Pronghorn on their return to Glastonbury Festival

Pronghorn has been bringing their brand of cowpunk to music lovers since 1992, and 32 years later they’re still going strong having come a long way from their first performances busking outside a Debenhams in Bournemouth.

This summer they take in dates at Glastonbury Festival, Camp Bestival, Endorset Festival and Boomtown, among others. Ahead of Glastonbury we got the band’s take on what it’s like to be heading to Worth Farm this week – with their tongues firmly in their cheeks!

Q&A with Pronghorn

Can you tell us a little about yourself and how you got into live performance?

The original and undisputed Kings of Cowpunk! A hard and fast banjo/fiddle-fuelled ride into the murky backwaters of Punk Rock and Country Music.

Due to the lack of mobile phones/computer games or pandemics when we were growing up, we spent a lot of time together outdoors.

Quickly realising that a career as a human pyramid troupe would be rather short-lived or more likely fatal, but with a growing penchant for appearing in public, we opted for the safer bet of music.

What’s it like to be performing at this year’s Glastonbury Festival?

Nothing better (apart from the births of our collective children or AFC Bournemouth winning the Premiership)

What can you tell us about your plans for the show?

We like to divide the audience up into rival gangs and then let them have a dance-off or a big fight at the end of the set.

How do you approach performing at a festival like this?

We try and park as near to the stage as possible.

Will you be checking out any other acts across the weekend?

Yes, anything or anyone within a 1-mile radius of our tents. Notably, PJ Harvey who comes in at around 3/4 of a mile.

Pronghorn perform on The Glebe and The Rocket Lounge at Glastonbury Festival 2024, running from 26 to 30 June