Snow Patrol (Other Stage, Friday)

Glastonbury Festival 2004 review

published: Tue 6th Jul 2004

Friday 25th to Sunday 27th June 2004
Worthy Farm, Pilton, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, BA4 4AZ, England MAP
£112 - SOLD OUT
daily capacity: 150000
last updated: Wed 7th Aug 2013

All year I’ve been saying go see Snow Patrol at Glastonbury, they’ll be brilliant and having seen them at Isle Of Wight I knew they would be. So with a beer in hand and a smile on my face I led our party to the front of the throng and prepared to enjoy.

Sure enough the smooth talking Irish lead Gary Lightbody emerges smiling and in a yellow T-shirt he thanks us for coming, telling us he’s never been to Glastonbury and adding that it’s the biggest audience he’s ever played to.

Snow Patrol (Other Stage, Friday)

Then they ease into a fistful of tracks from the last album Final Straw and I’m so happy. It’s a sing and groove-athon as everybody knows all the words and at times the wind drowns out the sound but who cares, we sing so loudly we could probably carry the songs on our own.

All too soon Run appears and it’s lighters in the air to the chorus of Light Up, Light Up and just as I predicted it is the seminal Glasto moment for me. We sing our hearts out and the sun shines, he jokes about the things on poles, asking what the deal is with Spiderman and dedicates tracks to Elbow and we love them to bits.

All too soon it’s over but much like Coldplay before them we’ve taken Snow Patrol to our hearts and they’ll be back again. I’ll tell you now it’ll hopefully be an evening slot on the Pyramid and I’ll be right beside you, there!
review by: Scott Williams

photos by: Karen Williams

Friday 25th to Sunday 27th June 2004
Worthy Farm, Pilton, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, BA4 4AZ, England MAP
£112 - SOLD OUT
daily capacity: 150000
last updated: Wed 7th Aug 2013


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