Eclectic Lincoln band to headline Glastonbury stage

An 11-piece band from Lincoln are set to mark their first ever Glastonbury appearance with a headline slot at this year’s festival.

The Activators will perform on three occasions over the weekend, headlining the Avalon Café Stage in the early hours of Saturday, June 27 and a secret gig in the Rabbit Hole.

The band, who are regulars on the festival circuit in the UK and Europe, describe their sound as transcending Ska, Reggae, and Rock, with hints of Balkan folk, Tango and Bossanova also thrown in.

Recent international slots have included headlining festivals in Italy and Iceland and a sold out show in Paris.

Closer to home, the band achieved critical acclaim for its performance at the Isle of Wight Festival and are set to perform at Lincoln’s Irish/American bar Rogue Saint on August 29.

Band member David Gibbons said: “We are very excited about playing Glastonbury. Some of the band are already there making the most of the opportunity.

“We’ve played across the UK, alongside some of our own heroes and had the joy of travelling internationally to play our music but Glastonbury was the one festival that we really wanted to play more than any other – so this is a bit of a dream come true.

“We’d love to see some Lincolnite readers who are at the festival at one of our performances!”