The rain came pouring down as the 2016 Glastonbury Festival wrapped up this weekend with Coldplay, LCD Soundsystem, and Grimes all there to help the night go out with a bang.
There was no shortage of drinks, mud and great music during the 5-day contemporary performing arts festival in Piolton, Somerset, but we’ve pinpointed 3 pivotal moments during the festival that are worthy of hitting replay.
Coldplay cover Viola Beach
Viola Beach, an English indie rock group made up of Kris Leonard, River Reeves, Tomas Lowe and Jack Dakin tragically died in February while on tour in Sweden with their tour manager, when their tour bus plunged into a canal.
Coldplay covered their track ‘Boys That Sing’ during their headline set, after Chris Martin said that the late band “reminded us of ourselves in our early days”. They told the audience “We’re going to create Viola Beach’s alternative future for them and let them headline Glastonbury for a song.”
It looks like Coldplay did exactly what they set out to do. Viola Beach’s Spotify streams have increased by 6,148 percent following Coldplay’s tribute to the band last night.
— BBC Introducing (@bbcintroducing) June 26, 2016
Bon Iver Performs With James Blake
James Blake was joined on stage by Bon Iver during his set. The perfect duo performed “I Need a Forest Fire” from Blake’s album, The Colour in Anything.
The Last Shadow Puppets cover David Bowie
The Last Shadow Puppets covered David Bowie’s “Moonage Daydream” during their slot on the Pyramid Stage. The band took a break from their own material to pay their respects to the late musician, while lead singer, Alex Turner, rocks a “Give a Damn” T-shirt.
— bbcglasto (@bbcglasto) June 25, 2016
What was your favourite performance?
Image courtesy Andrew Allcock via Glastonbury