Glastonbury gets taken by the Solomon Islands and The Head catches Fire

June 24th, 2011 by Andrzej

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.

Narasirato in the Snug Bar © Andrzej Liguz/moreimages.net. Not to be used without permission.

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.

Narasirato Performing In The Pyramid Stage Hospitality Area © Andrzej Liguz/moreimages.net. Not to be used without permission.

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.

Narasirato Performing at Shangri-La © Andrzej Liguz/moreimages.net. Not to be used without permission.

Narasirato Performing at Shangri-La © Andrzej Liguz/moreimages.net. Not to be used without permission.

Narasirato Performing at Shangri-La © Andrzej Liguz/moreimages.net. Not to be used without permission.

Narasirato Performing at Shangri-La © Andrzej Liguz/moreimages.net. Not to be used without permission.

Narasirato & Jason Mayall © Andrzej Liguz/moreimages.net. Not to be used without permission.

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.

Glastonbury Festival © Andrzej Liguz/moreimages.net. Not to be used without permission.

A small part of the camping area at Glastonbury Festival © Andrzej Liguz/moreimages.net. Not to be used without permission.

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.

The Head On Fire © Andrzej Liguz/moreimages.net. Not to be used without permission.

The Head On Fire © Andrzej Liguz/moreimages.net. Not to be used without permission.

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.

Molotov Jukebox & Audience © Andrzej Liguz/moreimages.net. Not to be used without permission.

2 Responses to “Glastonbury gets taken by the Solomon Islands and The Head catches Fire”

  1. paola or paolina Says:

    ciao Andrzej, don't know if you remember me..from MR WIM exibition at SUBWAY GALLERY and party at SMASH!
    Any way, nice to see your work and pictures and to know more about MUTOIDI which i love!!
    Would be nice to see you sometime as i'm allways around your area.
    Take care Paolina the italian..

  2. John Bosco Says:

    Great photos of Narasirato at Glastonbury. We really enjoyed the festival and the funs we met during the Galstobury festival 2011.
    Cheers and Tagio Tumas

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