A BARROW group will be entertaining crowds at the Glastonbury Festival this year.

The Ukulele Thrash Mob have been invited to perform at the festival after their success last year when they joined Zoe Ball’s Radio 2 Breakfast Show as a house band and jammed with the famous puppet Basil Brush.

The group has members from Barrow, Walney Island and the Isle of Wight.

The Ukulele Thrash Mob is made up of Gary (Gacko) Bridgens, Jake (Shabby Bonnet Man) Rodrigues, Alfred (The Colt) Bridgens, Dieter (Strummer) Wadeson and Alex (Makka) McCormack.

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Gary Bridgens said: "Glastonbury is the biggest and greatest festival in the world so to be part of that again is magnificent - it is certainly a highlight of the year.

"It is not just a wonderful opportunity to perform but it is also an amazing opportunity to watch acts from all over the world."

The group is set to perform at the Theatre and Circus fields on Friday, Saturday and Sunday with two slots per day.

"There are five of us in a Hawaiian shirt pushing a car with 40 ukeleles inside and people can come over, we give them the ukelele, teach them very quickly how to hold it and how to strum it and a few simple chords," said Gary.

"Then we make bands with festival goers and at the very end of the act they perform their own gig to a massive audience and they get the chance to thrust their Ukulele to the sky shouting 'Thank you Glastonbury' and strike something off their bucket list of things to do before you die."

The 2023 event will run from June 26 to 30 at Worthy Farm in Somerset to celebrate its 52nd year.

Headliners include Dua Lipa, Coldplay, and SZA, with Shania Twain performing in the traditional Sunday Legends slot.