If you’ve found this through a google search at some point in the future, this is not just a list of Irish bands at Glastonbury, but rather a directive to read the following two posts:
AU’s Comment: The fields are always greener?
and Harmless Noise’s response Irish Bands at Glastonbury 2011.
I won’t spoil the fun of the festival for you, but here’s a sample from Nay’s article:
“That Irish music is consistently recognised at Glastonbury is proof that this tiny rock continues to make a major impact on the world. Rather than the ten most popular Irish bands, they’ve veered towards ten diverse choices to give the world a glimpse of what’s really going on. It’s truly astonishing to weigh up those bands and realise that the same list could be filled twice over with equally strong contenders from this island and amid all the other voices clamouring to be heard, ours stand out. Irish bands are well-represented at SXSW and Canadian Music Week but those are specifically industry-orientated showcases with dedicated personnel working on the bands’ behalf. When the big guns ask you to play Glastonbury, you know you’re doing something right.”
Go read. You can come back to me later. Make sure to read the comment section while you’re there too!
Oh here’s the list:
Not Squares, James Vincent McMorrow, Imelda May, the Hothouse Flowers, the Japanese Popstars, Space Dimension Controller, Rainy Boy Sleep, Isobel Anderson, and DJ Kormac.