Well it’s a couple of weeks, since the madness of Glastonbury festival 2017 will took over. So I thought it would be nice to have a glimpse of all the fun and troubles, we had at Glastonbury 2016. Between wet weather, mud, Brexit and super awesome acts of Muse, Adele, Coldplay and many others, everyone had their fair shares of ups and downs. And it’s okay, who cares about mud and wet weather we had fun weekend at festival…
The 2016 Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts took place between 22 and 26 June. And it cost £228 for General Admission Tickets.
On Wednesday 22 June there were major traffic delays getting to the festival because of rain and wet weather. Organizers said that rain and ground conditions had caused delays and urged people “not to set off”. And we came across stories that how it took them 12hrs to just travel 15 miles. Well it can’t be helped, as we don’t have any wizard’s left who had control over the weather.
Glastonbury 2016 Headliners and Lineup:
Muse, Adele and Coldplay headlined the festival on the Friday, Saturday and Sunday respectively.
Well apart from the headliners, we witnessed the amazing acts of the LCD Soundsystem, Foals, Charlotte Church, New Order, Skepta and many others.
See the complete Glastonbury 2016 lineup below:
Best moment of Glastonbury 2016:
Well there is no deny in the fact that Glastonbury 2016 through a lot of magical moments to make all the mud, rain and portaloo trips entirely worth it.
From heartbreaking tributes and political anger to surprise guests and star-making sets, here are some 2016 moments.
Adele Saturday night headliner act:
She took a lot of criticism from people and critics before the festival. Many of them were against here for being a headliner as they think she doesn’t have it in here.
But she shut them all with her headline performance which is always going to be landmark occasion. And she win over the crowd of 150,000 and many more at home, and of course hearing that many people shout along to ‘Someone Like You’ was a huge moment.
But the real highlight was her between-song banter and her genuine affection for the crowd, natural charm and unusual down-to-earth appeal shone through a hit-packed show.
Coldplay Sunday night Headliner act:
Of course, Coldplay faced just as much cynicism when they were revealed as the festival’s closing act, but Sunday night’s show proved that they know how to judge the mood of the nation more than any other band.
Coldplay paid tribute to the Viola Beach in their stunning headline slot, playing footage of the group in session playing ‘Boys That Sing’, before joining in for a duet of sorts. Needless to say, it was an emotional moment for all.
Coldplay’s album “A Head Full of Dreams” is the happiest we’ve ever heard them, and after the emotional purging of Adele on Saturday night it was the perfect way to say goodbye to Glastonbury for another year.
New Order’s Other Stage performance:
A strong crowd gathered at The Other Stage for an almighty closing set from New Order on Saturday.
After opening with the pop rush of ‘Crystal’ from Get Ready, the tropical bounce of ‘Tutti Frutti’ lands just as well alongside the monolithic ‘Bizarre Love Triangle’ – proving that as strong as their past may be, they are more than just ‘a legacy band’.
In fact, the quadruple whammy of True Faith, Blue Monday, Temptation and Love Will Tear Us Apart may well have been the most impressive closer of the whole weekend.
Foals ultimate indie-disco:
Surprisingly, the usually outspoken Foals didn’t make any reference to Brexit, but instead appeared hellbent on helping Glastonbury-goers forget about everything happening outside of Worthy Farm.
Needless to say, they absolutely nailed their act, playing one of the most ferocious, vital sets of the weekend. Seamlessly fusing material from across their discography, their set was perfectly indicative of the impact they have made on British music over the last decade. Will they be headlining in a few years? Almost definitely.
Skepta shut down:
Skepta brought a little grime to the Pyramid Stage, in a landmark performance that will no doubt go down in Glastonbury history. Performing a mix of deep cuts from his illustrious career and tracks from his critically-lauded new album Konnichiwa, the Tottenham MC tore through an energetic set that drew a suitably huge crowd.
Joined by BBK alumni Shorty, Jammer and Frisko, as well as a guest appearance from Novellist on collaboration ‘Lyrics’, Skepta effortlessly proved why he is one of 2016’s most talked about artists. Glastonbury, shutdown.
Appearing like an oasis of white amid the stinking mud, Matty Healy claimed the early evening slot on the Other Stage on Saturday. Their performance was simply flawless, and it is very obvious that we will see them headline the pyramid in a few years.
Kicking off with ‘Love Me’, the first half of their set was centre around their second album I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It, with stunning visuals and frontman Matty Healy in suitably jubilant form.
And Matty Healy’s empowering Speech:
There’s a sense of anti-compassion that’s spread across the older generation, to vote for a future that we don’t fucking want….”
“But I’m just a pop star, so what do I know?”
“The time has come,” chants James Murphy, resplendent in a full white suit as he and LCD march on stage just after sun sets on the final night of Glastonbury for opener ‘Us V Them’.
Rushing straight into the rave-rock insanity of ‘Daft Punk Is Playing At My House’ before the sweet pop refrain of ‘I Can Change’ and ‘You Wanted A Hit’ before the ever-ascending peak of ‘Tribulations’ into ‘Movements’ before all abandon is lost for ‘Yeah’, their set is an artfully constructed tour of tension and release – oh, such sweet release.
Like I said earlier there were a lot magic moments at Glastonbury 2016 and I just mention few of them. There were many more moments like Bon Iver’s surprise appearance, when John Grant battles flu for crowd, Grime, Chvrches talks politics, Dua lipa breakout performance etc and the list goes on. And we’ll talk about all of these some other day, but this all I have for today..