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SECURING a spot on the line-up at one of the world’s biggest music festivals is twice as nice for a band of brothers.

Twins Graeme and Daniel Ross, who make up Gallery Circus, are set to perform at Glastonbury.

The musical 25-year-olds, from Boldon Colliery, will take to the BBC Introducing stage at the famous festival, set to be held in Somerset from June 25 to 29.

Drummer Graeme said: “Dan and I are both really looking forward to the festival.

“We’ve been to a couple of festivals in the past, such as Leeds and V, but never Glastonbury.

“It’s great how we are playing it on our first time. Most of our friends from South Shields and Newcastle are already going to the festival so it’s going to be a great atmosphere.

“It’s a huge opportunity for us and we appreciate all the support from BBC Introducing and BBC Newcastle.”

Last year, the lads, who moved to Chicago in the USA in 2010, played a festival which was a little closer to home as part of the line-up for Bernicia at The Customs House, in South Shields.

Speaking about their Stateside move, Graeme added: “We were fortunate enough to meet like-minded musicians, who put us up in various music venues across the city and threw in a guitar and drum kit for good measure.

“We began writing a whole set of new material from this point onwards and in January 2011 we moved back home.”

The band are also getting ready to release their new EP, Little Gun, in September.

Glastonbury Festival, which was first staged in 1970, will feature a line-up of top musicians, including Kasabian, Ed Sheeran, Manic Street Preachers, Lily Allen and Dolly Parton.

Gallery Circus will perform on the BBC Introducing stage from 1.30pm on Sunday, June 29, the final day of the festival.

To find out more about the festival, go to www.glastonburyfestivals.co.uk

To keep up to date with Gallery Circus, follow them on Twitter @gallerycircus, go to www.facebook.com/gallerycircus or www.gallerycircus.co.uk

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