The year just keeps getting better for Molly Smitten-Downes. First she signs a record deal. Then she performs at Eurovision. Now she’s scheduled to perform at the world’s most iconic music festival, Glastonbury, on the BBC Introducing stage!
Molly’s made it clear for quite some time that performing at Glastonbury is one of her big career goals. She initially entered herself in the Glastonbury Emerging Talent competition as a way of trying to make it on to one of the big stages. Whilst she made the longlist, she ultimately wasn’t chosen (boo on you, judges!). Thankfully, the BBC have made it clear that she’s still their girl after Copenhagen.
Whilst the numbers watching Glastonbury around the world won’t be anywhere near those from Eurovision, those watching it live in the fields will eclipse those in the B&W Hallerne – a total of 120,000 tickets were sold for the festival this year. But we’re sure that Molly isn’t about to get any stage fright!
The festival runs from the 25th-29th of June, and Molly is set to take to the stage at 5.30pm on Friday, 27th June. No word yet on whether the performance will be broadcast, but it’s likely to be made available on one of the BBC systems. Hopefully we’ll be hearing even more new music from Molly too…unless she plans to get in the mud-filled mood with some “Raindrops“!?
Photo: Courtesy of Molly Smitten-Downes