Friday at Glastonbury Festival 2013

Beady Eye with frontman Liam Gallagher open the main stage performances with a not-so-secret set on the Other Stage at 11am - anyone walking near the stage prior to the band's appearance couldn't fail to notice the huge Beady Eye banner across the back of the stage. A great set though, with a couple of Oasis tracks thrown in for good measure.

Tom Tom Club

Having finished my shift at the coffee bar at 7pm, I dash over to the West Holts Stage for Tom Tom Club. Founded in 1981 by Talking Heads members Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz, Tom Tom Club were one of my festival must-sees and they don't disappoint playing a bouncing set that includes Genius of Love, Wordy Rappinghood, new track Downtown Rockers, and a cover of the Talking Heads classic Psycho Killer (BBC video highlights).

Seasick Steve

Next up on the West Holts Stage is Seasick Steve who I like a lot but wasn't intending to stay for. However, I'm still a bit shattered after work and with the Brothers Bar beckoning, I go with the flow and settle in for some three-string Trance Wonder magic.

Accompanied by John Paul Jones on bass and Dan Magnusson on drums, Steve plays a string of stomping blues songs including Don't Know Why She Love Me but She Do, Keep On Keepin' On and Down on the Farm (BBC video highlights).

Steve's third album has one of my all-time favourite record titles: 'I Started Out with Nothin and I Still Got Most of it Left'. The album's title track is performed half way through the set, introduced with a heartfelt "Sure is nice that you come over to see us tonight, I know you have a lot of places you could go". Judging by the answering cheer, everybody is quite sure they're in the right field.

Arctic Monkeys and Chic

Later that evening I have the first big clash decision to make - Arctic Monkeys or Chic? (#First World problems). In the end I opt for both and watch most of Arctic Monkeys on the Pyramid Stage before heading back to West Holts for Chic's closing numbers.


Waiting for the Arctic Monkeys | The crowd sing along to the bands intro - Imagine by John Lennon

Arctic Monkeys open with a new track called Do I Wanna Know? and play a set full of classic tracks along with some new songs from their fifth studio album AM. I reluctantly leave after I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor and arrive at West Holts in time for Le Freak and Good Times. Chic were excellent and I have a slight pang of regret at not being here for the whole set. As Nile Rogers and the gang take their bows, Get Lucky comes on and it seems like the whole crowd is singing along, much to the band's delight.

Main stage running orders and video highlights

Click the links below to view the artist's highlights video at the BBC's website.

Pyramid Stage

Jupiter & Okwess International, Haim, Jake Bugg, Rita Ora, Professor Green, The Vaccines, Dizzee Rascal, Arctic Monkeys

Other Stage

Beady Eye, The Hives, Amanda Palmer, Enter Shikari, The Lumineers, Tame Impala, Alt-J clip 1 / clip 2, Foals, Portishead

West Holts Stage

Classica Orchestra Afrobeat, Zun Zun Egui, Goat, Alice Russell, Toro Y Moi, Tom Tom Club, Seasick Steve, Chic feat. Nile Rodgers, Nile Rogers interview

Park Stage

Rachel Zeffira, Teleman, Half Moon Run, King Krule, Solange, Palma Violets, Dinosaur Jr., Django Django, The Horrors

John Peel Stage

Francois and the Atlas Mountains, Swim Deep, Dog Is Dead, Kodaline, Peace, Local Natives, Miles Kane, Frightened Rabbit, Bastille, The Courteeners, Crystal Castles