Mistrust Live at Glaston-BURY 2023 (updated)

Update / Review

Mistrust Live at Glaston-BURY 2023

I performed live (twice!) at the Glaston-BURY Festival on Monday 28th of August, 2023. My first performance was at The Blind Tiger Bar on Bolton Street, Bury. The second performance was at “Jonny’s Jam” on the Originals Stage, Broad Street, hosted by Aziz Ibrahim and Jonny Jay. It was my first ever performance at a music festival!

Mistrust at The Blind Tiger, Bury

Mistrust holding a microphone and singing at The Blind Tiger Bar in Bury

My performance at The Blind Tiger was due to start at 2.55pm but due to the previous band “Celebratory Cakes” running late, I didn’t start playing until 3.15pm! I performed seven songs for an audience who probably didn’t know what to expect and probably never heard of “Mistrust”!! The event went really well and I even had some of the audience singing along to my version of “Love Will Tear Us Apart” by Joy Division.


Waiting for the Man / Sunlight / Life / Love Will Tear Us Apart / Yellow and Grey / S.O.A.P. / Enola Gay

Mistrust at Jonny’s Jam, Glaston-BURY

Aziz Ibrahim playing a pink electric guitar and Mistrust singing on stage at the Glaston-BURY festival

I performed two songs at Jonny’s Jam, an open mic and jam session on the Originals Stage on Broad Street, Bury at around 4.15pm. The event was hosted by the legendary guitarist Aziz Ibrahim and DJ Jonny Kay. I got to play with Aziz Ibrahim, who jammed along to me playing and singing “Love will Tear Us Apart” by Joy Division. It was an amazing experience and went incredibly! It’s the first time I’ve ever performed with anyone else playing along with me. I also played my own song “Yellow and Grey” and loads of people in the audience were singing and clapping along. An amazing experience!


Love Will Tear Us Apart / Yellow and Grey

About Mistrust performing at Glaston-BURY 2023

Poster for Glaston-BURY Festival 2023
Glaston-BURY 2023 poster

Location: The Blind Tiger Bar, Bolton Street, Bury.

Starts at 2.55pm.

Tim Blackburn aka Mistrust will be performing songs from his new album “Sunlight” live and some covers at the Glaston-BURY music festival in Bury, Greater Manchester. He will be appearing at The Blind Tiger Bar in Bury. Mistrust will be signing copies of the album and his recent four-track EP “Yellow and Grey”, which are both available to buy at the event. All proceeds from the sale of these CDs on the 28th of August, 2023 will be donated to local charities (including sales of these CDs and digital downloads on Bandcamp).

See Mistrust Live at Glaston-Bury 2023

Glaston-BURY 2023 Official Website

About Mistrust

Mistrust takes his inspiration from bands such as Liverpool legends Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (OMD) and bands such as The Human League and Depeche Mode.

Expect to hear catchy synthpop songs with contrasts between classically retro synth melodies and busy programmed electronic riffs and beats.

Read more about Mistrust.

Photo of Mistrust singing
“Mistrust” singing

Press / Reviews

Review of Yellow and Grey

Yellow and Grey is “A tune that is unashamedly basking in the memories of early 80s Synth and Electro Pop of a kind once pioneered by the early versions of OMD and Human League.”

“Effortlessly melodic with a simple but great hook. Synth Pop that will put a smile in your heart.”
Neil March (Trust the Doc / Exile FM Radio)

Recent review of “Sunlight”:

(Mistrust’s) naturally deadpan delivery is adorned with some sweet expressiveness as he delivers a sparse synthpop track with clever contrasts between classically retro synth melodies and busy programmed electronic riffs while the beat is basic but crisp. The melody and lyrics are touching and underline the Manchester artist’s innate humanity while the performance is bang on the money (Trust the Doc)

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Website – https://mistrustmusic.co.uk