BADLY DRAWN BOY told NME.COM of his surprise at being asked to play GLASTONBURY at the 11th hour.
The singer-songwriter, who recently released his new album One Plus One Is One’, was a late addition to the bill after Jet had to cancel due to family illness.
As a result, Damon Gough filled the vacated slot on the Other Stage this afternoon (June 25).
He said: “I got here an hour ago. I’m straight into chatting to people and getting over the nerves. (Jet pulling out) in some ways takes the pressure off me, but then again there might be loads of Jet fans at the front thinking ‘Who’s this twat just walked on?’ – if they want to walk away they can! I don’t know how aware people are that I’m actually playing.”
Dedicating his set to Clash legend Joe Strummer, Gough took the crowd through hits such as ’Silent Sigh’ and ‘Once Around The Block’. He also showcased new material from his new album including single ‘Year Of The Rat’ and ‘Easy Love’.
Gough also dedicated some of the set to Jet, commenting that it “would have been a better gig” had the Aussie four-piece played.
The singer said he plans to spend the rest of the weekend on site, watching bands and catching up with old friends.
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