Glasvegas’ James Allan’s Glastonbury mud avoidance tactics revealed

The frontman has a logical approach to staying pristine

Glasvegas have hit Glastonbury this evening (June 25) to headline the John Peel Stage – with frontman James Allan‘s mud-avoidance tactics being revealed by bassist Paul Donoghue.

Frontman Allan has seldom been sporting any clothes other than pristine white garments recently – a choice that has thrown up a few problems at today’s festival site, which is caked in mud and littered with pools of muddy water.

The singer was holed up in his private quarters before the band’s show, but the bassist told NME: “He’s actually in the dressing room with towels everywhere. He’s refusing to walk in anything that isn’t clean cloth. He’s doing OK so far. From the ankle up he’s pristine. I think he’ll make it clean.”

He added: “He probably won’t leave the dressing room before we go on. Our security guard is brushing the ground in front of him just now, carrying him over. Like Whitney Houston in The Bodyguard.”

Allan did indeed make it onstage without muddying his garments – leading the band through their set as Coldplay performed on the Pyramid Stage and The Chemical Brothers headed up the Other Stage.

Glasvegas played:

‘Lonesome Swan’
‘It’s My Own Cheating Heart That Makes Me Cry’
‘The World Is Yours’
‘Shine Like Stars’
‘Whatever Hurts You Through The Night’
‘Euphoria, Take My Hand’
‘S.A.D. Light’
‘Ice Cream Van’
‘Go Square Go’
‘Lots Sometimes’
‘Daddy’s Gone’

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