM talent. We’ve picked out some of our highlights from across the weekend:
Gardna can be found at Lonely Hearts Club on Friday, and he’ll also be performing at Shangri-La, plus a few other performances throughout the weekend. On Thursday, Bella Unwin is performing at The Hive, and you can see Lime Garden perform at Left Field on Friday. Kid Kapichi will also be performing at Left Field on Saturday. Pale Waves will be playing Woodsies on Friday, and Simone Odaranile will be drumming for Rina Sawayama, who’s on after The Murder Capital and Working Men’s Club on Woodsies on the Saturday.