As you'll know by now, this weekend Grazia Daily spent the weekend hobnobbing with the glitterati and basking in the sunshine (yes!) at Glastonbury Festival. We managed to enjoy some music too! Here were our Top 5 highlights...
1) Azealia Banks
Dressed like a cross between an Anime cartoon villain and a bottle of detergent, Azealia wowed the crowd on The Other Stage with her 90s influenced rap-rave set (including a song that sampled Underworld’s Born Slippy, natch). The highlight was - of course - 212
Haim's set combined big riffs, incessant hooks and swoonsome harmonies. There was a bit of dramz when bassist Este took a turn for the worst when her diabetes got the better of her (she had to have a sit down during Go Slow and someone in the crowd helpfully suggested she chow down on a Snickers bar). The crowd also got multiple examples of Este’s “bass face” (see above).
For many of us "Portishead in 2013" just refers to Geoff Barrow’s I-hate-everyone persona on Twitter, but the band returned to the stage triumphantly with an eerie and unique performance on the Other Stage.
Chic and Nile Rogers transformed into The Best Wedding Band Ever! as they wowed the West Holts stage with a set that took in both the best of Chic and also Rogers' career spanning production highlights (Sister Sledge, Diana Ross, David Bowie and Madonna). There was of course a snatch of Daft Punk’s Get Lucky too. THESE! ARE! THE! GOOD! TI-I-MES! Etc
5. Major Lazer
Diplo, Switch and some people called “Jillionaire” and “Walshy Fire” got the paaarty vibez going on the West Holts stage with their dancehall-tastic set. The crowd dancing like loons? Check! The band dressed like they'd escaped from Cirque Du Soleil? Check!