Lemon Jelly

Glastonbury Festival 2003 review

published: Tue 8th Jul 2003

Friday 27th to Sunday 29th June 2003
Worthy Farm, Pilton, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, BA4 4AZ, England MAP
£105 (plus booking fee plus postage) - SOLD OUT!
daily capacity: 150000
last updated: Wed 7th Aug 2013

The crowd were still grinning from the Junior Senior set and although the wait for the lighting to be placed back of stage was a long one, the occasional ripple of "All the ducks are swimming in the water, falder-ralder-raldo" could be heard echoing through an expectant crowd.

Eventually taking to the stage Lemon Jelly were warmly greeted and a psychedelic mixture of stunning lighting and ethereal tunes was to envelop a cheerful audience which spilt out from the new bands' stage and up the hill dotted with tents and enthralled festivalers who were basking in a warm summer's evening and realising they were in their favourite place in the world.

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The light show was tremendous at times merging with the music to create a glorious vista that Glasto bands are renowned for. A sugary sweet warm glow of happy days combined with the flowing green numbers of the Matrix served over the most glorious deep rich bass lines and mad cap melodies.

Lemon Jelly

Lemon Jelly are already master magicians at what they do and few bands can match their flawless blends which are at once witty, optimistic and beautiful. As for what they played I was too much part of it to tell. All the tunes from the two albums were deliciously served to us with both Jack and Fred bouncing over the stage and playing various instruments. There was the long list of cities in "Ramblin' Man," the lighters aloft tune, taking us to a giddy peak with "Nice Weather for Ducks". Then the final "The Staunton Lick" took all us groovers to the heart!

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It was over all too soon and the happy vibe for another great Glasto was glowing brightly in our souls. This wasn't ambient listening; it was beautiful dance music to keep a smile on your face the whole weekend! Pyramid Stage next year? I hope so!
review by: Scott Williams

Friday 27th to Sunday 29th June 2003
Worthy Farm, Pilton, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, BA4 4AZ, England MAP
£105 (plus booking fee plus postage) - SOLD OUT!
daily capacity: 150000
last updated: Wed 7th Aug 2013


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