Narasirato come from a small village with a total population of 200 in the Solomon Islands. They arrived in the UK on Sunday and came straight to Glastonbury, where they opened the Festival with a show in the backstage hospitality area. I shot this picture just before they went on stage.
Immediately after they came off stage they piled into a truck and rished off to the Shangri-La Stage, where they were due to perform within 20 minutes. I walked past the empty truck about 30 minutes later which was stuck in pedestrian traffic. Apparently they decided to abandon the truck and walk the rest of the way.
They were discovered by Jason Mayall, who is the UK agent for Fuji Rock and is now also managing this great band. As well as playing a bunch of show around Glastonbury they are also performing around Europe over the next couple of weeks. If you get a chance, go see them as they seriously rock. Especially for a ‘World Music’ band.
Glastonbury has now descended into a mud bath of mammoth proportions. Its going to be raining more today and will then theoretically begin to dry out tomorrow. We will see.
When I wandered back to the Unfairground the giant Head built by Crusty Mark was on fire as Eddie Egal had arrived from Berlin and turned it into a fire installation.
I finished the night in the extremely cool and very tucked away Strummerville where I found a huge camp fire and warmed myself for a while before getting distracted by the great band playing on the tiny stage there. Molotov Jukebox are a gypsy punk band with a beautiful singer and a great beat. The audience got right into and were dancing madly to their Balkan sounds. Apart for the three guys in this picture, who were busy popping something else.