Glastonbury Blog: Saturday
John Russell | Saturday, 28 June 2008
Festival-goers woke to a day of much-needed sunshine this morning. You could hardly tell that this time yesterday we were heading towards a repeat of last year's mud bath.
Highlights today included Alphabeat, Elbow, and The Courteeners amongst others. Alphabeat by far deserved a gig on a much bigger stage following the success of their debut album, This is Alphabeat.
Backstage, the band told us they were too nervous for a chat. Perhaps nerves might explain why they came to the stage over thirty minutes late. That said, they made up for their delayed appearance with an awesome upbeat set, which brought the seated sun-drenched crowd to its feet.
Elsewhere, James Blunt was surprisingly energetic, jumping off the stage to greet his much-loved barrier-hugging fans. He returned to the stage (in true rock 'n' roll style) by side stairs to perform an almost cringeworthy yet bodacious set.
Back at the bar, we chatted with Craig from Elbow, who spoke of how he's slumming it in the band's luxury wagon, complete with air con. Hear the full interview.