Well it just wouldn’t be Glastonbury if it didn’t rain right? Its part of the experience to expect that by day 2 (well day 0 really) you would be trudging around a field knee high deep mud and hoping that your tent is still there at the end of a long day of gigs, gigs and more gigs. I still recall back in 2007 when Glastonbury imagery should visions of tents drifting down stream while their owners just smiled and thought, oh well, just the traditions of Glastonbury. If you expect to spend the weekend all crisp and fresh, sober and well-rested, best you stay home.
Every year Glastonbury brings together some of the most eclectic bands in one very large field. The disgruntled discussions of headliners this year is again not without its debate. In 2011 we had Coldplay, U2 and Beyonce headline that had many musical lovers question the authentic and traditions of the worlds most loved festival. So the question is, has 2014 been another year of questionable headliners? Its a hard one to answer as Glastonbury, really has become the world musical stage and today it is all about sharing it, no matter what the genre. Perhaps we just need to get over ourselves and the musical snobbery it brings. The festival isn’t just about the headlines and we really should judge a book by its cover.
Anyhow, for those of you who were not lucky enough to be there (well even if you were, you couldn’t have seen all of it) and for those who are not lucky enough to live in the UK where the entire festival is broadcast live, sit back, grab a beer, douse yourself with a bucket of water, a handful of mud and enjoy our highlights day by day:
Interpol (entire set):
Arcade Fire (entire set):
Lana Del Ray: