The Pilton Pop-up Orchestra 2019


Musical trailblazer Shaun Buswell returns to Glastonbury to create the unique Pilton Pop-up Orchestra for 2019, made entirely from musicians attending the festival.

Playing a mix of Buswell’s original folkestral music, renditions of classic movie/TV theme tunes, as well as performances from special guests, the shows will be ones to remember.

Buswell is the man behind the 68 piece Underground Orchestra (formed from strangers met on the London,Underground) who performed at the O2 Empire, a 24 piece orchestra at the Edinburgh Fringe, and the Pilton Pop-Up Orchestra at Glastonbury Festival 2015. He has toured over the last couple of years across the UK, creating pop-up orchestras from sustainable, locally sourced musicians and recently formed a 27 piece orchestra from strangers they met in Paris, writing and recording an album of 12 songs in 6 hours.

If you are interested in performing with the orchestra, complete the form at

Press quotes about Buswell

“Beautiful music” – BBC News

 “The lush orchestral pop-with-a-purpose……sent shivers down my spine”The Independent

“The result is truly magical. The creation of sound right in front of your eyes is something truly special”Louder Than War

“Buswell is like an affable tramp who’s just returned from a fantasy land and wants to regale you with his adventures”  Mestival


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Shaun is available for interviews and photos.

For press, more information and additional images contact:

Rob Bright (Press Officer for The Underground Orchestra + Buswell & Nyberg)

Tel: 07432602498, E-mail: [email protected]