Conducta’s Glastonbury photo diary

The UK garage torchbearer documented his admirable mission to try and play three sets across the festival.

There’s no doubt about Conductas love for the dance. With his Kiki Rekords label, the London-via-Bristol artist has ushered in the NUKG movement (that’s an acronym for new UK garage”, by the way). He’s also known to splice garage with bass-boosting elements of jungle and grime, and team up with kindred spirits in the UK club scene for back-to-back sets.

So needless to say, Conducta was gassed for Glastonbury – where he arrived on Thursday, then dipped out Saturday to play a gig in Brighton, and then returned on the Sunday. Armed with a Polaroid camera, he documented his experience of the festival for THE FACE. Check out his report below.

Glastonbury VAR disallowed my hattrick of sets across the weekend, but I still managed to document proceedings. Due to accreditation issues, I didn’t get to touch the fader for my planned b2b set with Bakey and Capo Lee on Thursday. They seemed to get the crowd jumping though and I wasn’t missed.

On day two, I went b2b with the legend Plastician at the Stonebridge venue. Me and Plastician have a shared love of garage and great football shirts. Jamz Supernova was there having a wild time.

Sunday – no entry issues. I spent the day enjoying some offsite views and catching up with the Da Metal Messiah. I saw an eclectic mix of music: Thundercat, a bit of Elton and Hamdi, before I went b2b with Redlight and Dread MC on mic. Three Bristolians, one crowd. What a moment with the fireworks above us!

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