Muse and The Big Moon give festival fans advice on where to go instead of Glastonbury this year

The two bands - who both picked up prizes at last night's VO5 NME Awards 2018 - offered differing perspectives on what to do this summer

Muse and The Big Moon have given their verdicts on what music fans should do this summer given that Glastonbury is taking a year off.

The Big Moon were speaking after picking up the award for Best Music Video supported by Princess Yachts at last night’s VO5 NME Awards 2018, with the band winning for the clip for their track ‘Sucker’.

Asked by NME which festival people should go to instead of Glastonbury, The Big Moon suggested that music fans should head to the inaugural All Points East festival – highlighting the one day in particular which will see performances from the likes of Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, St Vincent, Patti Smith and many more.


“All Points East seems to be like the crème de la f’ing crème,” The Big Moon’s Fern Ford said. “If you live in London, [you should go] – and if you don’t, go on a day trip!”

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Muse, meanwhile, advised music fans who were pining for Glastonbury to go and visit their native Devon instead.

“They should go to Teignmouth, Devon,” Dom Howard said, with Matt Bellamy adding: “Go down and visit Devon – enjoy a stroll on the beach and buy some ice cream and fish and chips.”