AN INSIDE LOOK INTO GLASTONBURY 2019
This year, once again, the iconic Glastonbury festival was back and didn’t disappoint. Glastonbury is the largest greenfield music and performing arts festival in the world. A cultural melting pot of different nationalities, age and celebrities.
The 5 days festival in Somerset is usually known for its mud and rain, but this year it was very different, with a stream of summer rays consistent throughout the weekend.
Continue reading to find out more on this year’s Glastonbury highlights…
ENTERTAINMENT WAS ON POINT
The Glastonbury Festival offered another amazing line-up full of sought-after talent and headline acts.
Stormzy’s set combined Gospel and Grime. He was seen wearing a stab vest decorated with the Union Flag designed by Banksy, a unique combination which reveals how two culturally driven artists can create one unique piece.
Kylie Minogue also performed on the pyramid stage. The British singer was programmed to sing for the festival in 2014 but due to health problem didn’t, so it was a first for her! She was even joined by Coldplay’s Chris Martin and played her most famous hits.
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Last night I headlined Glastonbury in a stab-proof vest custom made by the greatest, most iconic living artist on planet earth, the one and only BANKSY. I opened my set with words of encouragement from my hero and ultimate inspiration and the greatest rapper to ever grace planet Earth Jay-Z. I got to sing with the most incredible and legendary man I know – Chris Martin – a man who’s genius I am so in awe of that it makes me go to studio and try to emulate him. Raleigh Ritchie – one of our country’s greatest musical talents thank you my brother. Dave & Fredo – I love you my brothers, UK’s finest rappers, thank you from my heart for helping me light up the stage and making one of the most beautiful moments our culture has seen. Thank you to my lil brother @djtiiny theres no way in hell I could do this without you you have my back always and I’m so proud of you – you are my brother in arms we go to war together I appreciate you. To Bronski, Amber, Misty, Trev, Kojo, Tim, James, Sam & my whole tour/creative/production team I appreciate you all and I’m forever grateful. To my band and to my amazing choir who have worked tireless and given this their everything all whilst sounding flawless, effortless and amazing I appreciate you all very much I can’t do this without you. Massive thank yous to: the W.A.R dance crew you lot are now my brothers thank you for bringing a God-sent energy that I truly needed. To Princess K – you are a superstar, the crowd went absolutely crazy for you and I’m so excited to watch you take the world by storm. To Ballet Black, the grace, beauty and feeling you blessed the world with yesterday was felt in the hearts of millions. To Mac, Trizzy, Bobby, C1, Flipz my BikeStormz family I’m so happy the world got to see you lots talent and skills – you just showed the world about bikelife – be very fucking proud. To Big TJ & James for getting me ready and prepared for the energy this set would need. To the whole of my #MERKY team – my family who hold me down and have my back till the end. THANK YOU GUYS, THANK YOU GOD. I am proud of myself and I feel blessed and fulfilled and purposeful. Your Glastonbury 2019 headliner, over and out. 🎤❤️
FASHION IN THE FIELDS
Not only famous for the music, the Glastonbury Festival is also a fashion hub. The greenfield is a place for self-expression.
Alexa Chung was also seen wearing the traditional hunter wellies, perhaps in preparation for a potential change in English weather. She was also seen wearing a bespoke jacket tailored from her new collection with Barbour, establishing her identity as a true British icon.
LEAVING NO TRACE, A GREEN PLEDGE
This year more than ever, the Glastonbury festival went green!
When buying the tickets you had to sign a “Love Farm, leave no trace” pledge ensuring that you would respect the farm land you were standing on. This year’s moto was:
“Reuse. Reduce. Respect”
On another note, the food stands were super diversified this year! For the veggies and vegans the options were infinite!