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Do Glastonbury 2002 the NME way : Our guide to the best the fest has to offer

Too much choice this weekend? Allow us to make a few suggestions...

Do Glastonbury 2002 the NME way : Our guide to the best the fest has to offer

FRIDAY

12am

Wake up and check your tent isn't downwind of the toilets. Then eat breakfast from nearest noodle stall, smoke spliff, drink day's first beer.

2.30pm

Go and see Cooper Temple Clause on the Other Stage. Make sure you wear clean underwear, as 'they'll blow you out of your kecks' (so says half the NME readership).

3.30pm

Stay at the other stage to check Idlewild, AKA the British REM.

4.20pm

Go for more some psychedelic pear cider. As you drink it, decide whether you're in the mood for shiny metal Lostprophets-style on the Other Stage, or the mournful splendour of Doves on the Pyramid Stage.

6.10pm

The festival's first truly essential band, Queens Of The Stone Age, take to the Other Stage. With Dave Grohl on drums, a new album 'Song For The Deaf' to preview and one of the all-time anthems 'Feel Good Hit Of The Summer', this is a must.

7.35pm

Go to the Pyramid Stage and watch the Ash hit machine in full effect.

9.15pm

Return to the Other Stage, where the billowing clouds of smoke will alert you to the fact that Spiritualized are beginning their cosmic space blues.

11pm

Hop back over to the Pyramid Stage for Coldplay's hotly anticipated set.

12.20am

Hotfoot it to the Rizla Tent where our friends at Vice magazine are having a party. DJs including FC Kahuna and Erol Alkan, don of London club Trash, will keep the electroclash/bootleg action going until dawn.


SATURDAY

11am

Get woken by the strains of Dog, AKA the new Prodigy, on the other stage. Stagger out in search of crepes or anything else that will slake your hangover.

1pm

After a desultory once-over with the wet wipes, limp to The Parkinsons on the other stage.

2pm

Stick around to watch psychedelic Scousers White Stripes.

3pm

After more food and perhaps a tentative beer, wander over to the Pyramid Stage where the reborn Ikara Colt will, no doubt, lend Glasto a touch of Hollywood glamour.

3.15pm

As soon as Gwen and co have done their decent songs (ie 'Hey Baby' and 'Hella Good'), embark on a tour of the healing fields. Don't forget to visit the naked sauna.

6.20pm

Make sure your mind's not too blown to get you back to the Other Stage, where the weekend's third unmissable band are playing. Yes, it's volatile stoners Hundred Reasons!

7.10pm

Dash to The Pyramid Stage to catch the back end of Starsailor... by which we don't mean James Walsh's bottom but the end of their set, of course.

8.10pm

Stay put. It's Black Rebel Motorcycle Club!

9.40pm

Guaranteed good time band The Charlatans start their Pyramid Stage set.

10.50

Don't hang around for headliners the Stereophonics - disappear into the night and make your own fun. Check out the dance tent and the blanket stall rave, and end the night watching the sun come up in the Sacred Space.


SUNDAY

11am

The Glastonbury Town Band blasts you back into consciousness. Only a sandwich from the hog roast stall can save you now...

12.20pm

Thus fortified, progress unsteadily to the Other Stage where No Name - in the form of [/a] - has landed in Glastonbury.

3.20pm

Still at the Other Stage, it's [a]!

4.20pm

After getting hot and heavy with [/a], let the nitroglycerine cool of [a] take you on a whole 'nother trip.

6.10pm

Mooch to the Pyramid Stage where you'll catch the end of Badly Drawn Boy (if you're lucky) and the most acceptable of the old timers on this year's bill, soul legend Isaac Hayes.

8pm

Attempt to eat something. Preferably from one of the food stalls rather than something you found in a hedge.

10.30pm

As [a][/a] does his geriatric thing on the Pyramid Stage, head for the Other Stage to watch Air.

11.30pm

Realise that you've got far too many drugs left. Attempt to take them all in new and interesting combinations.
Some hours later: Locate your tent amid the wailing and gnashing drug casualties and make your way home. It's going to be a long, long week...

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