Glasvegas: ‘We were terrible at the 2008 festivals’

'We didn't know what to expect,' Rab Allan admits

Glasvegas guitarist Rab Allan has said that he thought the band were “terrible” at last year’s festivals.

The band played last summer at events including Glastonbury, T In The Park and the Reading And Leeds Festivals – with Allan saying they were “unprepared”.

“Last year we were really unprepared and terrible,” he told blog Music Minded. “That was purely lack of experience and we didn’t know what to expect.”

The guitarist added that he expected the four-piece to up their game this year, where they are confirmed revisit the Reading And Leeds Festivals, and play further shows including Coachella in the USA this weekend (April 17-19).

“This time around we’re probably more experienced as a band and we know what we’re going into,” he said. “To be honest [festivals can be like a] cattle market. Every band gets thrown onstage then dragged back off.

“It’s so quick. I think if you go into it looking at it like that, you won’t be too disappointed. The most important thing is that everyone at the front enjoys it.”