…and the Glastonbury Poetry&Words blog is officially up and running!
Hi I’m Scott Tyrrell and I’m hugely honoured to be the official blogger for Glastonbury Poetry&Words 2015 – which boasts a bombastic belter of a line up hand picked from the best performance poets and wordsmiths from around the UK and internationally. Throughout the coming weeks I’ll be sharing the names and qualities of those pinching themselves that they’ve been chosen to perform in the most iconic and (still) greatest outdoor festival in the world. Legends, pros and rising stars chosen from nearly 900 applications are stoked, piping hot and ready to set your ears on fire come June 26th in Somerset.
Who am I and what’s the plan?
I’m a multiple slam-winning poet, comedian and graphic designer and have performed at Glastonbury twice in the last few years. This is a bit of me on YouTube…
I was also the official poster designer for Poetry&Words in 2014. Some of you regular blog and facebook followers may remember the poetry owls last year? That was me 🙂
I’m also a huge supporter of those that use words to inspire, amuse, challenge and entertain in ways that make me excited, enlightened and often downright jealous. And that’s exactly what the Poetry&Words tent at Glasto is all about – Real artists sharing real art that knocks ideas, stories and polemic out of the park. It’s also an opportunity for the brave punter to test their literary mettle in the annual poetry slam – the winner of which gets to perform at next year’s festival! Prizes don’t come much cooler than that.
In the run up to the festival I’ll be talking to a headliner or two and generally getting gushy about the talent that awaits lucky festival goers. And when the big weekend actually comes, I’ll be in the field (literally) blogging, tweeting and facebooking the delights our line up has to offer.
So poetry fans with a ticket or those that know those with one – Bella’s field is the place this June. Polish the wellies, check the camping gear and prepare for what I think will be one of the best years yet. That very special line up is coming very soon. Stay tuned.