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Glastonbury Pageant 2023: A Preview

Glastonbury Pageant 2023: A Preview


Glastonbury Pageant, Manic Avenue Preachers, Slowdive, Arctic Monkeys, Weapons N’ Roses, Elton John

Glastonbury Pageant 2023: A Preview,

Jun 16, 2023

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Glastonbury Pageant is again, and this 12 months they’ve gone nuts on the large names! Not solely have they booked main headliners Arctic Monkeys and Weapons N’ Roses who’re positive to please the standard indie and rock-leaning Glasto crowd, the entire weekend can be dropped at an in depth by final Sunday legacy act Elton John who’s at the moment within the midst of his Farewell Yellow Brick Street closing tour – and that’s simply on the Pyramid Stage! Check out the Different Stage and we’re being handled to Lana Del Rey and Queens Of The Stone Age, while West Holts boasts Loyle Carner and Rudimental. The newly titled Woodsies (formally the John Peel Stage) has Scorching Chip, Christine And The Queens plus Phoenix and The Park Stage can be bringing on Fatboy Slim and Alt-J.

If that wasn’t sufficient there’s a bumper variety of key gamers scattered amongst the lineup, together with Lizzo, Lewis Capaldi, Blondie, CHVRCHES, Lil Nas X, The Struggle On Medication plus greater than just some hints that thriller band The Churnups is, actually, none apart from Foo Fighters. Even Royal Blood are turning up – though everyone knows the piss-poor Loss of life From Above 1979 copyists suppose they’re a lot better than they really are! Have been this any lesser pageant, lots of these enormous names casually scattered across the web site would doubtless prime the invoice. However that is what many take into account the world’s best annual music occasion and Glasto has doubtless benefitted from the backlog attributable to COVID, with many massive bands and colossal artists desirous to be squeezed on simply to receives a commission as soon as once more.

While this all sounds good on paper, it does run the danger of the weekend changing into a little bit of a retro fest as a good few of the aforementioned names don’t have any new materials popping out or haven’t dropped a file for years, relying extra on their historical past and best hits assortment somewhat than being a significant pressure proper now. Fortunately, should you look rigorously there are many cutting-edge artists to select from and it’ll be properly price checking up on – particularly alt-popstar Caroline Polachek, the brilliantly weird Jockstrap, grungy Americana outfit Wunderhorse, splendidly bratty artwork rockers Los Bitchos, essential breakthrough band The Final Dinner Occasion and complex Welsh people ensemble Adwaith.

By no means one for peace and love vibes, I’m personally wanting ahead to extra savage sounds and digital beats. Fortunately there’s loads of premium publish punk to take a look at, together with Viagra Boys whose newest LP Cave World was top-of-the-line data of final 12 months, and Meals For Worms by disgrace which is certainly one of my prime decisions for 2023. And who can resist sampling a little bit of traditional shoegaze courtesy of Studying’s best Slowdive? Plus, The Chemical Brothers, Max Cooper, Daniel Avery and Helena Hauff will see revellers raving away late into the evening.

There are lots extra of my very own private favourites making an look, and I’m spoilt for alternative with Editors, The Large Moon, Warpaint and Working Males’s Membership all turning up, and I can’t wait to lastly catch artwork rock provocateurs Sparks who’re at the moment having fun with a well-deserved renaissance. But it surely’s the mighty Manic Avenue Preachers I can’t wait to see – particularly with rumours of a brand new file on the way in which. Famed for his or her uncomfortable relationship with Worthy Farm (who can neglect Nicky Wire calling for a bypass to be constructed over the “shithole” and the notorious “Toiletgate” incident?), let’s hope for a blistering set full of belligerent Blackwood sneering and sloganeering!!

Phew! That’s an insane variety of must-see performances! That’s to not say we’ll see all of them. When the Glasto insanity kicks in, who is aware of the place we’ll find yourself, particularly when the extremes in climate may trigger both life-threatening heatstroke or floods of infinite mud. And the inevitable clashes are made even worse because of the vital rise in attendees, seeing phases dangerously overcrowded for the extra fashionable acts. However the Eavis household are actually spoiling us with a plethora of superior acts in 2023 and it’s exhibiting each signal of being a really banging 12 months. And we’ll be again with our full evaluate – simply as quickly as we’ve recovered!!!

The complete line-up and schedule for Glastonbury 2023 might be discovered HERE.



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