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Bombay Bicycle club taxi to Glasto

Bombay Bicycle club have revealed they took taxis from France to Glastonbury festival after their tour bus broke down.

The British indie rock band played the Introducing Stage on the last day of the festival (Sunday June 29) - after a frantic race across France to catch the Eurostar.

Drummer Suren de Saram revealed: " We had a festival in Luxembourg on Friday and our bus broke down on the way over so it was all very dramatic. We got here just before our set.

Frontman Jack Steadman added: "We got a taxi form London. I felt a bit bad about it. I felt like we were being divas, but we just wanted to make the show. We didn't want to have to cancel it."

Despite their effort to get to the festival, the band admitted they weren't particularly keen on watching any of the other headline acts.

Suren said: "I think Jamie [MacColl] our guitarist made a comment about it and that got blown out of all proportion.

"It is a bit unfair that we singled out Metallica maybe, but aside form Arcade Fire who I'd have loved to have seen on Friday, it feels like the headliners for the two bigger stages in general are slightly weak."

But the lads were looking forward to performing.

Suren said: "We played the same stage three years ago. We were on early afternoon, I remember it being a really hot sunny day, it was quite a difficult gig it felt a little bit premature, maybe we were a bit over-awed by it all.

"But now we're three years older, three years wiser, we're more confident now, we're more ready for it."

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