UK Festival season is well and truly under way, and this weekend it’s the turn of Glastonbury Festival. All the pain of dragging backpacks and tents across swamps of mud is soon forgotten when the festival gets underway. You have the perfect pitch and made your tent your home for the weekend, the drinks are flowing and everyone is ready to party. With epic headline acts, whatever your taste in music, you will be guaranteed a good time at the Pyramid Stage. We unfortunately weren’t able to go, so instead we are reminiscing about some of the best acts that have graced Glasto…
The Cure, 1986
It may seem that every year rain takes over Glastonbury Festival but that didn’t stop rock band The Cure from wowing crowds. An impromptu thunderstorm broke out at the beginning of their set, but instead off running off stage, they carried on playing! If that wasn’t impressive enough they then carried out 3 encores. True legends!
Queen B stormed it when she headlined in 2011. Raising up through the stage opening her set with the classic tune of ‘Crazy in Love’ she didn’t let being 3 months pregnant stop her from putting on an epic performance. With fireworks throughout, Beyoncé screamed; “You are witnessing my dream! I always wanted to be a rock star and tonight we are all rock stars”. Thank you Beyoncé!
Dolly Parton, 2014
Dolly Parton may be a guilty pleasure, but we all know the words to 9-5! Stepping on stage in a white rhinestone trouser suit, everyone squeezed into the Pyramid arena to witness the Queen of Country. Her performance did not disappoint, not only did she rap about mud, but our favourite was her impromptu saxophone rendition of the Benny Hill theme tune.
The Prodigy, 1995
With tickets costing £65, yes you read that right! 1995 not only had no mud but saw The Prodigy on the NME stage. ‘Firestarter’ was yet to be released but the electronic music group lived up to their name of “The Godfathers of Rave” with Keith Flint entering the stage in a giant hamster ball. Their set then created on of the biggest mosh-pits of all time. Rock on!