Come join The Music Expo and The Pilton Stage for a night of music including legendary Glastonbury founder Michael Eavis and his band singing some of his favourite songs.Support act:
Solo artist Gabriel Templer & Rave to the Grave playing Rock n Roll music to dance the night away.
All proceeds in aid of Dorothy House and raising awareness and funds for a Defibrillator.Gabriel Templar is an indie-pop artist based in Bristol. He has his own creative and imaginative style and pushes himself to become more unique whilst maintaining memorable melodies. Gabriel writes his own songs and is highly influenced by well known popular artists such as The Beatles, Arctic Monkeys and Eminem. From having such a range of styles as inspiration, Gabriel has his own way of combining their styles together to create his own genre and unique style from writing catchy pop songs to indie rap songs. Rave To The Grave was started in the 70’s by Mutter Slater who was from the highly successful band Stackridge - who opened an closed the very first Glastonbury Festival in 1970. Roger Bastable joined in 1979 and they played extensively through the 80’s. When Mutter left John Burden joined and he and Roger played together throughout the 90’s with a variety of guitarists and drummers. After a short gap they have now reformed and are playing to packed houses once again!
The Michael Eavis Band was formed last year and comprises of Michael and his musical friends playing a selection of his favourite songs.They were extremely well received at the Avalon Stage at this years Glastonbury FestivalMichael Eavis was born in Pilton, Somerset and grew up at Worthy Farm in the village. His father was a local Methodist preacher, and his mother a school teacher. Eavis was educated at Wells Cathedral School, followed by the Thames Nautical Training College after which he joined the Union-Castle Line, part of the British Merchant Navy, as a trainee Midshipman. His plan was to spend twenty years at sea, and return with a pension to help subsidise the income from the family farm.
In 1969, Eavis and his wife Jean visited the Bath Festival of Blues. Inspired by seeing the performance of Led Zeppelin, Eavis hosted the Pilton Pop Folk & Blues Festival in 1970. The following year a free festival, Glastonbury Fayre was organised by Andrew Kerr and associates, which later developed into the Glastonbury Festival.Dorothy House provides compassionate care and support for people in our community with a life-limiting illness. Dorothy House focuses on quality of life, so patients can live well and die well.
They give care and support to patients and their families in Bath and north east Somerset and parts of Wiltshire and Somerset, whenever they need it; at home, in the hospice, or at one of our outreach centres. We respect the uniqueness of each patient and their family and empower them to choose the type of care they receive.11:30 - Late
Walcot House providing DJ's until the early hours.