MusicRadar Playlist: Glastonbury 2013 edition

We predict the most unmissible moments of this weekend's festival

Glastonbury playlist
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In tribute to the large scale cider and waterproof clothing expo currently taking place a few miles away from MusicRadar's West Country offices, this week's playlist been given over as a space for our individual staff members to recommend their picks of the Glastonbury 2013 line-up.

Below you'll find a round-up of the acts that team MusicRadar will be swimming through the mud (or, more accurately, settling down in front of the TV with a nice rum & ginger beer cocktail and some crisps - cheers BBC) to catch this weekend.


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20 years into their career and the Bristol-based outfit still can't be beaten when it comes to wonderfully understated and creative electronic pop. The passage of time has done nothing to dull their potency as a live act either. (Si Truss)

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

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The perfect antidote to any fuzzy-headed Glasto nonsense, Nick Cave is going to get all up in everybody's face on Sunday night and, quite possibly, change a few lives. Because he's that bloody brilliant. (Rob Power)

Solange Knowles

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It might not attract the same level of media attention as her sister's headline performance did a couple of years ago, but Solange's set on the Park Stage this afternoon has the potential to be every bit as good. (Ben Rogerson)


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Yannis and co will rock the absolute arse off the Other Stage on Friday night. Foals have turned into a four-headed funk machine live, and are Glasto veterans to boot. Don't miss them, basically. (RP)

Billy Bragg

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A Glasto stalwart, reliably brilliant live (especially in an economic crisis) and the master of improvised song-based banter, Barking's finest will be making the great leap forward on the Pyramid Stage on Saturday at 12:30. (RP)


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While their '80s-indebted, post-punk shtick might not be the most original thing in the world, you'll be hard pressed to find a more accomplished and exciting live act than Savages amongst the crop of breakthrough bands at this year's festival. (ST)

Laura Mvula

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She'll surely have a full band behind her when she takes to the Pyramid Stage tomorrow, but this stripped-back performance of her breakthrough ballad demonstrates that, even with just a piano and a microphone, Laura Mvula has the capacity to chill your spine. (BR)

The Last Shadow Puppets

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Are they on the bill? Well, technically no, but we'd put good money on Alex Turner visiting king of the Mods Miles Kane at some point for a little Glastonbury reunion... (RP)