Today (Friday 28th June) is the first day of Glastonbury festival where millions have headed down to Worthy Farm for a weekend of music. Unfortunatly i'm not one of them. Yes this year's lineup is brilliant so I'm trying not to sulk or go green with envy. However to celebrate 'Glasto' weekend I thought i'd do a post on all things Glastonbury so buzznet doesn't miss out on Somerset party!
(How I feel right now that i'm not at Glastonbury) First let's talk about the lineup! Today aparently Sheffield's Arctic Monkeys are playing! The main Pyramid stage will have the following performing during the weekend. -Arctic Monkeys -Mumford & Sons - The Rolling Stones -Jake Bugg -Vampire weekend and much more!
The other main stage will also have some brill bands too! some are as follows... - Chase & Status - The Smashing Pumpkins -Foals - Alt J - Azealia Baks - Public Image Ltd.
(The full lineup)
There is a lot of history behind Glastonbury too!!!
The first ever Glastonbury was in 1970 and supported the hippy movement of the 60s. That ment that back in the day it was free! Throughout the years since 1970 Glastonbury has grew in size to being the massive festival that it is today! Did you know that Glastonbury also won best festival at the NME awards last year? ... well now you do. Glastonbury is also known for it's complete mud bath tendencies... (Think of the state of Nine Inch Nails at Woodstock 1994) and many people participate in covering themselves in mud. The rainy weather this weekend means that this year's Glasto will be no exception! Here are some photos of Glasto attendees participating in tradition...
Glastonbury festival has had some brilliant bands to grace stages throughout the years here are some of my favorite Glasto performances from previous years :)
Arctic Monkeys also played Glasto back in 2007. Here they are playing thier classic 'Mardy Bum'.
Here are The White Stripes back in 2002 playing a brilliant cover of Dolly Parton's Jolene.
Nine Inch Nails making things dark playing 'Hurt' at Glastonbury 2000
The Verve playing 'Bittersweet Symphony' at Glasto 2008
you can't think of Glasto now without Beyonce. people still talk about her 2011 performance! She was pregnant too! here she is doing a version of 'Crazy in Love'.
Oasis playing 'Don't Look Back in Anger' in 2004. I don't think I need to say anything else. Thier set was mind blowing!
*warning some swearing here* The Prodigy playing a mental version of Smack my B**ch up in 2009
Below are some links. One is to the BBC where you can watch LIVE coverage of Glastonbury 2013. The other one is to the Glastonbury website so you can catch up on all things glasto!
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