The keen festival goers out there might know that in most years this weekend would see nearly 200, 000 punters packing up their ponchos, suncream and wellies, and heading to Pilton in Somerset for the one and only Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts AKA Glastonbury AKA Glasto. Unfortunately, mainly due to a shortage of available portaloos, this year’s event was cancelled.
To remind you what you are missing here is Primal Scream performing ‘Kill All Hippies’ on the Pyramid Stage in 2003. Considering the festival’s roots and general vibe you think they could have been more considerate in their song choice, but what a baseline!
Looking outside it looks like it would have been a seriously wet one again this year so year so maybe the cancellation was a blessing in disguise. But roll on Glastonbury 2013; if it’s a sunny one we’ll all be quoting the legendary Leonard Cohen, who graced the Pyramid Stage with a sublime performance in 2008, “Hallelujah”!
(All the versions I found of his performance at Glastonbury were filmed on camera phones so here is the great man performing ‘Hallelujah’ @ at the Montreal Jazz Festival. Enjoy.)