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Tibetan monks to rock Glastonbury 2013

The Gyuto monks seen in an undated file photo, released by Press Association on 12 June 2013.

The Gyuto monks seen in an undated file photo, released by Press Association on 12 June 2013. They have landed a record contract with Decca Records and have been invited to perform at Glastonbury Festival next month. Press Association/Decca Records/Melinda Andreas

The Dalai Lama's Gyuto monks will make a pilgrimage of a different kind this summer, to the Glastonbury music festival to play alongside Mumford and Sons, The Arctic Monkeys, and The Rolling Stones.

The monks are currently on tour with the Dalai Lama in Australia, but will take a break to perform at the Glastonbury Festival

They will perform on June 27 in the legendary Green Fields and will create a ceremonial Sand Mandala, which is a Tibetan Buddhist tradition of building a symbolic picture of the universe out of coloured sand.

The Gyuto monks have played in a number of prestigious locations throughout their career, including London's Royal Albert Hall, New York's Carnegie Hall and the Sydney Opera House.

To mark the 100th anniversary of the Tibetan Declaration of Independence, the Tibetan monks have been signed to Universal Music and will be releasing an album on July 8.

The album, titled Chants: The Spirit of Tibet, will be produced by Youth, the bassist for band Killing Joke, who has worked with the likes of Primal Scream, U2, Paul McCartney, Depeche Mode, and The Verve.

Published in The Telegraph
Related story at The Telegraph: Glastonbury 2013: Tibetan monks will play on centenary of Independence


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