Monday, June 27, 2011


This past weekend in Somerset, England 175,000 people gathered for Glastonbury. For those of us in the US who have no idea what Glastonbury is, its the biggest summer music festival in the world. The festival was started in the 1970s by Michael Eavis. He is not only the event organizer but the owner of Worthy Farm where the festival is held. Last year there were over 700 acts playing on 80 stages. It not only focuses on music but also drama and art.
The big story every year is who will be the headlining acts for the 3 nights of the festival and this year did not disapoint. U2 made their very first appearance Friday night, Coldplay made their third headlining appearance Saturday, and Beyonce became the first female in the festival's history headlining on Sunday night. I will separate these into different posts so you don't have to scroll down forever but here are the recaps of each of the three nights.

U2 were supposed to headline in 2010, but Bono had surgery and they had to cancel. This year the anticipation for U2 and the set up of a "greatest band in the world" face off with Coldplay had everyone really excited. They played for an hour and a half in the rain and mud, and as you can hear the crowd loved it dispite the weather.

Opening-Even Better Than the Real Thing

Where the Streets Have No Name
*Please note the song he is singing before is called "Jerusalem" and is the unofficial national anthem of England

Pride (In The Name Of Love)

With Or Without You

Moment of Surrender
*Last song of the night and a lovely Coldplay cover to start


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