UK grime rap music saw history being made today as British grime rap artist, Stormzy, made his headline debut on Glastonbury’s headlining slot tonight. The night was getting dark, the stage was a awash the incredible lighting effects in preparation for what was about to happen. Stormzy at last made his much anticipated debut on the main stage. Every potential headliners dream and for him it certainly was. He opened his set with Know Me From, even donning a union-jack bullet-proof vest (nice touch, I think). Fists were in the air, adrenaline was rising and anticipation was going sky-high. Stormzy churned his way through is set which by all accounts was absolutely epic to say the least. The first four songs of his set were solo, no-one on the stage but him though between Mr Skeng and Cigarettes & Cush the crowds were treated to a fluidic set by a ballet dancing duo. You don’t see that every year at Glastonbury, at least not on the pyramid stage anyway. By this point the blood, seat and tears were simply oozing as Stormzy continued his way through his set performing fresh songs such as Cold, Crown, Bad Boys, Shut Up. During his set he was joined by Chris Martin from Coldplay to perform Blinded By Your Grace pt 1. Part 2 was done later on with gospel backing. Whilst performing he even did a cover version of 00’s hit Sweet Like Chocolate. The crowds just couldn’t get enough, it it liked Stormzy couldn’t either. In keeping with the charts he was joined by other rappers to perform Funky Friday which made history by becoming the first British rap song to top the UK charts. Like all musical greats he ended his set on his epic track, Big For Your Boots. Towards the end of his set he paid tribute to several other grime/rap artists who helped pave the way for him and many others waiting in the wings such as Ms Banks. All I can say is that today/tonight musical history was made by having the first-ever British rap artist headline Glastonbury. TRULY EPIC!!!!!
Also performing today were Two Door Cinema Club who performed all their hits including Satellite and George Ezra who wowed huge crowds with his hits including Shotgun and Paradise.
If you’ve been watching the BBC Music Awards 2016 tonight on BBC1 tonight hopefully you had a great night, 1 and a half hours of musical bliss and live performances from several amazing artists. The winners of this years awards are
BBC Music British Artist of the Year: Coldplay
Radio 2’s Album of the Year: Adele, 25
BBC Music Introducing Artist of the Year: Izzy Bizu
Radio 1 Live Lounge Performance of the year:The 1975 ( One Direction cover ‘What Makes You Beautiful)
BBC Song of the Year: Hello
Congratulations to all those who won. Other live performances during the night were Zara Larrson, Emile Sande, Izzy Bizu, Coldplay, Kaiser Chiefs, Lucas Graham and Craig David. The musical genius that is otherwise Robbie Williams stole the show with his amazing performance.
Currently watching Coldplay perform their new single Everglow right now on The Graham Norton Show on BBC1, absolutely incredible. Well it’s mainly him and his guitarist Jonny Buckland playing but still give as good. It’s a bit like having your very own personal gig. This is just another reminder of the musical genius that is Chris Martin and the band. Soothing, melodic and as always Chris vocals are both haunting and captivating. Nice touch with the flowers and candles on the piano.
Brit rock veterans Coldplay closed the amazing three day festival as Glastonbury and as always they played an amazing set. As seen on BBC2. There was a small technical glitch with the instruments which meant that Chris Martin performed Everglow solo on the piano, still a good song though. The festival veterans played several of their hit tracks including Yellow, A Head Full of Dreams and Adventure of a Lifetime. They were joined by Bee Gees singer Barry Gibb for two of their songs including their hit track Stayin’ Alive. They ended their set performing another duet with festival organiser Michael Eavis CBE to sing a cover of the Frank Sinatra classic My Way. An amazing night and great way to end a festival. I look forward to next year.