BBC Introducing reveals line-up for Glastonbury's 40th birthday

BBC 6 Music DJ Steve Lamacq and Radio 1 DJ Huw Stephens today revealed the line-up for the BBC Introducing stage at Glastonbury 2010.

From Friday 25 June to Sunday 27 June, the BBC Introducing Stage showcases 31 under-the-radar artists from around the UK.

It is the fourth time that the BBC Introducing stage has been at the festival, having launched itself at Glastonbury 2007.

Jason Carter, Editor, BBC Introducing, says: “The BBC Introducing stage at Glastonbury is such an important platform for us. It was the first festival to host a stage back in 2007 and it remains a key part of our calendar. Being able to bring brand new talent, sourced via the BBC networks, to a festival with such great musical heritage is a great privilege and is a big moment for all the artists involved.

Not only do those artists get to perform to the festival goers at Glastonbury but our commitment to filming the stage and recording the sets, means those watching and listening from home get to experience some of the best new music emerging from across the UK.”

The bands performing on the BBC Introducing Stage at Glastonbury 2010 are:

Kid.Adrift

Lady Leshurr

Meursault

Dog is Dead

Ms Darks

Fellow Stranger

D.M.E

Two in a Boat

The Federals

Louis Elliot & The Embers

Out Like A Lion

Chew Lips

P Money

Dark Horses

Napoleon In Rags

Man Without Country

Jesca Hoop

Seven Summits

Yr Ods

Lettie

Roll Deep and guests

Dry the River

Pulled Apart By Horses

Broadcast 2000

May 68

Patch William

Celt Islam

End of Level Baddie

Newislands

John E Vistic Experience

Lanterns on the Lake

The Theory of Six Degrees

 

Kid Adrift, Pulled Apart By Horses and Chew Lips headline the stage each day in the new returners slot – artists who have been supported by BBC Introducing in previous years, who have now started to find a wider audience, are given the chance to return to stage where it all started and perform in this prestigious slot.

Special guests Roll Deep also feature on the stage, bringing with them some artists that have graced the BBC Introducing Stage at Glastonbury in previous years.

For further information on the artists, please visit – bbc.co.uk/introducing.

Sets from the stage are streamed online and highlights are available to watch on the Red Button across the weekend. Live music highlights from the BBC Introducing stage are broadcast across BBC Local Radio, Asian Network, 1Xtra, 6Music as well as Radio 1 on Huw Stephens’ show 9-10pm, Wednesday 30 June.

Huw says: “Once again we’re delighted to take some of the finest new artists to the legendary Glastonbury Festival, and introducing them to a new audience.”

For the first time ever, the BBC Introducing story is to be told on TV in a special documentary for BBC Four. The documentary follows three artists playing the stage and gives the audience a perspective of the festival through the eyes of these new performers. Continuing the BBC’s aim of nurturing new talent, the documentary is directed by a first time director as well as featuring new musical talent on screen.

BBC Radio 1 Stories: The Story Of Glastonbury (Radio 1, Monday 28 June, 9-10pm) also highlights the BBC Introducing talent, when it gets on the tour bus with a host of Glastonbury virgins as they head to perform at the world famous festival.

The BBC has extensive coverage of Glastonbury 2010 across television, radio, and online, with digital radio station 6 Music offering continuous coverage during the festival on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Details and additional content at bbc.co.uk/glastonbury.

BBC Introducing is a multi-platform initiative across Radio 1, 6Music, 1Xtra, the Asian Network, Switch, over 35 BBC Local Radio stations and at bbc.co.uk/introducing – all working together to provide an internal network dedicated to showcasing the hottest new talent from across the UK. The BBC Introducing Stage is now present at key UK music festivals throughout the year, including Glastonbury, T in the Park and Reading and Leeds. Musicians can upload their music at bbc.co.uk/introducing for the possible opportunity of being broadcast on BBC Radio, which could lead to a slot on one of the BBC Introducing stages.

 

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