The UK’s greatest and perhaps most popular of music festivals is upon us this weekend. Glastonbury.
As a festival dedicated to showcasing contemporary performing arts, naturally, Glastonbury is globally renowned for its creativity and influence in capturing the best acts in comedy, theatre, and live music.
As predicted, Glastonbury 2017 has bagged some of the world’s biggest artists in music. Without wanting to sound like a broken record (excuse the music related pun), Ashdown are very proud to be powering the main stage each night with Radiohead on Friday, Foo Fighters on Saturday and Biffy Clyro on Sunday.
With the weather looking as glorious as it has been, Glastonbury could easily be headed for its warmest year since 2010 – so remember to pack your sun cream.
Here’s the important stuff. Real bands – real amps.
Friday. 9.30-11.45pm: Radiohead
This weekend sees the band headline Glastonbury for the third time – for the third consecutive decade, after legendary sets on the Pyramid Stage in 1997 and 2003.
Radiohead’s Colin Greenwood is a long-standing Ashdown artist. Since 1997 (when he purchased his first Ashdown bass amp in PMT Oxford), Colin has used Ashdown’s ABM range in the studio with Radiohead.
After they were forced to pull out of their Headline slot at the 2015 Glastonbury festival due to Dave Grohl’s broken leg, this is the Foo’s ‘return to headline’ slot… and it will be worth waiting for.
Putting the bass into Foo Fighters is Nate Mendel. And putting the bass into Nate Mendel is Ashdown. Nate will be seen using a custom ABM-1200 EVO IV and matching 8x10 cabinet.
Sunday. 7.30-8.45pm: Biffy Clyro
After an awesome Headline set at Download the weekend before last, Biffy Clyro are prepped and ready for another huge festival stage show this weekend. Ed Sheeran certainly has his work cut out to follow The Biff on the - presumably sweaty - Pyramid Stage at Glasto.
James Johnston has exclusively used Ashdown gear since 2002 and is currently touring with two ABM 600-RC heads through two (horizontal) ABM 810 cabs.