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News: Bastille make Glastonbury history

July’s shaping up to be a mammoth month for London’s Bastille. As if starring on the cover of Notion 064 weren’t enough, Glastonbury officials have confirmed that the band’s just gone and made history by drawing the largest ever crowd to any performance on the festival’s John Peel Stage. Coincidence? We think not. In fact, so numerous and frenzied were fans that security guards feared they may have to stop the show for health and safety reasons. That right there’s rock n’ roll, people. The overwhelming reception comes as no surprise, considering all 44,000 tickets to Bastille’s autumn tour sold out within hours. The band’s debut album Bad Blood is already the biggest selling debut of 2013, selling over 250,000 copies in a matter of months, and their hit single ‘Pompeii’ fast approaches platinum sales. Check out the flawless Glastonbury performance of said track below.

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Bastille play the following live dates:

6th July – Blissfields, Winchester
12th July – Wakestock, Abersoch
14th July – T In The Park, Kinross
26th July – Secret Garden Party, Huntingdon
27th July – Redfest, Redhill
2nd Aug – Standon Calling, Hertfordshire
3rd Aug – Leopallooza, Cornwall
4th Aug – Indiependence, Cork, Ireland
23rd Aug – Reading Festival, Reading
24th Aug – Leeds Festival, Leeds
7th September – Bestival, Isle of Wight

Headline tour
7th October – Bristol 02 Academy
8th October – Yeovil Wetland
9th October– Portsmouth Guildhall
10th October –Norwich UEA
12th October- Cambridge Corn Exchange
13 October – Cardiff Great Hall
15 October – London 02 Academy Brixton
17 October – Leicester 02 Academy
21 October – Leeds O2 Academy
22 October – Manchester Academy
01 November = Newcastle O2 Academy
02 November – Nottingham Concert Hall
03 November – Birmingham O2 Academy
04 November – Southend Pavillion

- Ally Russell

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