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Melksham band plays Glastonbury

Port Erin perform.

Port Erin perform.

Melksham band, Port Erin, went down a storm at this year’s Glastonbury Festival, that is until an electric storm dramatically interrupted their set!

The band were stopped in their tracks during their gig when the whole festival was shut down due to a dramatic thunderstorm.

The band, formed in 2007, are Glastonbury veterans having performed  at three previous years at the world’s biggest festival. And this year, they played at three of Glastonbury’s venues.

At midnight on Thursday they rocked the West Holts Backstage Bar followed by an afternoon performance at The Rabbit Hole on Friday – when the storm struck – and finishing backstage at the Theatre & Circus on Sunday.

Speaking about their first gig of the festival the band said, “It was one of the best shows we’ve ever played. Thank you to everyone at The Backstage Bar at West Holts who made it a night we’ll never forget.

“Every gig at Glastonbury is different. This is the first year we have played at The Rabbit Hole which is the best slot we have been given so far; they seem to get better every year so we are really excited. Musically speaking we have developed since our last Glastonbury Festival. And this year we were able to rehearse before the festival at Studio 9 in Glastonbury town which was great.”

Port Erin comprises of Reuben Tyghe from Broughton Gifford (guitar/ vocals), Cerys Brocklehurst from Melksham (drums), and Jacob Tyghe from Frome (bass). They are signed to Secret Chord Records and their third album ‘Floating Above The City’ will be out in September.

The trio have been doing a warm-up tour around the South West to try out new songs before the festival.