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Glastonbury calling Nottingham's Dog Is Dead
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Dog Is Dead will be playing at a series of major festivals over the summer

Nottingham indie band Dog Is Dead are preparing for the biggest gig of their career as they take to the stage at the Glastonbury festival.

The band have been invited to perform on the BBC Introducing stage during the event (24 - 27 June 2010).

"It's incredible. It's something we'll always be able to tell people about," said singer Rob Milton.

The gig is one of a series of festival appearances and comes in the same month they release their first single.

Over the summer Dog Is Dead will also be appearing at Nottingham's Splendour (24 July 2010) and Leicester's Summer Sundae festival (14 August 2010).

They will also be promoting debut single, Glockenspiel Song.

Drummer Lawrence Libor said: "It'll be interesting to see how it does when it's released properly."

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The band hopes Glockenspiel Song will be the sound of summer

Spreading the word

Playing such prestigious festivals offers the band the chance to increase their fan base.

The signs are promising following a favourable response at the Dot to Dot festivals.

Singer Rob Milton said: "We played Dot to Dot in Bristol, Nottingham and Manchester. It was fantastic.

"Bristol was a massive shock. We thought we'd turn up and it would be nice to have a couple of people around. But there was a huge crowd. Manchester was the same."

So much gigging takes its toll on the band's nine to five activities.

"I've had to take a lot of time off work [because of the schedule]," said Rob.

"But it's great having a constant feel that we're actually doing something instead of dossing about for a year. We've got a calendar full of awesome things."

Rob admitted the biggest of these was Glastonbury. "When we started out we didn't really imagine we'd play and people would know our name, let alone play the biggest festival in the UK.

"It's mind-blowing."




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