Steampunk Saturday at Glastonbudget 2013

        As usual the lack of technology intervenes, to prevent the rotation of this picture of last weekend's t shirt motif, to it's desired orientation! However if your indulgence could be craved, to momentarily incline your head towards 90 degrees right, you will see why the band were highly delighted by their prominent billing.

        Equally pleased by the reception and the size of the crowd assembled late on Sunday night for their Lock Inn stage headlining set.

        Thankfully the organisers had the foresight to re-schedule "The Men That" set on the accompanying stage to late afternoon to avoid a Steampunk band clash. The crowd was still quite overwhelming and a testimony to BB's growing reputation considering that The Levellers were playing at the same time on the main stage.

       It all rounded off a tiring yet ultimately successful weekend, with a packed house at The George on Friday and numbers into several hundreds at The Frome Steampunk Extavaganza, Saturday, where again BB went down well with organisers and fans alike.

       This coming weekend brings another big opportunity to reach a wider audience, at Glastonbudget, another three day festival, this one set in rural Leicestershire at Turnpost Farm, Wymeswold, about 5 miles east of Loughborough.

       The festival has a daily capacity of 10,000 and both weekend and day tickets at £80 and £57.50 respectively are currently available on the gate.

       BB have a nice Saturday, Steampunk slot on the "Charnie Arnie" stage. The stage opens at 1pm on the Saturday with Brass Bears.

       Birthrite are the first Steampunk fare up, at 3.15 and BB follow them directly at 4pm. A little break from Steampunk at 4.45 with The Dirty Old Folkers, a seven piece, who are descibed as imagining Viz comic being narrated by The Pogues. Might well be worth a listen. Following them are Metropolis at 5.30 and Gladstone at 6.15.

       The stage continues on with a mix of musical styles and there are three more stages to choose from showcasing a mix of original bands and tribute acts, for which Glastonbudget made its name.

       For a real change there will still be time to catch Heaven17, Howard Jones and ABC on the main stage! Eclactic as festivals go then.

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