Proving again why it is regarded as one of the biggest and best music festivals on the globe, the line up for Glastonbury 2013 has delivered the goods once more. Confirming months of rumours and speculation, The Rolling Stones are set to headline the Saturday night slot at the festival, with the creme de la creme of popular music also set to grace the UK music gathering.
Pictured: Metric by Marc Grimwade for Splendour In The Grass. Used with Permission.
Sunday is an odd day for Splendour; given the hectic run-about the first two days gave us, Sunday is a slow burn, and combining that with the tiredness accumulated just means it’s a goddamn slog, and being honest, most of the day is a big blur.
Spinal Tap had their Stonehenge. But it was The Smashing Pumpkins who decided to reach for the stars and have a “moon” on-stage. Actually it was a giant, white orb suspended above them but let’s not let that get between friends. In 2012 their Australian tour was bigger and bolder than ever before, no doubt a reflection of Billy Corgan’s increased happiness (or decreased mellon collie, ha ha) with the current state of things.
Splendour In The Grass got off to a super muddy start for the second day, but this time, I was ready; prepared with some brand new boots after the Vans I had on the Friday were sacrificed to the vengeful festival god. It made walking into the Supertop to catch the breezy-indie pop stylings of Last Dinosaurs (pictured) easy, and it’s hard to think of a better soundtrack to wade through mud to than their whacked out cover of Modjo’s “Lady”.
Pictured: Bloc Party
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Let's cut to the chase, as let's face it, you've been waiting long enough! Hitting Belongil Fields in Byron Bay this July 27, 28 and 29 for the 2012 Splendour in the Grass festival will be...
Starting this Australian spring (exact date TBA), EMI Music will honour the legacy of THE SMASHING PUMPKINS with an extensive campaign that will see the iconic band’s albums from 1991-2000 reissued in fully remastered deluxe versions, each with bonus material.