Like our own radio shouters, the almost permanently outraged UK tabloid the Daily Mail is used to bullying its victims with mock shock, righteous abuse or just plain hyperbole. All in the name of middle England.
They’re a band born out of heartbreak and contradiction. Their sometimes down-and-out lyrics don’t fit the up-tempo dance pop that gets crowds moving, but somehow it works.
Tomato fights, anarchic gymnasts and astrophysics drew festival-goers of all ages away from the mainstream music acts at Britain’s Glastonbury festival this weekend. The 1,500 hippies who paid one pound (NZ$1.95) to attend the first Glastonbury festival in 1970 would barely recognise the massive three-day event, where around 150,000 fans were watching 2000 acts on 58 stages, alongside thousands of workshops and stalls
Rolf Harris made an odd choice for a final encore, considering. “This was the first verse that he wrote,” the iconic Australian entertainer said by way of introduction to Lead Belly’s Goodnight Irene
The Rolling Stones will play Britain’s Glastonbury music festival for the first time, organisers have announced, joining Arctic Monkeys and folk band Mumford & Sons as headliners at the three-day June event.