Chapel Club tick off ‘sober’ Glastonbury crowd during early evening set

Hotly-tipped fivepiece gee-up Worthy Farm crowd and take on smoking ban

Chapel Club frontman Lewis Bowman expressed his shock at how sober the Glastonbury crowd were during his band’s early evening set at The Queen’s Head tent tonight (June 24), before encouraging those present to break the smoking ban.

The band were among a number of acts who played the festival site, the day before the main music gets under way.

“Well, you don’t look wasted yet!” Bowman quipped ahead of playing ‘White Knight’, before sullenly adding: “I’m not allowed to get wasted,” prompting laughter from the crowd.

Later on, he made reference to the smoking ban, which is extended to festival tents, saying: “You’re not allowed to smoke in this tent, are you?” When disgruntled fans showed their annoyance at the law by booing, Bowman replied with: “Well, I say you are for the duration of this song,” prompting mass cheers.

Kicking off their set with fan favourite ‘Surfacing’, the band had some eagle-eared audience members singing along to the track’s chorus, which is taken from The Mamas & The Papas‘Dream A Little Dream’.

Further singles ‘Five Trees’ and ‘O Maybe I’ also drew strong reactions from the crowd, who filled out the tent to near capacity throughout the band’s set, while many more watched from outside while bathing in the sun.

Chapel Club played:

‘Five Trees’
‘White Knight’
‘All the Eastern Girls’
‘Fine Light’
‘O Maybe I’
‘Paper Thin’

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