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Great Bristol artists play Glastonbury Festival 2011

Image caption Owl in the Sun were nominated to play at Glastonbury by BBC Introducing in Bristol

Dozens of fantastic local artists played down at Worthy Farm and BBC Introducing in Bristol was there to take it all in.

Six-piece Owl in the Sun played the BBC Introducing stage on the opening day, after being nominated by BBC Introducing in Bristol.

They stunned the busy tent with their blend of classic folk harmonies and strong pop-infused melodies.

Speaking after their performance, Cathy from the band admitted the 30-minute performance was the most nerve-racking they had experienced.

"That was amazing, but knowing that the television cameras were there meant that we were all a bundle of excitement," she said.

Bristol's electronic music contingent was also out in force at Pilton this year, as part of the ever-expanding Dance Village.

Julio Bashmore was a highlight, playing on the Wow Stage late on Thursday night.

BBC Introducing reporter Milly Chowles spoke to the house DJ after he played, saying that after swearing he'd never come back, playing Glastonbury was the biggest thing he'd done all year.

"It's the first time I've played this festival and it has been really good, I'm glad I came back. I'll be back again soon."

Rich and I saw so much other great local music at Glastonbury, too much to mention here. Other highlights included Sam Brookes, This is the Kit, Daisy Chapman and Flipron.

To hear some of these great artists listen to BBC Introducing in Bristol.

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