Following a fallow year in 2018, Glastonbury returned with a huge line-up of artists this year spanning all genres including the likes of Stormzy, The Killers, The Cure and Vampire Weekend. Paired with a promising weather forecast, this year’s festival was set to be a mud free and highly anticipated return. As always the festival sold out in no time (just 36 minutes), with profits made going to be split between the charities Oxfam, WaterAid and Greenpeace.
Friday saw British Grime artist dominate the Pyramid Stage, being the first black Grime solo artist to headline the stage. Stormzy told the crowd “this is the greatest night of my entire life”. The performance was described by the Guardian as “Iconic” with them going on to say that it was “a glorious victory lap for black British culture”.
Saturday night saw seasoned festival headliners The Killers perform on the Pyramid Stage. Hart Media artist Kara Marni made her debut at the festival, headlining the Pussy Parlure Stage later in the evening for an epic performance. With her new single ‘Opposite’ being released later that week, this performance marked the first in a long line of shows planned for the autumn.
Sunday featured a surprise appearance from Sir David Attenborough, announcing his new show ‘One Planet, Seven Worlds’ and thanking the festival for going plastic-free and there work with environmental charities as part of their ongoing efforts to reduce the impact on the environment. This year saw 99% of the tents get taken home. The day then saw Kylie play an emotional “legendary” slot, which received praise across the board, The Cure returned to take on the Pyramid Stage later in the day and two more Hart Media artists made appearances on the final day of the festival.
AMiR made a triumphant Glastonbury debut on the BBC introducing Stage. The performance of his song ‘If You Don’t I Do’ can be seen here:
Flamingods clocked in several appearances over the weekend including DJ sets at Shangri La and live performances on the Green Peace Stage and the West Holts Stage.
Overall, Glastonbury 2019 was a triumphant return, with glorious weather and an impressive selection of Hart Media artists performing throughout the weekend.