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Jersey band Pirate Video Company will play Glastonbury

Pirate Video Company
Image caption BBC Introducing in Jersey is broadcast every Friday from 1900 BST on BBC Radio Jersey

Jersey band Pirate Video Company have been booked to play one of the biggest festivals in the world this summer.

Pirate Video Company will play the BBC Introducing stage at the Glastonbury Festival in Somerset.

The band members who are based in Brighton, will play at the festival on Saturday 25 June.

Most of the bands playing the BBC Introducing stage at Glastonbury were selected by local BBC Introducing presenters.

'Pretty surreal'

On hearing the news the band said: "We shed a little tear after it sank in a little bit, it was pretty surreal.

"The next few days were spent not really believing it had actually happened, it was really weird."

Pirate Video Company were nominated by BBC Introducing in Jersey presenter Ryan Morrison.

He said: "Every week we feature the best new music from the island and around the world on the show.

"It's great to be able to push local bands and watch them build a following outside of the island."

The band are hoping to be able to use the footage of their performance on the BBC Introducing stage to help get them gigs after the event.

On the same day fellow Jersey band Brave Yesterday will play the John Peel Stage after being spotted by Glastonbury booker Martin Elbourne at Jersey Live.

Brave Yesterday's lead singer and guitarist Chris Nutter said they would be "flying the Jersey flag with pride on stage".

One of the main bands at this year's Jersey Live Festival, The Ting Tings, first broke through after performing on the BBC Introducing stage at Glastonbury in 2007.

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