GlastonBrummie: The ultimate guide to the Birmingham bands at Glastonbury 2013

Peace band Birmingham - Glastonbury

The world’s greatest music festival returns this month, as music fans flock to Glastonbury once more. This year’s festival sees a host of local talent from Birmingham and the West Midlands taking to various stages throughout the weekend from Thursday, June 27 to Sunday, June 30, so we’ve collected them all into one handy guide.

From festival favourites such as gypsy folkers The Destroyers to blues legend Steve Winwood, B-Town heroes Peace and Swim Deep to reggae adventurers Jam Jah Sound and more, do your bit to support local talent by checking out these artists during the weekend. And if there’s anyone we’ve missed, be sure to let us know on our Facebook page and we’ll add them in.

Here’s our ultimate guide to where and when to catch your favourite Midlands acts at Glastonbury 2013:

Peace band Birmingham - GlastonburyPeace

Pioneers of the so-called ‘B-Town scene’, the foursome have adorned the cover of music magazines far and wide and hit number 16 in the UK charts with the release of their debut album In Love.

Friday 15:00 – 15:40 John Peel Stage


Birmingham band Swim Deep - new tour announcedSwim Deep

Weaving sun-kissed, jangling dream pop, straight out of Digbeth. Big things await with their debut album dropping next month.

Friday 12:00 – 12:40 John Peel Stage

Saturday 14:30 – 15:10 William’s Green Stage


Goodnight Lenin

Northfield’s finest, quick-witted, folk-tinged five piece outfit who are right at home on festival stages, armed with guitars, violins mandolins and their harmony laden songbook.

Thursday 18:30 – 19:15 Avalon Cafe

Saturday 17:30 – 18:30 Croissant Neuf


Birmingham folk band The DestroyersThe Destroyers

Long time Glastonbury favourites, this rabble rousing gypsy folk collective embody the spirit of the festival like no other act.

Friday 02:00 – 03:00 Bimble Inn

Saturday 18:00 – 18:40 The Bandstand

Saturday 23:30 – 00:30 Croissant Neuf

Sunday 13:55 – 14:55 Avalon Stage


Steve Winwood

Handsworth-born multi-instrumentalist who made his name in bands such 1960s heroes The Spencer Davis Group and Rock n Roll Hall of Famers Traffic. Hailed as the 33rd best singer of all time by Rolling Stone Magazine.

Saturday 20:00 – 21:20 Acoustic Tent


Ska band The BeatThe Beat

Groundbreaking ska and 2 Tone outfit who helped pioneer the genre in the late 70s and early 80s. Going strong once more with Ranking Roger at the helm.

Saturday 21:00 – 22:00 Left Field

Sunday 19:00 – 21:40 William Green’s Stage


Jam Jah Sound BirminghamJam Jah Sound

Eclectic reggae soundsystem based in south Brum and known for their packed out weekly Monday night sessions at the Bull’s Head in Moseley.

Sunday 14:00 – 16:00 The Blues


Laura MvulaLaura Mvula 

Supremely talented soul singer from Birmingham, whose distinctive vocals helped her debut album Sing to the Moon hit the top 10 in the UK charts.

Saturday 14:00 – 14:45 Pyramid Stage

Sunday 16:00 – 16:45 The Park Stage

Saturday 20:00 – 21:00 La Pussy Nouveau



Adopted Brummies who made their name as a band in Birmingham. Returning to Glastonbury with a new line-up and a fourth studio album, The Weight of Your Love, on its way.

Sunday 18:50 – 19:50 Other Stage


Beverley Knight

Long-established British soul singer hailing from Wolverhampton, making an appearance on the Avalon Stage.

Saturday 21:45 – 22:45 Avalon Stage


Electric Swing Circus 

Foot-stomping electro swing outfit, bringing 1920s swing bang up to date with a fusion of beats, synths, samples, live drums and gyspsy jazz guitars.

Saturday 17:20 – 18:20 Spirit Of ’71 Stage / Glade 

Saturday 21:00 – 22:00 Snake Pit (Shangri-La) 


Who have we missed? Do you know of any other Birmingham or West Midlands bands, artists or DJs performing at Glastonbury 2013? Let us know on Facebook.



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