A SINGER from Jersey is to play a dream gig at Glastonbury in June – and is looking for ways to incorporate the Island’s flag into her show.
Megan Langlois said she only submitted her music for consideration by the festival’s organisers after her wife, Natalie, and two of her friends ‘begged’ her to send in a song.
She sent in original music, recorded at her home, and found out via email that she had been selected to play at the festival, which attracts about 200,000 people.
Mrs Langlois will be playing a one-hour set on Friday 23 June.
‘It’s just going to be myself and my acoustic guitar,’ she said, adding that she had had support from her wife and two daughters, who are aged nine and 14.
‘They’re both very proud and really pleased,’ she explained.
‘I took my youngest to Glastonbury last year, so she knows what it’s all about.’
Mrs Langlois said that she had not managed to get tickets for her daughters this year, as she only found out she had been chosen to play at the festival after tickets went on sale.
She added: ‘I’ve played guitar all my life, as long as I can remember. My dad taught me, then I got lessons.’
The musician described how she had grown up playing music, but began to take it more seriously after travelling to New Zealand as a young adult.
‘I went to New Zealand when I was 18. I was playing for the local restaurants, cafés and bars. I got more confident,’ she said.
When not performing her own music, Mrs Langlois plays in two bands – a five-person rock group and in an acoustic duo with her wife. She is involved in the music scene, teaching guitar and running open-mic nights. She also works in the finance sector and takes care of her family.
Many Islanders have been wishing Mrs Langlois luck since news of her big gig emerged – among them the team at Jersey College for Girls, where she went to school.
Assistant head teacher Peter Marett, who was Mrs Langlois’ tutor, said: ‘We were so excited to hear that Megan is going to perform at Glastonbury.
‘I remember her enthusiasm for music when she performed for Cavell House as a student in my form. She was always such a promising musician.’