This was my third Glastonbury but my first time as a performer. I will be totally honest, I am not really built for it. I don't like the mud, it is very difficult to do a beehive without a big enough mirror let alone in a tent. Each time I have been before I have never had any mud I've had glorious sunshine so I didn't even need any wellies or a waterproof before. I am also the type of person that does need at least 6 hours sleep a night, I don't care if that makes me sound old, i do! But with all these things put aside and a promise to anybody who is reading this that I am not moaning about it, I had the best time and I totally realise how lucky I was to be able to do that!!! I didn't take a camera, I didn't even take a phone, I went for a Stone Roses at Spike Island approach to it all and didn't film or make a record of any of it. I am regretting that now but never mind, I did get some photos that people have sent me and I am not making any of it up! It did happened, I did play….!!
The Strummerville stage was the hard one. I was completely overwhelmed and had been since I'd been asked to do it. I love Joe Strummer, everyone knows that. I know Joe Strummer loved Glastonbury, I have been to the Joe Strummer area at Glastonbury before and just stood there in taking it all in last year and was completely overwhelmed by it and now this year I had to actually get on the stage and sing. I had a few hiccups. My guitar sound went, I had a stage intruder (very different to invasion when a ransomer just climbs up on stage and tries to join in, that usually works better with a band not a solo act,) the band before me pulled out so I had to pull the audience in! It was difficult but I did it! I also cried when I came off like proper sobbing too, which is hugely embarrassing but I don't really care now. It was amazing all the same.
The Leftfeild stage was truly where i came in to my own. Billy Bragg was so lovely and the backstage had proper toilets and a place where you can charge your phone. Those things are all really important. It is easier when you're sharing an audience and sharing a stage there are things that you don't have to worry about and the pressure is off you a lot. The other acts were really great too and it after the awful EU referendom result the Leftfield was a great place to be! Billy came over afterwards and said how much he liked my stuff and wished me all the luck in the future with it, amazing! I think Price I Pay is one of the best love songs ever, although I was way too scared to tell him that!
I have come home with festival flu and literally done nothing but emails all week. I am so so lucky. I cant really believe this has happened. I should really have vlogged it, but hey, I didnt! I am in the programme though so I really didn't make it up! I didn't see Adele, I went to see New Order who were amazing and my favourite people I saw were Ronnie Spector and Mac Demarco. Hopefully I'll be lucky enough to be on the farm next year and there won't be any mud… And sorry for the lack of photos….