Derry’s SOAK is “one to watch” at Glastonbury

Derry singer/songwriter SOAK.
Derry singer/songwriter SOAK.

Derry singer/songwriter SOAK has been listed by the BBC as “one to watch” at Glastonbury 2014.

SOAK, whose real name is Bridie Monds-Watson, is listed by the BBC alongside ten other performers as ‘11 acts to follow’ at the world famous music festival.

It’s the first time SOAK has ever appeared at Glastonbury and the 18 year-old has been championed by both Derry BBC Radio Ulster presenter, Stephen McCauley and Radio One’s Huw Stephens.

SOAK, who is a former Oakgrove Integrated College pupil, only started learning to play the guitar four years ago but she is refusing to take any of her good fortune for granted.

“It’s kind of unexpected [playing Glastonbury], but I’m pretty happy about it. I’ve always wanted to go but I thought it’d be a few years yet until I got to play.”

SOAK plays the BBC Introducing Stage at 4.30pm on Saturday June 28, and the Left Field Stage at 3pm on Sunday June 29.

Meanwhile, Derry band, ‘The Wood Burning Savages’ will take to the BBC Introducing Stage at the Glastonbury Festival later today.

Glastonbury 2014 started on Wednesday June 25 and will run until June 29.