Following their victory in our 2011 Emerging Talent Competition, we’ve asked Treetop Flyers to write a blog for the Glastonbury website, as they build up to their Other Stage performance at the Festival. Here’s the first part:
So where do we begin? It’s finally sunken in now just how important winning the Emerging Talent Competition was. A lot of very good and interesting opportunities have arisen which is great, and also we now know the prize winning slot, half 1 on the Saturday on the Other Stage which is amazing but quite scary. So please come down to watch us!
We are big fans of the Coral and we were watching their set on the Other Stage a couple of years back, very big stage indeed. We are all really hyped about playing there and perhaps some other stages at Glastonbury this year.
The whole experience of the Emerging Talent final is one I’m sure we will never forget. It was glorious day weather wise and all 8 bands who made it there were very nice indeed, everyone trying to hide their nerves of course. I must say for an event with so much at stake it ran like clockwork – in fact, it was even running 10 minutes ahead of time which did relax things a little. I think we played the best we could have on the night and by the general reaction of the crowd everyone seemed to really dig it so it made us feel good. And when Michael Eavis announced us as winners we all were like, ‘Really? Did he just say us Treetop Flyers?!’ Ha.
I would recommend entering the ETC competition to any band for next year, Firstly it’s free to enter and you have a chance at playing most probably the biggest and most well know festival in the world, so a win win situation. Lastly I’d like to thank our drummer for entering us!
Until next time………