The American rock legends also known as the Foo Fighters are back for another round at the main stage right now, and my word they definitely know how to get the crowds going. Led by the incredible Dave Grohl they’ve been performing many of their hits including Something From Nothing, The Pretender. At numerous times during the performance Dave incited the crowds to dance along with him, as well as general talk. Credit where it’s due though as getting the crowds to do things with you can be a feat in itself, good on you Grohl, good on you. Sometimes you are more than just a rock-star. The Foo’s continued in their set with more songs such as Cold Day In The Sun, Congregation, Walk-Wasting Light, he even dedicated on of their songs, These Days, to his surgeon. Don’t ask. The crowd continued to sing the song even after the band paused mid-way through. Songs continued with My Hero, Wheels, a fresh new one called Run, This Is A Call, Arlandria, Monkey Wrench, Best of You and Skin & Bones. Towards the end of their set they paid homage to Adele (one of last years’ headliners) by saying the F-word 34 times. Adele did swear quite a bit if you can remember. Taylor, the band’s drummer, did a solo Queen number Under Pressure which was actually good. The night ended on the great finale with a rendition of Everlong before getting everyone together for an explosive final complete with fireworks. Seriously, these guys are that good you just can’t fault them, well I can’t anyway. Live link courtesy of Huw Stephens and Lauren Laverne.
This will the first time that Foo Fighters have appeared at Glastonbury as they were meant to play two years ago but had to pull out due to Grohl’s injury. For those who can remember he broke his leg during a gig in Sweden
So, it’s been 20 years since they played at Glastonbury Festival and now they’ve returned and it’s as though they’ve never been away, seriously their set was as electrifying as ever. I still love these guys as strongly as ever and are incredible live and got straight into action with Lucky. Thom Yorke’s vocals are just irresistible and haunting as they performed more of their infamous hits including Just, Bodysnatchers, Street Spirit, Big Ideas (Don’t Get Any) and 2+2=5. By the time by sang their other hit track No Surprises everyone in the crowd (including yours truly) was gagging for more. More songs followed into the night with Paranoid Android, Fake Plastic Trees, Lotus Flower, Creep. Throughout parts of the performance they were bathed in blue and red lighting which oddly enough fitted the moods of the songs. The performance ended on the upbeat Karma Police, at the end of the song the crowd joined in the singing, even after the band had left the stage. This is yet another in a long line of performances that I just cannot bring myself to fault (also co’s I couldn’t find any). Thanks to Jo Whiley and Shaun Keavney for the live link
This will be the third time they’ve appeared at the festival as headliners. They first headlined in 1997, and again in 2003, making them the third band to have done so. Amazing feat in itself.
Foo Fighters and Radiohead have been the confirmed headliners so far at this year’s Glastonbury Festival. Foo Fighters will be headlining Saturday’s slot with Radiohead topping the bill on Friday. No confirmation as of yet as to who’ll be topping Sunday’s bill. This will be the second time that another band has headlined all three days since Muse (2004, 2010 and last year). I, for one, am looking forward to this year’s edition
In other festival news U.S rapper Eminem is to headline both this year’s Reading+Leeds Festivals.
I found myself listening to Christine & The Queens single ‘Titled’ on Radio 1 a few minutes ago, the more I hear her song the more I just fall in love with it. I admit I quite like the parts where she sings in her native French for a few seconds, it adds more depth to the song. I’m definitely going to get her album over the next two weeks; don’t try stopping me (haha). Bit bummed co’s I completely missed her play at Glastonbury. Either way, Christine, you rock!!!
Note: For those who have seen it I did mentioned her in an earlier post. Christine & The Queens on The Graham Norton Show
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.
Just finished watching Muse headline the Main Stage at Glastonbury and my god it was absolutely awesome. As a band they are simply fantastic and practically set the stage alight when performing live they are that good. Introduced by Lauren Laverne and reintroduced by Huw Stephens and the woman who I describe as the 1st Lady of Glastonbury Jo Whiley. They performed many of there hits including Uprising, Supermassive Blackhole, Starlight including their ever infamous (in my opinion) Knights of Cydonia during which they managed to get the crowd to sing along to; I even had a Jack Daniels and Coke at hand (very rock and roll). All I can say is that Muse are one band that I’d happily stay up late for.
Yes, okay I admit that I switch back and forth between this and Graham Norton to catch a glimpse of Iggy Pop. I liked Iggy but I JUST LOVE MUSE!!!!
Just finished watching Christine & The Queens perform their new single ‘Tilted’ live on The Graham Norton Show on BBC1, and as far as live performances go it was both distinctive and fascinating. The performance itself was an eye opener as it was like watching a music video right in front of you (and on TV). I genuinely would listen to that song again . If other French artists are anything like as good as what I’ve just seen with Christine & The Queens then I’m interested to see what other artists France has to offer. Keep an eye out for at Glastonbury as she’s said she’ll be live on The Other Stage. Can’t wait to see that.
Just been watching Tom Odell perform his latest single ‘Magnetised’ on The Graham Norton Show on BBC1, what an absolute tune. I loved it. Odell is an amazing artist in the making and that was one fantastic live performance tonight. Tom will be performing at Glastonbury the is year, look forward to hearing him singing this song. Taken from his new album Wrong Crowd, if any of the other songs are as good as Magnetised then I’m definitely getting the album.
A review I did for Glastonbury Festival 2015. Read at your leisure and enjoy.