The festival season is well and truly upon us, meaning muddy fields, whacky outfits and some of the most incredible live music sets in the world. Whether your tipple is Glastonbury, Secret Garden Party or Isle of Wight, the humble British festival can be the best place on earth. Their weird and wonderful nature, the gift of spending a weekend with your best friends and the chance to listen to some of the best live music sets of all time make the festival the unmissable event of the summer. Here’s a list of some of the best festival performances of the last few years.
Arctic Monkeys (2005)
The Sheffield boys were on their way to fame when they played Reading’s small Carling Stage to a huge audience – only 10% of which managed to get inside the tent. They played ‘When the Sun Goes Down’ to a crowd roaring the lyrics word-for-word back at them. The band have since gone from strength to strength and are considered one of Britain’s iconic bands.
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The Rolling Stones (2013)
When Charlie, Ronnie, Mick and Keith took to the infamous Pyramid Stage on Glastonbury’s Saturday night, there wasn’t a Glastonbury attendee who wasn’t in the crowd. ‘Gimme Shelter’ was a stand out moment from the set, with the band proving they still have it, oozing with sex appeal and cool factor.
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Adele stole the show on the Friday night of this year’s Glastonbury. Charming the crowd with her conversational ramblings and anecdote’s, she had people howling with laughter one minute and sobbing at the beauty of her songs, the next. The song that she proclaimed turned both her life and her career around, ‘Someone Like You’ was a very special moment.
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Paul McCartney (2004)
Paul McCartney played ‘Hey Jude’ to an adoring crowd at Glastonbury in 2004 – a song which holds a special place in a lot of people’s hearts. We’re very jealous if you were there and got to witness the magic from the crowd.
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