Band’s Clashing At Glasto? Ollie Sorts Out Your Dilemmas

In Category2011 Plans, Acts

Looking at the line-up a number of times (because it is amazing!), I did notice the clearly stated line at the top “All line-ups listed in descending order, with last act on at the top”. This led to me mentally compiling a list of potential dilemmas and clashed, and what to do in the extremely unfortunate event that two favourite acts will clash.

Following on from our post on Glastonbury clash-ups this year I got to thinking…who’s better? Obviously everyone is going to want to have the best festival EVER and with potential clashes, I have decided to do some of the hard work for you and conclude a couple of your dilemma’s… pre festival!

Chase and Status vs Mumford and Sons

Two excellent acts and extremely good to see live. Both over the last year or two have become very popular and highly regarded in the music industry. First Chase and Status, one act I haven’t actually seen live in the flesh but have seen many of times through other medium (youtube, TV, blogs etc ). All I can say is WOW; they seem to really go all out in their gigs, creating a really dynamic and energetic atmosphere. Chase and Status guaranteed to fulfil your festival adrenalin!

Now…judging by the way the line up has been presented, the electro duo may face fierce competition from the likes of Mumford and Sons. This is a band I truly adore. Creative, excitable and passionate. They literally sprung up from just being a under the radar band, to probable one of the most well know acts on the line up. This band are going to guarantee a quality set at the festival. I actually managed to see them this year at The Brit Awards 2011, where they were one of the many acts to perform. Stripped back, but still completely filling the arena with energy. Although a massive fan of Chase and Status, the Mumford boys win this one for me!

Laura Marling vs Bombay Bicycle Club

Lets start with Laura Marling, very similar to Mumford and Sons, in that she has such a small, stripped back sound but will defiantly be able to fill the festival with her quality bone chilling music! I haven’t managed to get see her live personally, but from what I have seen she is definitely someone I will be making a special effort to see. Only so much of the emotion and energy can be transferred through video, and I think seeing her in the flesh will be a completely different spectrum!

Yet again, an act who I haven’t seen perform live but have had an opportunity to have a chat/interview with is the Bombay Bicycle Club. Very nice indeed and also surprisingly quiet and shy. This was a year ago now and boy have they gained experience since. Picking up a NME Award, performing at some of the world biggest festivals (not to mention Glasto 2010) and having their own headlining tour. They are still very much growing and big things can be expected on their return to Glasto this year, which is why I have chosen this amazing band the winner for me, over the also amazing Laura Marling!

Don’t forget, to check for more line up clashes, the best place on the web is the excellent Glastonbury Clashfinder website.