The headliners for Glasgowbury 2010 are primed and ready to go and in their own words, they’ve never been more excited about a gig.
Cahir, Jamie and Craig, the men and monsters who make up Derry’s Fighting With Wire, are all set to leave their mark all over Glasgowbury 2010 with a performance that will put them back on top of the pile.
And after being forced to pull out of least year’s headlining slot to begin work in America on album number two, the punk rock trio have never been more energised about a performance.
“It would almost have been more appropriate for us to headline last year with Man Vs Monster just out and on the back of everything that we were doing it would have been the perfect end to that cycle,” said the band’s frontman Cahir.
“But we’re extremely excited about Saturday – because this is our comeback, and to do it on Glasgowbury’s big birthday is just something else.”
The long wait for the follow up to Man Vs Monster is almost over and Bones Of The Twilight will, says Cahir, see the light of day in the new year.
Ahead of that, there’s an Irish tour in September/October and a UK tour in November to contend with alongside single number one from the new collection.
“Glasgowbury will be the starting block for the new stuff, we’ll be picking up where we left off and using it as a stage before we go on tour again.”
As for Saturday’s headlining slot, Cahir promises the band have a few tricks up their sleeves but that it won’t take over from what they hope will be a real rock show.
“We’ll be giving people a taste of the new album but we’ll still be playing the older stuff that everybody knows. It’ll be a chance for people to hear where we were and where we’re going.
“But this is as much about Glasgowbury and we can’t wait to headline it – we’d have been happy to play anywhere on the bill to be honest, but being asked to headline is just an honour.”
So while the jet-lag begins to wear off (“We got back on Friday and we’ve been wrecked ever since”), Fighting With Wire have locked themselves into rehearsals for what promises to be one of their biggest and most important gigs to date.
“We’re going to try and play as best a rock show as possible and get the craic going. So hopefully people will join us for the celebrations.”
Glasgowbury 2010 takes place this Saturday 24th July and a number of tickets are still on sale. See www.glasgowbury.com for full details.