Il Glastonbury si conferma uno dei grandi(ssimi) avvenimenti musicali dell’anno. Un cartellone immenso contraddistinto dal solito coloratissimo circo e dal solito immancabile amico fango che non tiene lontane le “passerelle” fashion di celebrità, modelle, blogger e compagnia correlata. Un’edizione segnata dai numerosi tributi – Prince, Lemmy e soprattutto David Bowie – così come dai riflessi della storica decisione della Gran Bretagna di lasciare l’Europa.
I Muse scelgono ‘Uprising’
Matt Healy (The 1975): “I feel like I’ve got a responsiblity to say something. What I feel, what a lot of young people feel, is that there’s a sentiment among older people who have voted in a future that we don’t f**king want. Glastonbury stands for everything our generation wants – compassion, social responsibility, community, loving each other”
Dan Smith (Bastille) cambia il testo di ‘Pompeii’: da “And the walls kept tumbling down/ In the city that we love” a “And the pound kept tumbling down/On the weekend that we love”.
Damon Albarn: “I have a heavy heart today. Democracy has failed us. Democracy has failed us because it was ill informed and I want you to know that when we all leave here, we can change that decision. It is possible.”
Yannis Philippakis (Foals) indossa una maglietta che recita: “Abuse of power comes of no surprise”.
Saul Davies (James): Dedica ‘Laid’ a “All the beautiful brilliant people who voted remain” e ancora: “It is with incredible sadness that we stand her today, unified in sadness that our country has turned on people. F**k them!”.
Jarvis Cocker: “The Pulp frontman held up a sign with the URL of the petition for a second EU referendum during his secret DJ set with bandmate Steve Mackey, before encouring fans to sign it”. (fonte Independent)
The Last Shadow Puppets – set completo con dentro ‘Moonage Daydream’ di David Bowie
Le sculture di Joe Rush dedicate a David Bowie (sul Pyramid Stage), a Prince (nell’area del parco) e Lemmy (sull’altro palco).
I New Order chiudono il loro Glastonbury “tributando” i Joy Division con ‘Love Will Tear Us Apart’
Wolf Alice > set completo
Bon Iver e James Blake impegnati in > ‘I Need a Forest Fire’