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The Glastonbury Thread

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    The Glastonbury festival is a five day event held each year. You can read more information about the history of the festival here.

    There have been many varied artists through the years including some unusual collaborations. This is a thread to post your favourite Glastonbury performances.


    Fix You - Coldplay (2016)

     
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    I've gotta start with The Man who has gas in his tank


     
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    Thats a great song and I think I enjoy hearing it live more than the studio version "This ones for the ladies" :lol:
    I did watch the whole of The Killers (secret) set at the time and they were just incredible. I also enjoyed seeing the crowds reaction to them.



    Its back to the year 2000 for me and a performance that still gives me the shivers. Its one of my favourite songs by the great man himself...

    Life On Mars - David Bowie

     
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    And I get to see them four times in November! :jolly:


    Spine-tinglingly beautiful, I still can't believe he's gone.
     
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    I was aiming not to be predictable by choosing all my favourite artists, but I'm failing already :D
    I've enjoyed so many Glastonbury performances by artists who I don't often listen to so I''ll have to post those later. I couldn't resist posting this next performance from 2016.


    Getting Away With It (All Messed Up) - James



    One of my favourite songs and the performance has it all for me. Tim Booth as always delivers with his warmth and effortless vocals, he even crowd surfs and does his unique signature dance. Not forgetting the excellent music being played by the band.
     
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    I saw James back in 1992, in Bradford, yet I can not find the setlist or any information at all, it's like it never happened. I remember it was for the album SEVEN, and while "Sound" went down well, it was the tracks from GOLDMOTHER which rocked the place down. They even had us sitting on the floor for "Sit Down"

    I saw them again in 2013 where they were supporting The Killers and they had their setlist cut short because Booth kinda went crazy with the song "Out to Get You" I never found out what song they missed and was thinking it would have been "Come Home"

    All in all, they really put on a great show.
     
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    How odd. I've just had a quick search and can't find anything either. They did do a lot of shows during 1992 and Bradford doesn't seem to be listed anywhere.

    I can imagine Tim Booth doing his own thing and not following the rules :D its a shame if you missed out on 'Come Home' though.

    I've seen them twice and the last time was in 2008, I loved every single minute, it was more like a huge party than a gig.
     
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    It's very frustrating, I remember the venue too, St George's Hall and I went on their website, it had them down for 2008. I feel like I've been cheated. I even checked years around and still couldn't find anything.


    Yes, he really does enjoy himself, doesn't he?

    While I was looking around I checked out a few of their setlist and was surprised that "Sit Down" didn't feature much.
     
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    I think Jarvis Cocker has a very alluring distinctive style, both with his songwriting and especially when performing.

    Watching the reaction of the crowd on this video, non of them were in danger of not knowing the words to this huge 90's song.

    Common People (1998)

     
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    I wish that I'd opened the thread with this performance. Coldplay performed a tribute for 'Viola Beach' (the young band who died in a car crash on their first overseas tour). I've watched this tribute many times and it still gets to me, however, its a superb mix of both bands playing together resulting in a great sound.




    Viola Beach were an indie rock group who had a big break when they played the BBC Introducing stage at Reading And Leeds festivals 2015 and went on to play at London’s KOKO in January 2016.

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    Its likely Viola Beach would eventually have played at Glastonbury themselves. For Coldplay to have performed this tribute in 2016 gave Viola Beach the big gig they deserved.
     
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    I like Kasabian and this song, but what makes this performance even more impressive is that Kasabian were the final act of the weekend when you could excuse the crowd for being somewhat jaded, no chance of that as Kasabian managed to get everyone pumped to the max. Fantastic!


    Fire - Kasabian (2014)

     
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    Wow! That was amazing, thank you for posting this, I had no idea they did this.
     
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    What Have I Done to Deserve This? – Pet Shop Boys (2010)



    I appreciate how the PSB’s still included Dusty Springfield in this performance (via a recording) even though she had passed away 11 years previously. Dusty Springfield has vocals which I could listen to all day long and if she was still here it would have been good to hear more contemporary songs by her.
     
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    The Last Shadow Puppets first appeared at Glastonbury in 2008 when they performed a 'secret' gig on the Park Stage. They returned in 2016 to perform on the main Pyramid stage.


    Standing Next To Me (2016)

     
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    It’s so sad that Amy Winehouse is no longer with us.

    Amy Winehouse (2007)



    Hearing this version of 'Valerie' is bittersweet and we'll never know what possible future music she would have created with her powerful voice.
     
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    I swear I thought this was a typo, I can not believe it's over seven years ago.

    Between Amy, Bowie & George, I struggle to think which death had a bigger impact on me.
     
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    At the age of 68 the amazing Dolly Parton appeared at Glastonbury (2014) where she played guitar and banjo, sang a newly composed Glastonbury song called ‘Mud’, and even honked out the Benny Hill theme on her saxophone :D


    Jolene



    Its great fun to see the stewards joining in with this performance by creating their own dance.


    I Will Always Love You



    I know that the Whitney Houston version is hugely successful, but I prefer Dolly's sweet, sincere vocals for this song.
     

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