With this year’s Glastonbury all done and dusted, we thought we’d share with you some of our highlights!
1. The Libertines
The brothers in arms, Pete Doherty and Carl Barât, came on as the mystery guest for Glastonbury with their four piece band. After being apart for over a decade, they’ve been in Thailand making a new album. At Glastonbury, there was a very nostalgic feel to their performance, with the libs kicked it off with the Delaney, sounding as great as ever. They even gave us a tease at a couple of new songs which included ‘Gunga Gin’ and ‘Anthem For The Damned Youth’. There was also a very romantic remake of one of their oldest songs: ‘You’re My Waterloo’. This was definitely one our our highlights – it was nice to see the boys back together again.
2. Kanye West
With a lot of people protesting against Kanye headlining Glastonbury, you’d think he’d prove them all wrong and show just how great he… right? Well, wrong. So why is he on our highlights? That would be because of the stage invasion during ‘Black Skinhead’. A man walked on stage a had to get pulled off as he was pretending to be a rapper like Kanye. Also, Kanye declared himself ‘the greatest rockstar’, which is laughable. So this isn’t a highlight because he was great, it’s a highlight because it wasn’t.
3. Lionel Richie
When Lionel Richie performed at Glastonbury, he had drawn the biggest crowd of any performance – there were at least 100,000. people there. In the past, Dolly Parton, Tom Jones and Neil Diamond have all filled the Sunday afternoon slot, and this time it was Richie’s turn. His set had hit songs like All Night Long, We Are The World, Easy and Three Times A Lady. He even looked into the crowd and said ‘What the hell is going on?’.
To watch some of the Glastonbury sent, click here to go on iPlayer and watch them. What were your highlights?