Leading 10 Glastonbury Festival Reside Songs Moments

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Glastonbury Festival started off on a modest scale in front of just one,500 songs lovers, but over the years it has established alone as one particular of the most significant and eagerly awaited festivals on the calendar. However, it wasn't referred to as the Glastonbury Festival back again then, it went by the identify of the Pilton Pop, Blues & Folks Festival. It only became connected to Glastonbury in 1971 when it was renamed the Glastonbury Fayre. With above 40 year's of background, there is more than sufficient to fill a book with the finest Glastonbury reside new music moments, but right here are 10 of the most talked about and consideration grabbing.

10. Jay-Z headlines the Pyramid Stage in 2008 - When the news of this broke, Liam Gallagher fell upon the music media with huge criticism for a rapper headlining Glastonbury. Nonetheless, Jay-Z had the very last laugh as it turned out when he strolled on stage to massive applause enjoying an acoustic guitar and singing Wonderwall.

9. U2 pull out of the 2010 festival, paving the way for the Gorillaz - The prospect of viewing U2 failed to seem to be to bother the Glastonbury ticket acquiring neighborhood in 2010 as the tickets marketed out in 24 hrs for the 40th Anniversary of the festival. Nevertheless, they received fortunate when Bono's creaky back again gave way and they had been pressured to pull out. Gorillaz had been brought in to fill the teary-eyed Edge-dimensions enjoyment void.

8. The New Tent gets renamed to the John Peel Tent in 2005 - Soon after the death of John Peel in 2004 the festival renamed The New Tent to the John Peel tent in memory of the new audio legacy that he left behind.

7. Radiohead headline the Pyramid Stage in 1997 - Subsequent a year off in 1996 to leave the land and the organisers to go fallow, Glastonbury returned even bigger than ever before in 1997 with what is reputed to be one particular of the greatest Glastonbury performances of all time.

six. Basement Jaxx and Coldplay cover Kylie Minogue's "Cannot Get You Out Of My Head" - 2005 saw Kylie Minogue pull out headlining the Sunday evening because of to the truth that she was diagnosed as getting breast cancer and essential to acquire remedy. To show their assistance, the two Basement Jaxx and Coldplay done covers.

five. Marc Bolan and Tyrannosaurus Rex kick start it all - When The Kinks pulled out of the Pilton Pop, Blues & Folks festival of 1970 that began it all, Marc Bolan and Tyrannosaurus Rex stepped in to fill the void with their people rock vs. glam rock crossover in full swing.

four. New Buy headline the newly christened Glastonbury Festival - Putting the Pilton Pop, Blues & Folks festival and the Glastonbury Fayre names behind it, the function last but not least grew to become the festival and New Buy took centre stage on the freshly created alternative for the Pyramid stage. 20,000 was elevated for the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND).

3. Robbie Williams and Oasis? - Like a weird dream, 1995's festival was the beginning of the finish for Get That's initial incarnation. It really is the year that saw Robbie Williams take to the stage with new located, brief-lived chums, Oasis. 3 weeks afterwards he'd dropped Take That for great.

two. A Beatle headlines Glastonbury - 34 decades right after its inception, Glastonbury lastly received a Beatle to headline. Paul McCartney took to the Pyramid stage on the Saturday of the 2004 festival to a combined response.

one. Michael Eavis joins Stevie Wonder on stage to sing "Content Birthday" - What far better way to celebrate forty a long time of excellent entertainment than to get to the stage and sing "Satisfied Birthday" with Stevie Wonder himself.


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