Glastonbury 2015 highlights
Didn’t make it to the UK’s biggest and most notorious festival this summer? Can you get away with watching or at least listening to YouTube clips at work without the boss knowing? If so, we’ve singled out a few of the best performances so far over the weekend, so you can experience them minus the mud and torrential rain.
Jamie XX – Loud Places
No support acts, no gimmicks – just a man in a white shirt and his decks. Jamie’s second single from his new album In Colour (which features his bandmate Romy, although she was absent from the stage), proved that this British talent is only getting better with time.
Catfish and the Bottlemen – Pacifier
Haven’t heard of them? You will do soon. Riding high on the UK success of their debut album, The Balcony, frontman Van McCann battled the elements to give one of the festival’s most surprising highlights. Even equipment cut out as water got onto the stage, non of which affected an undeterred 22-year-old McCann, who makes us want to rewind the years and start a band at school again.
Mark Ronson – Uptown Funk
If you can’t blooming stand 2015′s biggest pop tune, please bear with us. Only Mark Ronson could gather Grandmaster Flash, George Clinton and Mary J Blige (that’s the inventor of hip-hop, the prime minister of funk, and one of the best soul vocalists of all time) together to end his set on a vocal high worth watching.
Florence and the Machine – Times Like These
Filling in at the last minute due to the Foo’s Dave Grohl breaking his leg, Florence Welch had big shoes to fill. While her whimsical performance translated perfectly onto Glastonbry’s main Pyramid Stage, it was a special moment to see the British singer cover the Foo Fighter’s Times Like These in a way that was totally Florence.
Kanye West – All Day
Despite an awkward karaoke-esque cover of Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody, Kanye West silenced a few of the thousand people that protested his appearance at the festival with a set that proves why the rapper has such a big ego.