Monthly Archives: June 2008

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Glastonbury Festival – Somerset – 27/06/08

Posted in Gigs by chrislightyear

How was it for us? The legendary Small World Stage was the venue for our second Glasto gig of 2008. Run by a folk superhero named Pony, Small World is solar-powered and regularly appears at festivals all across the country. The mood at the Friday show was chilled compared to

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Glastonbury Festival – Somerset – 26/06/08

Posted in Gigs by chrislightyear

How was it for us? The wonderful folks at the Green Fuse Stage, who gave us our first ever Glastonbury gig back in 2005, had bought themselves a sexy new pink tent this year, wheeled in their trusty white piano and booked a programme of live music lasting the length

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Earls Court – London – 25/06/08

Posted in Gigs by chrislightyear

How was it for us? The A&AD Design Conference in Earls Court Exhibition Centre was sponsored by Blyk as, to a certain extent, are The Lightyears. Today they put the two parties together in the form of a half hour acoustic set on the Blyk stand at the conference. We

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12 hours 'till Glastonbury…

Posted in Tour Diary by chrislightyear

I am writing this on the tube, which is a first for a Lightyears blog. It’s like being a proper Londoner. Except, if I was a proper Londoner, I guess I’d be wearing a pearly suit and carrying a banana. But in lieu of those things, a MacBook and a

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LYs to play in front of European Champions Man Utd

Posted in Featured, News by chrislightyear

On Monday 4 August The Lightyears will be playing at London Road Stadium for the Manchester United Vs Peterborough United pre-season friendly. The band will be performing in the centre-circle just before kick-off, whilst the two teams train around them.    The band made their debut performance at London Road on Saturday 3 May at the last

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Brand new Lightyears website online now

Posted in News by chrislightyear

The new-look www.TheLightyears.com is now online with a load of new features aimed at making your Lightyears experience more interactive. The Lightyears are a busy band with a wide range of audio tracks, videos, pictures as well as Chris’s near-legendary tour blog. All of this stuff is now much easier

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Thailand tour confirmed

Posted in News by chrislightyear

The LYs’ return to Phuket in Thailand has now been confirmed for the end of October. Dates will include headlining the P.A.W.S. Charity Gala and a show at The Green Man in Muang. The band made their first trip to Thailand back in October ’07. The tour lasted just over a

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Lightyears land second gig at Glastonbury Festival

Posted in News by chrislightyear

The band have secured a second gig at Glastonbury Festival 2008 and will be performing on both the Green Fuse Stage (Thursday evening 9pm) and the Small World Stage (Friday evening 10.30pm). Plus, if you’re shrewd, you might be able to catch them a third time. But keep it under

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Chris' Tour Blog: Korea 2008 – online now!

Posted in News by chrislightyear

This year, for the third year running, The Lightyears were invited to headline at The Queen’s Birthday Ball in Seoul, South Korea. Chris Lightyear has documented the trip in his LYs tour blog – read up on the band’s Korean adventures here. The LYs played two gigs whilst in Seoul

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Everybody. Hates. Keyboard players.

Posted in Tour Diary by chrislightyear

A shopping trip to Turnkey goes awry.

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