A sixteen-year-old boy with muscular dystrophy is one a member of the youngest band to ever perform at Glastonbury. The group of lads, who only finished their GCSEs last week, were spotted by a record label boss after they performed at their school talent show.
The frontman of teen band Askew, Eli Crossley, has Duchenne muscular dystrophy – a progressive muscle wasting disease which means he’s been using a wheelchair since last year. Before their performance at the UK’s biggest music festival on Friday (June 23), the biggest gig the band played was at their “local pub in front of a few parents.”
“It’s a crazy experience. We were very nervous with the excitement of playing on a Glastonbury stage when we haven’t really done a proper gig before.