Here’s what went down at Worthy Farm on the first day
Glastonbury is the largest greenfield festival in the world attended by around 175,000 people so it’s not surprising that it can get a little, uh, overwhelming. To make sure nothing crucial slips under the radar, we’ve catalogued our our key take aways by day. For those of you who haven’t got a ticket this year – or who hit the Stone Circle too hard on the first day, hey no judgement here – here’s the view from Crack’s crew on the ground so you can feel like you were (sort of) there.
When Charli XCX played Break The Rules
Hundreds of giant pink ribbons exploded from cannons right when the chorus dropped.
The kid at Mist
Shout out to the kid on his dad’s shoulders who rapped along to pretty much every bar at Mist’s set on the Sonic stage.
Radiohead’s set satisfied the cravings for hits for the part timers, with plenty of deep cuts to keep the hardcore happy. With the feel that the band were offering one last thrust to remind us of their messages in these politically fluctuating times, the set’s incredibly dark start was tempered by some of their most anthemic and heartbreaking work. Standouts in the form of Weird Fishes, Pyramid Song and Street Spirit tugged on the emotions while 2+2=5, Idioteque and the Myxomatosis kept their rawer material fully represented. Music aside, the biggest crowd pleaser was Thom Yorke’s Tory diss: “See you later Theresa. Just shut the door on your way out.”
After a couple of years with a few sound issues, the Genosys’ full techno onslaught in the form of Blawan, Shed and Norman Nodge was presented on the dystopian monolith that’s now becoming one of the festival’s best spots for late night and early morning raving. Weirdest moment? Probably when Nodge dropped The Beautiful People by Marilyn Manson in the middle of a techno set.
Mykki Blanco and his friends literally swinging from the ceiling at Maceos Bar.